PRONG is one of my Top Five Favorite Bands of All-Time - a fact I feel necessary to point out every single time I have news from them to share. Now, ahead of their spring touring activities (including dates with HELMET and Powerflo), the crew over at SPV/Steamhammer has unleashed the latest music video from PRONG... "Forced into Tolerance." The track comes from their latest album, Zero Days. See the new video via Blabbermouth below, and crank it up loud!
I don't often do the HIGH FIDELITY-style "Top Five" lists, but I do know who my Top Five Musical Artists of All-Time are. These bands are ones that are always in the daily rotation, and today comes a big surprise - that two of my top five are going on a co-headline tour this spring. HELMET & PRONG. Both bands came up in NYC, bursting from the CBGB scene, and when I saw each of them live for the first time, it was in a location far from... Davenport, Iowa in the early 90s. Since then, I've seen each many times, in several cities, with both bands going through numerous lineup changes. Check out the official announcement below!
With all the trips I make to Los Angeles, I wish I was out there this weekend, because something fantastic is about to take place...
The Monster Energy Ride for Dime Dimebash 2016 - a benefit honoring “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott - is happening TOMORROW, Friday, January 22nd at Lucky Strike Live in Hollywood, California. An intimate live concert event, proceeds Dimebash 2016 will benefit the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund, an organization that funds cancer research, cancer screenings and various cancer programs while supporting families that have loved ones suffering from the disease. As of this writing, tickets are nearly sold-out - but thanks to Rob Evanoff and my extended Rock Father Family in LA, we're planning to get you some coverage right here on THE ROCK FATHER Magazine! Check out a teaser of who's playing...
What a wonderful time we live in. Yesterday started off as a simple Friday, but by the end of the day there was a new album from CLUTCH, a new single from KILLING JOKE, and a surprise new single from the mighty PRONG. Three of my favorite bands, indeed - but that PRONG (one of my Top Five Favorite Bands of All-Time) single was a shining cherry on top of an already fantastic week here at Rock Father HQ. "Ultimate Authority" was released on the eve of PRONG's North American Tour with DANZIG, which kicks-off tonight in Tempe, Arizona, and finds PRONG frontman Tommy Victor doing double-duty, as he also serves as Glenn Danzig's longtime guitar player. "Ultimate Authority" is the first single from PRONG's new studio album, X (No Absolutes) to be released worldwide January 29, 2016 on Steamhammer/SPV.
On May 13, one of my favorite bands (in my Top 4 of all-time, actually) will release their newest album, when PRONG unleashes RUINING LIVES. Today comes the first lyric video from the record, "Turnover," which can be viewed below. RUINING LIVES will be released as a limited Digipak version that includes 1 bonus track and a poster, as a double gatefold colored vinyl version incl. 1 bonus track and the CD in cardboard sleeve, and as a standard CD version and download.
While listeners eagerly await the May release of RUINING LIVES, the new studio album from PRONG, a previously-unannounced surprise arrived earlier this month with the release of UNLEASHED IN THE WEST: LIVE IN BERLIN - THE OFFICIAL BOOTLEG. Recorded live-in-the-studio at Trixx in Berlin, the basic tracks and overdubs were completed over the course of three days during a break in the band's Summer 2013 European Tour. The end result is a furious collection of 17 classic PRONG tracks that span the band's entire career.