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Consider this as "Unholy Manipulator" Re-Revisited... and how is PRODUCT OF HATE connected to THE GOLDBERGS?

For whatever reason, October always seems to be an important month for PRODUCT OF HATE. This year, the band finds themselves in a holding pattern as the finishing touches are placed on their second full-length album, currently being mixed and mastered by Chris Collier (PRONG, Flotsam & Jetsam, KXM) at CMC21 Productions in Santa Clarita, California for a 2019 release. While the Halloween season for 2018 has work continuing behind-the-scenes to ready the next era for the band, the season brings with it some perennial favorites, and as I've noted in the past, 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 when we created it, the video paired the then-unsigned band with HELLRAISER star 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 back in 2016. The video itself was originally released independently in 2012, reissued by Napalm for Halloween 2015, and it will forever live on as I feature 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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Ahead of the United Nations' International Day of the Girl Child (October 11), Disney Channel has issued a brand-new music video to inspire and support the great potential of girls everywhere. "Legendary" is an amplification of the Disney Channel "brand promises" - "Express Yourself," "Believe in Yourself" and "Celebrate Your Friends and Family." Showcasing the spirit of camaraderie, "Legendary" delivers the powerful message that when girls and young women support each other and work together, nothing is out of reach. The video features 17 young stars from across Disney Channel's original series' and movies. Check it out below! 

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On October 19, Chicago's DISTURBED will release their seventh studio album, Evolution via Reprise Records. Along with the album announcement, the band has unleashed the new single and music video, "Are You Ready?" as pre-orders have already gone live. Check out the new video and a statement from the band below!

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NONPOINT is back with a new album on August 24, and tonight they've debuted a new music video. "Chaos and Earthquakes" first appeared via PopMatters and can be viewed in the player below. The song appears on the band's new album, titled X and pronounced "Ten," which arrives on August 24 via Spinefarm Records. The album is the tenth studio release of the band's career.

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Craft Recordings proudly announces the 50th anniversary of Creedence Clearwater Revival. It was in the summertime half a century ago that CCR, a group that would reach sky-high success while retaining a resolutely rootsy, earthbound sound, released their debut album. This marked the beginning of an incredible legacy that was formed over just four years of unbridled creative output (1968-1972).

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Houston-raised, LA-based rock/rapper HYRO THE HERO first hit my radar nearly a decade ago. I distinctly recall covering his 2011 debut album "Birth, School, Work, Death" for another site (shuttered around the same time), but seven years later Hyro is back! Set for release on June 29, 2018 via RED Music / SONY, Flagged Channel puts HYRO THE HERO back in the spotlight with his crushing blend of hip-hop and rock. Check out the new music video for the lead single, "Bullet" and crank it up!

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