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As some of you might know, I co-manage PRODUCT OF HATE (disclosure and all), and these past few months have been busy - but it's about to get busier. This week, we're finally able to drop the curtain on the details for the next big round of touring, and it happens in two legs this May-July. PRODUCT OF HATE will be out supporting their Napalm Records debut album, BURIED IN VIOLENCE, first on an East Coast run with SKINLAB (first tour in seven years!) and IKILLYA (new album, WAR FOR AN IDEA, out 6/2 on Urban Yeti Records). Then, the 2017 Summer Annihilation Tour finds PRODUCT OF HATE and IKILLYA making a trek across the U.S., with local support and special guests in each city. Confirmed dates below, with more to be added shortly...

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As many of you likely know from reading this website, being nicknamed "The Rock Father" comes from my long-standing ties to the music world. I still direct/edit the occasional music video, and this weekend there's a new one to share - "Revolution of Destruction" by PRODUCT OF HATE.  The song comes from their Napalm Records debut album, Buried in Violence, and is tied to the one-year anniversary of that album's release. Check it out below...

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Those hard-drinking pirates of Alestorm (Napalm Records labelmates with my boys, Product of Hate), have docked their tipsy ship near Orlando, Florida to begin recording their fifth full-length album. The announcement went up on Facebook earlier this week, but just hit my inbox here at HQ this evening, and thus I'm sharing a statement from the band below!

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It was one year ago today that Motörhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister died (obit here), just four days past his 70th birthday. In the weeks that followed, many artists and bands paid tribute to a true rock and roll legend, and with the anniversary of his death now upon us, another round of tributes have arrived, with the surviving members of Motörhead encouraging fans to share their own with the #rememberingLemmy hashtag. One particular tribute that sticks out for me is one that comes from close to home - a performance of "Iron Fist" from my boys, Product of Hate. This video was captured during a hometown show celebrating the release of their Napalm Records debut, Buried in Violence, earlier this year. See it below...

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Nope, you're not having deja vu, though I did say that exact same thing once before. You see, the Halloween season brings with it some perennial favorites, and over the stretch of some years and some past lives, I've had the good fortune to be a part of a few... one of which is PRODUCT OF HATE's UNHOLY MANIPULATOR. Whether you call it a "short film" or a "longform music video," it's a pretty special thing in that it paired the then-unsigned band with HELLRAISER's Ashley Laurence (who'd also appeared in Slipknot's "Snuff") and some big talent behind the camera (see below). And then there's the fact that yours truly handled directing/editing duties. The video gained a life of its own, eventually helping to secure the band a deal with Napalm Records, who issued PRODUCT OF HATE's debut album, BURIED IN VIOLENCE here in 2016. The video itself was originally released independently in 2012, reissued by Napalm for Halloween 2015, and now I'm featuring it in 31 Days of Halloween here on THE ROCK FATHER Magazine once more! Evil monsters... wicked clowns... homages to RESERVOIR DOGS, FARGO, and THE WARRIORS... see it below!

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Somewhere in my archives lies a review I did of RIVER RUNS RED, the 1993 debut album from Brooklyn's LIFE OF AGONY. Now the band is signed with Napalm Records (labelmates to my boys, PRODUCT OF HATE) and are working on prepping their long-overdue new album, A Place Where There's No More Pain. Slated for release sometime in early 2017, the first taste of new music arrived via Rolling Stone earlier today, and can now be heard in the player below...
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