Band Photo: Prong (?)
From: New York, NY, United States
Last Known Status: Active
Latest Prong News
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.
OVERKILL and PRONG will be teaming up for a U.S. tour early next year. Confirmed dates so far are as follows:
Feb. 16 - Jacksonville, NC @ Planet Rock
Feb. 17 - Fayetteville, NC @ Jesters Pub
Feb. 18 - Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
Feb. 19 - Towson, MD @ Recher Theatre
Feb. 20 - New York, NY @ B.B. King's Blues Club
Feb. 21 - Rochester, NY @ Penny Arcade
Feb. 22 - Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
Feb. 23 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's Down Under
Feb. 24 - Detroit, MI @ Harpo's
Feb. 25 - Battle Creek, MI @ Planet Rock
Feb. 26 - Chicago, IL @ House Of Blues
OVERKILL are continuing to tour in support of their "ReliXIV" album, available now on Eagle Rock/Spitfire Records.
According to Blabbermouth.net, Guitarist Tommy Victor has left DANZIG. "Things just didn't work out," the source added. "No replacement has been named."
Victor is currently focusing on writing the follow-up to PRONG's 2004 album "Scorpio Rising", tentatively due next year via Locomotive Music.
Tommy originally joined DANZIG in 1996 prior to the band's tour with OZZY OSBOURNE.
DANZIG have just issued a DVD, "Il Demonio Nera: (The Black Demon)", containing videos, video outtakes, alternative versions and previously unreleased material from DANZIG's "Danzig 4" (2000) and "Danzig 5" (2002) projects.
"Il Demonio Nera" is DANZIG's second DVD collection of vintage videos; "Danzig Archive De La Morte", which features videos from "Danzig 3" and "Thralldemonsweatlive", was released in 2003.
Drummer Dan Laudo has officially left PRONG. His statement on the matter reads as follows:
"After seven years playing drums for PRONG that included two albums, a live DVD and many tours around the world, I am leaving the band to concentrate on other projects. The BIG ON MARS CD for Kooklavu Records is nearing completion. I'm very excited about the future. Thank you to all the PRONG fans for being so cool over the years. You guys are the best. Keep rockin'."
PRONG's "The Vault" will receive its long-awaited U.S. release on June 28 via Locomotive Music.
Released in Europe on March 14 via Locomotive Music, "The Vault" contains three different concerts on two disks (approximately four hours): The entire 2002 show from Amsterdam (Melkweg), featuring the "new lineup" from the "100% Live" tour, 2003's With Full Force show from Germany and the 2003 concert at the Hultsfred Festival in Sweden. Two full-length sample videos from "The Vault" have been posted online at bassist ">Brian Perry's official web site. Check out the tracks "Snap Your Fingers, Snap Your Neck" and "Close the Door", recorded at the Melkweg in Amsterdam, Holand in 2002, at BrianPerry.net.
Here is "The Vault" track listing: More...
Fear Factory frontman Burton C. Bell is finally to release an EP called 'Iconoclast' from his side project Ascension Of The Watchers. Initially, this will only be available on vinyl through the band's official website. Apart from Bell, the only other member of the Watchers is former Killing Joke/Prong keyboard player John Bechdel.
PRONG will soon release the video "All Knowing Force" from their 2004 release Scorpio Rising world-wide. You can get a sneak-peek of this video on their official website www.prongmusic.com. It was shot in Binghamton, NY live at The New Cheers Pub, on their recent U.S. tour and edited by UMTV Productions.
The current incarnation of Prong includes singer/guitarist Tommy Victor, drummer Dan Laudo and guitarist Monte Pittman, a longtime friend of Victor and an alumnus of Madonna’s recent Drowned World Tour.
PRONG have uploaded a live performance video of the track "All Knowing Force" at their official web site. Check it out: Windows Media, Mac. The clip was filmed on March 3 during the band's "Scorpio Rising" CD-release party at The Dragonfly in Los Angeles.
PRONG have lined up the following tour dates during the coming weeks: More...
PRONG guitarist/vocalist Tommy Victor has revealed to RollingStone.com that NINE INCH NAILS mastermind Trent Reznor briefly enlisted him for a side project called TAPEWORM that never materialized.
"Actually, that's one of the reasons I threw in the towel for a while," Victor told the magazine. "I was promised so much by that whole camp — not to sound bitter or anything. I went down to New Orleans and worked on some stuff, but I never heard any finished product. But some of that stuff I worked on appeared on some MARILYN MANSON stuff. I was ripped off — that's happened several times."
PRONG have just issued their sixth studio album, "Scorpio Rising", in the U.S. through Locomotive Music.
Upcoming PRONG tour dates:
Mar. 06 - Pinellas Park, FL - Pinellas Expo Center (Sun N' Steel Festival)
Mar. 13 - Irvington, NJ - Cricket Club (March Metal Meltdown VI)
Mar. 20 - Maplewood, MN - First Avenue (Minnesota Metalfest)