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·Wisconsin’s Own Product of Hate Prepares for New Album Release
By: Coren E. McLeod
I love supporting local music
especially when the band has some balls behind their bite.
Kenosha, Wisconsin’s own Product of
Hate has a distinctive sound of thrash metal with a touch
of hard core thrash metal. The five
piece band has sharpened their musical skills and has toured
with greats like Lamb of God,
Meshuggah and Job For a Cowboy.
Product of Hate is ready to take
their debut album Buried in Violence out to the masses which
will be released on February 5th , 2016. This hard hitting album was
mixed and mastered by
I had the chance to ask these guys a
few questions regarding their release, any plans on touring
and what karaoke songs they like to
sing when they have time off. Here is what happened:
Please let me know your names and
what you play in the band:
Adam Gilley – Vocals, Mike McGuire –
Drums, Mark Campbell – Bass, Geno Rathbone – Lead
Guitar, Cody Rathbone, Rhythm
Unrated: First question, how did you guys get
Mike McGuire: Cody and I were in a previous band together, and we knew
Adam from being in
bands in the local scene. We'd hired
Mark on what was thought to be a temporary basis, and then
Cody recruited his brother, Geno.
Gene has the chops! That was 2007, and we've been together
I did listen to the album and
thought it was great. I heard a couple of different influences like
Drowning Pool, Non Point.... What
are some of your influences on the epic album?
Geno Rathbone: Thank you for
checking it out! Those bands are certainly great at what they do,
and Adam sings “Bodies” at karaoke
every time he goes, but they're not even close to influential
for what we do in our songwriting.
Mike McGuire: Lionel Richie is more
of an influence. Seriously, though – Pantera is a big one
across the board for everyone in the
Geno Rathbone: I personally don't
listen to a ton of metal right now, but Michael Schenker and
David Gilmore of Pink Floyd are
influences on my guitar style, as well as Dimebag. Put those
three guys in a blender.
Adam Gilley: Ozzy Osbourne, Corey
Taylor, there's too many to note on vocal range.
Unrated: How do you guys come together to
Geno: Cody and I come up with the
riffs, then we get together with Mike to work on
arrangements. Then Mark will come in
and put his stamp on things, and finally Adam will write
the vocals and we'll all work on
Mike: Then we sit on the floor inside a pentagram and light the candles
Unrated: What is your favorite song on the
new album Buried in Violence?
Adam: “Monster” and “Kill. You.
Now.” are ones I like a lot.
Mike: It's cliché, but it really is
like choosing a kid.
Geno: It is, when you're so close to
them, you can't pick favorite.
Unrated: What is your favorite city or town
Geno: We've only done one North
American Tour so far, and that was last year with Allegaeon
and The Agonist, so there's still so
many places that we haven't played that we're looking forward
to visiting. Surprisingly, the best
shows for us on that tour ended up being in Canada. No matter
where we went, whether it be
Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa – the audiences were extremely
welcoming and enthusiastic.
Unrated: What can we expect from you guys in
Mike: We're road-ready, and expect
life on the road to be our reality for a very long time to
come. We should have the next tour
announced shortly, and we're hoping to visit Europe in the
Fall. Fingers-crossed on that!
Unrated: Anything you would like the UnRated
readers to know about you guys? Any weird habits among the members?
Thanks for taking the time to check out a new record by a band that few
people have heard of sofar! A weird fact? We actually own a
tour bus, but are afraid to use it. So we're pulling a brand-
new trailer behind a 2003 Ford
Unrated: I do have to say I was highly
impressed with Buried in Violence! By Product of Hate. Product of Hate will be at Gurnee Mills Mall in
Gurnee, Illinois at FYE for a Meet and Greet from 4-5 pm this Friday, Febuary 5th , 2016. Than they will be heading to
Chicago for their release show at theLiveWire Lounge Chicago. You can
RSVP for both events. Make sure you go out and support your local boys that is helping to
keep rock and metal alive.