Protest The Hero have confirmed Mike Ieradi as their new drummer.

The band admit it was a struggle to find a successor to Moe Carlson, who left in June to return to his studies.

Ieradi will continue to play in his own band The Kindred, who will open for PTH on their upcoming tour in support of upcoming album Volition.

They say: “We had interest and video submissions from many friends, fans, and family alike. Every single one of those submissions was wonderful – but we realised it was going to be impossible to select a drummer based on a video.

“We needed someone who we knew. Someone who we thought we wouldn’t murder and leave at the side of the road two weeks into tour.

“We think we have found that person in Mike Ieradi, a Canadian fella we met many moons ago.”

Ieradi says: “I’m excited to be a full-blown member of a great band with some great friends. I hope you enjoy watching me sweat my way through two sets with Protest and The Kindred. It should be a fun one!”

Volition is released on October 28. PTH recently streamed lead track Clarity, available below.

(source Prog Magazine)

Nikola Savić is a prog enthusiast, blogger and author, in addition to being the founder of Prog Sphere, Progify, ProgLyrics and the ongoing Progstravaganza compilation series.

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