Protomartyr :: Under Color Of Official Right

A protomartyr: the first person to be martyred in a particular country. A person, therefore, who is set apart–who sets themself apart–from their environment by guarding their integrity. A person who is singular in a way that is unimaginable and maybe now impossible. Tragedy and violence intermixed with hope and vision.

Also: a totally awesome-sounding word.

This is the line you have to walk when you decide to call your band Protomartyr. Or, rather, it’s the line you get to walk. Because, in the hands . . .

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