Prong Premiere New Song “Breaking Point”

Prong have premiered a new song titled “Breaking Point.” You can find a lyric video for that track below:

Tommy Victor commented:

“The origins of the song happened during the waning part of the pandemic. I have to admit that I came up with the main riff while we were out on the Black Label Society tour. I guess that would make sense to some. There was so much insecurity going on. What we were told kept changing. The crowds on that tour were so intense. It seemed like everyone was just sweating out all this frustration. Everyone was just fed up. I think that sentiment has remained and even grown with a lot of people. It’s a ‘general frustration in the world’-type song.”

He also added:

“I’ve been getting back into these heavy, solid, mean riffs. I think moving back to New York has helped with these. I’m really happy where I’m at all around. I think it’s coming across in the new songs and showing a rejuvenated attitude.”

Prong Recruit Overkill Drummer Jason Bittner For Upcoming European Tour

Prong have recruited Jason Bittner (Overkill) to handle drums on their European tour with Life Of Agony. He will be filling in for Griffin McCarthy.

Bittner issued the following statement:

“Soooooooo like I said the other day, getting back from the last Overkill show was not the end of my musical weekend – straight off the plane in New Jersey to drive to Long Island the next morning to jam with my longtime friend Tommy Victor, to get ready for the upcoming Prong tour with Life of Agony in Europe this coming January 2023.

Griffin McCarthy wasn’t able to do this tour due to some other commitments so leave it to yours truly to yet again play with another of my all -time favorite bands, and we will be playing a lot of material off my favorite album – “Cleansing”. And not to mention I get to hear another one of my favorite albums of all time being played every night too – and that’s “River Runs Red”. Should be an awesome time, I look forward to it and we will see you out there!”

Prong Finishing Up New Album

Prong have revealed that they are currently finishing up their new album. The first single will be released in January.

Tommy Victor told Heavy New York the following:

“I can tell you the single will be out, the digital single, in January. ‘Cause the record is almost done. So for our European tour with Life Of Agony in January, the single will be out. And the [full-length] record [will be out in], I guess, April or something. It depends on when the pressing plant can do it. It’s on Steamhammer/SPV again, the same label. All the basic tracks are done. I’ve just gotta do vocals and solos now.”

He also added:

“This one is special because it’s the first record I’ve written since I moved back to New York, [to] Amityville. So that concept is there, where it’s, like, you know what? This is where the early Prong stuff was written. I wrote it in my apartment in Amityville, and it’s killer. So that’s the concept, is that it’s written back where I’m from. It’s very hardcore, it’s really heavy, but Prong has to have the hooks, so it’s still in there too. There’s a lot of good choruses and understandable lyrics.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Overkill Announce March Tour With Prong

Overkill have announced a March headlining tour. Prong will serve as support. Here’s the dates:

03/03 Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance
03/04 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
03/05 Pittsburgh, PA – Jergels
03/06 Cleveland, OH – House Of Blues
03/07 Columbus, OH – The King Of Clubs
03/08 Detroit, MI – Harpo’s
03/09 Ft. Wayne, IN – Piere’s
03/10 Chicago, IL – Concord
03/11 Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s
03/12 Asheville, NC – Orange Peel
03/13 Orlando, FL – House Of Blues
03/14 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution
03/16 Silver Springs, MD – The Fillmore
03/17 New Haven, CT – Toad’s Place
03/18 New York, NY – Palladium
03/19 Stroudsburg, PA – Sherman Theatre

Black Label Society Announce December Shows With Armored Saint & Prong

Black Label Society have announced some December shows with Armored Saint and Prong. Here’s the dates:

12/27 Reno, NV – Virginia Street Brewhouse
12/28 San Francisco, CA – Regency Grand
12/29 Los Angeles, CA – Wiltern
12/30 San Diego, CA – House Of Blues
12/31 Tempe, AZ – The Marquee

These concerts will follow Black Label Society’s previously announced tour with Obituary and Prong.

Prong Premiere New Song “End Of Sanity”

Prong have premiered a new song titled “End Of Sanity.” This track is from the band’s new EP “Age Of Defiance,” which will be released on November 29. Frontman Tommy Victor commented:

“‘End Of Sanity’ is a thrash/hardcore/crossover number in typical Prong style which I wrote especially for our American tour with Agnostic Front. If you’re into Prong, you’ll love this track.”

Prong Officially Reveal Details For New EP “Age Of Defiance”

Prong have officially revealed the details for their new EP “Age Of Defiance.” That effort will be released on November 29 and it will feature two new songs and three live tracks that were recorded during an April 2015 show at Huxley’s Neue Welt in Berlin, Germany.

“Age Of Defiance” Track Listing:

01. “Age Of Defiance”
02. “End Of Sanity”
03. “Rude Awakening” (Live)
04. “Another Worldly Device” (Live)
05. “Cut Rate” (Live)

Tommy Victor had the following to say about the new songs:

“Age Of Defiance“:

“[It’s] pretty unusual for Prong. It’s extremely powerful, with a great groove, haunting chorus, everything’s fresh and contemporary.”

“End Of Sanity“:

“[It’s] a thrash/hardcore/crossover number in typical Prong style which I wrote especially for our American tour with Agnostic Front. If you’re into Prong, you’ll love this track.”

Pre-orders can be found HERE and the first single “End Of Sanity” is expected to be released on October 25.

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]

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.