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Combining technical metal and post-hardcore instincts, Whitby, Ontario's Protest the Hero are comprised of Rody Walker (vocals), Tim Millar (guitar/vocals), Luke Hoskin (guitar/vocals), Moe Carlson (drums), and Arif Mirabdolbaghi (bass/vocals). Starting as many bands do -- with a common musical passion found among high school friends -- Protest the Hero worked hard on developing their own identity, and their sound soon became reminiscent of a combination of Coheed & Cambria, At the Drive-In, and Every Time I Die. They released the 7" Search for the Truth on Canada's Underground Operations in 2001 and followed up two years later with the EP A Calculated Use of Sound. Their music was getting noticed around the country, and they won Best Indie Metal Band at the 2004 Indie Music Awards in Toronto and had multiple appearances on the Canadian music channel MuchMusic. Relentless touring continued with a range of bands from Korn and Limp Bizkit to Bigwig and Sum 41. Protest the Hero issued their debut full-length, Kezia, a sort of concept album referred to by the band as a "situationist requiem," in 2005. Signing with Vagrant in early 2006, Kezia was re-released in the United States that April. In 2008, the band released its second album, Fortress, which received near universal critical acclaim. Scurrilous, the group's third long-player, arrived in March of 2011. 2013 saw the amicable departure of original drummer and co-founder Moe Carlson. It also saw the release of the band's much anticipated fourth studio long-player, Volition, which was entirely crowd-funded via Indiegogo. Bassist Arif Mirabdolbaghi left the fold the following year and was replaced by producer Cameron McLellan, who would come on as an unofficial member. In 2015, the group announced that their next release, an EP called Pacific Myth, would be subscription-based, with the six tracks to be released through Bandcamp once per month to paid subscribers until March 2016. ~ Corey Apar
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  2.   Bloodmeat
  3.   Sequoia Throne
  4.   Heretics & Killers
  5.   Divinity Within
  6.   C'est La Vie
  7.   The Dissentience
  8.   Clarity
  9.   Dunsel
  10.   Bury the Hatchet
  11.   Plato's Tripartite
  12.   Without Prejudice
  13.   Tilting Against Windmills
  14.   Tongue-Splitter
  15.   The Reign of Unending Terror
  16.   Bone Marrow
  17.   Limb From Limb
  18.   Spoils
  19.   Wretch
  20.   Goddess Bound
  21.   Blindfolds Aside
  22.   No Stars Over Bethlehem
  23.   Nautical
  24.   Harbinger
  25.   Yellow Teeth
  26.   Tapestry
  27.   Tandem
  28.   Sex Tapes
  29.   Moonlight
  30.   Palms Read
  31.   Goddess Gagged
  32.   Plateful of Our Dead
  33.   Turn Soonest to the Sea
  34.   She Who Mars the Skin of Gods
  35.   Divine Suicide of K.
  36.   Animal Bones
  37.   Hair-Trigger
  38.   Drumhead Trial
  39.   Mist
  40.   A Life Embossed
  41.   Termites
  42.   Skies
  43.   Underbite

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