Canadian progressive metallers Protest The Hero feel like sharing today so they are streaming a brand new song, the first from the upcoming Volition album, and also shared the cover art done by Jeff Jordan for the standard release of the album and tracklist. You can see the cover art below. The vinyl release of the standard issue will have an alternate artwork. More importantly, the music, now you can listen to "Clarity" at this location or over here.

The new offering shall be unleashed on October 29th. In November/December, the band will tour in North America with support from Architects, The Kindred and Affiance.

Volition tracklist:

01. Clarity
02. Drum-Head Trial
03. Tilting Against Windmills
04. Without Prejudice
05. Yellow Teeth
06. Plato's Tripartite
07. A Life Embossed
08. Mist
09. Underbite
10. Animal Bones
11. Skies

Band profile: Protest The Hero
Posted: 05.09.2013 by BloodTears


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Zadion - 05.09.2013 at 22:02  
Sounds good. Their first two albums are pretty great, but I fucking detest Scurrilous (C'est la Vie is the single great song on it). This song is definitely not the best they can do, but it's far better than most of the last album.
UnknownCheese - 05.09.2013 at 22:08  
Art sucks. Singer belongs in a pop/punk band.
Unhealer - 05.09.2013 at 22:52  
Excellent track and insane production! All the additional vocals/growls are placed so randomly and so effective...
Boxcar Willy - 05.09.2013 at 23:33  
Awesome. As always. That outro solo is phenomenal.

Sounds a little recycled though, like as if it could have been a B side for Fortress.
Saiyanity - 06.09.2013 at 01:51  
Sounds pretty promising, Protest have yet to let me down and it doesn't look like they're going to start with this album.
musclassia - 06.09.2013 at 14:55  
Really nice artwork. About the song itself, it definitely has a different sound to Scurrilous (which is probably a good thing, because I feel like Scurrilous is approaching perfect and they'd really struggle to top it). It sounds darker and more serious, which is cool but if there rest of the album's like it I'll miss the fun feel of Scurrilous. Still, it's a really neat song which keeps my expectations high, although Rody's not quite as impressive on it as he was on the last album for some reason.

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