Band Photo: Prong (?)
From: New York, NY, United States
Last Known Status: Active
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Below is our complete Prong news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.
Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.
CBGB's may well be known as one of the most famous clubs in the world, having been home to many bands from The Ramones to Agnostic Front, but it's staff has plenty of connections to music too, not least of which was the club's sound man Tommy Victor and doorman Mike Kirkland, who would soon form their own band, Prong. Prong was completed a few months after Victor and Kirkland (Vocals/guitar and bass respectively) began jamming together when the band recruited former Swans drummer Ted Parsons. Having essentially being born from the best place for hardcore in New York, it's no surprise that the early Prong material was very much rooted in the genre. Following their debut released, the EP "Primitive Origins" and the full length, "Force Fed," the band were able to secure a major label deal when they signed with CBS Records for their next release, "Beg To Differ." The album was a critical smash, earning rave reviews from big name publications like Rolling Stone and the praise continued even after Kirkland left the band was replaced by Flotsam And Jetsam bassist Troy Gregory, when Prong released their third full length album, "Prove You Wrong," which featured an almost bizarre cover of the punk classic "(Get A) Grip (On Yourself)" by The Stranglers.
"Prove You Wrong" also featured the band's first experimentation with electronic sounds such as sampling and programming, a feature which was to be expanded upon on the next album, "Cleansing," which was released in 1994. With a sound more grounded in industrial metal and Pantera producer Terry Date behind the mixing board, the record proved to be hit, containing such fan favourites as "Snap Your Fingers, Snap Your Neck" (which was used by Extreme Championship Wrestling as the theme for the wrestler, Justin Credible) and "Broken Peace." The album also garnered Prong support slots on some major tours, including supporting Sepultura on their "Chaos A.D." tour, and performing with Pantera who were celebrating the release of their number one album, "Far Beyond Driven." More...
Tribal metal outfit Soulfly has announced that the group has recruited former Static-X, Prong, and Ministry bass player Tony Campos into the band, replacing former bassist Bobby Burns, who left the group in July of last year.
Campos will be performing his first show with Soulfly at a Belgian festival on July 31st. Stay tuned for further information.
TheRaveLive.com will present a free live webcast from Fear Factory on Saturday, May 29th. The broadcast will begin at 8:30pm ET / 7:30pm CT / 5:30pm PT / 12:30am GMT, and is scheduled to also include sets from Prong, Silent Civilian, and Thy Will Be Done as part of the Fear Campaign Tour. Fear Factory is currently touring in support of their latest full-length, "Mechanize," which was released via Candlelight Records. The live stream can be found at this location (registration is required).
Candlelight Records today confirms three more in-store/meet-and-greets as part of Fear Factory's ongoing Fear Campaign American Tour 2010. All four members of the band will be available to meet with fans at Magnolia Thunderpussy in Columbus, Ohio on May 30, Digital Ferret Records in Philadelphia on June 6, and Vintage Vinyl Records in Fords, New Jersey on June 10.
Fear Factory, currently on tour supporting their latest album "Mechanize," had a brief scare earlier this week when their tour bus nearly went off road while in route to Boise, Idaho. Luckily no one was injured and the band made their show at Knitting Factory Concert House without much delay. Guitarist Dino Cazares says, “We were on our way to Boise for a day off when about 8:45am our bus driver fell asleep at the wheel. He swerved to the opposite side of the road. Most of us woke up when we felt the bus on the rumble strips and then the dirt. He woke up in time to swerve back onto our side of the road and pull over.” Continuing he notes, “thank god there was no on coming cars or 18-wheelers on the road. Everyone is fine just a little nervous.”
The upcoming Fear Factory tour dates are as follows: More...
New York based metal veterans Prong has announced that they will be joiing industrial metal legends Fear Factory on the bands forthcoming tour of North America. Prong recently finished touring as the special guests to Max Cavalera's Soulfly and Fear Factory will be touring in support of their latest album, "Mechanize."
The tour dates are as follows: More...
Phoenix based metal outfit Soulfly has announced some more shows for their upcoming trek of North America. Joining them on the run will be Prong, Incite and Rotting Corpse. While on tour the band will be shooting a music video for the song, "Rise Of The Fallen," which appears on their forthcoming new studio album, "Omen." The album will be released on May 25th through Roadrunner Records.
The tour dates are as follows: More...
Soulfly, the band led by former Sepultura frontman Max Cavalera, has announced that they will be filming a new music video at their show in Poughkeepsie, NY. A message from the band reads as follows:
"Word to the wise... Soulfly will be filming a music video for a yet-to-be-named track from the upcoming Omen release during the March 17th, 2010 live performance at the Chance Theater in Poughkeepsie, NY.
"If you can't make it to this show, visit our website's Tour section to see if our US/Canadian tour with Prong, Incite and Rotting Corpse is coming near you. Dates are still being added, and will be posted there when they are confirmed!"
Prong will be joining up with Soulfly on their U.S. tour this Spring. Also on the bill are Incite and Rotting Corpse. Prong's Tommy Victor joined Soulfly in the studio last November to lend his vocals to the song "Lethal Injection." The track will be released on the upcoming Soufly album "Omen" on May 4, 2010. The currently confirmed tour dates are as follows:
3/2 2010 - Scout Bar - San Antonio TX
3/3 2010 - Scout Bar - Houston TX
3/6 2010 - Culture Room - Ft. Lauderdale FL
3/7 2010 - Firestone Live - Orlando FL
3/8 2010 - State Theater - St. Pete FL
3/9 2010 - The Loft - Atlanta GA
3/11 2010 - Starland Ballroom - Sayreville NJ
3/12 2010 - The Crazy Donkey - Farmingdale NY
3/13 2010 - The Royal Plaza Trade Center - Fitchburg MA
3/19 2010 - Peabody's - Cleveland OH
3/20 2010 - Al Rosa Villa - Columbus OH
3/23 2010 - Midland Theatre - Kansas City MO
Tommy Victor, founder of Prong, spent November 20th, 2009 with Max Cavalera and Soulfly in the studio collaborating on the song "Lethal Injection" for Soulfly's upcoming album "Omen." Max and Tommy split vocal duties on the song. Tommy had the following to say of the collaboration: " It was an honor and a pleasure working with Soulfly in the studio. I think the song turned out great and is definitely a killer track." A video of the recording session can be viewed below. More...
Tommy Victor, the lead vocalist of Prong and former guitarist of Ministry, has revealed that he recently contributed vocals to one of the songs from the forthcoming new Soulfly album, "Omen." Speaking on the collaboration, Victor stated:
"We had a great time on tour with Soulfy last fall. It was an honor and a pleasure working with Soulfly in the studio. I think the song turned out great and is definitely a killer track."
"Omen" is curretly being recorded in Edge Of The Earth in Hollywood, California and will be the bands seventh studio album. The record will be released through Roadrunner Records in the early part of 2010.
Florida death metallers Six Feet Under are back with their 3rd installment of the band's cover series, "Graveyard Classics 3," due out on Metal Blade Records January 19th 2010. "Graveyard Classics 3" was recorded at D.O.I. Digital Audio in Tampa, FL, was mixed at Audiohammer Studios by Mark Lewis, and was produced by Chris Barnes.
Here's what Chris Barnes has to say about the band's latest chapter in the Graveyard Classics chain: "We went about picking the tracks for this installment of Graveyard Classics by really just trying to search out songs from early on in our musical upbringing, as well as tracks from when we were just fans of heavy music, before we started playing in a band. Once again choosing songs that have really stuck with us over the years, also choosing the songs that we felt would sound interesting when played in the SFU ‘death groove' style. Through the years of doing covers, many of our fans have inquired about us covering a Slayer or a Metallica song. It was really something we wanted to do for some time, those two bands being our biggest influences, as well as influencing a generation of death metal musicians. To sum it up... this is a tribute to honor the great teachers that have influenced us as well as the world of metal we all belong to. We hope our fans will enjoy. "
Track listing for "Graveyard Classics 3" will be as follows: More...
Vampirefreaks.com has posted a new video interview with vocalist Tommy Victor of Prong. The video clip of the interview can be viewed below. More...
Mutiny Within keyboardist, Drew, has checked in with the following tour blog:
"09/30/09 - Key Club - Hollywood, California
"Hey everyone! We just played the first show of our first ever tour and it couldn't have gone better. All the bands were awesome. Cattle Decapitation, Prong and Soulfly owned the crowd.
"Also, we visited the Rainbow Room, next door to the Key Club. I got to meet Speed from Soilwork, Dino from Divine Heresy, and, believe it or not, RON JEREMY!
"Keep checking back for photos and daily blog updates. If anyone has any photos of any of our shows, send them to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and we will post them. Also, if you have videos then please send us any links.
"We will be filming all the shows until the end of the tour so be sure to check in every Monday for an episode of 'Mutiny Within Fall 2009 US Tour w/Soulfly.'
"Thanks for everyone who came out last night. Next show, Santa Ana!"
Mutiny Within are currently on the road with Soulfly, Prong and Cattle Decapitation. Check them out at these tour dates: More...
Prong is to embark on United States Tour in support of "Power of The Damn MiXXXer" release on Al Jourgensen's 13th Planet Records, Inc. Prong founder Tommy Victor will be joined on this trek with cohorts Tony Campos (Static-X) on bass and Alexei Rodriguez (formerly 3 Inches of Blood, Walls of Jericho) on drums.
The currently confirmed Prong tour dates with Soulfly are as follows: More...
A new two part video interview with vocalist Tony Victor of Prong has been posted online. The video clips can be viewed below. More...
More dates have been added to Soulfly's upcoming U.S. tour this fall with Prong, Cattle Decapitation and Mutiny Within. The complete list of dates are as follows:
Sept. 30 Hollywood, CA - Key Club
Oct. 01 Santa Ana, CA - Galaxy Concert Theatre
Oct. 02 San Diego, CA - Cane's Bar & Grill
Oct. 03 Orangevale, CA - The Boardwalk
Oct. 04 San Francisco, CA - The Regency Ballroom
Oct. 06 Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theatre
Oct. 07 Seattle, WA - Showbox Theatre
Oct. 09 Denver, CO - Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom
Oct. 10 Salina, KS - The Blue Goat
Oct. 11 Maplewood, MN - The Rock
Oct. 12 Des Moines, IA - People's Court
Oct. 13 Chicago, IL - The Bottom Lounge
Oct. 14 Grand Rapids, MI - The Intersection
Oct. 15 Milwaukee, WI - The Rave
Oct. 16 Detroit, MI - Harpo's
Oct. 17 Dayton, OH - McGuffy's House of Rock
Oct. 18 Pittsburgh, PA - Ches-A-Rena
Oct. 19 New York, NY - The Gramercy Theatre
Oct. 20 Towson, MD - Recher Theatre
Oct. 21 Lancaster, PA - Chameleon Club
Oct. 22 Asheville, NC - The Orange Peel
Oct. 24 San Antonio, TX - White Rabbit
Tribal metal outfit Soulfly has announced that they will be hitting the roads of the United States this Fall. Joining them on the tour will be Prong, Cattle Decapitation and Mutiny Within. Only a few dates have been confirmed so far, with more to be announced shortly.
The tour dates are as follows: More...
Prong has issued the following announcement about seeking photos of fans who have band tattoos:
"Are you such a huge Prong fan that you have a tattoo inspired by the band? We want to see it. Email the pic to email@example.com and we'll be posting them in a photo album on Myspace for everyone to check out and we'll email you an exclusive MP3 of a previously unreleased song ask a thank you for your devotion to the band!"
13th Planet Records, the label helmed by Al Jourgensen of Ministry, has released a free digital EP for fans. Included in the download are unreleased songs, remixes, and videos from Ministry, Revolting cocks, Prong, Burton C. Bell’s Ascension of The Watchers, False Icons, and Stayte. The download is available here.
The track list is as follows:
1. Ministry – “Lielieslies (Known Unknown Lies Mix)”
2. Revolting Cocks – “Keys To The City (Barstow Bathroom Floor Mix)”
3. Prong – “3rd Option (Hold on Tight Mix)”
4. False Icons – “Trasform (Trance-formation Mix)”
5. Stayte – “Coming Apart”
6. Ministry – Adios Puta Madres Trailer (video)
7. Ascension of The Watchers (featuring Burton C. Bell of Fear Factory) – Residual Presence (video)
Prong has announced that their live show in Munich on June 1st has changed venues. The new venue will be Backstage Werk and tickets can be purchased here.