Tuesday, May 30 2017 21:11

PRODUCT OF HATE Begins the 2017 Summer Annihilation Tour!

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I've been championing Wisconsin's PRODUCT OF HATE since I first saw them live back in 2009. As many readers of this site know, my relationship with the PoH camp runs deep - I've directed/edited most of their music videos, and I co-manage the band. After touring with the likes of Mushroomhead, Allegaeon, Hammer Fight and The Agonist, PRODUCT OF HATE is back on the road in support of their Napalm Records debut, BURIED IN VIOLENCE. Starting with a 10-day East Coast run with SKINLAB and continuing across the U.S. as the 2017 Summer Annihilation Tour with IKILLYA (Urban Yeti), there's nearly 40 chances to catch PRODUCT OF HATE in a city near you!

SKINLAB with Product Of Hate and IKILLYA plus local support
5.31: Revere, MA - Sammy's Patio w/The Offering, Devlyn Sydus
6.1: Wallingford, CT - Cherry St Station w/Inflictor, Soul Conversion
6.2: Brooklyn, NY - Saint Vitus w/Sinaro, Ashes of Your Enemy
6.3: Wilmington, DE - Bar XIII w/Single Bullet Theory, Orcus, Eyes of the Living
6.4: Washington, DC - The Pinch w/Paid in Full, Minefield, Blue Collar War
6.6: Chesapeake, VA - Riffhouse Pub w/Deist Requiem
6.7: Fayetteville, NC - Drunk Horse Pub
6.8: Charlotte, NC - The Milestone w/Blackwater Drowning, Black Ritual
6.9: Spartanburg, SC - Groundzero w/Neverfail, Black Demise (no IKILLYA)
6.10: Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade w/Degradations

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PRODUCT OF HATE and IKILLYA - 2017 Summer Annihilation Tour

+ local support on all dates
6.11: Huntsville, AL - Copper Top
6.13: Lafayette, LA - Steam Press Cafe
6.14: Houston, TX - Acadia
6.15: Dallas, TX - Reno's Chop Shop
6.16: Austin, TX - Texas Music Ranch
6.17: Fort Stockton, TX - The Garage
6.18: Gallup, NM - Juggernaut Music
6.20: El Paso, TX - Rockhouse Bar & Grill 
6.21: Phoenix, AZ - Joe's Grotto
6.22: Las Vegas, NV - TBA
6.23: Los Angeles, CA - TBA (Venue Switch)
6.24: Santa Ana, CA - Malone's
6.27: Oakland, CA - Oakland Metro Operahouse
6.28: Sacramento, CA - The Colony
6.29: Portland, OR - Rock Hard PDX 
6.30: Seattle, WA - El Corazon
7.1: Boise, ID - The Shredder
7.2 Salt Lake City, UT - The Royal
7.4: Denver, CO - Herman's Hideaway
7.6 Dubuque, IA - The Venue
7.8: Barrington, IL - Penny Road Pub
7.9: Lafayette, IN - The Doom Room
7.11: Indianapolis, IN - Taps Live
7.12: Lansing, MI - The Loft
7.13: Columbus, OH - The Shrunken Head
7.14: TapoOut - Hamilton, OH
7.15: Buffalo, NY - Stamps
7.16: Auburn, NY - Jitz’s Tavern

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James Zahn

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 of The 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.

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