Friday, May 18, 2012 at 11:38AM
PRONG is currently in the midst of a short UK and European tour celebrating the 20th anniversary of their landmark Beg To Differ album. Decibel magazine has lauded that album for "Breaking sacred ground and directing where heavy music would inevitably head for the rest of the 90's." In addition, they are playing classics from their catalog as well as material from their recent Carved Into Stone album. Joining mainman Tommy Victor and drummer Alexei Rodriguez are bass players Matt Brunson of Crowbar and former Cradle of Filth bassist Dave Pybus.
Tommy explained the presence of not one but two well know bassists.
"Since Tony Campos (who has been touring with the band and played on Carved Into Stone) is touring with Soulfly, we've had to tour with other bass players. Everyone who has toured with us so far has been fantastic and brought their own personal style to Prong. Phil Zeller from Toxic Holocaust did the Crowbar tour. Jason Rapesi who has played with Stone Sour did a few shows with us before that. We were heading to Europe and the guy we had couldn't do it in the eleventh hour. Rather than cancel, our friend Matt Brunson from Crowbar stepped in and learned the entire Beg To Differ album in a day and a half! Then we found out that Dave Pybus who has played with Cradle of Filth, was going to be the tech on the tour. As it turned out, Dave is a massive PRONG fan! He learned some of the other songs and has been joining Alexei and I onstage every night. Now we have two great bass players each night! This tour has been a blast!"
PRONG will resume tearing up the road in the US this July for a string of shows with the legendary Maryland Rockers Clutch. Carved Into Stone, PRONG's latest album is being embraced by fans and is receiving rave reviews worldwide including this one from Metal Hammer UK:
"PRONG take no prisoners when it comes to their attack but at the same time they've got their songwriting dynamics down."
In its first week of release, Carved Into Stone landed spots on three of Billboard's Charts. The album placed at #13 on the Heatseekers Chart, #44 on the Hard Rock Albums Chart and #56 on the Independent Albums Chart.
Carved Into Stone can be ordered from Amazon HERE. Be sure to check out the deluxe iTunes edition which features an exclusive bonus track which is a cover of the Rammstein track "Feuer Frei". Purchase the deluxe iTunes edition HERE.
PRONG's video for "Revenge...Best Served Cold" can be streamed HERE.
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.
Prong Live With Clutch and Lionize
7/11: Fayetteville, AR @ George's Majestic Lounge
7/12: Lawrence, KS @ The Granada
7/13: Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue
7/14: Vienna, WV @ Fishbone Gill & Grill
7/17: New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
7/18: Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall
7/19: Athens, GA @ 40 Watt Club
7/20: Charlotte, NC @ Amos' Southend
7/22: Richmond, VA @ The National
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