I recently got a chance to sit down with Protest The Hero frontman Rody Walker, and the interview was anything but scurrilous; quite the opposite, actually. While I was setting up the camera, he offered me a beer. So, Rody and I kicked back, relaxed, and I talked about the band’s new record, Scurrilous, over a couple of beers. It was time for Rody to relax, too. It was the band’s final show of their U.S. tour run, and a long-awaited break was just a few hours away. Rody said that the band has really enjoyed this tour, and all the bands they played with. As for the new record, he said the initial response was a bit shaky, given that all his vocals are clean this time around. However, the style change garnered some new fans for the band (especially female fans…PROPS!), and the old-school PTH fans have warmed up to the album. Rody and I also talked about the band’s style, which he likes to call “technical rock” as opposed to metal. The band’s third full-length LP, Scurrilous hit #81 on Billboard Top 200 and #4 on Billboard Hard Rock. Now back from a short break, the band is on tour in South American with Underoath and We Came As Romans. To all my friends in South America – get your tickets and get ready to CRANK IT UP!