Protest The Hero
Architects, The Kindred, Affiance
137 Besserer Street
Ottawa, ON, K1N 9J9
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Protest The Hero
Protest The Hero have carved an identity for themselves that is so revolutionary within heavy music that to call them "unique" would be like calling Louis C.K. "pretty funny" or the classic "Star Trek" television series "influential sci-fi." The band effortlessly balances high-minded artistry with wit and whimsy, substantive viewpoints with wanton tomfoolery and masterful musicianship with true songcraft.
Across Protest The Hero’s cinematic fourth album, Volition, spider-fingered arpeggios, walloping bottom heavy brutality and dynamically theatrical vocals the group have made their stock-in-trade remain unrivaled. Their storied career has earned them a Revolver Golden Gods Award, two Canadian Independent Music Awards, a Juno nomination, and millions of views online leading to a #1 debut in their home Canada. But it’s the groundswell of loyal supporters who’ve connected with the band’s spontaneity, authenticity and depth that continues to propel them forward: when they set out to crowdfund Volition, PTH met their goal in 24 hours and had more than tripled that sum when it was over.
"We thought, ‘This very well could end our band,’ but we dove in headfirst," frontman Rody Walker explains regarding his band’s crowdfunding experiment. "The fans responded in a way we could have never expected. It really rejuvenated us. It was a breath of new life."
Lead guitarist Luke Hoskin concurs. "We were dumbfounded when it surpassed [our goal] so quickly. We knew we’d be tapping into our core fans, but we didn’t know so many of them would help spread the word."
The Indiegogo campaign backers will each receive something special, while Volition will enjoy the benefits of a traditional label model (including marketing, publicity, retail and distribution muscle) thanks to a new partnership with Razor & Tie for the record’s official unveiling.
Influences: power, greed, money, nepotism, vanity, slothfullness, ire...whiskey, sluts & Springsteen.
formerly Today I Caught The Plague
Bullet Tooth is excited to announce the signing of Affiance from Cleveland, OH. "Affiance", meaning to betroth in trust and confidence, is a name that can be taken to heart as these guys have banded together and endured every trial a new band faces. Affiance kicked down doors, shattering expectations, and broke the mold of how metal "should" sound. Affiance is confident that they present a new
breed of metal that is intense, with vocals that soar, and live performances that leave the harshest critics in awe.
Affiance is preparing for the release of their first full length album, "No Secrets Revealed" on Bullet Tooth this Fall. "We are very excited and we believe, with the help of Bullet Tooth, we will be able to work harder, push further, and accomplish more than we ever have before," says Brett Wondrak (Guitar). The album is 10 songs of intricately written metal fused with harmonies and vocals that will leave the listener humming along after the first listen. Lyrically Affiance touch on political and religious themes, and lyricist and vocalist Dennis Tvrdik commented, "We are a band that strongly believes in the pursuit of truth and happiness. In order to achieve these ideals we must delve into concepts and that we often don't want to think about. We hope that through our music we can inspire people to think for themselves and be pro-active in society".
The band wrapped up a recent full US tour with their friends in Across The Sun (Metal Blade) and No Bragging Rights (Blk Heart Group) and gained tons of new fans in the process. Most importantly, scoring a record deal. When Bullet Tooth Pres. Josh Grabelle saw the band on this tour, he said, "These guys were one of the best live bands I had ever seen. I truly needed to see them play live to make sure Dennis' vocals weren't studio magic, and they certainly weren't! I was blown away. The whole band was incredible, and the songs on this album are gonna knock people's socks off." It should also be noted that the night Affiance played in NJ there was a hurricane with 60+ MPH winds and rain... proving nothing will stop Bullet Tooth from seeking out the best new music!