Protest the Hero (often abbreviated as PTH or simply Protest) is an award winning Canadian progressive metal band from Whitby, Ontario. The Protest line-up has stayed the same since the band formed in 1999, when they were just 12 years old. They originally used the name Happy Go Lucky, but changed their name before releasing their first EP, A Calculated Use of Sound which was followed by the release of their first full length, Kezia, on the indie label Underground Operations. On January 23, 2006 the band officially signed with Vagrant Records for Kezia's United States release. Kezia was released in the US on April 4, 2006. Their second full length, Fortress was officially released by Underground Operations in Canada and by Vagrant Records worldwide on January 29, 2008.