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AFTER THE departure of long-time drummer, Moe Carlson, Protest the Hero enlisted Lamb Of God drummer Chris Adler to fill the position for the recording of their forthcoming album, ‘Volition’ – set for release (ex-N. America) via Spinefarm Records on October 28th.

Now with extensive touring on the horizon, the band has decided to fill the slot permanently, with Mike Leradi being welcomed into the fold.

Here is the statement from the band:-

"Finding a new drummer has proven to be a tough task! We had interest and video submissions from many friends, fans, and family alike (yes, Choadie's mom sent in a video of her ripping ‘C'est La Vie!’). Every single one of those submissions was wonderful, but we realised it was going to be impossible to select a drummer based on a YouTube video. We needed someone we knew. Someone who we thought we wouldn't murder and leave at the side of the road two weeks into a tour. We think we have found that person in Mike Ieradi – a Canadian fella we met many moons ago.

“What's that you say? Mike is already in another band? Yes, he is. He will be playing in two bands on this upcoming tour of North America. He will be opening with his band The Kindred, and will then wrap the night up playing with us. Despite pulling double duty on this tour, he IS the newest member of pth and will hopefully be with us until we hang up the old jazz picks. No pressure, Mike! "

Mike Ieradi comments:-

"Hey everyone! Mike Ieradi here, and happy to announce my new role in Protest the Hero. I'm excited to be a full blown member of a great band with some great friends, and looking forward to the future with these goons. Stoked to see everyone out on this upcoming tour, and I hope you enjoy watching me sweat my way through two sets with Protest and The Kindred. It should be a fun one!”

The PTH world tour commences on November 7th in Ottawa, Canada. The band will hit shores in February 2014 as part of their headline European tour. Supporting Protest the Hero on this string of dates will be UK outfits Tesseract & The Safety Fire, plus Toronto-based Intervals.
Dates for the UK run are below:-
01.02.14 UK Brighton @ Concorde 2
02.02.14 UK Birmingham @ O2 Academy2
04.02.14 UK Sheffield @ Corporation
05.02.14 UK Glasgow @ Classic Grand
06.02.14 UK Manchester @ Academy2
07.02.14 UK London @ The Electric Ballroom

‘Volition’ is available for pre-order on iTunes here:

‘Volition’ is also available for pre-order at: (Amazon Signed exclusive) / (Standard)

Writer: Anthony May
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