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PROTEST SH*TTY METAL VOCALISTS

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It’s always refreshing when bands are as good live as they are on record — it’s a silly thing to have to say, but it’s a necessary thing to point out in these ProTools happy times — and this especially holds true for vocalists. Growlers are a dime a dozen, and even in the live setting their voices are often beefed up with instant ball-enlargeing effects to make them seem like the manly men they aren’t. So it’s the real vocalists, the dudes that, ya know, sing, and have a real genuine talent (not that growling doesn’t take effort to learn too, but c’mon) that really impress me live when they nail the shit they do on record.

Protest the Hero’s Rody Walker is about as unique and talented of a vocalist as you’ll find in all of metal today. This live PtH footage filmed last week in Ottawa proves that the dude isn’t just propped up by studio chicanery; first note, BAM, perfect, and with that patented vibrato neatly centered on-pitch. Much respect, Mr. Walker. Side note: Walker is quickly working his way up the list of sour metal lead singers that hilariously antagonize the audience. Watch out, Guy Kozywyk and Frank Mullen!

More footage from the Ottawa show filmed by reader Matt M., along with remaining PtH / TesseracT / Maylene tour dates, after the jump. Stoked for this tour to hit NYC in May.

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Dunsel:

Mar 29 – Thunder Bay, ON @ Crocks

Mar 30 – Winnipeg, MB @ WECC

Mar 31 – Yorkton, SK @ Agri Pavillion

Apr 01 – Edmonton, AB @ Avenue

Apr 02 – Calgary, AB @ The Gate / SAIT

Apr 04 – Abbotsford, BC @ Abby Arts Centre

Apr 05 – Seattle, WA @ Corazon

Apr 06 – Portland, OR @ Branx

Apr 08 – San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s

Apr 09 – San Diego, CA @ Soma Side Stage

Apr 10 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Troubadour

Apr 11 – Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction

Apr 12 – Phoenix, AZ @ Nile Theatre

Apr 14 – Las Vegas, NV @ Area 702

Apr 15 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Avalon

Apr 16 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre

Apr 18 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s Outside

Apr 19 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live

Apr 20 – Dallas, TX @ The Door

Apr 22 – Orlando, FL @ The Social

Apr 23 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade Downstairs

Apr 24 – Greensboro, NC @ Greene Street Club

Apr 26 – Detroit, MI  @ Magic Stick

Apr 27 – Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge

Apr 29 – Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop

Apr 30 – Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar

May 01 – Worcester, MA @ Palladium Upstairs

May 03 – New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater

May 04 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero

May 06 – Toronto, ON @ Sound Academy

May 07 – London, ON @ London Music Hall

May 08 – Chatham, ON @ Encore Bar

May 09 – Kitchener. ON @ Wax Nightclub

May 11 – Hamilton, ON @ Studio Theatre

May 12 – St. Catharines, ON @ L3 Nightclub

 

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