Protest The Hero Announce Replacement Tour Bassist
Canada's PROTEST THE HERO have announced that bassist Arif Mirabdolbaghi will sit out the rest of the band's tour cycle for the Volition album. They have issued the following statement:
"Arif has decided that the touring schedule we have signed up for to support Volition is more intense than what he is prepared to commit. He is actively involved with other projects at home and being a full-time band member isn't a practical thing.
Though he has, and will be, missed out on the road with his brothers, everything was left on a positive note and we are open to his involvement down the road and only time will see how it all plays out. In the meantime, our longtime friend and tourmate Cam McLellan will be filling in on bass duties for the rest of the cycle. As an amazing musician, co-writer and producer of 'Volition', he is more than capable to pick off where Riffy left off.
Don't fret, Cam's working on his giant happy smile and well-placed high kicks during our set!"
Protest The Hero beat out ANCIIENTS, GORGUTS, KEN MODE and THE FLATLINERS, the band's Volition album taking the award for "Metal / Hard Music Album Of The Year" at the 2014 JUNO Awards, which aired live on CTV from Winnipeg’s MTS Centre last night, Sunday, March 30th.