News•July 24, 2013 2:51 PM ET•4,020 views
Protest The Hero to release album w/ Razor & Tie
Official press release: Protest The Hero is pleased to announce the completion of their new studio album. The album is the long-awaited follow-up to 2011's, Scurrilous (Vagrant). Since completing their ground breaking Indiegogo campaign, the progressive metal stalwarts also announce that they have licensed the album to series of worldwide partners who will help distribute and market it to both traditional stores alongside digital service providers, thus making the new record available on a world wide scale in preparation for its fall, 2013 release. Protest The Hero and Razor & Tie will join forces for the United States, while the album will be released in Canada through SONY Music and in the rest of the word via Spinefarm. The forthcoming, soon-to-be named release will be supported by extensive global touring that will stretch well into 2014. The band explains:
"Our successful crowd funding campaign allowed us a new level of both artistic and business minded freedom. We had the pleasure of recording an album with budgets and deadlines created only by ourselves and we think the project benefited the world over because of that.We can't thank our dedicated contributors enough for putting us in the driver seat.It has been an arduous process because we have had to create two completely different packages for this album.One will be the exclusive release which will only go to people who contributed to our campaign.The other is going to be the more standard release which we hope everyone will see on record store shelves (and digitally, of course). We realized pretty quickly after recording that we were going to need some help with the distribution of the traditional release.We knew we wanted our album to be available around the world in as many formats as possible.With this in mind, and with our new found sense of control we have teamed up with some new pals.All of which are completely on board with our non-traditional view moving forward.No advances, no multi-record deals, no hidden agendas.We hope you are able to get your hands on at least one of these versions of our new album, regardless of where you are in the world.It's scary, but wonderful to say...this album absolutely would not have been possible without the generosity and support of those who contributed to the making of our new album.We will forever be in your debt!"To date, Protest the Hero have released four full length albums to date and have toured the world over. The band is Luke Hoskin (Guitar), Tim Millar (Guitar), Arif Mirabdolbaghi (Bass) and Rody Walker (Vocals). The band is managed by Larry Mazer and represented for touring by Josh Kline of The Agency Group.