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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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Shadows Fall Plans Operation Annihilation Tour

Atlantic recording group Shadows Fall has unveiled details of its upcoming co-headline tour. The Operation Annihilation Tour sees the acclaimed metal outfit joining forces with Static-X for a series of dates slated to kick off on Friday, October 5th at Piere's in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Sharing the bill on all dates will be 3 Inches of Blood and Divine Heresy. Additional dates will be announced shortly.

Tickets for all announced dates will go on sale to the public this weekend, Friday, August 24th and Saturday, August 25th. A special pre-sale ticketing system will be available to members of the bands' mailing lists and websites. In addition to standard pre-sale tickets, Premium and VIP packages will be offered that include t-shirts, tour posters, and a meet-and-greet with Shadows Fall and Static-X. For complete pre-sale details, see https://tixx1.artistarena.com/operationannihilation.

A special "Spend Halloween With The Operation Annihilation Tour" premium text messaging sweepstakes is slated to begin on Saturday, August 25th. Entrants can text to receive exclusive wallpaper and be entered to win a trip for two to see the tour's October 31st stop at Anaheim's House of Blues. See www.shadowsfall.com for more information.

Shadows Fall has also announced the second single from its breakthrough new album, "THREADS OF LIFE." "Another Hero Lost" is set to impact Active Rock and Mainstream Rock radio outlets nationwide, beginning on August 27th. The track follows the album's introductory single, "Redemption," which reached #1 at Metal radio earlier this year while also spending 12 weeks in the Active Rock Top 40. What's more, "Redemption" is among the featured tracks in EA Sports' just-released video game blockbuster, Madden NFL 08.

A companion video for "Another Hero Lost" will go into production this week. The clip will meld live performance with personal stories and photos from Shadows Fall fans, telling of their own individual heroes. For details regarding submissions, please visit the band's official site or its MySpace page.

The band - who recently wrapped a seven week-long summer stint with Hot Topic sponsored annual Sounds of the Underground roadshow - will get ready for Operation Annihilation with a short series of East Coast dates, including stops in Maine, Vermont, Pennsylvania, New York, and Virginia. The lineup for these shows will include All That Remains, Protest The Hero and The Showdown.

Here are the latest Shadows Fall tour dates: More...

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Shadows Fall Added To Locobazooka, More Tour Dates

Shadows Fall have been added to this year's Locobazooka, taking place at the Tweeter Center in Mansfield, MA on September 9th. Also playing will be Heaven and Hell, featuring Ronnie James Dio and members of Black Sabbath Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Vinny Appice, along with Alice Cooper, Queensryche, Black Label Society, and others. More info and links to purchase tickets are available at locobazooka.com

In addition, Shadows Fall have added some new shows with All That Remains, Protest the Hero and The Showdown. The new tour dates are as follows:

9/13 Poughkeepsie, NY - The Chance
9/14 Lancaster, PA - Chameleon Club
9/16 West Springfield, VA - Jaxx

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Protest The Hero Prepare New Album

Protest The Hero will begin tracking their new album in Toronto, ON this weekend with producer Julius "Juice" Butty. The group expect to be finished with the effort by August 01st and are aiming for a fall release through Vagrant.

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All That Remains Confirm More Tour Dates

ALL THAT REMAINS, currently wrapping up a headlining run through Europe, has announced a slew of updated live shows back in North America. First, ALL THAT REMAINS will play a string of dates offering direct support to Bullet For My Valentine and headlining a few off dates before meeting up later in May with Protest The Hero.

Continuing to support last year's 'The Fall of Ideals,' the band has already logged a heavy dose of touring since the record's release, including previous runs through Europe, North American and an immensely successful headlining tour earlier this year.

ALL THAT REMAINS on tour: More...

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God Forbid Cancels Canadian Tour

God Forbid has cancelled their weeklong Canadian trek as direct support to Protest The Hero. Their only remaining show for 2006 will be a headlining performance in Levittown, NY at Club Ritual on Dec. 8th. God Forbid will return to the road in 2007 for the "Chains of Humanity" tour with Goatwhore, Mnemic, Arsis, The Human Abstract and Byzantine in the support slots.

Doc Coyle (guitars, vocals) states: "Due to an inability to come to an agreement over a discrepancy between the booking and announcing of a Toronto show on our on headline tour, God Forbid and Protest The Hero mutually decided it would be best if we didn't take part in the upcoming Canadian run. We are very disappointed that this couldn't be worked out, but we are still friends and fans of PTH and consider this just a postponement of future touring that I'm sure will be bigger and better. Again, we apologize to any Canadian fans who already bought tickets. We will be playing Toronto and Montreal as part of our headline tour with Goatwhore, Mnemic, Arsis, The Human Abstract and Byzantine, so we hope to see you all then."

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Protest the Hero Canadian Tour Dates

Protest the Hero have announced the dates for their first real headlining tour. The band is aiming to play their 2005 album Kezia in it's entirety. The tour dates are as follows::

December 9th Toronto, ON the Phoenix
December 10th Barrie, ON the Foundation
December 11th Kingston, ON TBA
December 12th Guelph, ON the Cowboy Ranch
December 13th Montreal, QC Club Lambi
December 14th London, ON the Salt Lounge
December 15th Ottawa, ON Babylon
December 16th Burlington, ON Burlington Music Centre

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Trivium Announce Headlining North American Tour

Trivium have announced their first ever North American headline tour set to kick off on October 1st. The trek will be in support of their new album, "The Crusade," which is set for release in the US & Canada on October 10.

The Sword and Protest The Hero will be support for the whole tour, while Seemless and Sanctity along with Cellador will split time as the tour openers (* see below for details).

The tour will run from October 1st through November 5th.
TOUR DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE

DATE CITY VENUE

10/01/06 Orlando, FL House Of Blues
10/02/06 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
10/03/06 Norfolk, VA The Norva
10/04/06 Towson, MD Recher Theatre
10/06/06 Philadelphia, PA The Trocadero
10/07/06 Worcester, MA The Palladium
10/08/06 Montreal, QC Le Medley
10/09/06 Toronto, ON Phoenix Concert Theatre
10/10/06 Rochester, NY Waterstreet Music Hall
10/11/06 New York, NY Avalon
10/13/06 Cleveland, OH Peabody's Down Under
10/14/06 Detroit, MI Harpo's
10/15/06 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall
10/16/06 Cincinnati, OH Bogarts
10/17/06 Chicago, IL Metro
10/18/06 St. Paul, MN Station 4
10/20/06 Englewood, CO Gothic Theatre
10/21/06 Salt Lake City, UT Avalon Theater
10/23/06 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theater
10/24/06 Vancouver, BC Croatian Cultural Centre
10/25/06 Seattle, WA El Corazon
10/27/06 San Francisco, CA Slim's
10/28/06 Los Angeles, CA The Avalon
10/29/06 San Diego, CA Soma
10/30/06 Pomona, CA Glasshouse
11/01/06 Tempe, AZ Marquee Theatre
11/03/06 Houston, TX The Meridian
11/04/06 San Antonio, TX White Rabbit
11/05/06 Dallas, TX Ridglea Theatre

* Cellador: October 1 - October 9
* Sanctity: October 10 - October 18
* Seemless: October 20 - November 5

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Protest The Hero & 3 Inches Of Blood Support A7X

Protest The Hero and 3 Inches Of Blood have been selected to support Avenged Sevenfold on their previously announced and predominantly Canadian September 10th - September 21st run of dates.

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Arise And Ruin Added To Protest The Hero Tour

Stereo Dynamite Recordings' Canadian extreme metalcore act Arise And Ruin have been added to the upcoming Protest The Hero / Hostage Life tour. The band will join the tour on August 15 in Fredericton, NB. Dedicated to constant touring and their passion for extreme music, Arise And Ruin combine a ferocious mix of unpolished American metal, mosh-your-life-away breakdowns and menacing European thrash into a full-throttle hardcore assault.

Their debut five-song enhanced CD/EP entitled THE FEAR OF (produced by Ken Susi of UNEARTH) was released April 18 on Stereo Dynamite Recordings/EMI. You can check out some of their material here.

The Arise and Ruin tour dates are:

August 15 - Fredericton, NB @ The Kinsman Café
August 16 - Coldbrook, NS @ The Coldbrook Lions Hall
August 17 - Sydney, NS @ Steel Workers Hall
August 18 - Halifax, NS @ The Pavillion
August 19 - Saint John, NB @ The Basement (TBC)
August 22 - Hamilton, ON @ The Underground
August 23 - St. Catharines, ON @ L3

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Complete Lineup Confirmed For NEMHF 2006

The full lineup for the 8th Annual New England Metal and Hardcore Festival, which is sponsored this year by ESP Guitars and Krank Amps, has been confirmed.

The three-day festival at The Palladium in Worcester, MA, will feature headliners Lacuna Coil, Black Dahlia Murder, and Between the Buried and Me on Friday, April 28. Arch Enemy, Chimaira, and Exodus will headline Saturday, April 29. Headliners for Sunday, April 30 are Gamma Ray and DragonForce.

UK-based DragonForce will be making its first-ever American appearance at the festival. Italy's Lacuna Coil and Sweden's Arch Enemy will be making return appearances at the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival, after stellar performances at the 2003 and 2002 editions of the festival.

"It's fantastic to be a part of what is quite possibly the best U.S. metal fest around!" said Arch Enemy guitarist Mike Amott. "This is our third time playing the New England Metal and Hardcore fest and it's always a pleasure. It's held in a great venue with great fans."

"It is an honor for us to be one of this year's headliners at the New England Metal and Hardcore festival," said vocalist Andrea Ferro. "We are more than ready for it. We can't wait."

Bands confirmed for Friday (listed alphabetically) are: A Life Once Lost, A Perfect Murder, Alarum, Arsis, Between The Buried And Me, Black Dahlia Murder, Cephalic Carnage, Dead To Fall, Demiricous, Ed Gein, From A Second Story Window, Haste The Day, If Hope Dies, Lacuna Coil, Ligeia, Necrophagist, Neuraxis, Nodes Of Ranvier, Ringworm, Scarlet, Still Remains, Suicide Silence, The Absence, Thine Eyes Bleed and Through The Eyes Of The Dead.

Saturday's bands include 100 Demons, Arch Enemy, At All Cost, Caliban, Chimaira, Colin Of Arabia, Cryptopsy, Damnation AD, Death Threat, Embrace The End, Exodus, First Blood, Full Blown Chaos, God Forbid, Hate Eternal, Immolation, Into The Moat, Ion Dissonance, Overcast, Ramallah, Remembering Never, Righteous Jams, Scars Of Tomorrow, Shoot To Kill, Since The Flood, Skinless, Spitfire, Suffocation, Sworn Enemy, Terror, The Acacia Strain, The Classic Struggle, The JonBenet, and Turmoil.

Sunday's lineup is: A Love End Suicide, Bloodlined Calligraphy, Born Victim, Bronx Casket Company, Burn In Silence, Byzantine, Cannae, Cellador, Doom Raider, DragonForce, Folly, Gamma Ray, Goat Horn, Hypersolid, Inked In Blood, Into Eternity, Light This City, Losa, Mercury Switch, On Broken Wings, Phoenix Morning, Protest The Hero, Sanctity, The Miles Between, Torn Asunder, Trouble, Twelve Tribes, Who Killed The Prom Queen, Wolf, xdeathstarx, and xlooking forwardx.

Talent is subject to change.

The 8th Annual New England Metal and Hardcore Festival is also sponsored by Prosthetic Records, 2nd Stage sponsor; Revolver Magazine, exclusive magazine partner and creator of the official event program; Facedown Records, sponsor of street marketing efforts; FUSE TV; Mazur PR; The Syndicate; and many others.

Vendors this year include Century Media/Nuclear Blast, Deepsend Records, ESP Guitars/Krank Amps, Eulogy Recordings/Hand Of Hope Records, Facedown Records, Fuse TV/Uranium, Lifeforce Records, Metal Blade Records, Oak Knoll Productions, Prosthetic Records, Red Rocket Records, Relapse Records, Revolver Magazine, Stillborn Records/Hatewear Inc., Trustkill Records, Victory Records, and others.

Friday tickets are $35.00; Saturday and Sunday individual day tickets are $40.00. Three-day passes are $109.50. Tickets are available now at all Strawberries Record Stores, online at tickets.com, or by calling tickets.com at (800) 477-6849. There is re-entry at this all-day event until 6 p.m. each day.

The Palladium is located at 261 Main Street in Worcester, Massachusetts.

Visit the festival website at metalandhardcorefestival.com or myspace.com/metalandhardcorefestival.

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Dragonforce Release Initial North American Dates

Initial dates have been released for DRAGONFORCE's upcoming North American tour:

April 28 - Toronto, ON @ Opera House
April 29 - Montreal, QC @ Medley
Apr 30 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium (NEMHF)
May 1 - New York, NY @ Avalon
May 3 - Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero
May 4 - West Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
May 5 - Cleveland, OH @ Agora Ballroom
May 6 - Chicago, IL @ Metro
May 8 - Denver, CO @ Cervantes

The band will be supported by PROTEST THE HERO (except for the Toronto and Montreal dates), SANCTITY, and a to be announced 4th act. However, only the three bands will be performing at the New York show.

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New England Metal & Hardcore Festival 2006 Details

MassConcerts has announced that the New England Metal & Hardcore Festival will return once again to the Palladium in Worcester, Massachusetts, on Friday April 28, Saturday April 29 and Sunday April 30. Friday tickets are $35.00; Saturday and Sunday individual day tickets are $40.00. Three-day passes are $109.50. Tickets go on sale this Friday, February 24 at 10:00am at all Strawberries Record Stores, online at tickets.com, or by calling tickets.com at (800) 477-6849.

Proclaimed in past years as one of the best American festivals focusing on heavy music, the three-day show will host numerous metal, hardcore, and metalcore bands along with a jam-packed vendor area where fans can purchase hard-to-find CDs, t-shirts, and other music merchandise. ESP Guitars will be giving away guitars and Krank Amps will be giving away amps and even a half stack. These two great companies will also be bringing you up close and personal with some of the bands they endorse - so as we get closer to fest we will have schedule of artist signings and other surprises.

The show will once again take place on two stages at The Palladium. Bands that have already been confirmed for the festival are: Lacuna Coil, Gamma Ray, DragonForce (first time EVER in America!), Arch Enemy, Chimaira, The Black Dahlia Murder, Bullet For My Valentine, Exodus, Cryptopsy, 100 Demons, A Perfect Murder, Alarum, Arsis, Bloodlined Calligraphy, Bronx Casket Company, Byzantine, Caliban, Cattle Decapitation, Colin Of Arabia, Damnation AD, Dead To Fall, Death Threat, Demiricous, Dying Eyes Bleed, Ed Gein, Embrace The End, Folly, Full Blown Chaos, Goat Horn, God Forbid, Hate Eternal, Horse The Band, Hypersolid, If Hope Dies, Immolation, Inked In Blood, Into Eternity, Ion Dissonance, Ligeia, Losa, Mercury Switch, Necrophagist, Neuraxis, Nodes Of Ranvier, On Broken Wings, Protest The Hero, Ramallah, Righteous Jams, Ringworm, Sanctity, Scars Of Tomorrow, From A Second Story Window, Shoot To Kill, Since The Flood, Skinless, Still Remains, Suffocation, Sworn Enemy, The Acacia Strain, The Absence, The Classic Struggle, The Miles Between, Torn Assunder, Trouble, Twelve Tribes, I Killed The Prom Queen, Wolf, xDEATHSTARx, and xLOOKINGFORWARDx. More bands will be announced in the coming weeks. Talent is subject to change.

"We’ve been extremely happy with how this festival has grown over the years," said MassConcerts Booking Agent and festival co-founder Scott Lee, "and this year the lineup is one of the most varied yet - a great mixture of different styles of bands."

The 8th Annual New England Metal and Hardcore Festival is brought to you by ESP Guitars and Krank Amps, teaming up to present the festival this year; Prosthetic Records, which is sponsoring the 2nd Stage upstairs, Revolver Magazine our exclusive magazine partner and creator of the official event program, Facedown Records which is sponsoring our street marketing efforts, FUSE TV, Mazur PR and The Syndicate. Vendors this year include Century Media, Trustkill, Eulogy/Hand of Hope, Metal Blade, Red Rocket Records, and many others.

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Vagrant Records Signs Protest The Hero

Ontario metal/punk outfit Protest The Hero have now signed with Vagrant Records. Formed in 1999 (as Happy Go Lucky), the group has previously released material with Underground Operations. You can download two tracks from their most recent release, "Kezia," here.

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