Protest The Hero
From: Ontario, Canada
Last Known Status: Active
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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.
Protest The Hero has released a new track online titled "Drumhead Trial," which can be heard below. The band also comments:
"Although it was not our initial intention to release this song next... we have put up an official copy of 'Drumhead Trial' for you guys to hear.
"We heard a bunch of terrible versions of this on youtube after it aired on radio in the US. If you had the misfortune of hearing one of these monstrosities - our sincerest. Hopefully you can at least rip your heartless comments on a version that sounds a little better. I hope you are all happy - the people have won this round ha!
"This song features our friend Kayla Howran ripping some vocals toward the end! It also features Ron Jarzombek destroying Luke in a trade-off guitar solo!" More...
In the never ending battle of the nerds, Protest The Hero readdresses an epic schism: Star Wars, or Star Trek? Check out the band's new lyric video for "Clarity" in the player below, courtesy of Altpress.com.
Protest The Hero's "Volition" is due out October 29th, 2013 and can be pre-ordered at this location. The track listing is as follows:
2. Drumhead Trial
3. Tilting Against Windmills
4. Without Prejudice
5. Yellow Teeth
6. Plato’s Tripartite
7. A Life Embossed
10. Animal Bones
Cleveland's Affiance will tour the U.S. with Protest The Hero, Architects, and The Skindred from November 7th to December 15th All dates are below. This tour follows up Affiance's recent U.S. run with Killswitch Engage and Darkest Hour.
Affiance singer Dennis Tvrdik commented on the tour, "So many of our fans have been wanting this to happen for years and now it finally happened! This couldn't be a better tour for us to follow the last one we did with Killswitch Engage. We are just excited to be on another really solid tour with not only great bands, but bands we are actually fans of."
The new Affiance album "The Campaign" has had a successful first few months, charting at #7 Heatseekers, #7 Top New Artist, #37 Top Hard Albums, and #53 Top Indie Albums. Tvrdik commented, "We are absolutely stoked that we charted on Billboard! Our fans are insanely supportive and believe in us not only as a band but as people. Thank you to everyone who bought The Campaign. We are forever grateful!" More...
Protest the Hero has issued the following announcement about parting ways with drummer Moe Carlson:
"We know we have been silent for the past couple months while we record this beast, but we assure you it's almost done and is turning out extremely well. We plan on releasing our beloved 'pupdates' throughout the summer while we set up to release this new album so stay tuned for that.
"With all this incredible progress, however, we have some sad news. Our brother and friend Moe has decided to leave the band to go back to school in pursuit of some of his other passions. When our grueling studio schedule just wouldn't work with his grueling school schedule, we realized we would need to find a session player for the new album.
"With Moe's guidance and approval, we found us a nice match in Chris Adler! Having known Chris for a few years, and with he and Moe being drum-buddies, it seemed like a perfect fit. We are happy to say that Chris has already come and gone from Canada and has left us with some beautiful drum tracks. Can't wait for you all to hear it!"
The members of Protest The Hero have decided to go DIY and raise the funds for an upcoming new record themselves. They have decided to use the crowd-funding website IndieGoGo for their campaign. The fundraising starts today and will run for the next 30 days.
The band is offering many "perks" on the site that are only available during this time period and are exclusive to the campaign. Protest The Hero plans to go into the studio in March to record the fourth studio album. For information on the Protest The Hero IndieGoGo project, go to this location.
Edmonton's mischievous metallers All Else Fails are proud to announce they will be supporting West coast punkers Dayglo Abortions, Montreal's colossal Endast, Canadian prog metal giants Protest The Hero, and ska/metal/funk blenders Ninjaspy as they all tour through AEF's home province of Alberta.
Details on the run of shows are as follows:
Sept 21, 2012 - The Studio Music Foundation - Edmonton, AB w/ Weapons of Mass Distraction and The Dayglo Abortions
November 1, 2012 - The Pawn Shop - Edmonton, AB w/ Endast, These Colors Don't Run, Submerge, Tyrant
November 10, 2012 - The Vat - Red Deer, AB - w/ Protest The Hero, Ninjaspy
In additional news, All Else Fails released Episode 4, "Working For A Living," from the webisode series Breaking Acclaim, which is now streaming right here.
The organizers of the Heavy MTL festival have now announced the lineup for the 2012 edition, which will take place on August 11th and 12th in Montreal. Further details on the festival are available here, and the currently announced lineup is as follows:
Saturday August 11th
SYSTEM OF A DOWN
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH
BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME
JOB FOR A COWBOY
VEIL OF MAYA
The New England Metal And Hardcore Festival 14 has announced the line-up for all three days of the event, which will occur from April 20-22nd at the Worcester Palladium. This is the longest running festival in the U.S., and the acts scheduled for each of the days follow below. More acts are being confirmed for this 14th annual festival as we speak. For ticket information head over to the festival's website.
FRIDAY, APRIL 20th:
The Black Dahlia Murder
The Acacia Strain
All Shall Perish
Conducting From The Grave
Fit For An Autopsy
Hour Of Penance
Legion and Relentless More...
Canadian metal/hardcore band Obey The Brave will make its U.S. debut at the 14th Annual New England Metal and Hardcore Festival on Friday, April 20th.
The new band features former members of Century Media recording artists Despised Icon and Mediaskare's Blind Witness.
"Some of my favorite touring memories took place at the Palladium," said vocalist Alex Erian. "So stoked to be back and can't wait to play Obey The Braves' first US show ever at the NEMHF. Shit's about to get real, fellas."
Obey The Brave is managed by Good Fight Entertainment and is now working on its debut album for a label to be announced.
The 14th Annual New England Metal and Hardcore Festival will take place Friday, April 20 through Sunday, April 22 at the Palladium in Worcester, Mass. More...
Dragonforce announced that the band will kick off the U.S. Tour with an appearance at the New England Metal & Hardcore Festival at The Palladium in Worcester, Mass on April 21, 2012. The festival runs from April 20-22, 2012. Dragonforce will be one of the headlining acts on Saturday with All That Remains and Overkill.
The new Dragonforce record "The Power Within" is scheduled for release on April 15, 2012 through the band's own label Electric Generation Recordings.
The full lineup for the Saturday portion of the festival is as follows:
All That Remains
Protest the Hero
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
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.
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:
Heaven Shall Burn
Protest The Hero
The Black Dahlia Murder
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...
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...