PROTEST THE HERO: 'Fortress' Pushed Back To Early 2008

PROTEST THE HERO, a radical five-piece band from Whitby, Ontario, has had the release date of its second full-length album on Vagrant, "Fortress", pushed back to early 2008 from the previously announced November 13. The 10-song set was produced by Julius "Juice" Butty and recorded at Silo Studios in Hamilton, Ontario. The band has just completed a tour with SHADOWS FALL and joins up with ALL THAT REMAINS on Tuesday in Louisville, KY.

"This album is nothing to be intellectualized," stated lead singer Rody Walker. "All talk of wonder, pathos and optimism (blindfolded) aside (hink). I feel it's a very natural progression for us. A natural progression into further obscurity. I am of the belief a lot of the people who work for us were hoping for a stab at a more commercially viable album, however we wrote what we wanted without linear boundaries and created something less commercial than ever. Some fans of the band will hate it. And some people who hate the band will love it. All others can rot."

PROTEST THE HERO has not revealed any further details about the new CD other than to indicate that "Fortress" will not revolve around a single concept, like the band's 2006 debut, "Kezia", but is instead more closely akin to "goddess worship in the tradition of Robert Graves," according to lyricist and bassist, Arif Mirabdolbaghi.

Watch PROTEST THE HERO's video for the song "The Divine Suicide of K" (taken from "Kezia"):

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