Canadian progressive rockers Protest The Hero have released a very playful music video for “Underbite”, the band’s latest single from Volition (purchase on iTunes). The video features a finger puppet band performing, complete with pyro and merch, only to be seen for the hack impostors they really are. It’s a funny, potentially NSFW video (thanks to an erect paper penis) and is definitely good for more than a few laughs. Check it out below. READ MORE
Bloody-Disgusting has teamed up with Canadian horror pyschobilly punk band The Creepshow to bring you an exclusive first listen to their entire new album Life After Death, which comes out tomorrow via Sailor’s Grave Recordings (pre-order here)! If you head on below, you can hear all 11 infectious tracks of horror-inspired punk goodness, led by new singer/guitarist Kenda (replacing Sarah Blackwood, who joined Walk Off The Earth).
Life After Death is the fourth studio album from The Creepshow. It was self-produced with engineering coming from Steve Rizun at Drive Studios (The Flatliners, Dillinger Four, Ill Scarlett, Protest The Hero, etc…). READ MORE
Canadian progressive metalheads Protest The Hero have announced that their new drummer is none other than Mike Ieradi (The Kindred). The band utilized the expertise of Lamb Of God drummer Chris Adler for the recording of their new album Volition, which comes out October 29th via Razor & Tie.
The band comments, “Finding a new drummer has proven to be a tough task! We had interest and video submissions from many friends, fans, and family alike (yes, Choadie’s mom sent in a video of her ripping “c’est la vie!”). Every single one of those submissions was wonderful – but we realized it was going to be impossible to select a drummer based on a YouTube video. We needed someone who we knew. Someone who we thought we wouldn’t murder and leave at the side of the road two weeks into tour. We think we have found that person in Mike Ieradi – a Canadian fella we met many moons ago.
What’s that you say? Mike is already in another band? Yes, he is. He will be playing in two bands on this upcoming tour. He will be opening with his band The Kindred and will then wrap the night up playing with us. Despite pulling double duty on this tour, he IS the newest member of pth and will hopefully be with us until we hang up the old jazz picks. No pressure Mike!”
Head on below to listen to the band’s single “Clarity” and to read Ieradi’s thoughts on joining the band. READ MORE
Canadian progressive metal band Protest The Hero have released a new single entitled “Drumhead Trial”, which comes from their upcoming album Volition (out October 29th via Razor & Tie). The track features vocalist Kayla Howran and a guitar solo from Ron Jarzombek (Blotted Science).
The band stated via their Facebook page, “Although it was not our initial intention to release this song next… we have put up an official copy of “Drumhead Trial” for you guys to hear. We heard a bunch of terrible versions of this on youtube after it aired on radio in the US. If you had the misfortune of hearing one of these monstrosities – our sincerest. Hopefully you can at least rip your heartless comments on a version that sounds a little better.”
Canadian prog-metal band Protest The Hero have unveiled an interactive website where fans can go to try and reveal the REAL album artwork for the band’s upcoming album Volition, which comes out October 29th via Razor & Tie. The band writes, “Today we launch a unique, interactive fan-sourcing experience to reveal the Jeff Jordan-created artwork for our forthcoming album Volition. Playing off the night vision-equipped vultures featured in the artwork, each fan’s visibility is restricted to the immediate area surrounding their cursor, giving them limited access to the illustration. Each visitor’s viewfinder moves simultaneously amongst the others, forming a real-time flock of crowd-sourced clarity – fans must work together to expand their collective vision and reveal the artwork in its entirety. Go here to join the party!
I’ll be 100% honest and say that I don’t really know the work of Canadian progressive metal band Protest The Hero that well. Actually? Scratch that. I don’t know their stuff at all. I had heard of the band many times but I just never got the itch to check them out. Then earlier this year the band announced an IndieGoGo campaign to record their fourth studio album and they reached that goal in 30 hours. Ultimately they ended up with nearly three times their original goal, reaching a massive $341K. At that point, I began to get a bit curious. After all, a band doesn’t accumulate that kind of donation without doing something right…right?
Well, I got a chance to get a taste of the band recently when the band released “Clarity”, their first single from their upcoming album Volition, which comes out October 29th via Razor & Tie. I hit ‘Play’ because I just had to know if that $341K went to good use and sat back to hear just what exactly was so special about these guys. The song ended and I promptly hit ‘Replay’. When it ended again, I hit ‘Replay’ again. I think I listened to the song about six or seven times in a row before I could move on to whatever else it was that I had to do.
To put it simply, I was hooked. While I still haven’t gone back in the band’s career (if you’ve got some favorite tracks, leave them in the comments below), I’m not extremely excited for their future. But let me stick around on current affairs and explain just what it is about “Clarity” that has me so into it. READ MORE
Prog-metal band Protest The Hero have premiered an official lyric video (courtesy of Ap) for “Clarity” that also doubles as a comical vision of nerd rage LARP feuding between Star Trek and Star Wars fans. It’s rather humorous, especially when I have friends that get into arguments about which of the two universes is better (I just sit there and wonder where I’ve gone in my life that I ended up between these two bickering parties).
Yesterday, MetalSucks premiered the first single off of Protest The Hero‘s upcoming album Volition, which comes out October 29th via Razor & Tie. The incredibly tight song is definitely worth checking out, so head on down and give the track a spin!
Yesterday, progressive metal band Protest The Hero announced that they would not be signing to a new record label and that instead they would be recording and distributing a new album on their own. To do this, the band took to Indiegogo and asked fans to contribute a total of $125,000 (a number that I felt was quite high), which they broke down to explain each cost.
But what happened next is pretty remarkable as the goal of $125,000 was reached in less than 24 hours. The fundraiser still has another 30 days, so who knows how much more money will be raised.
It’s a rather amazing event to witness as this demonstrates how dedicated fans can and will pay for material they want when faced with the distinct and very real possibility of ultimately never getting it. After all, a band can’t record an album if they don’t have the funds.
For more information, you can watch the band’s explanation video below. READ MORE
A few weeks ago, I got the opportunity to go and check out TesseracT, one of my favorite new bands, rocking the Magic Stick in Detroit, Michigan. Calling them new is a bit misleading as they’ve been in the underground scene for years. However, since signing to Century Media Records, their rise in popularity is nothing short of astounding. They’re currently nominated in the Metal Hammer Golden Gods as “Best New Band” (cast your votes here), they’ve toured all over the world and they have several surprises up their sleeves for 2011 alone (I can’t say what yet, but it’s awesome). Check after the jump for some live photos and a review.
Jacksonville, FL hardcore act Evergreen Terrace have released the video for the song “Enemy Sex” off 2009′s “Almost Home”. The video was directed by Salvatore Perrone who has worked with bands such as Suicide Silence and Bring Me The Horizon. Enjoy!
Read past the break for the skinny on Cave In and Protest The Hero!