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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 theEP A Calculated Use of Sound (2003) and their full length Kezia (2005) with the indie label Underground Operations. OnJanuary 23, 2006 the band officially signed with Vagrant Records for United States releases. Kezia was released in Canada onAugust 30th, 2005 and in the US on April 4, 2006. They toured from September 2005 to June 2006 in support of Kezia as wellas taking part in the Vans Warped Tour. Protest began writing their second full length album in January of 2007 ...read more

Formed in 1999 as Happy go Lucky, Protest the Hero is a Canadian Metal band from Whitby, Ontario . They have released theEP A Calculated Use of Sound (2003) and their full length Kezia (2005) with the indie label Underground Operations. OnJanuary 23, 2006 the band officially signed with Vagrant Records for United States releases. Kezia was released in Canada onAugust 30th, 2005 and in the US on April 4, 2006. They toured from September 2005 to June 2006 in support of Kezia as wellas taking part in the Vans Warped Tour. Protest began writing their second full length album in January of 2007 and finishedthe 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, ontheir latest release this commentary has been toned down significantly, using persistent themes and metaphors rather thanblatant accusation, demonstrating their new outlook on the world and as song writers. Protest the Hero cites Between theBuried and Me, Jorge Salan and The Red Chord as some of their main musical influences, and Fyodor Dostoevsky and DaneCook 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 theband has developed their trade significantly over the years they have been together. For their most recent album, ratherthan writing songs in their musical boundaries, Protest wrote music that they could not play, and then forced themselves tolearn 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 townsthey have performed in. Now teamed up with Universal Music Canada for distributional services, Protest the Hero hopes tobecome popular over most of Canada and, with their recent signing to Vagrant Records, the United States as well. In 2004they 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 presentedduring 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
780 Votes
Scurrilous
2011

3.7
1,598 Votes
Fortress
2008

4
3,077 Votes
Kezia
2005

4.1
2,636 Votes
EPs
Sequoia Throne: Remixed
2008

1.5
143 Votes
A Calculated Use of Sound
2003

3.2
386 Votes
Search for the Truth
2002

2.7
68 Votes
Live Albums
Gallop Meets the Earth
2009

3.1
160 Votes
Compilations
The Best of Protest the Hero
10/01/2013

2
3 Votes
Fortress (Instrumental)
2008

4.1
212 Votes

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