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You've heard a lot about Wisconsin's PRODUCT OF HATE here on THE ROCK FATHER Magazine, and for good reason - I've been their co-manager since 2010. I've also had the honor of calling these five guys my friends and brothers, the end result of a chance meeting when I caught them live in Kenosha, Wisconsin back in 2009. Now, after years of hard work, PRODUCT OF HATE's debut album, BURIED IN VIOLENCE (iTunes | Amazon), will be in stores everywhere on February 5, 2016 through legendary metal label Napalm Records. Last week, the new single "Monster" hit radio - quickly entering rotation on SiriusXM Liquid Metal (shout to Jose Mangin for getting behind it!), and this week it unexpectedly hit #10 on the iTunes Metal "Hot Tracks" Chart. With the track grabbing so many new ears, we've released a new video to accompany it - one of three all-new videos that we shot this month to support the release. As with past PoH clips, I'm handling Directing and Editing duties, and for this batch of videos we had a fantastic new crew. Check out "Monster" below!
PRODUCT OF HATE - "Monster"
Directed & Edited by James Zahn, The Rock Father
Director of Photography – Chuck Przybyl, Most Visual Additional Camera by Katrina May Rathbone Production Design – Angela Kline Makeup FX – Amy Adair Cast: Product of Hate, Jeff Walker, Amy Adair
In celebration of the BURIED IN VIOLENCE release, PRODUCT OF HATE has announced a pair of special album release shows in Wisconsin and Chicago, along with a just- announced street date in-store appearance at F.Y.E. n Gurnee, Illinois! Check out the details below...
Upcoming PRODUCT OF HATE Dates and Appearances:
February 5, 2016: Meet & Greet + Signing
F.Y.E. Gurnee Mills | 4-5pm | 6170 W. Grand Ave, Gurnee, IL 60031
James Zahn is best-known as The Rock Father™, a media personality, commentator, adventurer and raconteur. He is the Owner, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of THE ROCK FATHER™ Magazine. In January, 2019, after nearly a decade of publishing The Rock Father™ Magazine, he joined Adventure Media and Events as Senior Editor ofThe Toy Book—the leading trade publication for the toy industry since 1984, as well as The Pop Insider— a destination for all things pop culture, and The Toy Insider — the leading consumer guide for toys and games. He is also editor of The Toy Report, a weekly newsletter published by The Toy Book each Thursday. Zahn has over 27 years of experience in the entertainment, retail and publishing industries.
He regularly serves as a Brand Ambassador and spokesperson for several Globally-recognized pop culture and lifestyle brands in addition to consulting for a number of toy manufacturers.
Creatively, James has directed/edited music videos, lyric videos, and album trailers for bands such as FEAR FACTORY, has appeared as an actor in feature films and commercials, written comic books, and performed in bands. He currently serves as an artist manager and video director for PRODUCT OF HATE, whose debut album was released by Napalm Records in 2016, distributed by ADA/Warner Music in the U.S. with Universal Music handling global. A new album has been completed and is set for release this year.
Zahn and/or his work have been featured in/on CNN, NBC, ABC, WGN, CBS, GCTN, G4, The Chicago Tribune, Forbes, MarketWatch, Reuters, BusinessWire, Fangoria, Starlog and more. He's appeared as a music expert on CNN's AC360 alongside Anderson Cooper, and has been interviewed by Larry King. In the past he served as a writer for the Netflix Stream Team, Fandango Family and PBS KIDS, penned articles for Sprout and PopSugar, and was a contributor to Chicago Parent.