Protest the Hero is a Canadian progressive metal group from Whitby, Ontario. Originally named Happy Go Lucky, the group line-up has remained the same since their formation in 1999. The ensemble changed their name to Protest the Hero shortly before releasing their debut EP, Search for the Truth, in 2002. In 2005, the group released their first full-length album, Kezia, on the indie label Underground Operations.
On January 23, 2006, the lineup officially signed with Vagrant Records for Kezia’s United States release. Kezia was put forth in the US on April 4, 2006. Their second full-length album, Fortress was officially issued by Underground Operations in Canada and by Vagrant Records worldwide on January 29, 2008. The band has finished recording for their third studio album, Scurrilous, which was issued on March 22, 2011.