MetalMouthMedia.com conducted an interview with the Canadian tech-metal punk act PROTEST THE HERO when the band played in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada on April 10. You can now watch the chat below.
PROTEST THE HERO bassist Arif Mirabdolbaghi will sit out the rest of the band's current "Volition" touring cycle in order to focus on "other projects at home." His replacement on the road will be the band's longtime friend, producer and creative collaborator Cameron McLellan.
As previously reported, PROTEST THE HERO was honored in the "Metal/Hard Music Album Of The Year" category at this year's Juno Awards (the Canadian equivalent of the Grammy Awards),which was held on March 30 in Winnipeg after a week of musical celebrations across the city.
PROTEST THE HERO's fourth studio album, "Volition", sold around 11,400 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 20 on The Billboard 200 chart.
The long-awaited follow-up to 2011's "Scurrilous" (Vagrant),"Volition" was licensed to series of worldwide partners who are helping distribute and market it to both traditional stores alongside digital service providers, thus making the new record available on a worldwide scale.
PROTEST THE HERO and Razor & Tie joined forces for the United States, while the album was released in Canada through Sony Music and in the rest of the word via Spinefarm.
After the departure of longtime drummer Moe Carlson, PROTEST THE HERO enlisted LAMB OF GOD's Chris Adler to sit behind the kit for the recording sessions of "Volition". Now with extensive touring on the horizon, PROTEST THE HERO has decided to fill the slot permanently with Mike Ieradi.