Sure, crowdfunding wasn’t a new notion when Protest The Hero launched an Indiegogo campaign to help make their album Volition. Bands have turned to the web to ask fans to help cover the costs of recording or touring for years now. But not many bands experienced the success quite like Protest The Hero did, reaching well over their $125,000 goal within 24 hours (and raising a total of well over $341,000 by the end). After recording the album with the help of fans, the Canadian group teamed up with a few distributors, released Volition in October to rave reviews, and came close to scoring a top 30 debut. Protest The Hero’s success lead to many bands following suit (for better or worse), and proved that if done right crowdfunding can be a legit tool to bands.