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Protest the Hero

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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.   Divinity Within
  5.   Heretics & Killers
  6.   C'est La Vie
  7.   Divine Suicide of K.
  8.   Without Prejudice
  9.   Hair-Trigger
  10.   A Life Embossed
  11.   Led Astray
  12.   Dunsel
  13.   Clarity
  14.   Goddess Bound
  15.   Ragged Tooth
  16.   Skies
  17.   Bone Marrow
  18.   Spoils
  19.   I Am Dmitri Karamazov and the World is My Father
  20.   Termites
  21.   Bury the Hatchet
  22.   Moonlight
  23.   The Dissentience
  24.   Tandem
  25.   No Stars Over Bethlehem
  26.   Caravan
  27.   Cataract
  28.   Underbite
  29.   Mist
  30.   Plato's Tripartite
  31.   Yellow Teeth
  32.   Tilting Against Windmills
  33.   Sex Tapes
  34.   Soft Targets Dig Softer Graves
  35.   Limb From Limb
  36.   Goddess Gagged
  37.   Turn Soonest to the Sea
  38.   Nautical
  39.   Blindfolds Aside
  40.   She Who Mars the Skin of Gods
  41.   Harbinger
  42.   Cold Water
  43.   Tidal
  44.   Animal Bones
  45.   Drumhead Trial
  46.   Red Stars Over the Battle of the Cowshed
  47.   Tongue-Splitter
  48.   The Reign of Unending Terror
  49.   Plateful of Our Dead
  50.   Wretch
  51.   Palms Read
  52.   These Colours Don't Run
  53.   Fear and Loathing in Laramie
  54.   Apathetic New World
  55.   Tapestry
  56.   DVD
  57.   Bonus Material
  58.   On Conquest And Capture
  59.   Limb From Limb Pt. 1
  60.   Isosceles

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