NEW UPCOMING ALBUM RELEASE ANNOUNCEMENT!
New release from: PRONG – State of Emergency (October 6, 2023)
PRONG will make their eagerly anticipated return with the impending release of their 13th studio album, State of Emergency, out October 6th, 2023 via Steamhammer/SPV. Following their brutally honest latest singles “Breaking Point” and “Non-Existence“, the heavy metal cornerstones unveil their follow-up entitled, “The Descent”, accompanied by a new music video.
The track is a perfect blend of that impeccable recipe of punk, metal and thrash that makes up PRONG‘s signature sound, and shows Tommy Victor and the boys are primed and ready to tear some faces off with State of Emergency!
About the new single, “The Descent“, PRONG‘s main man had this to say:
““The Descent” has a narrative of isolation, confusion, and hopelessness due to the intervention of media.”
Watch the New Music Video for “The Descent” below.
State of Emergency is a furious tableau of East Coast aggression, enveloped in that classic PRONG sound that never goes out of style.
Tommy Victor outlines the stylistic direction of the eleven songs that make up State of Emergency, “It’s a very PRONG record. I think it’s totally genre-transcending and definitely ignores what’s going on out there these days,”
Commenting on his artistic approach, Victor says: “I like all kinds of music. This record totally reflects that because it covers lots of different angles. At the same time, State Of Emergency is very guitar-oriented and a typical example of my style.”
Produced by the skillful hands of legendary producer Steve Evetts (Sepultura, The Dillinger Escape Plan), State of Emergency surprises on the post-punk track “Disconnected” and then grooves on the title track. Originally released as a standalone single in early 2023, “Breaking Point” takes no prisoners with honest lyrics and cutting attitude, while hard-hitting “The Descent” is a lightning-quick, classic ripper. “Back (NYC)” has Victor saying: “To me, it’s as if Jimmy Page wrote a song playing through Dimebag’s amplifier, with Henry Rollins singing. Kind of a weird experiment for sure!”
The album closes with a cover of “Working Man“, by the legendary RUSH: “RUSH was the first power trio I ever saw live and I was blown away by them. “Working Man” is so simple and it’s so heavy. I also love the lyrics. I thought it would be great tuned down a bit and slowed down, and I think we nailed it.”
State of Emergency Track List:
1 The Descent
2 State of Emergency
3 Breaking Point
5 Light Turns Black
6 Who Told Me
10 Back (NYC)
11 Working Man (RUSH Cover)
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Taken from the upcoming studio album “State Of Emergency” – out October 06th, 2023 Pre-Order Link: https://Prong.lnk.to/StateOfEmergency Video filmed & produced by: Ingo Spörl / https://hard-media.com Actors: Tommy & Sabrina Makeup: Sabrina Spörl More info at: https://prongmusic.com/ LYRICS: All the lies Can’t understand Can’t be free Out of reach Forgot