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Protest The Hero

Formed: 1999
From: Ontario, Canada
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Protest The Hero News

Below is our complete Protest The Hero news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

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Protest The Hero Announces US Headline Tour

Canadian progressive metal act Protest the Hero has announced that it will be hitting the road soon for an upcoming United States headline tour. Support on the trek is set to come from American progressive metallers Periphery with Nevermore guitar virtuoso Jeff Loomis also joining the bill. The full list of announced dates can be found below.

3/25 Chicago, IL - Bottom Lounge
3/26 Lawrence, KS - Granada
3/27 Dallas, TX - Trees
3/28 Houston, TX - Warehouse Live
3/30 Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine
3/31 Phoenix, AZ - Club Red
4/1 Los Angeles, CA - Key Club
4/2 San Francisco, CA - Slim's
4/3 Portland, OR - The Branx
4/4 Seattle, WA - Studio Seven
4/6 Salt Lake City, UT - In The Venue
4/7 Denver, CO - Summit
4/9 St. Louis, MO - Pops
4/10 Milwaukee, WI - The Rave II
4/11 Detroit, MI - Magic Stick
4/12 Columbus, OH - The Outland Ballroom
4/13 Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop
4/14 Baltimore, MD - Sonar
4/16 Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
4/17 Orlando, FL - The Social
4/18 Raleigh, NC - Lincoln Theater
4/20 New York, NY - Gramercy
4/22 Philadelphia, PA - Trocadero

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BandHappy Live Online Instruction Site Launches

BANDHAPPY, the brand new and first live online and in-person music education service, has announced the launch of registration abilities as of 11am ET today (Thursday, January 5th, 2012). Lessons will begin on Monday, January 9th as students are activated into the system. The site has received thousands of requests from students seeking lessons so far, so be patient as BANDHAPPY is approving students on a rolling basis.

Teachers are still able to apply and can continue to apply at any time. Rules for application are currently on the BANDHAPPY teacher registration page. Hundreds of teachers have already signed on and are ready to teach. Teachers that have already signed on include Tosin Abasi (Animals as Leaders), Rich Redmond (Jason Aldean Band), Gil Sharone (Stolen Babies), Jeff Loomis (Nevermore), Ben Weinman (Dillinger Escape Plan), Mike Mowery (Outerloop MGMT), Chris Adler (Lamb of God), Willie Adler (Lamb of God), AJ Minette (The Human Abstract), Evan Brewer (The Faceless), Paul Waggoner (Between the Buried and Me), Rody Walker (Protest the Hero), Peter Wichers (Soilwork), Louis Cato (Marcus Miller Band), Spencer Sotelo (Periphery), and more.

There are two new tutorial videos available now on YouTube, one for teachers and one for students. The videos assist in walking new students and teachers through the registration process, as well as other important individual points like setting up a lesson, creating your profile, etc. You can view the teacher and student tutorials below. New features will be announced soon.

BandHappy Student Tutorial:

BandHappy Student Tutorial:

Founded by Periphery drummer Matt Halpern, BANDHAPPY will reshape how music teachers and students connect in a first-of-its-kind music community. BANDHAPPY will offer either in-person lessons or online lessons anywhere on the planet via a custom-built, in-house video chat system.

BANDHAPPY offers access to one-on-one lessons – in person or online -- with the teacher of your choice, chosen from an impressive roster of professionals in every possible genre. BANDHAPPY is not specifically focused on just instrument lessons either; lessons will also include all areas of music business and production, as well. Anyone can apply to teach or take lessons with BANDHAPPY.

Musicians can use BANDHAPPY for instant access to a readily available pool of potential students, so they can teach whatever they want, whenever they want, wherever they want. BANDHAPPY makes it easy for musicians to manage their teaching schedules effortlessly, while still doing what they love to do and earn income even when they’re out on the road. The touring musicians who created BANDHAPPY have made the entire process hassle-free for both students and teachers. Everything from scheduling to payment is handled seamlessly in one place on the site.

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Amon Amarth Confirms For Brutal Assault 2012

Swedish death metal giants Amon Amarth are the latest band to confirm an appearance at the Brutal Assault 2012 Festival. The festival will be held from August 9-11, 2012 at the Old Army Fortress in Josefov, Czech Republic.

Amon Amarth will join the following bands who had previously confirmed:

Arcturus
Arkona
Be'lakor
Cattle Decapitation
Converge
Dimmu Borgir
Dodheimsgard
General Surgery
Heathen
Heaven Shall Burn
Immortal
Incantation
Ministry
Moonspell
Norther
Paradise Lost
Protest The Hero
Sodom
Textures
The Black Dahlia Murder
Virus

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Protest The Hero Posts "Hair Trigger" Video

Protest The Hero has posted a music video online for the band's new single “Hair Trigger.” You can check out the clip below. “Hair Trigger” is the second single released from the band’s latest CD "Scurrilous," and features the guest vocals of Jadea Kelly, who also appears in the new video.

The band also begins the second leg of the "Scurrilous" U.S tour on November 28th, 2011. These dates are as follows: More...

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Protest The Hero Announces U.S. Tour

After a spring tour of the U.S. and Canada, Protest The Hero will return to the U.S. for a three week headline tour running November 28th to December 22nd. Along with Protest The Hero, the 20 shows will feature Prosthetic recording artists Scale The Summit and Last Chance To Reason. In addition, promoters will be adding a local band to each show.

The dates are as follows:

Nov 28 – Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
Nov 29 – Iowa City, IA @ Blue Moose
Nov 30 – Minneapolis, MN @ Station 4
Dec 02 – Colorado Springs, CO @ Black Sheep
Dec 03 – Ft. Collins, CO @ Aggie Theater
Dec 05 – Reno, NV @ The Alley
Dec 06 – Chico, CA @ Senator Theater
Dec 07 – Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
Dec 08 – Tucson, AZ @ Skrappy’s
Dec 09 – El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls
Dec 11 – San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
Dec 13 – Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall
Dec 14 – Tampa, FL @ State Theater
Dec 15 – Jacksonville, FL @ Freebird Live
Dec 16 – Greensboro, NC @ Greene Street Club
Dec 17 – Charleston, SC @ Music Farm
Dec 18 – Charlotte, NC @ Amos South End
Dec 19 – Knoxville, TN @ Valarium
Dec 21 – West Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
Dec 22 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls

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Protest The Hero Video Interview Available

Onslaught Radio has posted a video interview online with bassist Arif Mirabdolbaghi of Protest the Hero, which was conducted at the 2011 Sonisphere festival in Knebworth, U.K. You can check out the clip below.

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Metallica To Headline "Rock The Hill" Festival

It has been announced that thrash metal icons Metallica will headline the forthcoming "Rock the Hill" festival in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada on July 14, 2011.

General-admission tickets are priced at $99.50 with a limited amount of special VIP tickets available for $199.50. VIP ticket holders will have access to the front of stage pit, their own entrance and concessions, and separate washrooms from General-admission ticket holders.

The event is set to take place on July 14, 2011 on the Garrisons Grounds of Citadel Hill in Halifax and will also feature performances from Coheed and Cambria, Protest the Hero, Matt Mays and Seether. A trailer for the event is available for viewing below.

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Madball To Co-Headline Never Say Die Open Air

New York hardcore act Madball will co-headline the first Never Say Die Open Air in Trier, Germany on June 12th, 2011. The trailer can be viewed below, and additional details are available at this location. Also appearing will be Parkway Drive, Protest the Hero, Shai Hulud, and more.

Madball was also recently highlighted in our "Sunday Old School" column, which can be found at this location.

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Protest The Hero Video Interview Available

Face Down TV has posted a video interview online with Protest the Hero, which was conducted in Denver, Colorado. You can check out the clip below.

You can also check out the Protest the Hero song "The Reign of Unending Terror" by heading over to this location.

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Six More Bands Confirmed For Graspop 2011

The organizers of Belgium's largest metal festival, Graspop Metal Meeting, have announced that six more bands have been confirmed for this year's edition of the event. Atlanta based metal outfit Mastodon will be performing, as will Gwar, Moonsorrow, Kylesa, Protest The Hero and the recently reunited Corrosion Of Conformity. The festival will be held in the town of Dessel from June 24th - 26th and now features the following lineup: More...

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New Protest the Hero Song Posted Online

A new Protest the Hero song titled "The Reign of Unending Terror" has been posted online for streaming. The song is taken from the band's forthcoming full length album "Scurrilous" which is set to hit store shelves on March 22, 2011 through Vagrant Records. You can check out the new song in the player below. You read the Metalunderground.com review for "Scurrilous" at this location.

Protest The Hero - The Reign of Unending Terror (Official Lyric Video) from Vagrant Records on Vimeo.

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Eight More Bands Confirmed For Sonisphere UK

The organisers of the British leg of the Sonisphere festival has announced eight more bands for this year's event. Amongst the new confirmations are rap legends House Of Pain, Swedish metal outfit Arch Enemy and Fozzy, the band fronted by wrestling superstar Chris Jericho and featuring members of Stuck Mojo. Also newly confirmed for the bill are Youmeatsix, Sum 41, All Time Low, Periphery and Grinspoon. The festival will be held at Knebworth from July 8th-10th and features the following lineup:

Metallica
Slipknot
Megadeth
Slayer
Anthrax
Diamond Head
Biffy Clyro
Airbourne
All Time Low
Arch Enemy
Architects
Fozzy
Gallows
Gojira
Grinspoon
House Of Pain
In Flames
Inme
Kids In Glass Houses
Limp Bizkit
Mastodon
Motorhead
One Minute Silence
Parkway Drive
Periphery
Protest The Hero
Sum 41
Sisters Of Mercy
Volbeat
Weezer
Youmeatsix

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Nine More Bands Confirmed For Sonisphere U.K.

The organizers of the British leg of the Sonisphere Festival have confirmed a further nine bands for the event, which include Limp Bizkit, Gojira, Volbeat, Protest The Hero, Kids In Glass Houses, Gallows, One Minute Silence, Inme, and The Sisters Of Mercy. The event will be held at Knebworth from July 8th - 10th and will feature the following lineup:

Metallica
Megadeth
Anthrax
Slayer
Slipknot
Diamond Head
Biffy Clyro
Weezer
Airbourne
Limp Bizkit
Motorhead
Mastodon
Inme
The Sisters Of Mercy
Gallows
In Flames
Gojira
Volbeat
Architects
Kids In Glass Houses
Protest The Hero
One Minute Silence
Parkway Drive

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Protest the Hero Posts New Song Online

Canadian progressive metal titans Protest the Hero have posted a new song online taken its forthcoming full-length album. The new song, titled "C'est La Vie," is featured on the upcoming album "Scurrilous." "Scurrilous" was produced once again with producer Julius 'Juice' Butty and will see its release on March 22, 2010 through Underground Operations in Canada and through Vagrant Records in the United States. You can view the "Scurrilous" tracklisting below.

1. C'est La Vie
2. Hair-Trigger
3. Tandem
4. Moonlight
5. Tapestry
6. Dunsel
7. The Reign of Unending Terror
8. Termites
9. Tongue-Splitter
10. Sex Tapes

Protest The Hero - C'est La Vie (Pre-Order Scurrilous Now!) by VagrantRecords

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Protest The Hero Reveals New Album Cover Art

Canadian progressive metal titans Protest the Hero have revealed the cover artwork for their forthcoming full-length album. The new album, titled "Scurrilous," was produced once again with producer Julius 'Juice' Butty and will see its release on March 22, 2010 through Underground Operations in Canada and through Vagrant Records in the United States. You can view the "Scurrilous" artwork below.

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Protest The Hero Announces New Album Release

Protest The Hero is set to release the band's third studio album "Scurrilous" on March 22nd via Vagrant Records in the U.S. "Scurrilous" is the follow up to the 5-piece band’s 2008 sophomore release, "Fortress," and reunites the band with producer Julius “Juice” Butty.

Protest the Hero will begin a tour with dates in Europe and the U.K. from January 26th through February 12th supporting Darkest Hour. Following an appearance at Australia’s 2011 Soundwave Festival, the band will also begin an extensive Canadian and U.S tour March 23rd, with support acts Maylene and the Sons of Disaster and Tessaract. Dates are as follows:

Mar 23 – Kingston, ON @ Stages
Mar 24 – Ottawa, ON @Capital Music Hall
Mar 25 – Montreal, PQ @ Le National
Mar 26 – Oshawa, ON @ The Green Bottle
Mar 27 – Barrie, ON @ The Mansion
Mar 29 – Thunder Bay, ON @ Crocks
Mar 30 – Winnipeg, MB @ WECC
Mar 31 – Yorkton, SK @ Agri Pavillion
Apr 01 – Edmonton, AB @ Avenue
Apr 02 – Calgary, AB @ The Gate / SAIT
Apr 04 – Abbotsford, BC @ Abby Arts Centre
Apr 05 – Seattle, WA @ Corazon
Apr 06 – Portland, OR @ Branx
Apr 08 – San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s
Apr 09 – San Diego, CA @ Soma Side Stage
Apr 10 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Troubadour
Apr 11 – Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
Apr 12 – Phoenix, AZ @ Nile Theatre
Apr 14 – Las Vegas, NV @ Area 702
Apr 15 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Avalon
Apr 16 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre
Apr 18 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s Outside
Apr 19 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
Apr 20 – Dallas, TX @ The Door
Apr 22 – Orlando, FL @ The Social
Apr 23 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade Downstairs
Apr 24 – Greensboro, NC @ Greene Street Club
Apr 26 – Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick
Apr 27 – Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
Apr 29 – Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
Apr 20 – Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
May 01 – Worcester, MA @ Palladium Upstairs
May 03 – New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater
May 04 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero
May 06 – Toronto, ON @ Sound Academy
May 07 – London, ON @ London Music Hall
May 08 – Chatham, ON @ Encore Bar
May 09 – Kitchener. ON @ Wax Nightclub
May 11 – Hamilton, ON @ Studio Theatre
May 12 – St. Catharines, ON @ L3 Nightclub

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Protest The Hero Posts Third Studio Video

Canadian progressive metallers Protest The Hero have posted its third studio webisode online. The band are once again working with producer Julius "Juice" Butty at both Jukasa Studios and Silo Recording Studio to record it's third full length album.

You can view the video below:

Stewdio Pupdate tree. from Rody Walker on Vimeo.

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Darkest Hour Announces European Tour

Washington D.C. metalcore act Darkest Hour has revealed the dates for its forthcoming headline tour of Europe. Support on the trek will come from Canadian progressive metal act Protest the Hero, Born of Osiris and Purified In Blood.

Darkest Hour European tour dates:
Jan. 26 - Stuttgart, Germany - Röhre
Jan. 27 - Nijmegen, Holland - Doornroosje
Jan. 28 - Manchester, UK - Club Academy
Jan. 29 - Nottingham, UK - Rock City
Jan. 30 - London, UK - Garage
Jan. 31 - Antwerpen, Belgium - Trix
Feb. 01 - Berlin, Germany - Magnet
Feb. 02 - Aschaffenburg, Germany - Colos Saal
Feb. 03 - Hamburg, Germany - Knust
Feb. 04 - Leipzig, Germany - Conne Island
Feb. 05 - München, Germany - Feierwerk
Feb. 06 - Budapest, Hungary - Dürer Kert
Feb. 07 - Vienna, Austria - Arena
Feb. 08 - Bologna, Italy - Sottotetto Club
Feb. 09 - Rome, Italy - Init Club
Feb. 10 - Aarau, Switzerland - Kiff
Feb. 11 - Trier, Germany - Exhaus
Feb. 12 - Köln, Germany - Essigfabrik

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Protest The Hero Posts Second Studio Clip

Canadian progressive metallers Protest The Hero have posted its second studio webisode online. The band are once again working with producer Julius "Juice" Butty at both Jukasa Studios and Silo Recording Studio to record it's third full length album.

You can view the video below:

Studio Pupdate 2 from Luke Hoskin on Vimeo.

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Protest The Hero Posts First Studio Video

Canadian progressive metallers Protest The Hero have posted its first studio webisode online. The band are once again working with producer Julius "Juice" Butty at both Jukasa Studios and Silo Recording Studio to record it's third full length album.

You can view the video below:

Protest Studio Pupdate 1 from Luke Hoskin on Vimeo.

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