Protest The Hero tease 5th LP

2019-11-07 by Toondude | 43 Comments
Canadian prog metal group Protest The Hero have officially announced an update on their 5th studio album, along with a tease of some of the recording sessions on Instagram.
The band posted a statement on social media:

It feels glorious to report that tracking for LP5 has finally been completed where it all began - at Jukasa! This record has been an insane labour of love, spanning the last two years, but she's finally in the bag and off to mix.
We spent the last few days tracking live keys, quartet and acoustic geets live in this beautiful room. Thanks to all the players who gave us their time and incredible skill over the last 48 hours.
The video is just a tiny bit of what we worked on, but we are excited to show you what's next soon..."


The new album will be the band's first full length since 2013's Volition. There is currently no official release date as of yet, but it is expected to come out sometime next year.

See the update here: http://www.instagram.com/p/B4iZ6otneEv/?utm_source=ig_embed

Tagged: Protest the Hero

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MELONADE13
November 7th 2019
830 Comments


kezia 2

Josh D.
November 7th 2019
15923 Comments


Everything after Fortress for me is a thumbs down (except "C'est La Vie", I enjoy that). I want the old crew back together : (

Durrzo
November 7th 2019
2208 Comments


I enjoy some stuff off of all their albums but yeah Kezia and Fortress are on a different level than anything that came after. I have almost completely lost my taste for Rody's vocals over the years but I'll probably check this out when it finally drops.

bloc
November 7th 2019
62176 Comments


I'm hyped to hear the guitar licks and shit but I have the impression the album will be like Pacific Myth with more orchestra

Digging: Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark - Dazzle Ships

ShadowNeko
November 7th 2019
245 Comments


Those small previews sound promising. High hopes because these guys are talented as fuck.


rafalafa
November 7th 2019
217 Comments


Scurrilous was a low point, but Volition and Pacific Myth slapped hard. I'm so excited.

Hertzy
November 7th 2019
87 Comments


Incredible band. Can't wait for this. Kezia is one of my favorite album ever.

Josh D.
November 7th 2019
15923 Comments


My other sticking point with this band was to not see them live, because every live performance I've ever seen sounded so incredibly sloppy.

Hertzy
November 7th 2019
87 Comments


Every time I saw them live I thought they were great! Maybe you got a bad night?

Edit: Nevermind, I just saw you said every show and not one show

WatchItExplode
November 7th 2019
8227 Comments


Scurrilous rules.

RadioSuicide
November 7th 2019
1375 Comments


band rules

Spec
November 7th 2019
35969 Comments


Volition was pretty good. I’m down.

beefshoes
November 7th 2019
7684 Comments


I saw them play at Warped back in the day, and they were tight as hell.


Josh D.
November 7th 2019
15923 Comments


Hm, just listened to some clips that I thought I remembered and weren't as bad as I thought. Still don't like Rody live though.

Nomos2
November 7th 2019
671 Comments


Yeah I've seen them in 2008, 2009, then twice in 2018. The first two shows I remember having the worst sound (maybe the venue) but I could't really get into their live sound. 2018 with Coheed with pretty good, and then seeing them play all of Fortress later in the year was AMAZING. One of the better performances I've caught. They're great live. Maybe it depends on the night and the venue and where they were with their career. Hearing Fortress in its entirety live while stoned out of my tree was HEAVENLY and something I'll never forget. Flawless.

Cautiously optimistic with this. Haven't really gotten into anything they've released since Fortress.

Spec
November 7th 2019
35969 Comments


Saw the Fortress anniversary tour and it was tight as hell.

Space Jester
November 7th 2019
8841 Comments


Scurrilous is way better than Fortress

TheNoodle
November 7th 2019
26 Comments


This is the news I've been hoping to see every single time I check this site.
Either that or news on a new A Wilhelm Scream album.
Can't wait to see what these guys do next!

Casavir
November 7th 2019
4224 Comments


"Scurrilous is way better than Fortress" [2]

unclereich
November 7th 2019
6305 Comments


every time I check this website it's in hope that ire wrote a new review

Digging: Fishmans - Long Season

bloc
November 8th 2019
62176 Comments


They've def gotten tighter over the years. When they first started touring for Fortress they were pretty sloppy

NonApplicable
November 8th 2019
2829 Comments


When their bassist stopped writing their vocal melodies the band got worse. They're still REALLY good however and I'm excited to hear new music from them.

fromtheinside
November 8th 2019
397 Comments


"every time I check this website it's in hope that ire wrote a new review "

just go to rym

Nomos2
November 8th 2019
671 Comments


TBH him leaving the band was pretty detrimental to their sound.

@bloc yeah I can corroborate that. I saw them touring Fortress way back then and it was just not great, but this Fortress anniversary show was one of the best I've seen.

I miss Arif tho

TheNoodle
November 8th 2019
26 Comments


I remember seeing them open for Avenged Sevenfold when they were like 18/19 years old, and Kezia was their only album. Rody was so busy bouncing around the stage, doing mic tricks, and crazy shit, that it really hurt their sound. Their energy was amazing!! But it didn't do a good job showing what they were capable of.

I went to the Kezia 10 year anniversary show a couple years back, and it was INCREDIBLE!! They've settled down on stage, and focus more on nailing the music. The opening 20 seconds of Heretics and Killers might have been the greatest thing I've ever heard live. Each separate pause, drop, etc was SO impactful! It blew me away. I'm still not certain I have ever recovered?

That all being said, Rody has been an entertainer the whole time. He may not be a hyper lunatic on stage anymore. But he still does these weird, improv stand-up routines during breaks in the show, and that's always been a blast.

Feather
November 8th 2019
6001 Comments


"Scurrilous is way better than Fortress" [3]

With that said, the 10 year fortress show was incredible and I hope we get a 10 year Scurrilious show.

mindleviticus
November 8th 2019
10137 Comments


"Scurrilous is way better than Fortress"

Lmao no

MrGlass
November 8th 2019
379 Comments


I love Scurrilous but no way in hell is it better than Fortress. I'd take it over Volition or Pacific Myth tho

Also here to echo the live show experience stuff - they were sloppy AF when I saw them tour Fortress in '08, but the Fortress 10 year tour was my favorite show of all time. Most improvement I've ever seen from a band's live show, granted they had a decade to figure that out

GhostB1rd
November 10th 2019
6399 Comments


Y'all do know that they went on record saying that they wrote Fortress parts that they couldn't even play reliably live, right? They explicitly said they wrote beyond their capabilities to push themselves.

Space Jester
November 10th 2019
8841 Comments


“Lmao no“

Uh

Lmao yes?

FearThyEvil
November 10th 2019
17277 Comments


Scurrilous is their worst by a mile

Digging: Skeletal - Bitterness and Burning Hatred

R4zor3dge
November 10th 2019
1111 Comments


[2]

GreyShadow
November 10th 2019
4177 Comments


Scurrilous isn't waaaay better than Fortress, it's just plain ol regular better than Fortress

Digging: Blaqk Audio - Beneath The Black Palms (Side A)

rodrigo90
November 10th 2019
6297 Comments


Imagine a world in which protest the hero makes a song for my hero academia.

GhostB1rd
November 10th 2019
6399 Comments


Imagine.

Feather
November 10th 2019
6001 Comments


Scurrilous isn't waaaay better than Fortress, it's just plain ol regular better than Fortress [2]

Fine I rescind my first comment

Space Jester
November 10th 2019
8841 Comments


Fortress competes with Volition for the worst

bloc
November 10th 2019
62176 Comments


If we include Pacific Rim, then that's easily their worst. Otherwise I would say Volition is the easy pick. Scurry is just flat out underrated.

Feather
November 10th 2019
6001 Comments


If we include Pacific Rim, then that's easily their worst. Otherwise I would say Volition is the easy pick. Scurry is just flat out underrated. [2]

judgedeath2
November 11th 2019
73 Comments


> Everything after Fortress for me is a thumbs down (except "C'est La Vie", I enjoy that).

Biggest call out is the writing (lyrics). Arif wrote the lyrics for Kezia + Fortress, the only song he wrote on Scurrilous was C'Est La Vie, Rody took over that duty from there. His bass work was also great, but I think I miss his lyrics the most.


Kezia is in my top albums of all time (Fortress is technically better in nearly every regard, but Kezia holds a very special place in my heart)


gocsa666
November 23rd 2019
380 Comments


Let me correct you: Arif wrote the lyrics for C'est La Vie, Moonlight and Sex Tapes on Scurrilous.

Casavir
November 24th 2019
4224 Comments


Scurrilous and Kezia are their best.

GhostB1rd
November 24th 2019
6399 Comments


Fortress is straight guitar porn.



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