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Monday, March 02 2015 08:47

PRODUCT OF HATE | Biography

PRODUCT OF HATE was formed in Kenosha County, Wisconsin in 2007. A decade in, and the band holds the unique distinction of having the same lineup since the start - Vocalist Adam Gilley, Drummer Mike McGuire, Bassist Mark Campbell, and the lefty/righty guitar duo of brothers Geno (Lead) and Cody (Rhythm) Rathbone. 

The band developed it's crushing style of American metal while honing its skill, eventually landing support slots in front of bands such as  Lamb Of God, Meshuggah, Chimaira, Gwar, Hatebreed, Job For A Cowboy and more. 

The First EP...

In 2010, PRODUCT OF HATE independently released THE UNHOLY MANIPULATOR EP, a release hailed by underground audiences as a taste of bigger things to come.  Recorded by Chris Wisco at Belle City Sound in Racine, Wisconsin, the band called upon James Murphy, the legendary guitarist of Death, Testament and Obituary to handle the mixing and mastering duties.

2012-2013... Independent Videos and Singles...

The following years found the band gaining traction, self-producing a pair of music videos with Special FX legend Robert Kurtzman (Director of Wishmaster, Creator of From Dusk Till Dawn), filmed in Ohio at Precinct 13 Entertainment with production services provided by Robert Kurtzman's Creature Corps. Directed by James Zahn (The Rock Father), the crew would include several future cast members of SyFy's Face Off (David H. Greathouse, Beki Ingram, Eric Zapata), and the short film version of "Unholy Manipulator" would star Hellraiser's Ashley Laurence in the title role - a video that premiered online via leading horror site Bloody-Disgusting after a big-screen theatrical debut at the Terror in the Aisles film festival in Chicago. "Unholy" would become a Halloween-season favorite, featured at film festivals and special events.

A pair of self-release singles, "A Well-Deserved Death" and an very early arrangement of "Revolution of Destruction," would see the band getting placement on sites like AOL Noisecreep, MetalSucks, and Blabbermouth (among others), all while PRODUCT OF HATE remained an independent, unsigned, band.

2014 - In order to take the band to the next level, a decision was made to self-produce a fantastic album... and then find a suitable label partner...

In January of 2014, PRODUCT OF HATE entered Mercenary Digital Studios in Zion, Illinois with Engineer Scott Creekmore for the first of two sessions that would eventually become the band's full-length debut album. Initially, a 13-track version of the record (Mixed by Creekmore) was shopped to labels, and in October of 2014, PRODUCT OF HATE would sign with Austrian Metal Titan, NAPALM RECORDS. Officially announced to the public in December of 2014, PRODUCT OF HATE was welcomed into the Napalm family as preparations began for the release of their debut album, BURIED IN VIOLENCE.

2015 - Mixing, Touring, Plotting...

With a wealth of material available, including older PRODUCT OF HATE music that would be "new" to the world at large, a decision was made to create a tracklisting for BURIED IN VIOLENCE that would pair nine songs recorded specifically for the album with two remixed tracks from the UNHOLY MANIPULATOR EP (Japanese editions would receive a third, added as a Bonus Track). The additional songs from the Creekmore sessions were not discarded, but set aside for the band's sophomore album, including a few that will surprise listeners when the time comes for album number two. After a North American Tour with Allegaeon (Metal Blade) and The Agonist (Century Media), PRODUCT OF HATE once again called upon James Murphy to handle final mixing and mastering at his SafeHouse Production in Florida. Artwork was commissioned by Colin Marks of Rain Song Design in the UK, and a new single, "...As Your Kingdom Falls," would see release alongside a lyric video. By year's end, "Unholy Manipulator" and "Blood Coated Concrete" had been issued as singles, complete with official Napalm editions of the previous music videos.

BURIED IN VIOLENCE was officially announced for a February 5, 2016 release date.

2016 - Album Release, Videos, and Touring...

PRODUCT OF HATE entered 2016 with their furious work ethic fired-up, the Napalm Records "machine" behind them. Renting a 40,000 sq ft. facility in Illinois, the band would spend an icy weekend filming three new music videos, once again helmed by The Rock Father, with Chuck Przybyl  of Most Visual serving as Director of Photography. New band photos and portraits were shot by David T. Kindler, and the first official radio single was released - with "Monster" arriving on SiriusXM Liquid Metal, followed by a video release on January 22nd.

Released by Napalm Records on CD/LP/Digital on February 5, 2016, PRODUCT OF HATE's BURIED IN VIOLENCE hit #9 on the Billboard Heatseekers - East North Central Chart, was CMJ's #3 most added at radio the week prior to release, and hit the #8 Bullet spot on the CMJ chart for release week. The album brought with it PRODUCT OF HATE's first in-store appearance at F.Y.E., and was celebrated with a pair of release weekend performances in Chicago, and a hometown throwdown in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

PRODUCT OF HATE hit the road for a Spring Tour with MUSHROOMHEAD, Sumo Cyco and Madame Mayhem from April 30-May 29, 2016. The U.S. trek hit mostly markets in the Eastern half of the country, putting the band in front of new audiences every night. On May 20, 2016, "Kill. You. Now" became the latest single and video from the band.

Although not released as an official single, PRODUCT OF HATE's album-closing cover of Ozzy Osbourne's "Perry Mason" started picking up steam on SiriusXM Liquid Metal thanks to an appearance of "Corridor of Covers." 

On September 21, using footage accumulated during the Mushroomhead Tour, the band revisited "...As Your Kingdom Falls" for a "Tour Edition" live music video.

A co-headling tour of small clubs would follow, as PRODUCT OF HATE and Napalm Records labelmates HAMMER FIGHT hit the road for the "Hammer Our the Hate Tour," spanning the U.S. during the fall months, closing out with a pair of shows headlined by Victory Records' Jungle Rot.

2016 was closed out with "Perry Mason" being hailed as one of the "Best of 2016" in a year-end Corridor of Covers show on Sirius XM.

2017 - The Hate Train Keeps Rolling...

To celebrate the one-year anniversary of BURIED IN VIOLENCE, the band released an official music video for "Revolution of Destruction" on February 3, 2017. 

After doing select dates throughout the spring, PRODUCT OF HATE hit the road with SKINLAB and IKILLYA for an East Coast run from May-June, after which PoH and IKILLYA continued across the U.S. for their longest tour yet as the first-ever "Summer Annihilation Tour" hit clubs from coast-to-coast.

Late 2017 started to signal the end of the album cycle for BURIED IN VIOLENCE as the band re-entered the studio to begin demoing material for their second full-length album. With more studio time as the focus, the band announced one-off dates with the likes of MOTOGRATER for fall as they began looking toward a fresh start and a new record in 2018.

2018 and Beyond -

PRODUCT OF HATE returned to Mercenary Digital Studios in Zion, Illinois to record their second full-length album with Scott Creekmore once again on the boards. In the midst of production, the band performed a few one-off live dates while focusing on trying new songs in front of a live audience for the first time.

As of May 2018, 14 songs have been recorded for what will ultimately become a 10-track album. Chris Collier (Prong, Korn, Lynch Mob) of CMC 21 Productions began mixing and mastering duties at his studio in Santa Clarita, California.

With the machine turning in prepping the release plans for the new album, a single is expected this summer as PRODUCT OF HATE begins announcing further live dates, including support for DevilDriver at a special show Friday the 13th of July at The Forge in Joliet, Illinois.

What does the future hold for PRODUCT OF HATE? Stay tuned...

Thursday, October 16 2014 13:03

Shopping List: 2014 Holiday Music

What new Holiday Music is on the way for 2014? I've looked at all the new releases and reissues on the books for this season and have hand-picked a collection to showcase here on THE ROCK FATHER. Are there other titles for this year? Yes, but they won't all make my list, and I will be adding some late additions before December 25th arrives. Want even more Holiday goodness? Check out www.therockfather.com/holiday

2014 Holiday Music - New Releases & Reissues:
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Seth MacFarlane

HOLIDAY FOR SWING!

Amazon | iTunes

The FAMILY GUY and TED creator brings his notable affection for big band tunes to this straight-up holiday album.

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John Schneider & Tom Wopat

HOME FOR CHRISTMAS

Amazon | iTunes

The stars of THE DUKES OF HAZZARD have had numerous hits on their own, but here they team for their first holiday album.

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Idina Menzel

HOLIDAY WISHES

Amazon | iTunes

The star of WICKED and voice of the iconic FROZEN queen Elsa presents her first collection of holiday music in what will no doubt be the season's big hit.

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Various Artists

MIDNIGHT CLEAR: A SOLID STATE CHRISTMAS COMPILATION

Solid State Records is proud to release their very first Christmas compilation titled Midnight Clear, which will be available in stores and online November 25th, 2014. Comprised of songs by metal greats August Burns Red, Memphis May Fire, For Today, Fit For A King, and others with total combined sales of over 1 million albums, Midnight Clearfeatures new original arrangements of both new and old Christmas songs alike.

Amazon

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Various Artists

RAGNAROK JULETIDE

Ragnarok Juletide will put headbangers in the most festive of moods, regardless of which metal subgenre he or she prefers, from speedy power metal to symphonic epics to dirgey doom. It's all here on this year's Ragnarok Juletide.

Marco Hietala (Nightwish, Tarot, Northern Kings), Tony Kakko (Sonata Arctica, Northern Kings), Elize Ryd ( Amaranthe), Jarkko Ahola ( Teräsbetoni, Northern Kings), Antti Railio (2013 Voice of Finland winner) and more lend their throats to the project.

Amazon | iTunes

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DO THEY KNOW IT'S CHRISTMAS 2014

Bob Geldof organized an all-star cast for the 1985 recording of "Do You Know It s Christmas?" to raise funds for famine-relief efforts in Ethiopia. On the
30th anniversary of the release, the musician/philanthropist reworked the song to support West African nations in their fight against the Ebola virus. The
2014 version features cover artwork by Tracey Emin and a stunning line-up of pop superstars, including Bono, Chris Martin, One Direction, Bastille, Sam Smith, Ed Sheeran, Emeli Sande Ellie Goulding and more. All proceeds from the sales go to The Band Aid Charitable Trust.

Amazon | iTunes

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Pentatonix

THAT'S CHRISTMAS TO ME

Amazon | iTunes

The acappela group returns with another new collection of Holiday tunes.

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Heart & Friends

HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Amazon | iTunes

The Wilson sisters rock out with Holiday tunes and some of their Greatest Hits in their first seasonal set.

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Dairus Rucker

HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Amazon

The former HOOTIE & THE BLOWFISH frontman breaks out his first collection of country-flavored seasonal jams for RCA.

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Various Artists

CHRISTMAS AT DOWNTON ABBEY

Christmas At Downton Abbey is the official festive collection from the much loved, award-winning television series, Downton Abbey. Transport yourself back to a simpler time and enjoy this two CD collection of well-known carols and hymns, which have been carefully curated to evoke the Christmas At Downton Abbey spirit. 

Amazon

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HO: A DAN BAND XMAS (Reissue)

The Dan Band first made their mark in the unforgettable college comedy hit film Old School. They went on to gain recognition for their covers of pop songs with added obscenities and swearing. Their debut release, The Dan Band Live, came out nearly ten years ago in 2005 and was followed two years later by HO: A Dan Band Christmas. Never before released on vinyl, HO features 11 original holiday songs including the impossible-to-forget “I Wanna Rock U Hard This Xmas,” the unofficial L.A. ode to warm winters “Christmas Time In California” and many more.

Amazon

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KIDZ BOP KIDS

KIDZ BOP CHRISTMAS WISH LIST

Razor & Tie has the Kidz Bop Kids back with a new collection of 15 holiday songs sung by kids for kids.

From classic to contemporary, there's a lot here - including a reworking of the FROZEN hit, "Do You Want to Build A Snowman," included on the digital versions.

Amazon | iTunes

 

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Various Artists

AN AMERICANA CHRISTMAS

Amazon | iTunes

A collection of songs from the likes of Bob Dylan, Dwight Yoakam, Emmylou Harris, Johnny Cash, The Old 97's and others.

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Various Artists

JOLLY OLD CHRISTMAS

Amazon | iTunes

A collection of retro classics from the vaults, including tracks from Ella Fitzgerald, Bing Crosby, the Three Stooges, Spike Jones, Louis Prima, Rosemary Clooney and more.

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Various Artists

A MERRY FRIGGIN' CHRISTMAS

Amazon | iTunes

Rufus Wainwright, Ben Kweller, Aaron Tipton and more team for this Lakeshore Records release of the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack for the film featuring Joel McHale and the late Robin Williams.

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Various Artists

THE CLASSIC CHRISTMAS HARD ROCK ALBUM

Amazon

Legacy Recordings continues their "Classic Christmas" series with a collection of songs from Ted Nugent, Alex Lifeson, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai,  and more

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Various Artists

THE CLASSIC CHRISTMAS COUNTRY ALBUM

Amazon

Legacy Recordings continues their "Classic Christmas" series with a collection of songs from Kenny Chesney, Kelly Pickler, Brooks & Dunn, Martina McBride and more

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Various Artists

THE CLASSIC CHRISTMAS POP ALBUM

Amazon

Legacy Recordings continues their "Classic Christmas" series with a collection of songs from Karmin, Backstreet Boys, Phantom Planet, News Kids on the Block and more.

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Various Artists

A ROCK BY THE SEA CHRISTMAS

Amazon

A charity set benefitting the Childhood Cancer efforts of ROCK BY THE SEA, featuring Carbon Leaf, Flagship Romance, Dexter Freebish, Tony Lucca and more.

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Universal Music Enterprises (UMe) continues their popular reissue series of compilations.

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Universal Music Enterprises (UMe) continues their popular reissue series of compilations.

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Bing Crosby

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Universal Music Enterprises (UMe) continues their popular reissue series of compilations.

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Universal Music Enterprises (UMe) continues their popular reissue series of compilations.

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A Very Special Christmas

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Universal Music Enterprises (UMe) continues their popular reissue series of compilations.

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Charley Pride

CHRISTMAS IN MY HOME TOWN

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The 1970 classic is unearthed and remastered for this 2014 release, the only full-length Christmas album that Pride recorded. Additionally, three bonus tracks have been added.

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Various Artists

SOUL CHRISTMAS

Amazon | iTunes

This vinyl/digital re-issue of Rhino's 1991 compilation is a Rock Father Pick - a collection of groovy tunes from Otis Redding, Booker T. and the MG's, Clarence Carter and more.
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Michael Bublé

CHRISTMAS (Deluxe Special Edition)

Amazon | iTunes

I'm pretty sure that Michael Bublé's CHRISTMAS gets re-issued every holiday season in some kind of new or expanded package, or as some kind of retailer exclusive. He does Xmas well.

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Various Artists

MOTOWN CHRISTMAS

Amazon | iTunes

A classic collection of Gospel tracks from the likes of Babyface, Tasha Cobbs, Anita Wilson, Indie.Arie, Smokie Norful, Kem, and more.

 
 
New Release Holiday Singles:

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Thursday, April 17 2014 21:08

The Word of the Day...

The Word of the Day Changes based on the promotion. The current list is...
  • MONDAY: Dasher
  • TUESDAY: Dancer
  • WEDNESDAY: Prancer
  • THURSDAY: Vixen
  • FRIDAY: Santa
  • SATURDAY: Elf
  • SUNDAY: Krampus

What's hot in pop culture media for the family? Here's a selection of new and upcoming Kids & Family Music releases that you may want to check out. This list is updated regularly, so check back early and often! Please Note: These are affiliate links, because those sales help support the operation of this site. Product Descriptions provided by releasing companies unless otherwise noted (not reviews).

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What's hot in pop culture media for grownups? Here's a selection of new and upcoming releases in Blu-ray and DVD that you may want to check out. This list is updated regularly, so check back early and often! Please Note: These are affiliate links, because those sales help support the operation of this site, and many descriptions have been provided and should not be viewed as "reviews."

This Page is Being Updated and Revamped.

What's hot in pop culture media for the family? Here's a selection of new and upcoming releases in Blu-ray, DVD, and in some cases, Digital Video, that you may want to check out. This list is updated regularly, so check back early and often! Please Note: These are affiliate links, because those sales help support the operation of this site. Product Descriptions provided by releasing companies unless otherwise noted (not reviews).

UPCOMING BLU-RAY & DVDs:

 
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