Protest The Hero Announce New Album Details

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

Protest The Hero Announce New Album Details
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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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    Matt Chavie
    Finally something worth being posted on UG. I've been waiting too long for this album.
    GodzillaDeth
    best news of 2011 i already knew pth was gonna release an album in a couple of months but i didnt know the name of it but its the best news cause protest is at the top of the news, and its ****ing protest
    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.
    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
    xXChimairaXx
    ProgJazzMath wrote: evilgerbil666 wrote: ProgJazzMath wrote: YES. I didn't even bother to scam through comments and see who is flaming, I just don't care. I've been playing fortress out since the day they released it. BOUT DAMN TIME No one's been flaming yet, hence the magic of PTH lol I don't think anyone can argue with their musical prowess, metal awesomeness, and overall talent evilgerbil666 wrote: ProgJazzMath wrote: YES. I didn't even bother to scam through comments and see who is flaming, I just don't care. I've been playing fortress out since the day they released it. BOUT DAMN TIME No one's been flaming yet, hence the magic of PTH lol I don't think anyone can argue with their musical prowess, metal awesomeness, and overall talent The funniest thing is, Protest The Hero hates everyone anyway so it wouldn't matter And yes, no one can argue with the musical mastery those guys possess. It's a dream team of canadian madness.
    Its Juster Bieber's older brother!
    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@!!!!!
    Andragon
    Goddammit Rody. Made me shit my pants again. Seeing them in March AND a few months later too TesseracT is phenomenal too.
    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.
    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!
    ticklemeemo
    Decent band, terrible lyrics. That's the only part about them I don't like, really.
    Doodleface
    Mr. K.K. wrote: Well, they compose progressively , and Rody himself has even said they were a metal band.
    What does that even mean? Fact - They do not sound like a progressive metal band Fact - They sound like a Math Metal/Hardcore band.
    Mr. K.K.
    Doodleface wrote: What does that even mean?
    Lol, seriously? It means, generally speaking, they're a metal band who composes progressively, especially on Fortress. This isn't hard to comprehend. Stop overgeneralizing things for the sake of obscurity, etc.
    xraycat
    So I thought I had heard of this band. I thought they did that song "Take Back the Fear" which my local rock station plays, its a pretty cool song. However, then I realized the band that does that song is Hail The Villain. Hmmmmm..... Hail the Villain Protest the Hero The opposite of hail would be to protest, the opposite of villain would be a hero. Is there any other connection to these two bands?
    iammclovin
    All the stewdio pupdates and the preproduction crepe video are ****ing hilarious. And I'm seeing them twice, so pumped. March 24th in Ottawa and May 12th in St Catharines.
    Henkdemachtige
    Augustus Botak 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... dude, go search n listen to all of their songs, there are nothing like it, there are no good commercial bands outhere
    Have a bullet in your head boi.
    Cheesepuff
    just getting into these guys. they are gods. i have fortress on replay right now.
    Cutlass_253
    I just heard about this band like last week. I'm pretty excited about this album. It could be very good.
    proguit933
    Doodleface wrote: Mr. K.K. wrote: Well, they compose progressively, and Rody himself has even said they were a metal band. What does that even mean? Fact - They do not sound like a progressive metal band Fact - They sound like a Math Metal/Hardcore band.
    Fact- you never learned the definition of progress. To simply categorize this band into one genre is a mistake. They have elements of progressive metal, mathcore, neo-classical, traditional metal, punk and power metal. If you wanted to simplify it by putting two words on it, I'd go with ejaculate metal.
    Lion_Slicer
    Doodleface wrote: What does that even mean? Fact - They do not sound like a progressive metal band Fact - They sound like a Math Metal/Hardcore band.
    Fact - no one gives a shit really. If you like it then listen to it. Over-categorization gets so ****ing old. It's like arguing over whether your new bathroom tiles are more "teal" or "dark turquoise." BOOOOORING.
    huevos wrote: "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.
    How about Scale the Summit? They have great skills, and their tab book is basically a master class in how to write two-guitar harmonies. Though their style isn't nearly as... incendiary.
    ticklemeemo wrote: Decent band, creative, unique, and awesome lyrics.
    Fixed your typo.
    --{matt}--
    YESSS!!! Now this is something news worthy. Hopefully theyll release a song or something will leak soon!
    Dillingerfold
    Best news thus far this year in terms of teh moosikz. Gonna be on the edge of my seat until the 22nd
    Necrosaber
    I still beat off to Kezia. I love these guys so much. Can't wait for the new album.
    Mr. K.K.
    ticklemeemo wrote: Decent band, terrible lyrics. That's the only part about them I don't like, really.
    How are they lyrics terrible? >.>
    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.