Formed in 1999 under the name Happy Go Lucky, Protest the Hero (abbreviated as PTH or simply Protest) is a Canadian post-hardcore metal band with punk influences (see genre section) from Whitby, Ontario . They have released the EP A Calculated Use of Sound (2003) and their recent full length Kezia (2005) with the indie label Underground Operations. On January 23, 2006 the band officially signed with Vagrant Records for United States releases. Kezia was released in the US on April 4, 2006.
Many of their older lyrics contain obvious political/social commentary, especially concerning the United States. However, on their latest release this commentary has been toned down significantly, using persistent themes and metaphors rather than blatant accusation, demonstrating their new outlook on the world and as song writers. Protest the Hero cites Between the Buried and Me, Jorge Salan and The Red Chord as some of their main musical influences, and Fyodor Dostoevsky and Dane Cook as some of their inspirational influences.
= The band is comprised of five members: Rody Walker (lead vocals), Tim Millar (guitars, live backup vocals), Luke Hoskin (lead guitars, l...
|years active||1999 – Present|
|music genre|| Post-Hardcore |
|current members|| Rody Walker|