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.
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:
All That Remains
Less Than Jake
There for Tomorrow
A Skylit Drive
Protest the Hero
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!"
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
4. The Dissentience
5. Palms Read
6. Blindfolds Aside
7. Goddess Bound
8. Goddess Gagged
11. Limb from Limb
- 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
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
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
21.08.09 Travel Day
22.08.09 Finland Jyväskylä Lutakko Liekeissä Fest
23.08.09 Finland Helsinki Nosturi
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.”
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...
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...
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:
Extreme Doom Metal
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
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.
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...
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
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
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...
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...
Canadian deathcore destruction squad DESPISED ICON has been confirmed for a small UK tour run in August with Cephalic Carnage.
Furthermore, the band will embark on the Altamont Never Say Die! Tour 2008 in November featuring such prolific acts as Parkway Drive, Unearth, Architects, Protest The Hero and more.
Here are the latest DESPISED ICON tour dates: More...
The hugely successful Never Say Die! club tour will return this November in collaboration with Altamont Apparel.
Here is the planned Altamont Never Say Die! 2008 Club Tour line-up:
Protest The Hero
The tour will be sponsored by Altamont Apparel, the innovative clothing brand which uniquely captures the youthful spirit of counterculture warriors - a perfect fit for those attending Never Say Die!. “Altamont Apparel was founded with music at its core, so we are both happy and proud to be the official partner of this tour” commented Scott Sentianin, Altamont Apparel. Marco Walzel, Avocado Booking, adds, “The link between punk, metal and hardcore with skateboarding and extreme sports/lifestyles has always been a strong bond. It makes perfect sense for Altamont to be a big part of this tour and I’m very happy to have them on board.”
The lineup will include PARKWAY DRIVE (Burning Heart Records) who have proven their headline status for this tour with their titanic barrage of riffs, breakdowns and high energy performances - as best evident on their many European tours (the last of which had the majority of their shows sold-out). Also no strangers to touring Europe, UNEARTH will join the tour as co-headliners in the UK and direct support in mainland Europe, and just in time as their brand new album on Metal Blade Records will be hitting the streets. DESPISED ICON have exploded onto the scene with loads of touring and have helped define deathcore destruction with a highly acclaimed new record on Century Media Records. The UK is represented on this tour by ARCHITECTS, recently signed to Century Media, who bring the chaos factor to the bill with their vicious metalcore assault. Bringing a flair for the technical and progressive end of the spectrum, PROTEST THE HERO have been lavished with rave reviews from the press for their new album and tireless touring. Rounding out the package are two up-n-coming brutal acts from the U.S. that are rapidly gaining steam and buzzing in the underground, WHITECHAPEL (Metal Blade Records) and CARNIFEX (Victory Records) who will both have new records in time for this tour.
“We’ve worked very hard to raise the bar for this tour,” says Ivonne Davies-Kreye, Avocado Booking. “It is easily the best line-up and will prove to be the best concert going experience of 2008.”
Here are the initial Never Say Die! tour dates: More...
Canada's CBC Radio 3 has launched the first Full Metal Podcast, hosted by Lisa Christiansen. The podcast features new music from Arapacis, Bison, Cursed, Cryptopsy, Derelict, Divinity, Forty Birds, Gross Misconduct, Penetrator, Protest the Hero, Rammer and Sequoia.
"We play a lot of great music here at Radio 3, and for one radio station we do play an unbelievable number of different genres, from hip hop to folk; electronica to pop and hard rock. But there is one genre that is sadly under-represented - metal.
"But not anymore. Today marks the first Full Metal Podcast for CBC Radio 3. And I couldn't be more um, filled with unholy joy.
"For the past few months a crack team of producers and one eager host, have listened to literally hours of metal tunes from our collection here at New Music Canada. We then sought out the opinions of a few serious metal heads and created this podcast.
"You'll hear music from Protest the Hero, Cursed, Bison, and Cryptopsy. I check in with a touring Cam Pipes of 3 Inches of Blood and ponder the why behind Montreal's metal capital of North America status with legendary drummer Flo Mounier of Cryptopsy.
"It's a cross-country journey through some of the hardest and loudest music being made in Canada today, and it's all in one easy to enjoy package. So kick back and get ready and watch where you bang that head. Neck injuries are not covered by Radio 3."
To listen to the podcast, visit CBC Radio 3.
PROTEST THE HERO, a radical five-piece band from Whitby, Ontario, has posted its new single, "Sequoia Throne", on the group's MySpace page. The song comes off the band's sophomore Vagrant release, "Fortress", which will be in stores January 29, 2008. "Bloodmeat", the opening track on "Fortress", is also available today on iTunes (in Canada only).
Fans can check out a teaser clip of behind-the-scenes footage from the "Bloodmeat" video shoot here. "Bloodmeat" can already be heard in rotation on the Sirius Satellite Radio channel Hard Attack.
PROTEST's MySpace page also reveals the stunning new artwork for "Fortress". The cover image is a riff on the Irish goddess of the forest, Flidais. The band has previously stated that "Fortress" does not revolve around a single concept, like "Kezia", their 2006 debut, but is instead more closely akin to "goddess worship in the tradition of Robert Graves." More...
PROTEST THE HERO will release their forthcoming new album, Fortress, on January 29th release through Vagrant. The album was recorded at Silo Studios in Hamilton, ON with producer Julius “Juice” Butty, and the track listing is as follows:
On Conquest And Capture (tracks 1 - 3)
01 - Bloodmeat
02 - The Dissentience
03 - Bone Marrow
04 - Sequoia Throne
05 - Palms Read
06 - Limb From Limb
07 - Spoils
Isosceles (tracks 8 - 10)
08 - Wretch
09 - Goddess Bound
10 - Goddess Gagged
PROTEST THE HERO, a radical five-piece band from Whitby, Ontario, has confirmed a November 13, 2007 release date for "Fortress", the group's second full-length album on Vagrant. The 10-song set was produced by Julius "Juice" Butty and recorded at Silo Studios in Hamilton, Ontario.
"This album is nothing to be intellectualized," stated lead singer Rody Walker. "All talk of wonder, pathos and optimism (blindfolded) aside (hink). I feel it's a very natural progression for us. A natural progression into further obscurity. I am of the belief a lot of the people who work for us were hoping for a stab at a more commercially viable album, however we wrote what we wanted without linear boundaries and created something less commercial than ever. Some fans of the band will hate it. And some people who hate the band will love it. All others can rot."
PROTEST THE HERO has not revealed any further details about the new CD other than to indicate that "Fortress" will not revolve around a single concept, like the band's 2006 debut, "Kezia", but is instead more closely akin to "goddess worship in the tradition of Robert Graves," according to lyricist and bassist, Arif Mirabdolbaghi.
The band will begin touring immediately and is set to open five dates with SHADOWS FALL followed by a string of dates with ALL THAT REMAINS. More information will be made available shortly.