Product Of Hate Shares New Video – “You Brought This War”

Milwaukee, Wisconsin metallers Product Of Hate has dropped a new music video, “You Brought This War.” The track comes from their upcoming new album – set for a February 5th, 2021 release date. Their sophomore record is due out from the band’s own POH Metalworks imprint. “You Brought This War.” follows their recent single, their cover of Living Colour’s classic debut single, “Cult Of Personality”. You can watch video “You Brought This War” here:Continue reading

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Product of Hate – Buried in Violence

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Modern thrash is a tricky genre to pinpoint. It could mean a band falls into the oft-maligned retro-thrash scene, or it could mean that they’re more akin to bands such as Lamb of God or The Haunted. Wisconsin’s Product of Hate falls somewhere in between those two. On their debut album Buried in Violence (Napalm Records), Product of Hate display a punishing blend of modern groove and classic thrash that is both awesome and frustrating. The opening track, ‘Kill. You. Now.’ begins with a flashy riff reminiscent of early Testament, which becomes a recurring treat that is sprinkled lightly throughout the album. The rest of the song follows the same kind of punishing groove/thrash that Exodusperfected during their Rob Dukes era. This can be said for nearly every song on Buried in Violence, really, save for the instrumental interlude ‘Vindicare,’ which displays a melodicism that is absent from the other ten tracks.


The sibling guitar duo of
Gene and Cody Rathbone is Product of Hate’s most impressive and obvious strength. While they stick with relatively standard riffing for most of the album, the flashes of finesse and their excellent soloing prove that these are talented musicians. The clean and punchy audio mix, done by death metal legend James Murphy, adds a sharpness to the audio beatdown that Product of Hate inflicts upon its listeners. The most frustrating characteristic of this album lies mostly with the vocals, as they are the typical, generic “tough guy” vocals that are often found in groove metal and metalcore. The aforementioned Rob Dukes is a decent comparison, actually. Although, admittedly, Adam Gilley’s vocal range is much more varied than that of Dukes’, ranging from an effective death metal growl to an impressive thrash scream. One extreme or the other would give this album, and the band, much more of a singular identity. Instead, it’s difficult to differentiate the vocals here from any other metalcore vocalist. Another frustrating aspect is that a couple of songs, namely ‘Kill. You. Now’ and ‘Blood Coated Concrete’ lose steam near their end due to unnecessary deathcore-esque breakdowns. Going from thrash riff/guitar solo to brutal breakdown is quite jarring, and it immediately takes you out of the song.

Product of Hate’s tight musicianship and youthful exuberance proves that they should be a killer live act. While their debut lacks a bit in songwriting and originality, the band shows a ton of promise for the future.

5.5/10

CHRISTOPH JAY

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Music Video: Product of Hate – Blood Coated Concrete

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Wisconsin modern metallers Product of Hate is streaming their James Zahn directed music video for “Blood Coated Concrete’ below. The song is off of their debut album Buried in Violence, out February 6, 2015 via Napalm Records. The album was mixed and mastered by James Murphy (Death, Testament, Obituary).

Vocalist Adam Gilley on “Blood Coated Concrete”:

‘Blood Coated Concrete’ is an interesting song to have included on Buried In Violence since it’s one of our oldest songs from a live perspective, but a fan-favorite and longtime set-closer. It was also our first music video, though most people will be experiencing it now for the very first time, complete with James Murphy’s new audio mix. One of the visual pieces that we worked on with Robert Kurtzman and his Creature Corps, we had a blast shooting this – a video that adds to the brutality and in-your-face nature of the song. We’ve grown as a band since ‘Blood Coated Concrete’ was first written, but listeners can be assured that we’ve maintained the aggressiveness, and will bring it to new heights when Buried in Violence arrives this February!

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Allegaeon Starting North American Tour

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Colorado metallers Allegaeonwill be hitting the road with The Agonist and Product of Hate for the Get Rekt Tour 2015. Allegaeon is supporting Elements Of The Infinite, out last year via Metal Blade Records. The album was recorded, mixed and mastered by Dave Otero (Cattle Decapitation, Cephalic Carnage etc.) at Flatline Audio in Colorado.

ALLEGAEON:
Mar 18: Dirty Dog Bar – Austin, TX (South By South Death/SXSW Showcase)
w/ The Agonist, Product Of Hate:
Mar 21: The Rock – Tucson, AZ
Mar 22: Pub Rock – Scottsdale, AZ
Mar 23: Adrenaline Sports Lounge – Las Vegas, NV
Mar 24: The Complex – Glendale, CA
Mar 25: Jerry’s Pizza – Bakersfield, CA
Mar 26: The Boardwalk – Orangevale, CA
Mar 27: Jub Jub’s Thirst Parlor – Reno, NV
Mar 28: Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR
Mar 29: Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
Apr 04: Maverick’s – Ottawa, ON
Apr 06: The Agora Theatre – Cleveland, OH (w/ The Agonist)
Apr 07: Mojoe’s – Joliet, IL
Apr 08: Aftershock – Merriam, KS
Apr 10: Curtain Club- Dallas, TX
Apr 11: Warehouse Live – Houston, TX
Apr 12: Empire Control Room And Garage – Austin, TX (Texas Independence Festival)
Apr 14: Fubar – St. Louis, MO
Apr 15: Emerson Theater – Indianapolis, IN
Apr 16: The Token Lounge – Westland, MI
Apr 17: Trickshots – Clifton Park, NY
Apr 18: The Palladium – Worcester, MA (New England Metal And Hardcore Festival)
Apr 19: The Papers Box – Brooklyn, NY
Apr 20: Backstage At Championships – Trenton, NJ

The Agonist Streaming Eye Of Providence In Entirety

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Montreal metallers The Agonist is streaming their brand new album The Eye of Providence, out now via Century Media Records, here.

The Eye Of Providence, or God’s all-seeing eye, is a piece of religious iconography with origins stemming back to ancient Egypt. But The Agonist aren’t going all History Channel on their new album. The lyrical center isn’t about pyramids, the Freemasons, or its appearance on the United States one-dollar bill. As on previous albums, The Agonist are commenting heavily on advances in monitoring technology, particularly as it relates to governments intruding on the private lives of its citizens.

“We are embracing a number of new topics,” admits guitarist Danny Marino with a cryptic smile. “The Agonist still wants to be a voice for change. However, there are many socio-political and personal topics that we haven’t yet covered. We get into some of those on this record.”

The Agonist recently announced they will join the GET REKT TOUR next month in North America with Allegaeon and Product of Hate. Here are the dates:

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Mar 18: Dirty Dog Bar – Austin, TX
Mar 21: The Rock – Tucson, AZ
Mar 22: Pub Rock – Scottsdale, AZ
Mar 23: Adrenaline Sports Lounge – Las Vegas, NV
Mar 24: White Oak Music Hall – Van Nuys, CA
Mar 25: Jerry’s Pizza – Bakersfield, CA
Mar 26: The Boardwalk – Orangevale, CA
Mar 27: Jub Jubs Thirst Parlor – Reno, NV
Mar 28: Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR
Mar 29: Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
Apr 04: Mavericks – Ottawa, ON
Apr 06: The Agora Theatre and Ballroom – Cleveland, OH
Apr 07: Mojoe’s – Joliet, IL
Apr 08: Aftershock – Merrick, KS
Apr 10: Curtain Club – Dallas, TX
Apr 12: Empire Control Room and Garage – Austin, TX (‘Texas Independence Festival‘)
Apr 14: Fubar – St. Louis, MO
Apr 15: Emerson Theater – Indianapolis, IN
Apr 16: The Token Lounge – Westland, MI
Apr 17: Trickshots – Clifton Park, NY
Apr 18: The Palladium – Worcester, MA (‘New England Metal and Hardcore Festival‘)

THE AGONIST is:
Vicky Psarakis – Vocals
Danny Marino – Guitar
Chris Kells – Bass
Simon McKay– Drums
Pascal “Paco” Jobin – Guitar

The Agonist on Twitter

The Agonist Announce Upcoming Tour With Allegaeon and Product of Hate

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The Agonist will be taking part on the Get Rekt Tour across North America with Allegaeon and Product of Hate. Stream the music video for “A Gentle Disease,” off their forthcoming album Eye Of Providence, out February 24, 2015 via Century Media Records, here.

Here are the GET REKT TOUR dates:

Mar 18: Dirty Dog Bar – Austin, TX
Mar 21: The Rock – Tucson, AZ
Mar 22: Pub Rock – Scottsdale, AZ
Mar 23: Adrenaline Sports Lounge – Las Vegas, NV
Mar 24: White Oak Music Hall – Van Nuys, CA
Mar 25: Jerry’s Pizza – Bakersfield, CA
Mar 26: The Boardwalk – Orangevale, CA
Mar 27: Jub Jubs Thirst Parlor – Reno, NV
Mar 28: Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR
Mar 29: Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
Apr 04: Mavericks – Ottawa, ON
Apr 06: The Agora Theatre and Ballroom – Cleveland, OH
Apr 07: Mojoe’s – Joliet, IL
Apr 08: Aftershock – Merrick, KS
Apr 10: Curtain Club – Dallas, TX
Apr 12: Empire Control Room and Garage – Austin, TX (‘Texas Independence Festival‘)
Apr 14: Fubar – St. Louis, MO
Apr 15: Emerson Theater – Indianapolis, IN
Apr 16: The Token Lounge – Westland, MI
Apr 17: Trickshots – Clifton Park, NY
Apr 18: The Palladium – Worcester, MA (‘New England Metal and Hardcore Festival‘)

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THE AGONIST
Eye of Providence
1. Gates of Horn and Ivory
2. My Witness, Your Victim
3. Danse Macabre
4. I Endeavor
5. Faceless Messenger
6. Perpetual Notion
7. A Necessary Evil
8. Architects Hallucinate
9. Disconnect Me
10. The Perfect Embodiment
11. A Gentle Disease
12. Follow the Crossed Line
13. As Above, So Below

THE AGONIST is:
Vicky Psarakis – Vocals
Danny Marino – Guitar
Chris Kells – Bass
Simon McKay- Drums
Pascal “Paco” Jobin – Guitar

The Agonist on Twitter

Product Of Hate Signs With Napalm Records

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Wisconsin metallers Product Of Hate will release their next album via Napalm Records in early 2015. Their new album is being currently being mixed and mastered at SafeHouse Production by James Murphy (Death, Testament, Obituary)

Band Lineup:
Adam Gilley
Cody Rathbone
Gene Rathbone
Mark Campbell
Mike McGuire

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