This Friday, October 6th, PRONG‘s new album, ‘State of Emergency’, hits the streets!
To celebrate their eagerly anticipated 13th release, Tommy Victor and the guys have shared a new music video for the album’s title track, following up previous acclaimed singles “Breaking Point”, “Non Existence” and “The Descent”.
With heavy metal perfection, “State of Emergency” shows off this quintessential band’s unique blend of thrashy, punky, face ripping rock — emblematic of what the entire record has to offer.
Tommy comments on the track,
“The title track ‘State of Emergency’ is a bit of a classic PRONG style groove metal track but heavier . It features the last lyric written for the album. I wanted a song that summarized some of the other lyrics .One that would direct the cover art as well. What we get is this depiction of the Orwellian, dystopian reality we are facing. It’s all rather dark, threatening and heavy!”
Check Out the Lyric Video for “State of Emergency”
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, classicripper. “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 lyric. I thought it would be great tuned down a bit and slowed down, and I think we nailed it.”
‘State of Emergency’ arrives perfectly in time for PRONG‘s upcoming November dates with Life of Agony in Europe.
See tour dates below.
‘State of Emergency’ Track List:
5 Light Turns Black
6 Who Told Me
10 Back (NYC)
11 Working Man (RUSH Cover
‘State Of Emergency’ will be available on Steamhammer / SPV
on CD, LP and for digital download.
PRONG Tour Dates 2023
10/20: Clifton, NJ @ Dingbatz
w/ Life Of Agony:
01.11. DE-Cologne – Carlswerk Victoria
03.11. DK-Copenhagen – Pumpehuset
04.11. SE-Gothenburg – Brewhouse
06.11. NO-Oslo – John Dee
07.11. SE-Stockholm – Slagt Kyrkan
09.11. DE-Leipzig – Täubchenthal
10.11. CZ-Brno – Freda
11.11. SK-Kosice – Collosseum
13.11. AT-Linz – Posthof
14.11. AT-Graz – PPC
15.11. AT-Innsbruck – Olympia World
17.11. BE-Ghent – Vooruit
18.11. NL-Klokgebouw – Helldorado Festival