Band Photo: Prong (?)
From: New York, NY, United States
Last Known Status: Active
Prong Interviews and Features
Below are our features and interviews with Prong.
Prong is a rare band. Not only has the group survived 30 years, the group has continued to evolve. Band mastermind, vocalist and guitarist, Tommy Victor, could have called it quits a long time ago due to many reasons such as band members leaving and his involvement with major players Ministry and Danzig. Victor has a long list of musicians whom have Prong on their resume, but at the end of the day what matters most is how these artists come together to make a cohesive unit, to make a good album. Prong’s latest recording “X-No Absolutes,” is a good album. In fact, don’t be surprised if this album makes many fan and journalist top ten lists.
Artists often herald their latest release as the best of their career. Victor echoes this assessment on the new album, and it’s really hard not to agree with him. The record is DAMN good in so many aspects, from the duality and problem=solution (not always easy to see) lyrics to the speed of drummer Arturo "Art" Cruz to the catchy grooves laid down by Victor and bassist Jason Christopher (who has also played in Stone Sour), it’s a solid record, through and through. More...
Prong has another album on the horizon. “Carved Into Stone” hits retail outlets on April 24th, 2012 (hear the new track "Eternal Heat"). Vocalist/guitarist/founder Tommy Victor stated it’s the quintessential Prong album, which covers a lot of ground. Their down tuned guitar grooves and pseudo-hardcore vocals are unmistakable. One facet of Prong’s music that makes the unique is they are hard to pigeon hole into any one sub-genre. From thrash to hardcore to alternative and on to industrial—Prong records are a cornucopia of styles.
Prong’s output in the ‘90s played a pivotal role in the direction metal would take in the 1990s, especially the band’s groove. Singles such as “Prove You Wrong,” “Broken Pieces” and “Snap Your Fingers, Snap Your Neck” became staples on MTV’s “Headbanger’s Ball,” leading to tours with Pantera and Sepultura.
Prong’s discography has been fragmented since releasing “Cleansing,” the album that produced “Snap Your Fingers, Snap Your Neck.” Much of this can be explained by looking at Victor’s time in Danzig and Ministry. He can’t devote the time to Prong that he could in the ‘80s and early ‘90s. Currently, Victor has set his sights on promoting and touring with Prong, his own creation. Metal Underground spoke to Victor about managing his time between bands, an upcoming tour with Crowbar and why “Carved Into Stone” is the definitive Prong record. More...
Prong has always been one of the more compelling hardcore metal acts since being formed in 1986 by singer/guitarist Tommy Victor. This is a band that has always delivered some of the meanest, pit-swirling songs around. And from a critical standpoint, Prong has amazingly kept its head way above water over the years, even throughout the stadium-filling eras of Guns N Roses and Metallica. Prong has always been refreshing in its experimentation by mixing elements of progressive thrash with electronica. This metal act will go down in Rock history as being one of the grittier, flat out well respected heavy music outifts ever. Even when you think you've heard the last from them, Prong's music somehow always manages to work its way back. I am so thrilled to have this chance to get some questions in with Prong's new bass player, Mike Longworth. More...