Protest the Hero

protest_the_heroProtest the Hero is an award winning Canadian progressive metal band from Whitby, Ontario. The Protest line-up has stayed the same since the band formed in 1999, when they were just 12 years old. They originally used the name Happy Go Lucky, but changed their name before releasing their first EP, A Calculated Use of Sound which was followed by the release of their first full length, Kezia, on the indie label Underground Operations. On January 23, 2006 the band officially signed with Vagrant Records for Kezia’s United States release. Kezia was released in the US on April 4, 2006. Their second full length, Fortress was officially released by Underground Operations in Canada and by Vagrant Records worldwide on January 29, 2008.

They have performed and toured with many well-known acts, including Alexisonfire, Bullet For My Valentine, Against Me!, Between the Buried and Me, and many others. In April 2009, Protest the Hero headlined the Heads Will Roll tour in the US with Misery Signals, The Number Twelve Looks Like You, Fall from Grace, and Scale the Summit.

Other Information

  • Also known as: Happy Go Lucky
  • Origin: Whitby, Ontario, Canada
  • Genres: Progressive metal, Mathcore
  • Years active: 1999–present
  • Labels: Vagrant, Underground Operations
  • Website:
  • Members:
  1. Rody Walker – lead vocals
  2. Tim Millar – guitar, backing vocals
  3. Luke Hoskin – guitar, backing vocals
  4. Arif Mirabdolbaghi – bass guitar, backing vocals
  5. Moe Carlson – drums



  • 2003: A Calculated Use of Sound
  • 2005: Kezia
  • 2008: Fortress


  • 2002: Search for the Truth 7″
  • 2003: A Calculated Use of Sound
  • 2008: Sequoia Throne Remix EP


  • 2009: Gallop Meets the Earth (CD/DVD)

Compilation appearances

  • 2002: (Coles) Notes from the Underground
  • 2004: Greetings from the Underground
  • 2004: Things Could Be Worse
  • 2005: Orange and Grey (DVD)
  • 2005: The Power of Music
  • 2006: Warped Tour 2006 Compilation



~ by molco on June 17, 2009.

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