PROTESTER was formed in 2012 by vocalist TONY GRINDER with the intention of this Industrial/ electronic/ rock hybrid band partially for the purpose of raising awareness and public consciousness of the state of worlds’ current social, economic, and deteriorating decline, with a mission of optimistic change…right down to the obvious band name, purposely chosen to encourage fans to research and become educated to the growing movement! Grinder began exploring several like-minded musicians with a desire to make a difference with their musical prowess. Drummer JORDAN COHEN, of Blue Man Group and formerly of Powerman 5000, guitarist MATTHEW SETZER of Skinny Puppy form the core lineup, along with several rotating guest musicians at different shows from such famous global acts as Ministry, Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson, Static X and others forming an “all-star” band of sorts for an incredible unit rarely done previously in this way. Don’t be surprised if at a PROTESTER show, you see the occasional walk-on guest appearance by various superstar musicians that have expressed interest to join us on our mission- THE PROTEST IS NOW…AND PROTESTER IS US! The protest is against a world run by banking and corporate interests, taking over everything with the value system of greed, division and disregard. We are inching more-so each year to the “market” mindset which puts everything for sale and holds nothing sacred, brings this kind of world monopoly into play faster than ever.