PRODUCT OF HATE delivers an early Halloween treat with an epic rendition of LIVING COLOUR’s 1988 classic, “Cult of Personality” ahead of the U.S. Presidential election between Donald Trump and Joe Biden. The timeless anthem is just as relevant now as it was upon its original release and the band pays tribute with a version that amps up the rage atop a crushing groove. The cover art is an homage to the original single while the video is an appropriately retro affair that recalls the VHS era of MTV in the late ‘80s/early ‘90s, capturing the band in its rehearsal space for the very first time.
The track was recorded in 2018 during the sessions that would become the band’s second full-length album, next year’s YOU BROUGHT THIS WAR. The band first performed the song live back in 2017.
“We’ve been holding onto this for a little while now,” says frontman Adam Gilley. “With this crazy election going on, it’s truly a year that will go down in history to say the least and with that being said, we felt that there is no better time to release this song than right now. I feel It speaks volumes.”
“I’ve loved this song since the first time I heard it as a kid,” says lead guitarist Geno Rathbone. “I thought Vernon Reid was possessed. I could never understand how he made a guitar sound that way — I still don’t!”
Nearly $200,000 worth of musical gear and touring equipment has been stolen from a warehouse space shared by STATIC-X and DOPE.
The bands, which are currently on touring hiatus due to the spread of coronavirus and the COVID-19 pandemic, filed a report with the Los Angeles Police Department, which advised the bands to take the story public in hopes of raising awareness and potentially gaining leads on the whereabouts of the stolen gear.
This May, Dropkick Murphys and Rancid will hit the road together for the first time since 2017, for the co-headlining Boston To Berkeley II Tour with special guests Scottish singer-songwriter Gerry Cinnamon (on select dates) and Jesse Ahern supporting. Each night will culminate with Dropkick Murphys and Rancid on stage together for a joint encore.
As was the case on the original From Boston To Berkeley run in 2017, the final band of the night will vary by date, with either Dropkick Murphys or Rancid as the closing act.
This April, Allegaeon will hit the road with Fallujah, Entheos, and Etherius as direct support.
The band comments: "We are very happy to announce 'The Terrestrial Takeover Tour 2020' - a U.S. headliner with support from our amazing friends in Fallujah, Entheos, and Etherius. This lineup is such a total powerhouse of melodic and progressive death metal - we could not possibly be more excited to be taking this beast on the road."
With Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Grammy-winning singer and songwriter Ozzy Osbourne's highly-anticipated Ordinary Man out tomorrow, The Prince of Darkness has shared a special clip in advance of the release. But what is Aquaman Jason Momoa doing here?
The greatest tour of 2020 has been announced.
Faith No More and Korn will embark on an epic co-headline North American tour. Produced by Live Nation, the 26-city run kicks off August 7 and winds to a close in St. Louis on September 17.
Daron Malakian and Scars on Broadway, Helmet, Spotlights, and ’68 will appear on select dates.