Protest The Hero Announce New Album Details

Canadian progressive metal group Protest The Hero release some details about their upcoming album, "Scurrilous".

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Instrumental prowess and talented songwriting have made the progressive metal outfit Protest The Hero a successful band that is well respected by both fans of the genre and the metal community as a whole. The group has recently been working on their new album, and they plan to release the material in just a couple months' time.

The band has revealed that the title of this upcoming album will be Scurrilous. Scurrilous will be the group's third full-length studio album to date, and the will be the first since the well received and highly praised Fortress was released three years ago.

While there is still quite a bit of work to be done before Scurrilous hits the shelves, the Canadian metallers have announced that all of the recording has already been finished. They hope to have the record out soon, and have given a March 22nd release date.

With a sound that lead vocalist Rody Walker has described as even more progressive than previous efforts, this will be a release that should get fans stoked. And if you're interested in catching some studio footage (or maybe just a naked guy getting a watermelon dropped on his head), make sure you check out this video.

Stewdio Pupdate tree. from Rody Walker on Vimeo.

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    progmetallucas
    hands down the best news ever...or at least so far this year, can't wait for the album and hope to catch them on the road
    Misfit-FTB
    Sweet. I got all their albums, even their live album. So, I'm looking forward to this shit.
    metal15head
    Fuck yea cant wait!!! I loved fortress! Ive been jamming that cd in my truck alot lately
    heinrick
    I just came a load I've been holding for three years, ever since Fortress came out.
    burnsz82
    Discovered these guys through NHL 10...and then bought Kezia and Fortress. Love everything about this band, they do so many things well.
    Andragon
    Goddammit Rody. Made me shit my pants again. Seeing them in March AND a few months later too TesseracT is phenomenal too.
    evilgerbil666
    Pat_s1t wrote: evilgerbil666 wrote: I'm in the middle of learning Goddess Bound/Gagged, the insanity is overwhelmingI'm learning the whole Fortress album, only ones I've learned so far are Bloodmeat, The Dissentience, Sequoia Throne and Palms Read. Sequoia Throne was by far the hardest.
    I'm a bit scared of the intro tapping to Sequoia Throne, and the sweeps in Palms Read
    Pat_s1t
    evilgerbil666 wrote: I'm in the middle of learning Goddess Bound/Gagged, the insanity is overwhelming
    I'm learning the whole Fortress album, only ones I've learned so far are Bloodmeat, The Dissentience, Sequoia Throne and Palms Read. Sequoia Throne was by far the hardest.
    evilgerbil666
    ProgFripp74 wrote: It has been too long, such an underrated band at such a young age too! PTH and somewhat BTBAM are the modern pioneers of this awesome genre! Can't wait!
    Yea, 2 sides of the coin, BTBAM for awesome progressive death metal heaviness, PTH for awesome progressive metal heaviness
    guitarist41
    Y-y-yeah wrote: Am I the only one who had to look up the word "Scurrilous?"
    No. Haha.
    guitarist41
    'Fortress' is my favourite album ever. Everything about it is 100% ****ing amazing. I don't think they can out do themselves on this one, but I still hope they do!
    Pat_s1t
    I heard from a pretty credible source that they may be releasing the album in Atlantic Canada! I'm not going to say the city, but if you're in the Atlantic Canada area then you better hope this rumour holds!
    AdamLeMoine
    HelpTravesty wrote: I'll check it out, I was pissed after seeing them live though. Bunch of pricks onstage.
    I heard the singer was a jolly ol' ***** from a few people. He seems like a cocky jackass from the youtube vids I've seen. I'm hoping they come back here. Before they gained any fame they played here alot. I never got the chance to see them. I'd ignore the personalities though.. just because this kind of talent is hard to come by these days. His vocal range is INSANE.
    Mr. K.K.
    Doodleface wrote: Can everyone please stop calling PtH a 'progressive metal' band. Thanks.
    Well, they compose progressively, and Rody himself has even said they were a metal band.
    huevos
    KasanDude wrote: ??? There's a band called "protest the hero"?? Holy crap, band names must be running out. And why are the bands I never ever ever hear about always the ones with almost universal praise in the comments section here on UG? It's almost as if you guys have a syndrome where you only like bands if they aren't well known...
    "Verb" The "Noun" bands have been pretty common actually. The funny thing is that Protest bests all of them in terms of raw technical power and excellent songwriting know-how. And their live shows? IMMENSE! Another thing KasanDude; nobody goes out of their way to bash a relatively unknown band, given that their pool of detractors is going to proportionally smaller than that of a large band. By the very nature of being more well known, mainstream bands are bound to have more 'haters' than a lesser know band. I hope that answered your question, even if it really doesn't matter.
    --{matt}--
    YESSS!!! Now this is something news worthy. Hopefully theyll release a song or something will leak soon!
    ticklemeemo
    Decent band, terrible lyrics. That's the only part about them I don't like, really.
    dupaman
    I'm learning the whole Fortress album, only ones I've learned so far are Bloodmeat, The Dissentience, Sequoia Throne and Palms Read. Sequoia Throne was by far the hardest.
    Agreed. I also learnt Bone Marrow and a bit of Goddess Bound. Fun as but hard as SHIT. PS. FUCK YES NEW ALBUM@!!!!!
    dabbsy100
    Ridiculously in love with this band. fortress is an album that will never get old, every time I put it on I discover something new and I hope to god that the new album doesnt disappoint. Seen them three times now and each time has been incredible - last time I even ended up on stage talking about what porn I liked, which was sorta surreal!
    AdamLeMoine
    KasanDude wrote: ??? There's a band called "protest the hero"?? Holy crap, band names must be running out. And why are the bands I never ever ever hear about always the ones with almost universal praise in the comments section here on UG? It's almost as if you guys have a syndrome where you only like bands if they aren't well known...
    Protest the Hero is an awesome name IMO.
    HelpTravesty
    I'll check it out, I was pissed after seeing them live though. Bunch of pricks onstage.
    TheLlamaMan
    corrda00 wrote: I love you llamaman! Will you marry me?
    I don't think marrying a llama is safe.. or legal. :
    Scourge441
    Checked. Can't say I'm a PtH fan. They're certainly talented musicians but their stuff just doesn't do it for me.
    Skilface
    Picking up the CD on the 22nd, then seeing them in Ottawa on the 24th. Super psyched.
    ihavenoname93
    This is awesome. I've been waiting for years to hear this. Had no idea they were so well liked here either