Artem Bank is one of the founding members of Bardic Compass. He has contributed as a songwriter and recorded lead and harmony vocals, acoustic and electric guitar, piano and keyboards, and bass.
He is also the main recording and mixing engineer for the group, producing all releases so far. He has also contributed to video production, graphic design, and even created this website.
Artem's musical contributions have been more personal and political songs, although some standouts include a Spider-Man song (his favorite superhero) and writing his own character's song for the Caravan album. He enjoys almost every form of sci-fi and fantasy geekdom, and has a Let's Play youtube channel as a hobby.
Artem is represented by the symbol The Sun of Veles.
The outer geometric circle represents the Metallic Sun, a moniker Artem has used for production. He even publishes his creations under the name Metallic Sun Media. It’s a representation of creation, both in energy and artifice.
The inner symbol is a flipped symbol of Veles, the slavic god of the earth, waters, forests, underworld, music, magic, trickery, cattle and wealth. Upside down it looks like an A for the first letter of Artem’s name, and serves to counteract some of the negative connotations of the slavic god in an attempt to flip the script on the trickster god.
The triangle formed by the top of the symbol also conveniently stands for the greek delta. Both to point toward Artem's name's greek origins and to serve as a symbol of change in life.
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