PRONG Launch New Web Site, Prepare To Hit The Road

PRONG have launched their new official web site at this location. The site, which was designed by bassist Mike Longworth, is maintained by the band and all new content will be generated by the bandmembers themselves.

The following is an "introductory" message from PRONG mainman Tommy Victor as posted on the web site:

"Unfinished Business by Tommy Victor

"Sometimes we all question what we do. We question why we do what we do. We question why we did what we did and we ask ourselves was it worth considering doing anything to begin with.

"We try to figure out what our next steps shall be. We make plans. At least we sometimes try to. This can sometimes take some time. Sometimes we overthink. This maybe because we have thought about the things we have done, maybe without enough planning, that hadn't worked out the way we would have liked. Then, of course, there are things we have done that we spent too much time on, detailing until confusion appears. We wished we were more spontaneous, relying on impulse and allowing our trust in our instincts to prevail.

"When does it end? Maybe never. It could be growth, it could be degradation.

"Self-doubt, that's what it's all about. The complexities of the mind sink in. It's part of life. But how much of ones life is to be dedicated to it?

"There was a long time when walking through fears became impossible [and] disappointments hit hard. Answers appeared then disappeared too rapidly. It all became stifling. And I knew problems would continue. But I wasn't finished in trying to come up with solutions.

"There had to be a new record. A product of years of suffering self-doubt and experiencing rejuvenation. A collection of songs that form a new album of PRONG material.

" 'Scorpio Rising' emerges from poison and corruption. This emergence I hope will be as special to old fans as well as new, as it has been for the exclusive club involved in its making."

In a separate posting, Victor outlined the group's plans for the immediate future: "We are getting a tour together for America to promote the stateside release of 'Scorpio Rising'. It looks like March, into April now. Our tour date page will get the info as soon as confirmations come in.

"We are trying to stay on top of the business side of things making preparations for the release. Being on an independent label now allows PRONG and its manager, Obi Steinman, to have a more 'hands-on' approach. That's taking the positive outlook on it all! Times are tough out there and we are trying our best to promote this thing without doing anything too distasteful.

"For instance, I have to get up at the ungodly hour of 10A.M. tomorrow and Friday to do some interviews with who knows who. It sort of sucks, because I've been cutting down on my caffeine intake recently. Looks like that's ended."


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