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UPCOMING EVENTS


May 10th - Dallas TX - Three Links with DEADHORSE
June 14th- Dallas TX - Curtain Club with D.R.I.

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UPCOMING EVENTS


May 10th - Dallas TX - Three Links with DEADHORSE
June 14th- Dallas TX - Curtain Club with D.R.I.

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Upcoming shows with DEADHORSE, D.R.I. and WARBEAST

2014 is in full swing with upcoming shows with Deadhorse, the 2014 Pit Bull Mosh Off with D.R.I. and more shows coming up with fellow DFW thrashers WARBEAST!

New album pre-production continues with PROTEST hitting the studio to officially start tracking drums APRIL 11TH

 

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New record in 2014

New album is coming along fast. The band is demoing out new tracks for what's looking to be a scorcher!

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The Corruption Code

Haven't heard The Corruption Code!?!
Check it out on iTunes, Amazon and Spotify!

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New hoodies are in

Keep your shit warm with new PROTEST hoodies! Get'em at shows or online

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About PROTEST


FIST BANGING, DENIM SHREDDING, HEAVY METAL FROM TEXAS

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About PROTEST


FIST BANGING, DENIM SHREDDING, HEAVY METAL FROM TEXAS

Hailing from Dallas TX, PROTEST is known for one thing, an unrelenting, no bullshit metal onslaught on stage. The band effortlessly blending it's thrash roots with a modern twist of hardcore and denim shredding old school metal attitude. 

Formed in 2003, the band has shared the stage with such acts as Obituary, Unleashed, Prong, Goatwhore, Incantation, God Forbid, Skeletonwitch, Kylesa, Warbeast, ABSU, Soulfly, Havok, Overkill, Kreator, Warbringer, Devastation, Kill the Client, Cough, Pinkish Black, Speedwolf and Venomous Maximus. The bands latest album, The Corruption Code is out now with a follow up full length album set to release in 2014.

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The Band


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The Band


Jason
Burris

Vocals

Ronnie Sterling

Rhythm Guitar

Jason
French

Lead Guitar

Jono
Garret

Drums

ChuckMiller

Bass

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Listen


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Press


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Press


LIT Monthly
April 2012
The Corruption Code

Let's talk about a band right in our own backyard that had just put out a blistering new CD called The Corruption Code. The fourteen track effort finds Protest at their relentlessly seething best. Featuring a stellar recording by the fine team at Skyline Studios this razor sharp spark of rapid fire aggression is remarkably impressive.

Not only do Protest pen some potent verbal scathe they also avoid sounding too much like their obvious influences. Shortly after opener "The Fall of Man" storms out the gate Slayer immediately sprints to mind but it quickly becomes very clear that Protest isn't following anybody else's lead. Things rarely get tedious as they hammer through their barbed-wire whiplash. Protest has managed to capture an explosive energy here that absolutely represents what they're like live. Hopefully they'll be playing around town again soon.


Bounded By Metal
January 2012
The Corruption Code

Based on the full-length, this act provides intense classic thrash with some hardcore tendencies. The guys thrash with conviction adding the necessary stomping break (Fueled by Hate and the pensive, quasi-doom of "White Noise), but you'll have to run for cover on the more aggressive, death metal-laced numbers (Prophet$). In the 2nd half the speed gets diminished, even a few battle-like touches (Blood and Sand), in the spirit of Bolt Thrower, can be caught to a positive effect. Short, more immediate and more aggressive cuts come near the end, where the bridled Slayer-esque aggression (War Dance Black, Kill Craft) is hard to be disguised, even by the very stylish melodic leads. "Turning Tide" is a furious thrash/deathster, closing the album in a shattering fashion, joshing without mercy to the end. The singer is a lower-pitched hardcore-ish semi-shouter, whose angry antics fit the aggressive music quite well.

"The Corruption Code is a F@K!NG Kick in the Face!"
 -bitsradio.net


Decibel Magazine
December 2007
The Truth Enslaves Us

Finally, someone gets the thrash/metalcore ratio right, which means as little metal core as possible. It's still in there but PROTEST manage to drop the tempo regularly without heading to Breakdown City. Plus the lyrics seem to be about stuff besides getting revenge on shit talkers or fake people or whatever.


Aversion Online
January 2007
The Truth Enslaves Us

"The Truth Enslaves Us", the debut EP from PROTEST, finds the Texas unloading five tracks of surprisingly taut late-80's/early 90's styled thrash fused with an air of chunky metallic hardcore. There's room for improvement of course, but overall this is a strong debut, right down to the recording, which is well-balanced and consistent - certainly better than average compared to the bulk of the self-released efforts that tend to cross my path. I'd like to hear the baselines brought forth a hint more, but other than that everything's on the right track in that department. Expect loads of meaty riffs and picking patterns across a range of tempos, with burly vocals and even some more darker, Bolt Thrower-esque uses of melody here and there. It's a pretty curious blend overall, what with the chaotic Slayer-meets-early-Megadeth style of lead playing over thicker and often more moderately paced rhythms. And while the thrash elements have more in common with the last decade's "hardcore" than anything, the metallic hardcore edge rests more in the background here. allowing the chugging heaviness to creat a different sort of vide in large part. Not bad at all.

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Watch


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Subscribe to the PROTEST YouTube Channel at youtube.com/protestmetal

"Eve's Error" from the album "The Corruption Code." 

PROTEST performs South of Heaven, Raining Blood and Angel Death Saturday May 4th at the Boiler Room in tribute to Jeff Hanneman
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Gallery


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Gallery


Live at TREES - Dallas TX

Past Events