This week Canadian prog metallers Protest The Hero will be hitting the road with Melbourne’s I Built The Sky in support of guitar lord Plini’s Summer 2023 Australian tour.
Welding technical metal with post-hardcore flair, Ontario-hailing quintet Protest The Hero have evolved from teenage underground sensations into one of the most forward-thinking bands in the heavier realms. Their debut 2005 full-length Kezia set the scene for a sharp and ever-evolving sonic trajectory, Now an award-winning band in command of millions of streams and a legion of fans, Protest The Hero‘s explosive live show has seen them tour with the likes of Coheed and Cambria, August Burns Red, Between The Buried And Me, In Hearts Wake and Closure In Moscow.
The Everblack Podcast caught up with Protest the Hero frontman Rody Walker to discuss their upcoming Australian run with Plini, touring after lockdowns, Fortress hitting 15 years old, his solo project and much more!
Watch/Listen to the interview here:
In August 2022, Plini recorded a few songs at Finnvox Studios in Helsinki. The full video (Electric Sunrise, I’ll Tell You Someday and Cascade) is now up on YouTube and all streaming services.
I Built The Sky, the brainchild of guitarist Rohan Stevenson, has been releasing self-produced instrumental guitar music since 2012. Fusing complex arrangements, catchy melodics and shredding guitarwork, I Built The Sky ranges from thunderously progressive to intimately acoustic, and everything in between. Previously touring with the likes of Caligula’s Horse, Twelve Foot Ninja, Circles and many others at home and abroad, I Built The Sky is a must-see for any prog, guitar, or riff fan.
NEW WORLD ARTISTS & EVOLUTION TOURING PRESENT
SUMMER 2023 AUSTRALIA TOUR
WITH SPECIAL GUESTS
PROTEST THE HERO
I BUILT THE SKY
SATURDAY 28 JANUARY 2023 – METRO THEATRE, SYDNEY
SUNDAY 29 JANUARY 2023 – NEWCASTLE HOTEL, NEWCASTLE
WEDNESDAY 1 FEBRUARY 2023 – THE BASEMENT, CANBERRA
THURSDAY 2 FEBRUARY 2023 – PRINCESS THEATRE, BRISBANE
FRIDAY 3 FEBRUARY 2023 – 170 RUSSELL, MELBOURNE
SATURDAY 4 FEBRUARY 2023 – THE GOV, ADELAIDE
SUNDAY 5 FEBRUARY 2023 – MAGNET HOUSE, PERTH
Tickets on sale now at www.plini.co