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Protest the Hero with The Contor...

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Dec 10, 2013

Tue 7:00 PM

400 Lincoln Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15209

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Performers:

  • protest the hero
  • The Contortionist
  • 2 More
    • The Kindred
    • Affiance

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Cost

20.00

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protest the hero: Protest the Hero (often abbreviated as PTH or simply Protest) is an award winning Canadian progressive metal band from Whitby, Ontario.[1] The Protest line-up has stayed the same since the band formed in 1999, when they were just 12 years old. [2] They originally used the name Happy Go Lucky, but changed their name before releasing their first EP, A Calculated Use of Sound which was followed by the release of their first full length, Kezia, on the indie label Underground Operations. On January 23, 2006 the band officially signed with Vagrant Records for Kezia's United States release. Kezia was released in the US on April 4, 2006. Their second full length, Fortress was officially released by Underground Operations in Canada and by Vagrant Records worldwide on January 29, 2008.

(From Wikipedia) http://www.myspace.com/protestthehero

The Kindred: Born and raised in "sunny" Luton, UK!! Formed in 2001. The longer they live the harder they play!

Affiance: Affiance is a metal band ferociously fighting to get their voice heard, literally. Hailing from Cleveland, Ohio, the band has managed to bring melodic singing back to heavy music. Their unique sound combines rhythm driven metalcore and harmonized leads to create a powerful and epic sound. With a foundation like that, the strong and melodic voice of Dennis Tvrdik completes the band’s stand out sound.

The band has been through some tough times trying to find the five guys who would make up what is the lineup today. Over the band’s two year history they have changed their sound from a post-hardcore/rock to what it is today. “It took us some time to figure out our niche,” says singer Dennis Tvrdik. “With all the member changes and different influences, after a while we were able to nail down exactly what we wanted: melodic metal.” Even though the band could not play shows due to member issues, they still found ways to get their name out. They followed close to 30 dates of the Vans Warped Tour this summer selling 2,231 promo cds. Along with almost 25,000 promotional fliers, it was all a push for their upcoming debut album expected to be released in late fall.

Now with a solid lineup, a full length album in the works and thousands of fans across the nation waiting to see them perform live, these five guys are marching forward with no hesitation. Affiance is determined and has what it takes to leave their mark in heavy music today, with or without a label.

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