PROTEST THE HERO *FINALLY* JOIN A TOUR WORTH SEEING (PLUS FALL TOUR ROUNDUP)
After fellating Protest the Hero’s incredible early-2008 release Fortress for two months solid (culminating in my first ever 5 of 5 horns review), I was immediately let down by successive announcements that the band would be touring with shit emo bands through the entire summer. Finally someone in the band’s camp has come to their senses and packaged them with a lineup that will put them in front of the metal audience that NEEDS to know about this band. And finally, I will be able to go see them live. Lambgoat is reporting a fall tour with Protest playing direct support for Unearth, with The Acacia Strain, Whitechapel and Gwen Stacy also on the bill.
This fall is shaping up to be a fucking sick touring season in the U.S. In addition to this tour we have the recently announced Trivium / All That Remains co-headline (if that tickles your fancy), the Opeth / High on Fire / Baroness / Nachtmystium tour, and what is essentially Paganfest Part 2, featuring Amon Amarth, Ensiferum, Belphegor and the Absence. There’s also the Carcass reunion tour and the Children of Bodom / Between the Buried and Me run (now with Black Dahlia Murder too!).
My only problem: what’s a Met fan to do *if* they make it into the playoffs?