Published Aug 27, 2015This Sunday (August 30) marks 10 years since the release of Canadian prog-metal veterans Protest the Hero's debut LP, Kezia, and it looks like the band are about to celebrate in style. Though details are still developing, the group appear to be plotting an anniversary tour.
Though the band themselves have not yet revealed anything on their end, Edmonton venue the Starlite Room has posted info on an upcoming Protest the Hero show taking place at the club November. The listing notes that this is a "KEZIA 10YR ANNIVERSARY" show, and tickets for the concert go on sale September 2.
Earlier this year, Protest the Hero announced a project called Kezia 10, asking fans for submissions for Kezia-era band memorabilia to be compiled into a special edition scrapbook for a 10th anniversary release. For fans' sake, here's hoping a fuller North American schedule is announced sometime soon, and that release makes an appearance at the merch table.
Kezia was the band's full-length debut and followed their 2003 EP, A Calculated Use of Sound. Back in 2005, Exclaim! described the album as a combination of "conscious lyrics, pop oriented melodies and detailed rock orchestration," sounding something like a mix between Queen and Coheed and Cambria.
Protest the Hero's last full-length was 2013's Volition.