Prong

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Nazione:Stati Uniti
Attività:dal 1986

Line up

  • Tommy Victor: guitar, vocals
  • Jason Christopher: bass
  • Art Cruz: drums
Prong was founded in 1986 by singer/guitarist Tommy Victor who was a sound man for the famous club CBGB and bassist Mike Kirkland (doorman at CBGB's). Ex-Swans drummer Ted Parsons joined a few month's later. Prong released two independent albums that were noted for their brutal hardcore punk sound. The recordings were released on Southern Records in the U.K. in the late 1980's.

Epic Records saw the band's potential and signed them in 1989. Prong's major label debut album Beg To Differ, was released in 1990.

In the following year, Kirkland left the band and was replaced by Ex-Flotsam and Jetsam bassist Troy Gregory. Prong issued their fourth release Prove You Wrong which saw the band experiment with programming and electronic samples while still retaining an aggressive yet melodic sensibility.

By 1994, Troy Gregory was out of the band and was replaced by Paul Raven (bassist) and John Bechdel (keyboard), both from Killing Joke and Murder, Inc. The new line up released Cleansing (Prong's 5th major release). With a strong industrial sound that still managed to be hard and heavy, Cleansing contained songs that are still considered Prong classics ("Broken Peace" and "Snap Your Fingers, Snap Your Neck") and is Prong's most successful release to date. The videos for these two songs became staples of MTV's legendary Headbangers Ball.

Prong's sixth album Rude Awakening was released in 1996. The album was not as successful as the last three albums. Shortly thereafter Parsons left the band to join Godflesh. Tommy Victor left New York and moved to Los Angeles. Prong toured in the fall of 1997 with a new lineup that included Dan Laudo (drums) Riggs (guitar) Frank Cavanaugh from Filter (bass) and B. Rettie (keyboards). The band dissolved after a six week US tour. As the band Prong sat idle, Tommy Victor worked with legends of the rock world, including Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson, and Glenn Danzig.

In 2002, Victor re-formed Prong with bassist Brian Perry, drummer Dan Laudo and touring guitarist Monte Pittman. After the success of a 42-show American tour that was recorded for a live CD (100% Live, Locomotive Music) Prong entered the studio and recorded a new CD, Scorpio Rising.

Prong have a back-to-basics new album, Carved Into Stone, released on April 23rd 2012. Produced and mixed by Steve Evetts (Dillinger Escape Plan, Suicide Silence), Carved Into Stone picks up where Prong's classic albums left off, fueled by drummer Alexei Rodriguez and bassist Tony Campos' formidable rhythm section.

Ruining Lives is the follow-up to the acclaimed 2012 release Carved Into Stone and continues to show the band on an upward trajectory, proving that despite having a long, illustrious career Prong can still make records that matter and re-invent themselves without negating their roots.
With Tommy Victor in the producer’s chair and Steve Evetts once again coming in to put his trademark shine on the record, Ruining Lives has turned out to be a monster of an album.

Discografia

Copertina 7
No Absolutes (Spv/Audioglobe / 2016) 

1. ULTIMATE AUTHORITY / 2. SENSE OF EASE / 3. WITHOUT WORDS / 4. CUT AND DRY / 5. NO ABSOLUTES / 6. DO NOTHING / 7. BELIEF SYSTEM / 8. SOUL SICKNESS / 9. IN SPITE OF HINDRANCES ...

Copertina 7
Songs From The Black Hole (Steamhammer / SPV / 2015) 

1. DOOMSDAY / 2. VISION THING / 3. GOOFY`S CONCERN / 4. KIDS OF THE BLACK HOLE / 5. THE BARS / 6. SEEING RED / 7. DON`T WANT TO KNOW IF YOU ARE LONELY / 8. GIVE ME THE CURE / 9. BANNED IN DC ...

Copertina 7
Ruining Lives (SPV / 2014) 

1. TURNOVER / 2. THE BARRIERS / 3. WINDOWS SHUT / 4. REMOVE, SEPARATE SELF / 5. RUINING LIVES / 6. ABSENCE OF LIGHT / 7. THE BOOK OF CHANGE / 8. SELF WILL RUN RIOT / 9. COME TO REALIZE ...

Copertina 7,5
Carved Into Stone (SPV / 2012) 

1. ETERNAL HEAT / 2. KEEP ON LIVING IN PAIN / 3. AMMUNITION / 4. REVENGE...BEST SERVED COLD / 5. STATE OF REBELLION / 6. PUT MYSELF TO SLEEP / 7. LIST OF GRIEVANCES / 8. CARVED INTO STONE ...

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Power Of The Damn MiXXXer (13th Planet / 2009) 

1. WORST OF IT (WORST OF THE WORST MIX) / 2. CAN’T STOP THE BLEEDING (SMACK! MIX) / 3. THE BANISHMENT (WOLFZILLA & THE ANGRY MOON MIX) / 4. POWER OF THE DAMAGER (FABRICATION MIX) ...

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Cleansing (Reissue) (Spv / 2008) 

1. ANOTHER WORLDLY DEVICE / 2. WHOSE FIST IS THIS ANYWAY? / 3. SNAP YOUR FINGERS, SNAP YOUR NECK / 4. CUT-RATE / 5. BROKEN PEACE / 6. ONE OUTNUMBERED / 7. OUT OF THIS MISERY / 8. NO QUESTION ...

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Power Of The Damager (13th Planet / 2007) 

1. KING FOR THEM / 2. NO JUSTICE / 3. 3RD OPTION / 4. PURE ETHER / 5. POWER OF THE DAMAGER / 6. THE BANISHMENT / 7. WORST OF IT / 8. SPIRIT GUIDE / 9. MESSAGES INSIDE OF ME ...

Copertina 6,5
The Vault (Locomotive / 2005) 

1. DARK SIGNS / 2. BEG TO DIFFER / 3. OUT OF THIS MISERY / 4. CLOSE TO THE DOOR / 5. BROKEN PEACE / 6. RUDE AWAKENING / 7. CAPRICE / 8. EMBRACE THE DEPTH / 9. 3RD FROM THE SUN / 10. THE OUTMENTIONED ...

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Scorpio Rising (Locomotive / 2003) 

1. IN CRESCITA / 2. ALL KNOWING FORCE / 3. EMBRACE THE DEPTH / 4. EMBRACE THE DEPTH / 5. REGAL / 6. INNER TRUTH / 7. AVOID PROMISES / 8. SIRIUSLY EMERGING / 9. ASSURANCES / 10. OUT OF THIS REALM ...

Copertina 7,5
100% Live (Locomotive / 2002) 

1. RUDE AWAKENING / 2. INITIATION / 3. BROKEN PEACE / 4. CONTROLLER / 5. SNAP YOUR FINGERS, SNAP YOUR NECK / 6. BEG TO DIFFER / 7. DARK SIGNS / 8. ANOTHER WORDLY DEVICE / 9. PROVE YOU WRONG ...

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Rude Awakening (Epic / 1996) 

1. CONTROLLER / 2. CAPRICE / 3. RUDE AWAKENING / 4. UNFORTUNATELY / 5. FACE VALUE / 6. AVENUE OF THE FINEST / 7. SLICING / 8. WITHOUT HOPE / 9. MANSRUIN / 10. INNOCENCE GONE / 11. DARK SIGNS ...

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Cleansing (Epic / 1994) 

1. ANOTHER WORLDLY DEVICE / 2. WHOSE FIST IS THIS ANYWAY? / 3. SNAP YOUR FINGERS, SNAP YOUR NECK / 4. CUT-RATE / 5. BROKEN PEACE / 6. ONE OUTNUMBERED / 7. OUT OF THIS MISERY / 8. NO QUESTION ...

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Prove You Wrong (Epic / 1991) 

1. IRRELEVANT THOUGHTS / 2. UNCONDITIONAL / 3. POSITIVELY BLIND / 4. PROVE YOU WRONG / 5. HELL IF I COULD / 6. POINTLESS / 7. CONTRADICTIONS / 8. TORN BETWEEN / 9. BRAINWAVE / 10. TERRITORIAL RITES ...

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Beg To Differ (Epic / 1990) 

1. FOR DEAR LIFE / 2. STEADY DECLINE / 3. BEG TO DIFFER / 4. LOST AND FOUND / 5. YOUR FEAR / 6. TAKE IT IN HAND / 7. INTERMENSTRUAL, D.S.B. / 8. RIGHT TO NOTHING / 9. PRIME CUT / 10. JUST THE SAME ...

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Force Fed (In Effect / 1988) 

1. FREEZER BURN / 2. FORGERY / 3. SENSELESS ABUSE / 4. PRIMITIVE ORIGINS / 5. AGGRAVATED CONDITION / 6. THE COLISEUM / 7. DECAY / 8. IT'S BEEN DECIDED / 9. FORCE FED / 10. THE TAMING ...

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Primitive Origins (Spigot / 1987) 

1. DISBELIEF / 2. WATCHING / 3. CLING TO LIFE / 4. DENIAL / 5. DREAMS LIKE THAT / 6. IN MY VEINS / 7. CLIMATE CONTROL / 8. PERSECUTION

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