For the first time since 2016′s Pacific Myth EP, progressive metal outfit Protest The Hero will be releasing brand new music.
Titled Palimpsest, the new 10-track studio album will officially hit stores June 19th via Spinefarm Records.
Detailing their first full-length LP since 2013′s Volition, guitarist Luke Hoskin commented, “Palimpsest is by far the most challenging record we have worked on. The writing and recording process saw so many delays, it’s honestly hard to keep them straight. We are very proud of how each hurdle was handled though and the end result is a record that we believe is deserving of such an endeavor.”
Frontman Rody Walker added, “This record was extremely difficult for me personally. With my first child on the way, I built a studio in my basement to ensure I wasn’t leaving my wife alone with a new child for weeks on end.”
“I haven’t left my house since,” he said. “What made it most difficult was the change in my voice. During our final tour just before we were set to start recording, I blew my voice out and it didn’t come back. I spent a long time fighting with it trying to bounce back and failing.”
“Finally,” Walker said, “through coaching and rehearsal, I got it back in shape. For the first time in my life singing felt like an actual job and I’m still pissed about it. I have never worked harder to put out music in my life and I am extremely proud of the product.”
For a glimpse of what’s to come from the new album, be sure to check out Protest The Hero’s Amelia Earhart-inspired single “The Canary” (named after Earhart’s bright yellow bi-plane) below. Afterward, make sure to pre-order Palimpsest here.
01) “The Migrant Mother”
02) “The Canary”
03) “From The Sky”
04) “All Hands”
05) “The Fireside”
08) “Little Snakes”