An Interview With Protest The Hero: Rody Walker On The Wild And Unconventional Pacific Myth Experience

Protest The Hero released their newest EP, Pacific Myth, to fans via the subscription-based Bandcamp service this November. The Canadian progressive metal band composed of Rody Walker (lead vocals), Luke Hoskin (lead guitar, piano), Tim Miller (rhythm, guitar, piano), Mike Ieradi (drums), and Cam McLellan (bass guitar) is set to finish the year back on their home turf in Canada with an exciting end of year tour before kicking off 2017 on the August Burns Red tour. Protest The Hero frontman Rody Walker talked to me about the unorthodox releases of the band’s last two albums as well as their attempt to change the surprisingly stale image of progressive metal. We also discussed why despite the ease and popularity of digital downloads, vinyl still reins king and wax is not only back, but getting bigger every day.

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baby mama drama

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a man who loved to play cards

My grandfather was a tough man to get to know. He was stubborn, loud, and let you know his opinion on everything. But he loved. He loved the best way he knew how. And he was a good man. I know this because he raised my mother. A woman who embodies love with no restrictions; love with no conditions.

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the sweetest beat

i have been front and center for a shit ton of epic live performances by some of my favorite artists. my mister and i collect vinyl and spend countless hours hunting for treasure among stacks of wax where ever we travel.

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rattle + roll all night tour

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the eyes of the world are on you president trump.

as a woman, as a writer, and as a republican i will make just one statement on an election in which i have remained mostly silent. regardless which way you voted donald trump is the future president of the united states of america. period. when president obama won both terms i was devastated and straight up terrified for our country. that being said i still called him my president. i still prayed for his success and i sure as hell didn’t take to the streets of new york city to burn the american flag or spray paint swastika symbols on business store fronts.

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laughter and plenty of chaos

growing up i was never without a pet. first there was luke. my father rescued the black lab from starving in the streets and to this day considers the dog he long buried the greatest friend he ever had.

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