PROTEST THE HERO, a radical five-piece band from Whitby, Ontario, has confirmed a November 13, 2007 release date for "Fortress", the group's second full-length album on Vagrant. The 10-song set was produced by Julius "Juice" Butty and recorded at Silo Studios in Hamilton, Ontario.
"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.
The band will begin touring immediately and is set to open five dates with SHADOWS FALL followed by a string of dates with ALL THAT REMAINS. More information will be made available shortly.