PRONG In Sacramento: Interview, Performance Footage Available
February 20, 2012
AmbPirate of Capital Chaos conducted an interview with PRONG mainman Tommy Victor when the band performed at Ace Of Spades in Sacramento, California on February 17 as the support act for TESTAMENT. You can now watch the chat below. Also available is performance footage from the Sacramento concert.
PRONG will release its new album, "Carved Into Stone", on April 24 in North America via Long Branch Records/SPV. The CD was recorded with producer Steve Evetts, who has previously worked with THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, SYMPHONY X, SEPULTURA and HATEBREED, among others. The cover artwork was created by Vance Kelly (DOWN, THE SWORD) and can be seen below.
According to a press release, "Carved Into Stone" "is quintessentially PRONG. It stretches into the band's earliest and dirtiest foundations on which the band was founded on New York's Lower East Side to the present as a staple of today's post-metal and rock scenes."
Comments Victor: "It was hardest I've ever worked in the studio on any record I've ever been involved with."
PRONG — whose lineup is rounded out by bassist Tony Campos and drummer Alexei Rodriguez — has taken a major step forward in their constantly evolving brand of sonic schematics.
"I always believed there were many dimensions to PRONG," says Tommy. "Every record we've been associated with different scenes — hardcore, metal, industrial — even dance! I think this record brings all of that together and sounds very modern at the same time."
"Carved Into Stone" track listing
01. Eternal Heat 02. Keep On Living In Pain 03. Ammunition 04. Revenge ... Best Served Cold 05. State of Rebellion 06. Put Myself to Sleep 07. List of Grievances 08. Carved Into Stone 09. Subtract 10. Path of Least Resistance 11. Reinvestigate
Founded in 1986, PRONG is considered to be a pioneer of the American post-hardcore and post-metal scenes whose influence is still being felt today.
PRONG's last release was "Power Of The Damn Mixxxer", the remix counterpart to the band's 2007 album "Power of The Damager".
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