The King’s Arms Tavern may on the brink of closure, but they are certainly making the most of the little time they have left to bring some of the greatest bands to New Zealand.
On April 19th, Canadian metal band Protest the Hero will be taking the stage at the intimate venue in Auckland for a one off New Zealand show to promote their latest release Pacific Myth, supported by New Zealand’s own Heavy Metal Ninjas.
The band will be heading to our shores following a mini tour Alberta, Canada, before making their way to Australia for 6 shows extending from the East Coast all the way over to Perth.
“Protest the Hero have carved an identity for themselves that is so revolutionary within heavy music that to call them “unique” would be like calling Louis C.K. “pretty funny” or the classic “Star Trek” television series “influential sci-fi.” The band effortlessly balances high-minded artistry with wit and whimsy, substantive viewpoints with wanton tomfoolery and masterful musicianship with true songcraft.
Their latest offering Pacific Myth channels the bands usual hard-hitting sound and remains true to their signature style with overtly complex riffs and eccentric vocal arrangements. The band explained, “Pacific Myth was purely an experiment. For this reason, it’s a totally ‘go-with-your-gut’ record and one we are extremely proud of. Protest the Hero continue to push the boundaries of metal and widen their creative scope that has fans in a frenzy.”
Tickets are still available from Ticketmaster for $58 +bf.