Prong to embark on United States Tour in support of ‘Power of The Damn MiXXXer’ release on Al Jourgensen’s 13th Planet Records, Inc.
Tommy VictorProng founder Tommy Victor will be joined on this trek with cohorts Tony Campos (Static-X) on bass and Alexei Rodriguez (formerly 3 Inches of Blood, Walls of Jericho) on drums.
Dissonant, dark, detached -and at times rather deranged –Tommy Victor, founder and frontman of Prong, always swings his riffs low, hard and squarely at your skull. Victor never did ‘happiness’ and Prong didn’t necessarily care about making the ‘feel good album of the year’. For Victor, high-praise is best served in the packed clubs and sweaty mosh-pits he plays to around the world. This is all the proof he needs of a dedicated fan base which never misses the band’s shows, and loyally buys albums while ‘critics’ consistently miss the boat. Every time Prong was ignored by the mainstream -whilst revered through the underground –or ripped off by lesser, spineless musicians who don’t have a creative pot of their own to piss in – Prong just got harder, stronger and more enraged. It fueled them even more, and drove them even further. This is not your parent’s band; this is brutality with no regrets, amplified, distorted, and turned up to 11.
With its roots deeply set in the fertile soil of acts like Die Kreuzen, Bad Brains, Killing Joke, The Swans, and Live Skull, Prong has grown into a force of nature. Their early releases ‘Beg To Differ’, â€˜Prove Your Wrongâ€™, and ‘Cleansing’ proved Prong to be tastemakers that would influence a new generation of bands. From those early moments, to the present, Prong has demonstrated the perfection that it strives for time and again. By taking traditional rock song-structures, merging them with simple steel bar riffs, atonalism, art-rock atmospheres, they’ve culminated a crushing sound that pleases your ears as it liquefies your brain.
Of Tommy Victor and Prong media members have the following to say:
“No other metal guitarist possesses such potent groove, bite, and minimalism.â€- Cosmo Lee of Invisible Oranges
“…Power of the Damager (13th Planet, 2007), rivals the heaviness, intensity and scream-along hooks of the band’s early ’90s material.” – MTV Headbanger’s Blog
Confirmed Tour Dates As of Press Time:
Oct 04, 2009 – San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom
Oct 05, 2009 – Reno, NV – New Oasis – Prong Headline (No Soulfly)
Oct 06, 2009 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
Oct 07, 2009 – Seattle, WA – Showbox Theatre
Oct 09, 2009 – Denver, CO – Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom
Oct 10, 2009 – Salina, KS – The Blue Goat
Oct 11, 2009 – Maplewood, MN – The Rock
Oct 12, 2009 – Des Moines, IA – People’s Court
Oct 13, 2009 – Chicago, IL – The Bottom Lounge
Oct 14, 2009 – Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection
Oct 15, 2009 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
Oct 16, 2009 – Detroit, MI – Harpos
Oct 17, 2009 – Dayton, OH – McGuffy’s House of Rock
Oct 18, 2009 – Pittsburgh, PA – Ches A Rena
Oct 19, 2009 – New York, NY – The Gramercy Theatre
Oct 20, 2009 – Towson, MD – Recher Theatre
Oct 21, 2009 – Lancaster, PA – Chameleon Club
Oct 22, 2009 – Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel
Oct 24, 2009 – San Antonio, TX – The White Rabbit
Oct 25, 2009 – Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater