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The Protest

New Castle, Indiana, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2005 | SELF

New Castle, Indiana, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2005
Band Rock Christian




""...nicest guys in the business""

"The nicest guys in the business." And I would like to add that they are among the hardest working bands with a huge heart for God and music. I am amazed an honored each and every time they perform at one of my shows! I consider them all close friends of mine and brothers in Christ! - Nathan Endris - Founder, Rockfest Ministries

"Hardrock Haven interview"

"The aggression level remains cranked; with the exception of one ballad, all the songs rock with go-for-the-throat intensity. The riffs on this album chug more than a professional beer drinker and the commercial heaviness is punctuated with some judicious screams."

"These guys steamroll you over with a furious wall of sound that is all slamming riffs and butt-kicking aggression, the kind of clenched fist rock that made Disciple, Pillar, and Thousand Foot Krutch household names in the Christian rock industry." - Mark Allen - Hardrock Haven

""...the guys are the real deal!""

“I first met them about 4 years ago at Rockfest. And I didn't care for them (not because of their music) but because I thought they were too good to be true. I mean, they showed up early, helped every single band, were nice to every single fan, worker, and respected the promoter and venue. I thought it was an act. I saw them again a couple of years later with The Letter Black, Icon For Hire, Blank Pages and Foreveratlast. And to my surprise it was the same thing again...helping every band, helping the venue, loving on each fan and even giving away your music because the show was delayed because of technical problems. So after watching the band all these years, I have concluded that the guys are the real deal! They really love Jesus and translates into their music, performance, love for other bands, venues, and fans! I am happy to say that I was wrong! Love you guys a bunch! God bless you and your CD release! ” - Perry Wilhite - The Gear Venue

""...crank it to 11 and rip off the knob!""

“I’m digging these dudes and I’ve really enjoyed the album. I think “Resist” and “In The Air Tonight” will find spots on my radio show, “The Meltdown with Clutch”. Now that they’ve got one under their belt, I’m looking forward to seeing what happens in their sophomore effort. Hopefully, they’ll just settle in, crank it to 11 and rip off the knob! ” - Clutch Rocks - The Meltdown with Clutch

""...strength lies in their live performances...""

“With band mate nicknames like "Shred", "Animal", "Texas Two Step", "Sludge" and "Sarge", one does not immediately envision a metal band with a mission from God. That is what Indiana based The Protest are though. Unable to really compare this band with others of the same agenda, The Protest doesn't make metal music for the mild audience. Rather, they offer crushing beats, blazing guitar riffs with hooks and leads that twist and turn around every lyric belted out with absolute fury. All encased within their message of hope and salvation. After doing extensive research on the band and their music, it is best said that The Protest strength lies in their live performances. . . .full review available online at” - L White, R.S.M. Promotions

""...premier Christian rock band""

“They've become one of the premier Christian rock bands in America. No hype here, folks. They are the real deal as I've said before. But most of all, real Christians. If you go to a Protest show and don't leave feeling loved by God and them, then something is wrong. ” - Chris Bousum, Always One Ministries, Co-Founder


Game Changer - 2012

Great Lengths - 2014



We all have goals for the future. Well thought out plans that seem bullet-proof. We take ease thinking that if we stick to that plan nothing can go wrong. Four young men from the middle of Indiana thought the very same thing until the day they tuned in to the will of God instead of their own. Music had been a passion shared between them for quite some time, but with no real purpose, no real inspiration to draw from. It wasn’t until they put down their plans and followed God’s that they realized that they could make an impact on people through their music. Since then, The Protest has gone through years of touring, recording, lineup changes, struggles, failures, and victories to find that they are even more passionate about reaching others with the love that Christ has shown them. With the release of their second album “Great Lengths”, they are more focused than ever to reach audiences with the love and hope of Christ.

Over the years The Protest has been blessed to tour the country and share the stage with many bands such as The Letter Black, Spoken, Nine Lashes, Decyfer Down, Sent by Ravens, Tesla, 12 Stones, Ashes Remain, Disciple, Fireflight, and Icon for Hire. They are also very humbled by the success of their debut album “Game Changer.” Though they are very grateful for their successes, they are realizing each day that it’s not about them and it never has been. It’s about God and telling people about Him. It’s about loving others and showing them Christ. It’s about being a servant. It’s about God. The flesh is weak. Human nature wants recognition and success, but what is success?  Is it having money? Is it being known? As for recognition, it should be given to the One who makes all things possible. Jesus.

If you are down and out, worried, hated, tainted by sin, or lost, please come see The Protest in concert. They don’t have all the answers and definitely aren’t perfect but they WILL pray with you and offer all the love and encouragement that they can.  

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