In this Dream Tour segment, the thrash metal band, Product of Hate, reveal who they would want on their ultimate tour lineup. You can check out their picks, after the break.
The prospect of a “Dream Tour” has taken on a very different connotation for us after this past year. We’re in the odd spot of releasing our second album, “You Brought This War,” five years to the day that our first album was released and we’re doing it in the midst of a global pandemic. That said, right now it feels like ANY tour this year would be a dream tour! But, since we can’t hit the road just yet, we’re firing up the “What If?” machine to create the ultimate lineup for a seven-band package that could never, ever happen. But it would be incredible if it did!
PANTERA: The “Cowboys From Hell” would hands-down be the most fun band to travel and perform with on a daily basis. To be surrounded by the energy of Dime, Phil, Rex, and Vinnie every day would inspire us to get up and rock the stage every night. We’ve never formally recorded it, but we’ve covered “Mouth For War” on tour a few times.
BLACK SABBATH: What better way to help introduce ourselves to the world than to play with the creators of our genre and put on a show for the most diehard fans in the world? Black Sabbath’s entire set is filled with amazing songs. No filler. They’ve always been known to capitalize on every moment they have on stage.
STRAPPING YOUNG LAD: Quite selfishly, we would just love to see them play every night. Devin Townsend is a genius and hopefully, we would pick up some of his innovative spirit at each show.
ALICE COOPER: Production is such a big deal for the audience and we would love to learn more about how to put on a spectacle as each member of his band works together to create a timeless wall of sound.
SNOT: So much energy. It would be a great challenge to try to keep up with the ferocity of Lynn Strait and Co. each and every night. To share the stage would force us to raise our game.
SLIPKNOT: This crew from Iowa has helped the careers of many up-and-coming bands. It would be an honor to play for the maggots and hope that they’d dig us as well.
PRODUCT OF HATE: We’ve been fortunate to have toured North America with bands such as Allegaeon, Skinlab, Mushroomhead, IKILLYA, Sumo Cyco, Madame Mayhem, and others over the years in addition to rockin’ stages at one-offs and festivals with Hatebreed, DevilDriver, Lamb of God, Powerman 5000, Butcher Babies, and others. We can’t wait to get out there and see all of you again very soon. We don’t know when that may be or where the road may take us, but we’re ready whenever the time comes!