the medea cycle

 
the medea cycle is The Kilbanes' first rock opera -- it tells the story of Euripedes' Medea. 

the medea cycle is The Kilbanes' first rock opera -- it tells the story of Euripedes' Medea. 

medea was a young woman of seventeen...

Two parts rock show, one part storytelling event, The Medea Cycle exists in the fertile ground between two genres: it combines the raucous energy of a rock show with the intimacy of an experimental theater event. At its core are twelve rock tunes that tell the story of Medea, a Greek sorceress and anti-heroine who sacrifices everything - her family, her country, and her vocation - for love. When she finds herself betrayed and abandoned by that same love, she decides to exact her revenge in one of the most chilling ways possible.

Kate tells the story in intense, intimate bursts between each of the songs, and then the band kicks in with the deep grooves and haunting melodies that drive the emotional story forward. Called "a masterwork of theater" (Alan Monasch, localmusicvibe.com),  The Medea Cycle is The Kilbanes' first rock opera , and the record was released June 22, 2012 (under the band name Kate Kilbane & the Cellar Doors).