Protest the Hero (often abbreviated as PTH or simply Protest) is a Canadian band from Whitby, Ontario. Formed in 1999 under the name Happy Go Lucky, their first release as Protest The Hero became A Calculated Use of Sound EP (2003) and later released their first full length Kezia (2005) 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 leaked on January 22, 2008, and was officially released on Underground Operations in Canada and Vagrant records worldwide on January 29, 2008.