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Album Review: Protest The Hero – “Palimpsest”

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Thursday, June 18, 2020 at 7:44 AM (PST)

Today is a huge day for prog/metal/screamo fans as Protest The Hero release what may one day prove to be their crown jewel, Palimpsest. Moved up a day to honor Juneteenth, the record is simply awesome (but there is little “simple” about it). First off, the Derya Nagle production on this record is the best the band has ever sounded. No shade on their other excellent albums but this is the best balance of a mix I have ever heard for this complicated act (“Gardenias” is a barreling rollercoaster that a less deft hand could have quickly derailed with a less sophisticated ear). The songwriting is also next level, even for a band known for mind boggling and death defying arrangements.

This album features the showmanship paired with connective tissue heartfelt and relatable lyrics meets extreme concepts the band is known for, but much of this album is firmly rooted in current problems in society more than ever before. Themes of real populism versus the fool’s gold peddled by Trump to his wrestling mark cult are peppered throughout this record. Art like this more prominent in the public discourse would actually make us great again. Rody Walker singing ,“I’m dreaming of a life I can’t afford” on the all-killer “All Hands” is relatable to almost anyone.

Elsewhere “The Fireside” lampoons people who take for granted their privilege over an exhausting (in a good way) series of musical gymnastics and school essay length lyrics that would make “Masters of War” seem like cliff notes.  “I’ve got a job for every able-bodied man/Munition factories for women and children/And all we needed was a reason/And you gave us one, gave us one,” calls to mind Eugene Jarecki’s Why We Fight military industrial complex skewering documentary from the early 00’s and makes me wonder why we STILL haven’t invested more in sustainable energy jobs for common folks instead of still jacking off weapons manufacturers and supplying them with endless worker ants. “Mountainside” and “Hillside” break things up as beautiful interludes that sort of stir a patriotic longing for a non-nationalistic blindfold, eyes open to see this country for warts and all rather than false idol worship.

“The Canary” is a triumph of a single and within the scheme of the album itself. The flow and style recalls their earliest Kezia days manic and earnest, poetic decrees paired with their maturity and widened world lens.

“I was named after my grandmothers in the tradition of my family/I was born after my stillborn sister
Romantic idealistic lies euphemize as fantasy /But the water always bursts first from the blister.”

Breathtaking. It is more important than ever to actually sing about meaningful shit and not just murdering women or other stupid things in metal. Our world is crying out.

Interview-Tim Millar of Protest The Hero

Posted by NichTheHair on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 6:16 AM (PST)


In news of the astounding, I recently interviewed Protest The Hero’s Tim Millar. As some of you know, I have been garnering opinions in my interviews this year on the increasingly popular crowd sourced funding. From tour accommodations and transportation, to robbery replacement and van repair, more and more bands are asking for their fans help. This is definitely a subject I have been exploring and was thrilled to get it straight from the trailblazers of this method. Protest The Hero are setting the bar for all others to follow. Regardless if you agree with their method or not, Volition is a kick ass album in their already ridiculously amazing catalogue and the first to be funded with such an overwhelming success. 


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Protest the Hero post “Clarity” lyric video

Posted by GageT on Friday, September 20, 2013 at 9:12 AM (PST)

protest-the-hero-volitionYour favorite Canadian jokesters Protest the Hero have released the lyric video for “Clarity,” off their upcoming record Volition, due out via various distributors on October 29. The video is of course fittingly hilarious, as Protest has been known to be. They’re probably still celebrating their wildly successful Indiegogo campaign that helped fund this record, which more than doubled their $125,000 goal with time to spare.

To check out the video, click here.

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Protest the Hero splits with drummer Moe Carlson

Posted by GageT on Friday, June 7, 2013 at 8:13 AM (PST)

Protest the Hero Scurrilous Album CoverSo I know we made a FB post about this yesterday when it was announced, but I figured we’d post the band’s full statement here regarding it. Your favorite Canadian dudebros Protest the Hero have parted ways with their longtime drummer Moe Carlson after Moe decided to go back to school. On the bright side, Chris Adler of Lamb of God filled in for the studio sessions, so we can be assured that the drumming of the new record will be fantastic. However, the statement doesn’t seem to say anything about who will be replacing Moe in the long run. We’ll keep you updated, of course.

If you want to check out the full statement, click here.

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Protest The Hero cancel Summer Breeze 2012 appearance

Posted by XxCrashQueenxX on Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at 2:04 PM (PST)

Protest The Hero band photo Protest The Hero has cancelled their appearance at the 2012 Summer Breeze festival. The announcement (seen below) came from the official Summer Breeze website.

Summer Breeze had this to say regarding the cancellation:

“Unfortunately we have to inform you that PROTEST THE HERO have cancelled their appearance at SUMMER BREEZE 2012. Our apologies to all those who were looking forward to seeing them. We will not rest until we can book the band again for SUMMER BREEZE in the years to come.”

Details as to why the band has cancelled their appearance are still unknown at this point in time.

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New Video: Protest the Hero – “Hair Trigger” guitar lesson part 1

Posted by katstat on Monday, June 13, 2011 at 1:35 PM (PST)

Canadian prog metallers Protest the Hero have teamed up with Ultimate Guitar to provide fans with video lessons on a skew of the band’s songs. In this first episode, Tim and Luke teach fans how to play their track “Hair-Trigger” from the new album “Scurrilous” available now through Vagrant Records. Check it out here!

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Interview: Tim Millar of Protest The Hero

Posted by NichTheHair on Friday, April 1, 2011 at 2:09 PM (PST)

In this interview, Tim Millar gives us a glimpse into what was driving him and the rest of Protest The Hero during the recording of their latest release on Vagrant, “Scurillous.” Citing less than brutal metal influences, Millar blends it all together for us in this conversation.

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New Video: Protest The Hero – “C’est La Vie”

Posted by katstat on Monday, March 28, 2011 at 1:09 PM (PST)

Prog metallers Protest The Hero have debuted the music video for the opening track “C’est La Vie” off their latest album “Scurrilous” on “Scurrilous,” the band’s third full-album, was released March 22nd, 2011 through Vagrant Records. Click here to check out the video.

The band is currently in their homeland, Canada, on tour with Maylene & the Sons of Disaster and Tesseract and will be continuing the tour into the US  in early April 2011.

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Album review: Protest The Hero – “Scurrilous”

Posted by NichTheHair on Tuesday, March 22, 2011 at 2:28 PM (PST)

Canadian prog prodigies Protest The Hero release their third studio release on Vagrant today. Returning is Julius “The Juice” Butty, who produced their previous two albums. Vocally, Rody Walker is on point, but the violent backings from bassist Arif Mirabdolbaghi are not nearly as prevalent as they are in their previous release, “Fortress.” Musically, the band is at the top of their crop in the metlcore kingdom, relenting nothing. A fist-to-face style consistency ensues onward through the album as Walker belts out fiery and forlorn lyrics, which seem to be grounded more in reality than the conceptual myth and fantasy of their previous works.

Click here to read the full review.

Full Album Stream: Protest The Hero – “Scurrilous”

Posted by katstat on Monday, March 14, 2011 at 1:40 PM (PST)

Canadian progressive metallers Protest The Hero are now currently streaming their upcoming album release “Scurrilous” in its entirety on AOL Music. “Scurrilous” marks the band’s third full-album release, scheduled for March 22nd, 2011 through Vagrant Records. Click here to listen.

Protest The Hero will soon set off on a Canadian/US tour with Maylene & the Sons of Disaster and Tesseract starting at the end of March 2011.

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New Video: Protest The Hero – “The Reign of Unrelenting Terror”

Posted by NichTheHair on Friday, March 11, 2011 at 1:33 PM (PST)

Just eleven days short of the release of their newest album “Scurrilous,” Canada’s Protest The Hero offer up a video appeasement. “The Reign of Unrelenting Terror” is the second tidbit they have released in promotion of the forthcoming release, scheduled for March 22 from Vagrant.

Protest The Hero are currently on their Canadian/US tour with Maylene and the Sons of Disaster and Tesseract.

Click here for the video.

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Progressive metalers, Protest the Hero, have just released the first single from their third feature-length release, Scurrilous. Fans can check out the track, “C’est La Vie,” streaming on their Facebook page.

As well, Protest the Hero fans can begin pre-orders of the album set for a March 22 stateside release.

Scurrilous follows the Canadian five-piece’s critically acclaimed 2008 release Fortress, and reunites the band with producer Julius “Juice” Butty.

Protest the Hero is currently touring Europe on the first leg of their world tour. After  an appearance at Australia’s 2011 Soundwave Festival, the band will begin an extensive Canadian and U.S. tour on March 23 with supporting acts Maylene and the Sons of Disaster and TesseracT.

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Protest The Hero Unveil album art for “Scurrilous”

Posted by NichTheHair on Monday, January 24, 2011 at 1:33 PM (PST)

Canada’s Protest The Hero have released the cover art for their third album, “Scurrilous.” Due out March 22 on Vagrant Records, this release follows 2008’s highly-lauded “Fortress.” In the progression of new releases from bands, the next new bits from the album is song releases! Stay tuned in for more updates.

Currently, they are out on tour in the UK with Darkest Hour, then hitting some festival dates. After that, they will set out on their own headlining tour of Canada and the US.

Click here for a large shot of the cover and tour dates.

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Protest the Hero Announce New Album & Tour Support

Posted by JDKleinhans on Tuesday, January 18, 2011 at 12:00 PM (PST)

Ontario’s progressive metal quintet Protest the Hero will release their third studio album, “Scurrilous”, on March 22 on Vagrant Records in the U.S. “Scurrilous” is the follow up to the 5-piece band’s, critically acclaimed 2008 sophomore release, “Fortress”, and reunites the band with producer Julius “Juice” Butty. Pre-orders for “Scurrilous” will be available the first week of February through the bands official website.

Protest the Hero will begin their world tour with dates in Europe and the UK from January 26th through February 12th supporting Darkest Hour. Following an appearance at Australia’s 2011 Soundwave Festival, the band will begin an extensive Canadian and U.S tour March 23 with support acts Maylene and the Sons of Disaster and Tessaract. The Canadian leg of the tour will be sponsored by D-Tox Clothing.

Click here for a list of tour dates.

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Protest The Hero band photoCanadian progressive metallers Protest the Hero are in the studio working on their yet untitled upcoming album.  From the looks of this update they are being sure to pace themselves by including plenty of hard drinking in between.  In fact, you can even catch some nude beer bonging going on.

Protest the Hero’s last album was “Fortress” which was released on January 29, 2008 through Vagrant Records.

To watch the video click here.

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