Prong To Release New EP “Age Of Defiance” In November

Prong will be releasing a new EP titled “Age Of Defiance” on November 29. The effort will feature five tracks, including two new songs, the title track and “The End Of Sanity,“ as well as live versions of “Rude Awakening,“ “Cu-Rate,” and “Another Wordly Device.” The first single, “The End Of Sanity,” is expected to surface on October 26.

Victor told Loud TV the following about his decision to only release two new songs:

“Look, in 2013, we put out ‘Carved Into Stone’, in 2014 ‘Runing Lives’, in 2015 we put out ‘Songs From The Black Hole’ and we did ‘No Absolutes’. Then I did ‘Zero Days’ in 2017. And then after that, we had some live stuff we did, and then after that, I went in and I wrote a whole shitload of songs. And I was, like, ‘I don’t wanna put all of these out.’ We put out so many records.”

“I don’t wanna sound negative too much, but for the most part, no one gave a fuck. You make all these records, these new records, and essentially people wanna hear ‘Snap Your Fingers, Snap Your Neck’. And I liked doing those records, but I got burnt out of these long albums. So I wrote a bunch of songs, but I’m just gonna pick two out of that and put those out. Why put out a whole another album full of material and people don’t even listen to the shit — they don’t listen to the whole record. So this thing may do really well. It’s, like, ‘Two PRONG songs. Cool. I don’t wanna listen to any more than that anyhow.’ And then we have a live ‘Rude Awakening’, ‘Cut-Rate’ and ‘Another Worldly Device’ on it. So we’ll see how it works out. But it’s been fun so far for me, because I haven’t been overworked with it.”

“Making ‘Zero Days’ was — that was a major project, that album. There wasn’t a lot of time to make it, and it was a lot of work. I was working seven days a week, sleeping four hours, trying to come up with lyrics. I think the lyrics are great on the record, because I was figuring out what the hell was going on with the song and trying to do the lyrics and making everything so perfect. And I get a little disillusioned because nobody cares. Of all the lyrics I wrote, maybe a couple of people were, like, ‘What was the topic of that? What were you saying with that? That’s an interesting lyric.’ I’ve had very few conversations about it. And it wasn’t released right — the record label didn’t do a great job with it — so I was very disappointed with the whole outcome of that. So now it’s two songs, [three] live [tracks], and then a full-length album later.”

He also added the following about the lyrical themes of the new songs:

“‘Age Of Defiance’ is [about how] people feel like they’ve gotta be rebels, and that’s nothing new to that. You have to find a way to find your own peace and to be calm and not violent. It’s really an anti-violence song. People say, ‘Oh, ‘Age Of Defiance’, it sounds like it’s a rebel, a revolution song,’ but it’s just the opposite — it’s sort of, like, ‘I don’t even care. I wanna be happy myself.’ And ‘The End Of Sanity’ is the other one. It’s kind of self-explanatory. I just feel like the world is going crazy. The shit that people say and the whole thing doesn’t make any sense anymore to me.”

“I watch the news and everything. You have better news in Europe. But you don’t get a big, broad picture of America neither. You get CNN, and that’s one view of everything. But in America, there’s one view and then there’s another view and the other thing, and they’re all just advertisements for each side. It’s bullshit. It’s not news. So you don’t really get any news anymore. They’re TV shows.”

[via Blabbermouth]

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Prong Hitting The Studio For New EP, Set August Release Date For 25th Anniversary Vinyl Pressing Of “Cleansing”

Prong have announced that they will be entering the studio this month to record a new EP with Chris Collier. The effort, which will be mixed by Terry Date, will be released this fall and it is expected to feature two new tracks. In other news, the group will also be releasing a 25th anniversary vinyl pressing of “Cleansing” on August 2. It will be limited to 666 individually numbered copies pressed on silver and black marbled vinyl. Prong will be hitting the road on a “Cleansing” 25th anniversary European tour and on a North American tour with Agnostic Front.

Prong Announce “Cleansing” 25th Anniversary European Tour

Prong have announced that they will be celebrating the 25th anniversary of “Cleansing” on their upcoming European tour. The band plan to “delve deep into material off of ‘Cleansing’, as well as ‘Beg to Differ'” on this run.

Tour Dates:

08/03 Copenhagen, DEN – Pumpehuset
08/04 Rostock, GER – Peter Weiss Haus
08/06 Berlin, GER – Zukunft Am Ostkreuz
08/07 Jaromer, CZE – Brutal Assault Festival
08/08 Hannover, GER – Bei Chez Heinz
08/09 Leeuwarden, NET – Into The Grave Festival
08/10 Kortrijk, BEL – Alcatraz Festival
08/11 Helmond, NET – De Cacaofabriek
08/13 Haarlem, NET – Patronaat
08/14 Osnabruck, GER – Bastard Club
08/15 Mannheim, GER – 7er-Club
08/16 Essen, GER – Turock Open Air
08/17 Colmar, FRA – Le Grillen

Prong Premiere “However It May End” Lyric Video

Prong have premiered a lyric video for their song “However It May End.” The clip was created by TheCutCartel in Toronto, Canada and the track appears on the band’s latest album “Zero Days.” Tommy Victor commented:

“Hey, Prong has a new lyric video for the song ‘However It May End’ from our ‘Zero Days’ album. I threw some Eastern philosophical ideas in with a Western doomsday outlook for the concept of the song. The video depicts the transcendence with violence. It came out great; check it out!”

Prong Announce European Tour With Dew-Scented

Prong have announced a European tour with Dew-Scented. Considering Dew-Scented will be calling it quits soon, this run will be one of the last chances to see them. Here’s the dates:

08/24 Sulingen, GER – Reload Festival (no Dew-Scented)
08/25 Hamburg, GER – Hafenklang (no Dew-Scented)
08/26 Berlin, GER – SO36
08/28 Gronigen, NET – Vera
08/29 Eindhoven, NET – Dynamo
08/30 Wiesbaden, GER – Schlachthof
08/31 Koln, GER – Jungle
09/01 Bochum, GER – Rockpalast

Prong Planning “Power Of The Damager” Reissue

It looks like Prong are planning to remix and remaster “Power Of The Damager” for an upcoming reissue. Tommy Victor confirmed the news in the below tweet:

[via The PRP]

Prong Premiere “Forced Into Tolerance” Music Video

Prong have premiered a new video for their song “Forced Into Tolerance.” This track is from their latest album “Zero Days.”

Tommy Victor commented:

“Prong is happy to team with Blabbermouth to premiere the video for “Forced Into Tolerance “ from our latest album “Zero Days”! It represents the no frills, “in your face” relentlessness of the track. It’s our response to being told what to think and believe by everyone. Enjoy!”

You can catch Prong on tour with Powerflo and on tour with Helmet. You can also check out my recent interview with Victor.