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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.   Plato's Tripartite
  8.   Hair-Trigger
  9.   Blindfolds Aside
  10.   Dunsel
  11.   A Plateful of Our Dead
  12.   Harbinger
  13.   Cold Water
  14.   Tidal
  15.   Without Prejudice
  16.   Tilting Against Windmills
  17.   No Stars Over Bethlehem
  18.   Caravan
  19.   Animal Bones
  20.   Mist
  21.   Drumhead Trial
  22.   Tongue-Splitter
  23.   Tapestry
  24.   Tandem
  25.   Moonlight
  26.   Palms Read
  27.   Limb From Limb
  28.   Goddess Gagged
  29.   Divine Suicide of K.
  30.   Bury the Hatchet
  31.   Nautical
  32.   She Who Mars the Skin of Gods
  33.   Cataract
  34.   Ragged Tooth
  35.   A Life Embossed
  36.   Yellow Teeth
  37.   Clarity
  38.   Termites
  39.   Sex Tapes
  40.   The Dissentience
  41.   Bone Marrow
  42.   Spoils
  43.   Wretch
  44.   Goddess Bound
  45.   The Reign of Unending Terror
  46.   Skies
  47.   Turn Soonest to the Sea
  48.   Underbite

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