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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 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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All That Remains Confirmed For Soundwave 2011

Soundwave has been announcing artists one by one over the past couple of weeks. The first two metal bands to be announced for the festival are All That Remains and The Sword.

According to Soundwave, the band headlining the metal stage is actually big enough to headline the whole festival. We’ll know who that is on August 5th, when the full lineup is announced.

The full list of bands announced so far is:

The Blackout
The Ataris
Trash Talk
All That Remains
Less Than Jake
There for Tomorrow
A Skylit Drive
Mad Caddies
Protest the Hero
The Sword

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Job For A Cowboy Comments On Bus Breakdown

Job For A Cowboy has issued the following statement about experiencing vehicle problems in Canada:

"We just got back into the states after a few days up in Canada that were INSANE. Our bus broke down leaving us pretty much stranded on the side of the road with no hope of getting to the shows in Toronto and Montreal. Shit outta luck our Tour Manager called the guys in Protest the Hero who came and picked us up and took us and our trailer to the shows. Fuck yeah Protest the Hero, thanks for the rescue! We are stoked to be back in the states for a little bit and especially stoked to be heading towards Texas where the weather is warm and the beers and BBQ are never-ending. See you on the road!"

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Protest The Hero Reveals New Live CD/DVD Details

Protest The Hero will release a new live CD/DVD titled "Gallop Meets The Earth" on September 15. The 2-disc set will include footage of the band’s sold-out headlining concert at the Sound Academy in Toronto from December 2008 and a number of bonus features and hidden content.

The track listing for the live CD is as follows:

1. Sequoia Throne
2. No Stars Over Bethlehem
3. Bloodmeat
4. The Dissentience
5. Palms Read
6. Blindfolds Aside
7. Goddess Bound
8. Goddess Gagged
9. Spoils
10. Nautical
11. Limb from Limb

Additional details:

  • Live audio recording of entire sold-out Sound Academy set
  • DVD of the show in HD
  • 5.1 Surround Sound DVD
  • Director’s cut with documentary of the set and the whole show day; load-in to after-party
  • Bonus archive of all PROTEST THE HERO music videos
  • Bonus Whistler Outback ski adventure video
  • Four live tour videos cut overtop of studio audio tracks
  • “Wake And Funnel” beer adventure bonus feature
  • Stop moshing bonus feature piece
  • PROTEST THE HERO show rider access bonus
  • An angry letter from a fan

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In Flames And Killswitch Engage To Tour Canada

Swedish melodic death metal outfit In Flames will be teaming up with American metalcore act Killswitch Engage for a tour of Canada this September. Also on the bill will be Protest The Hero and Between The Buried And Me.

The tour dates are as follows:

September 8 - Montreal, QC - CEPSUM - University of Montreal
September 9 - Toronto, ON - Arrow Hall
September 11 - Thunder Bay, ON - Community Auditorium
September 12 - Winnipeg, MB - Convention Centre
September 13 - Saskatoon, SK - Prairieland
September 14 - Calgary, AB - Big 4 Building at Calgary Stampede
September 15 - Edmonton, AB - Shaw Conference Centre
September 17 - Vancouver, BC - Pacific Coliseum

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Protest The Hero Announces European Dates

Protest The Hero has announced a handful of European festival appearances and shows. Here are the latest dates:

14.08.09 Germany Dinkelsbühl Summer Breeze Fest
15.08.09 Germany Münster Sputnikhalle
16.08.09 Spain Vigo Revoltallo Fest
17.08.09 UK London Underworld
18.08.09 UK Manchester Moho Live
19.08.09 UK Plymouth White Rabbit
20.08.09 TBA
21.08.09 Travel Day
22.08.09 Finland Jyväskylä Lutakko Liekeissä Fest
23.08.09 Finland Helsinki Nosturi

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PTH's Tim Millar To Compete In Beard Championship

Tim Millar’s big day has finally arrived. Millar, guitarist of Canadian metal powerhouse Protest The Hero, has been growing his beard for three years in hopes of competing in the 2009 World Beard and Moustache Championships. This Saturday, May 23, the Championships will be held in Anchorage, Alaska and Millar will be competing in the “Alaskan Whaler” category.

A film crew will be accompanying Tim as he and Beard Team Canada compete for the first time in this global event. Fans can log on here to support the team and more information about the competition can be found at worldbeardchampionships.com.

Although Tim recently ranked #19 in Metal Hammer Magazine’s “Best Beards in Metal” feature, he tentatively plans to shave the whole thing off when he returns home.

“I’d like to raise money for Locks of Love, a charity that makes wigs for cancer patients under 18. Even though they won’t accept a beard hair donation, I’m cutting off and donating my hair and if I can raise enough money through the Beard Team Canada site, I’ll also shave off my beard after the competition and start fresh for 2011,” says Millar. “It’s for a good cause and if we raise enough money, I’ll reveal my chin that has been hiding for the last 3 years. I’m sure you’re all curious to see if I really do have a chin.”

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Scale the Summit Lines Up US Tour Dates

SCALE THE SUMMIT, the Houston-based progressive rock band - who are touring in support of their Prosthetic debut, "Carving Desert Canyons" - will join PROTEST THE HERO and THE NUMBER TWELVE LOOKS LIKE YOU on April 17 in Denver, Colo. for a portion of the "Heads Will Roll" tour.

"We can't wait to get out there and play Carving Desert Canyons for all of our fans. It's so much more powerful, heavy, and epic live," explained guitarist Chris Letchford. "We're very excited about teaming up with Protest The Hero, The Number Twelve Looks Like You and MISERY SIGNALS." More...

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Protest The Hero Announces US Tour Dates

Protest The Hero will be touring the US starting in April. Their latest tour dates including their current European trek are as follows:

02.28.09 - Koln, Germany @ Underground w/ The Chariot and The Human Abstract
03.01.09 - Hamburg, Germany @ Hafenklang w/ The Chariot and The Human Abstract
03.02.09 - Hasselt, Belgium @ Muziekodroom w/ The Chariot and The Human Abstract
03.03.09 - Plymouth, UK @ White Rabbit w/ The Chariot and The Human Abstract
03.04.09 - Leeds, UK @ Rios w/ The Chariot and The Human Abstract
03.05.09 - Glasgow, UK @ Ivory Blacks w/ The Chariot and The Human Abstract
03.06.09 - Sheffield, UK @ Corporation w/ The Chariot and The Human Abstract
03.07.09 - Nottingham, UK @ Rock City w/ The Chariot and The Human Abstract
03.08.09 - Milton Keynes @ The Pitz Club w/ The Chariot and The Human Abstract
03.09.09 - London, UK @ Camden Underworld w/ The Chariot and The Human Abstract
03.10.09 - Nihmegen, @ Doornroosje
03.11.09 - Paris, France @ Batofar w/ As I Lay Dying
03.12.09 - Lyon, France @ Double Six w/ As I Lay Dying
03.13.09 - Barcelona, Spain @ Rocksound w/ As I Lay Dying
03.14.09 - Madrid, Spain @ Ritmo Y w/ As I Lay Dying
03.15.09 - Lisboa, Portugal @ Music Box w/ As I Lay Dying
03.16.09 - Basque, TBD
03.17.09 - Colmar, France @ Le Grillen w/ AS I Lay Dying
03.18.09 - Aarau, Switzerland @ KiFF w/ The Chariot and The Human Abstract
03.19.09 - Rome, Italy @ Init w/ As I Lay Dying
03.20.09 - Bologna, Italy @ Estragon w/ As I Lay Dying
03.21.09 - Henndorfbei, Wallerseehalle - Spring Metal Fest w/ The Chariot and The Human Abstract
03.23.09 - Munchen, Denmark @ Feierwerk w/ As I Lay Dying
03.24.09 - Berlin, Denmark @ Magnet w/ As I Lay Dying More...

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Vote In MetalStorm's Annual Awards

Metalstorm.Eu are holding their annual awards and they want you to vote for who you want to win. You need to register to vote and you can check it out by heading here. The categories for the awards are as follows:

Best albums by genre:

Alternative Metal
Atmospheric/Symphonic Metal
Avantgarde Metal
Black Metal
Death Metal
Doom Metal
Extreme Doom Metal
Gothic Metal
Hard Rock
Heavy Metal
Melodeath/Gothenburg Metal
Pagan/Viking/Folk Metal
Power Metal
Progressive Metal
Sludge/Stoner Metal
Thrash Metal

Other awards:

The Best Cover Song
The Best Debut Album
The Best DVD
The Best Video
The Biggest Letdown
The Biggest Surprise

Special awards :

The Best Drama

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As I Lay Dying Annouces Halo Game Session For Fans

As I Lay Dying has issued the following statement about playing Halo on XBOX Live with their fans:

"When AILD hit Tulsa, Oklahoma on February 8 between 4-6pm they will be playing XBOX LIVE's HALO 3 with XBOX LIVE GOLDMEMBERS. CLick HERE for more details!"

Other bands that will be playing at the same time include Protest The Hero, The Human Abstract, and MyChildren MyBride.

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Protest The Hero Announces Full European Tour

Protest The Hero has announced a full European tour for next year. They will be playing with As I Lay Dying on some dates and with The Chariot and The Human Abstract on others. Here are the latest Protest The Hero tour dates:

12.18.08 Toronto, Canada, The Sound Academy
01.17.09 Chico, CA, Senator Theatre

Protest The Hero with As I Lay Dying:

01.18.09 Boise, ID, The Venue
01.20.09 Missoula, MT, Wilma Theatre
01.21.09 Billings, MT, Shrine Auitorium Dungeon
01.22.09 Pocatello, ID, Icon
01.23.09 Casper, WY, Casper Event Center Ballroom
01.24.09 Grand Junction, CO, Mesa Theatre
01.26.09 Sioux Falls, SD, Ramkota Exhibit Hall
01.27.09 Poplar Grove, IL, Chubby Rain - House of Tunes
01.28.09 Pittsburgh, PA, Mr.Smalls
01.29.09 Buffalo, NY, The Town Ballroom
01.30.09 Harrisonburg, VA, Rockingham County Fair
02.02.09 Asheville, NC, The Orange Peel
02.04.09 Jacksonville, FL, Freebird Live
02.06.09 Jackson, MS, Club Fire
02.07.09 Little Rock, AR, The Village
02.08.09 Tulsa , OK, Cain's Ballroom
02.09.09 Amarillo, TX, Midnight Rodeo More...

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As I Lay Dying Announces More Tour Dates

As I Lay Dying has announces more tour dates for their run in North America. Joining them on tour will be Protest The Hero, The Human Abstract and MyChildren MyBride.

The tour dates are as follows:

1/17 Chico, CA @ Senator Theater
1/18 Eugene, OR @ WOW Hall
1/19 Boise, ID @ The Venue
1/20 Missoula, MT @ Wilma Theater
1/21 Billings, MT @ Shrine Auditorium Dungeon
1/22 Pocatello, ID @ Icon
1/23 Casper, WY @ Casper Event Center Arena
1/24 Junction, CO @ Mesa Theatre & Club Grand
1/26 Sioux Falls, SD @ Ramkota Exhibit Hall
1/27 Poplar Grove, IL @ Chubby Rain - House Of Tunes
1/28 Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Small's
1/29 Buffalo, NY @ The Town Ballroom
1/30 Harrisonburg, VA @ Rockingham County Fair
2/2 Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
2/4 Jacksonville Beach, FL @ Freebird Live
2/6 Jackson, MS @ Club Fire
2/7 Little Rock, AR @ The Village
2/8 Tulsa, OK @ Cain's Ballroom
2/9 Amarillo, TX @ Midnight Rodeo - Armadillo

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Unearth Reveals More New Album Details, Tour Dates

Details surrounding Unearth's recently completed new album, "The March," have been revealed as well as dates on their fall headlining tour.

The band posted in their blog:
"Well, we've completed work on our new album entitled The March which is scheduled to drop on October 14 via Metal Blade Records. According to Trevor, 'The March' symbolizes both the evil and hopeful sides of humanity. The Evil: With the constant balancing act of power within government, religion and our financial institutions, there lies the chance of those most hungry for power to alter and restrict our freedoms for their gain. The Hopeful: This represents the faith in mankind as the most powerful force on the planet. If we come together and do not fight over religion, class and borders then we hold the key to a peaceful world. There are two possible futures in store; either a March of power and greed or a March of a unified human race."

The final track listing for "The March" is:

1. My Will Be Done
2. Hail the Shrine
3. Crow Killer
4. Grave of Opportunity
5. We Are Not Anonymous
6. The March
7. Cutman
8. The Chosen
9. Letting Go
10. Truth or Consequence

In advance of the release of "The March," Unearth will be heading out on a U.S. tour with Protest the Hero, The Acacia Strain, Whitechapel and Gwen Stacy. The band will be debuting a couple of new songs from "The March" while on tour as well

The tour dates are as follows: More...

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The Acacia Strain Posts New Song Online

Massachusetts' metallers, THE ACACIA STRAIN, have posted another track, "The Combine," from the band’s forthcoming album, "Continent," along with the third episode in a series of TAS TV episodes on the band’s MySpace page. The previous episodes, as well as the track “Skynet” and a pre-production version of “Dr. Doom,” are available there in the meantime. Due out August 19 through Prosthetic Records, pre-orders are available here.

THE ACACIA STRAIN will play a handful of local record release shows before hitting the road this fall as support to Unearth and Protest The Hero alongside Whitechapel and Gwen Stacy. More...

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