Tommy Victor from Prong talks with the Hellion Rocks

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Prong has a great new record coming out on February 5th called “PRONG X – NO ABSOLUTES”.  We had the chance to speak to Tommy Victor about this upcoming release and the tour to follow. We had a great conversation and it was a pleasure to speak with Tommy. You can enjoy it here: 

Be sure to check out Prong online:

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     preorder “PRONG X – NO ABSOLUTES” here: 

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     it’s loud, it’s dirty, it’s PRONG!!!

     -the Hellion

PRONG Announce New Covers Album and 2015 Tour Dates!‏

PRONG Announce New Covers Album and 2015 Tour Dates!

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European Headline Tour kicks off on April 17, 2015

New Record “Songs From The Black Hole” out March 2015

 Fresh off their US Tour, American Power Trio PRONG finished an album of cover versions, putting their distinct spin on an array of tracks originally recorded by artists such as Black Flag, Bad Brains, Adolescents, The Sisters Of Mercy, Killing Joke, Hüsker Dü and Neil Young.

Tommy Victor: PRONG is excited to announce 2015 European tour dates in conjunction with our upcoming release “Songs From The Black Hole”. Along with the standards and selected tracks from our newest albums, we will be performing our versions of classic influential masterpieces, as featured on the new record. The tour has us returning to England, remarkably, for four shows after our premier UK festival appearance at Bloodstock. It will also be great to head back to Germany, Switzerland, France, Belgium, Austria and Holland with a new set and another new PRONG release, “Songs From The Black Hole”!

SPV/Steamhammer will be releasing the album as a special CD and LP edition in Scandinavia on March 25th, in Germany on March 27th, inEurope on March 30th and in the USA on March 31st 2015.

More details will be revealed soon.

PRONG European Tour 2015

17.04. NL-Groningen – Vera

18.04. NL-Sittard – Volt

19.04. B-Kortrijk – De Kreun

21.04. UK-Birmingham – O2 Academy 2

22.04. UK-Liverpool – O2 Academy 2

23.04. UK-London – O2 Islington Academy

24.04. UK-Bristol – O2 Academy

25.04. F-Savigny le Temple – L’Emreinte

26.04. CH-Pratteln – Z7

27.04. A-Graz – PPC

28.04. A-Vienna – Szene

29.04. D-Munich – Feierwerk

30.04. D-Berlin – C-Club

01.05. D-Cologne – Underground

02.05. D-Essen – Turock

03.05. D-Hamburg – Knust

Agency: Seaside Touring

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For More Info Visit:

http://www.prongmusic.com

https://www.facebook.com/prongmusic

http://www.spv.de

       it’s loud, it’s it’s dirty, it’s PRONG!!!

     -the Hellion

PRONG Reveal More Details on New Album Ruining Lives and Record Store Day Exclusive Single

PRONG Reveal More Details on New Album Ruining Lives and    Record Store Day Exclusive Single

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Ruining Lives Available May 13th on SPV/Steamhammer in North America

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 (Hatebreed, Sick Of It All, Sepultura) once again coming in to put his trademark shine on the record, Ruining Lives has turned out to be a monster of an album. From the first riff-assault of the opener “Turnover”, the album takes you on an angst-filled roller coaster ride that marries some very old school, Beg To Differ-elements with post-punk, industrial metal, hardcore thrash, all the while retaining a modern and current feel. Fans of the bands legendary, genre-defining Cleansing-era and new fans alike will be thrilled.

Tommy Victor about Ruining Lives: “This is the fastest written and recordedPRONG-album ever and it has more great songs than any previous PRONG-record.  I am particularly proud of the vocal performance and I think we captured some outstanding sounds on this album. There’s a little bit of a throwback element here. Ruining Lives is almost a “Force Fed” type of song. The album is a hybrid between NY Hardcore and some very modern, song oriented work. You will find some “Rude Awakening” but also some solid, crushing riffs. I feel we have captured the best elements of PRONG on this album.

 

He continues, “Come To Realize” is something new – we have never approached this kind of time signature. It really is math-metal meets pure hardcore with a crazy-ass riff. What’s exciting about the whole album is you have your hooks, your riffs and something innovative that makes the album very current. This qualifies as the hybrid nature of PRONG: marrying post-punk, industrial metal, hardcore thrash and modern elements – all of that with hooks and not just a bunch of screaming.”

The new album Ruining Lives will be released now throughSPV/Steamhammer in Scandinavia on April 23rd, in Germany on April 25th, in Europe on April 28th and in the US/Canada on May 13th as a limited digipak version incl. 1 bonus track and poster, as a double gatefold colored vinyl version incl. 1 bonus track and the CD in cardboard sleeve, as a standard version and download.

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April 19th PRONG will release an exclusive single for “Record Store Day” celebration with the new track “Turnover” on side A and a pig remix version of “Revenge Best Served Cold” by Raymond Watts on Side B. The single is limited to 3.000 copies and comes in a green/white marbled vinyl version. The worldwide digital release of this single is April 21st!

 

Track Listing DigiPak:

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

10.Chamber Of Thought

11.Limitations And Validations

12.Retreat  (Bonus Track)

 

Track Listing Jewel Case

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

10.Chamber Of Thought

11.Limitations And Validations

 

Track Listing Vinyl Version

LP1 Side 1

1.Turnover

2.The Barriers

3.Windows Shut

 

LP1 Side 2

1.Remove, Separate Self

2.Ruining Lives

3.Absence Of Light

 

LP2 Side 1

1.The Book Of Change

2.Self Will Run Riot

3.Come To Realize

 

LP2 Side 2

1.Chamber Of Thought

2.Limitations And Validations

3.Retreat  (Bonus Track)

 

PRONG Live 2014

26.03. D-Essen – Turock

27.03. NL-Haarlem – Patronaat

28.03. NL-Roermond – ECI Cultuurfabriek

29.03. B-Antwerp – Trix

30.03. GB-London – Underworld

01.04. GB-Glasgow – Cathouse

02.04. GB-Manchester – Sound Control

03.04. GB-Wolverhampton – Slade Rooms

04.04. F-Paris – Nouveau Casino

05.04. D-Cologne – Luxor

06.04. D-Karlsruhe – Substage

08.04. D-Saarbrücken – Garage

09.04. CH-Aarau – Kiff

10.04. D-Munich – Backstage

11.04. A-Vienna – Szene

12.04. CZ-Prague – Nova Chmelnice

13.04. PL-Krakow – Kwadrat Club

15.04. D-Berlin Lido

16.04. D-Bremen – Tower

17.04. D-Hamburg – Knust

18.04. DK-Copenhagen – Vega

19.04. SE-Gothenburg – Sticky Fingers

20.04. SE-Stockholm – Debaser Strand

21.-25.07. SLO-Tolmin – Metaldays

26.07. D-Viersen – Eier mit Speck Festival

27.07. NL-Eindhoven – Dynamo

29.07. NL-Rotterdam – Baroeg

30.07. D-Weinheim – Cafe Central

31.07. D-Wiesbaden – Schlachthof

01.08. D-Wacken – Wacken Open Air

08.08. GB-Derbyshire – Bloodstock Open Air

09.08. B-Kortrijk – Alcatraz Festival

23.08. D-Bad Wünnenberg – Wünnstock Open Air

 

For More Info Visit:

http://www.prongmusic.com

https://www.facebook.com/prongmusic

https://twitter.com/prongmusic

http://www.spv.de

 

the Hellion Rocks presents: guitarist MONTE PITTMAN!!!

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I know I have said it before the music industry is a small small world. I received a text the other day from Crowned By Fire guitarist Justin Manning about Monte Pittman getting in touch with me about some things. At the same time Monte messaged me about said things. We got in touch and managed to set up this interview. In the course of our conversations we also found out we have a lot of friends and contacts in common. Enjoy getting to know Monte Pittman right here:

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     Be sure and check Monte Pittman out online:

     http://montepittman.com/

     https://www.facebook.com/monteleepittman?fref=ts

     it’s loud, it’s dirty, it’s MONTE PITTMAN!

     the Hellion

the Hellion Rocks presents: Justin Manning of Crowned By Fire

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It’s always great to talk to Justin Manning. We had a great discussion about the new deal Crowned By Fire signed with the newly formed Chrome Mountain Records.1044077_1452670484954224_2072048793_n

 

Make sure you go to Facebook and show Crowned By Fire and Chrome Mountain Records some love:

https://www.facebook.com/CrownedByFire

https://www.facebook.com/ChromeMountainRecords

 

 

This conversation went for about an hour so I’ll keep it short here and let you get to it:

     it’s loud, it’s dirty, it’s CROWNED BY FIRE!

the Hellion

 

R.I.P. GUITARIST MIKE SCACCIA

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Michael “Mike” Scaccia
June 14th, 1965 – December 23. 2012

     Mike was the guitarist for Ministry, Rigor Mortis, and The Revolting Cocks.

Mike was performing onstage in Fort Worth Texas with Rigor Mortis when he had a seizure and collapsed. He was transported to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead. R.I.P. Brother you are already missed.

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