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Protest The Hero

Formed in 1999 as Happy go Lucky, Protest the Hero is a Canadian Metal band from Whitby, Ontario . They have released the EP A Calculated Use of Sound (2003) and their full length Kezia (2005) with the indie label Underground Operations. On January 23, 2006 the band officially signed with Vagrant Records for United States releases. Kezia was released in Canada on August 30th, 2005 and in the US on April 4, 2006. They toured from September 2005 to June 2006 in support of Kezia as well as taking part in the Vans Warped Tour. Protest began writing their second full length album in January of ...read more

Formed in 1999 as Happy go Lucky, Protest the Hero is a Canadian Metal band from Whitby, Ontario . They have released the EP A Calculated Use of Sound (2003) and their full length Kezia (2005) with the indie label Underground Operations. On January 23, 2006 the band officially signed with Vagrant Records for United States releases. Kezia was released in Canada on August 30th, 2005 and in the US on April 4, 2006. They toured from September 2005 to June 2006 in support of Kezia as well as taking part in the Vans Warped Tour. Protest began writing their second full length album in January of 2007 and finished the recording August of that year. The album, Fortress, was released on January 29th on Vagrant Records.

Many of their older lyrics contain obvious political/social commentary, especially concerning the United States. However, on their latest release this commentary has been toned down significantly, using persistent themes and metaphors rather than blatant accusation, demonstrating their new outlook on the world and as song writers. Protest the Hero cites Between the Buried and Me, Jorge Salan and The Red Chord as some of their main musical influences, and Fyodor Dostoevsky and Dane Cook as some of their inspirational influences.

The band comprises 5 members: Rody Walker (lead vocals), Tim Millar (guitars, live backup vocals), Luke Hoskin (lead guitars, live backup vocals, piano), Moe Carlson (drums) and Arif Mirabdolbaghi (bass guitar, live death vocals). Each member of the band has developed their trade significantly over the years they have been together. For their most recent album, rather than writing songs in their musical boundaries, Protest wrote music that they could not play, and then forced themselves to learn how to play it over the last two years.

Protest the Hero's popularity is slowly expanding outside of punk/metal/hardcore scenes in and around the cities and towns they have performed in. Now teamed up with Universal Music Canada for distributional services, Protest the Hero hopes to become popular over most of Canada and, with their recent signing to Vagrant Records, the United States as well. In 2004 they won the Canadian Independent Music Award for Favourite Metal Artist/Group, beating more known band Alexisonfire. They were nominated for the 2006 Canadian Music Week Indie Awards' Favourite Metal Artist/Group, which was presented during the first week in March. In addition, members of the band appeared in a televised commercial for the instrument store, Long & Mcquade.









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LPs
Volition
10/29/2013

3.9
666 Votes
Scurrilous
2011

3.7
1,555 Votes
Fortress
2008

4
3,012 Votes
Kezia
2005

4.1
2,581 Votes
EPs
Sequoia Throne: Remixed
2008

1.5
141 Votes
A Calculated Use Of Sound
2003

3.2
378 Votes
Search For The Truth
2002

2.7
63 Votes
Live Albums
Gallop Meets The Earth
2009

3.1
159 Votes
Compilations
Fortress (Instrumental)
2008

4.1
209 Votes

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