Protest The Hero Share New Live Video For “Bloodmeat”

Protest The Hero have shared a new live video for “Bloodmeat” off their 2008 album “Fortress.“ The band commented:

“We had our friend/foe Wyatt Clough join us on the Fartress 10 Year Anniversary Tour. Besides annoying us constantly, he also took some pretty great videos & photos of us rocking! We figured that 10 Years on, we might as well piece together a performance video of Bloodmeat – after all, the original video for BM was the first and only full performance video we ever made… We hope you can spot yourself if you were able to make it to one of these shows. It was definitely a tour to remember for all of us.”

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Protest The Hero Release “Kezia X Live” Performance/Mini-Documentary & Vinyl Reissue

Protest The Hero have released their “Kezia X Live” performance/mini-documentary. The film was shot a few years ago during the band’s “Kezia” 10th anniversary shows in Toronto, ON, which featured the group’s original lineup. You can find that at kezia.vhx.tv. In other news, the band have also released a limited edition vinyl version of “Kezia.“ It is limited to 500 copies and can be purchased HERE. It’s worth noting that there is a bundle with the vinyl, film, and a bonus book on the making of “Kezia.“

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Kezia Day is Here! As teased yesterday, we have two big announcements today: 1. The "Kezia X Live" performance / mini doc is finally available. It is a full set comprised of bits and pieces of our final three shows on the Kezia X tour of Canada with the original line up. It also has heart warming interviews sprinkled throughout – it's a pretty cool piece! To check it out, go here: kezia.vhx.tv 2. We have just released a Limited Re-Issue of Kezia on a Double Disc LP! She's available over at @sheethappenspublishing (click the link in their bio) 3. If you want all of the above and an amazing 155 page, behind the scenes book about the making and release of Kezia – you can grab em all in a bundle at Sheet Happens too!

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Protest The Hero To Release 10th Anniversary Vinyl Box Set Version Of “Fortress”

Protest The Hero will be releasing a 10th anniversary vinyl box set version of “Fortress” on November 6. It will be limited to 1,000 copies and pre-orders can be found HERE.

Here’s what the set will include:

  • Full Colour Lift Off Lid Box Sets, Black Flood on Inside, Anti-Scratch Silky Matte Lamination
  • Belted w/ 2″ Full Color Crown Obi Strip
  • 2x 12″ Double Sided 180g records
  • LP1 – Fortress Remastered for Vinyl (Opaque Purple LP)
  • LP2 – Fortress Instrumental Version Remastered for Vinyl (Opaque Pink LP)
  • Records Housed in PVC Gatefold Flap
  • 3 x 3′ Fortress 10 Yr Artwork Flag
  • Custom Enamel Pin Set (3 Fortress Tracklisting Icon Pins)
  • 4x 20pt Card Stock Lyric Lithos (Double Sided w/ artwork on one side, lyrics on the other)
  • Commemorative Tour Laminate from Fortress 10 yr Tour

[via The PRP]

Protest The Hero Cancel Upcoming Tours Due To Vocal Issues

Protest The Hero have cancelled their UK, European and Japanese tours. The decision comes as a result of frontman Rody Walker suffering with vocal issues.

The band posted the following:

“UK, Europe and Japan:

We regret to inform you that we will be cancelling our summer tours in your wonderful countries due to unforeseen circumstances.

During the Fortress X North American tour, Rody started to develop issues with his voice which carried on for the duration of the tour. Near the end, we were almost forced to cancel our three shows in Toronto because of it.

Early last week, our producer flew to Toronto to begin tracking vocals for our new record (LP 5) – something we have been quietly working on for a couple years now. After only a few hours in the vocal booth, Rody’s vocal issues began to surface.
Rody and our producer were forced to stop tracking – worried that he may do irreparable damage to his vocal chords.

We have no other choice than to postpone our recording sessions, and cancel our tours this summer.

As of this moment, there are no plans to make up these shows. The next time we visit your countries will be on a headline tour in support of our new album.

You can read Rody’s personal statement below.

Sincerely,

Protest The Hero

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From Rody:

Dear European and Japanese friends,

You know when you’re hearing from Choady it’s bad news, and this time will be no different. Unfortunately, the rest of the Fortress tour is cancelled. I completely frigged myself on the North American portion of the tour. I assumed it would be like any other tour, a few days off and I’m good to go, however, I was mistaken.

I don’t know whether it’s my age or so many years of improperly using my voice, but it’s not snapping back the way it once did. At this point, I’m worried that heading back on tour would result in irreparable damage. So, I’m going back to the basics, I’m going to figure out what I’m doing wrong and learn how to sing properly, all while attempting to record the new album.

This sucks, and I’m very sorry. I hate disappointing people, but I have to put my health first.

Choadecency”

Protest The Hero & Norma Jean To Combine Anniversary Tours For Upcoming European/UK Trek

Protest The Hero and Norma Jean have announced a co-headlining European/UK tour. Protest The Hero will be performing “Fortress” in full on the trek, while Norma Jean will be performing “Redeemer” in full. Loathe and Cyclamen will serve as support.

Tour Dates:

07/05 Oberhausen, GER – Kulttempel
07/06 Bristol, UK – The Fleece
07/07 Birmingham, UK – Asylum
07/08 Newark, UK – Tech Fest
07/10 Glasgow, UK – Garage
07/11 Manchester, UK – Rebellion
07/12 London, UK – O2 Islington Academy
07/13 Antwerp, BEL – Kavka
07/14 Utrecht, NET – Tivoli Pandora
07/16 Berlin, GER – Musik and Frieden
07/17 Wiesbaden, GER – Schlachthof
07/18 Prague, CZE – Futurum
07/19 Budapest, HUN – A38
07/20 Pinarella Di Cervia, ITA – Rockplanet
07/21 Munchen, GER – Free & Easy

Protest The Hero Reveal Supporting Acts For “Fortress” 10th Anniversary Tour

Protest The Hero have officially revealed the supporting acts for their “Fortress” 10th anniversary tour. Closure In Moscow (performing “First Temple” in full) and Thank You Scientist will join them from March 21 – April 8, while Good Tiger and Destrage will join them from April 19 – May 6.

Tour Dates:

03/22 Detroit, MI – Shelter
03/23 Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
03/24 Milwaukee, WI – Rave II
03/27 Winnipeg, MB – The Garrick
03/28 Saskatoon, SK – Louis’
03/29 Edmonton, AB – Union Hall
03/30 Calgary, AB – The Palace
04/01 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw
04/02 Seattle, WA – The Crocodile
04/03 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
04/05 San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
04/06 Los Angeles, CA – The Roxy
04/07 Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction
04/08 San Diego, CA – SOMA
04/19 Montreal, QC – La Tulipe
04/20 Ottawa, ON – Brass Monkey
04/22 Quebec City, QC – Salle Multi
04/24 Halifax, NB – Marquee
04/25 Moncton, NB – Tide & Boar Ballroom
04/26 Boston, MA – Middle East
04/27 New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre
04/28 Asbury Park, NJ – House of Independents
04/29 Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts
05/01 Washington, DC – Rock & Roll Hotel
05/02 Pittsburgh, PA – Diesel
05/03 Cleveland, OH – Agora
05/04 Toronto, ON – Danforth