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    Protest The Hero

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    Genre:Hardcore, Metal
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    Most Popular Songs (more)

    1Let It Die lyrics
    2Led Astray lyrics
    3Underbite lyrics
    4Tandem lyrics
    5Turn Soonest To The Sea lyrics
    6Clarity lyrics
    7Fear and Loathing in Laramie lyrics
    8Lost Cause lyrics
    9Goddess Gagged lyrics
    10Just Defy lyrics

    Most Popular Albums (more)

    Fortress [2008]
    8,653 5.0/5
    Volition [2013]
    33-Track Demo [2002]
    4Search For The Truth [2002]
    5Pacific Myth
    6A Calculated Use Of Sound [2001]
    7Kezia [2005]
    Scurrilous [2011]


    Protest the Hero is a Canadian band from Whitby, Ontario. Formed in 1999 under the name Happy Go Lucky, their first release as Protest The Hero became A Calculated Use of Sound EP (2001) and later released their first full length Kezia (2005) on the indie label Underground Operations. On January 23, 2006 the band officially signed with Vagrant Records for Kezia's United States release. Kezia was released in the US on April 4, 2006. Their second full length, Fortress was officially released on Underground Operations in Canada and Vagrant records worldwide on January 29, 2008.

    The band is composed of five members: Rody Walker (lead vocals), Tim Millar (guitar, live backup vocals), Luke Hoskin (lead guitar, live backup vocals, piano), Morgan "Moe" Carlson (drums) and Arif Mirabdolbaghi (bass guitar, live backup screaming/clean vocals.

    The day that the band members finished their senior final exams, they left on a three-week tour from Toronto to Halifax called "Cock the Vote" in order to gain recognition, as well as raise awareness for the upcoming Canadian election. Protest the Hero's popularity is slowly expanding outside of metal scenes in and around the cities and towns they have performed in. Now teamed up with Universal Music Canada for distributional services, Protest the Hero hopes to become popular over most of Canada and, with their recent signing to Vagrant Records, the United States as well. In 2004 they won the Canadian Independent Music Award for Favourite Metal Artist/Group, beating out much more known Alexisonfire. They were nominated for the 2006 Canadian Music Week Indie Awards' Favourite Metal Artist/Group, which Kataklysm won in March of that year. Also in 2006, the band was also nominated for the CASBY Award. In addition, members of the band appeared in a televised commercial for the instrument store, Long & Mcquade. Bassist Arif was also featured in the Closet Monster music video "Mamma Anti-Facisto (Never Surrender)".

    The band has released videos for the songs "The Divine Suicide of K", "Blindfolds Aside", and "Heretics and Killers" from Kezia, and for "Bloodmeat" from Fortress. The video for "Heretics and Killers" received airplay on MTV2 and FUSE, partially because of the interesting premise of the video: the band play the flying monkeys from the Wizard of Oz after they were fired. In addition, the song "Divinity Within" is featured on the NHL 07 video game soundtrack, and "Bury the Hatchet" is featured in a download pack for Guitar Hero II on the Xbox 360.

    In 2011, the band released their third album, called Scurrilous, on March 12. Protest the Hero also plans a fourth album sometime in the next two years. This album was funded by fans through Indiegogo, and reached triple its goal of $125,000. The band commented by saying they have "finally decided to take matters into [their] own hands."

    In 2013, the band released the album "Volition", with the help of the crowd-sourcing. The band dedicated the album to the fans that helped them by donating.

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