PRONG celebrated the release of its thirteenth studio album, “State Of Emergency”, last Friday (October 6) by playing a special set Record Stop in Patchogue, New York.
Earlier today (Tuesday, October 10),PRONG shared photos of the performance on Instagram and included the following message: “THANK YOU!
“Big shoutout to every that showed up at Record Stop last Friday and to every single one of you that has grabbed a copy of ‘State of Emergency’ or have listened via the different streaming platforms!
“‘State of Emergency’ reached #5 in Amazon Metal Best Sellers in the US and in Germany over the weekend!
“‘State of Emergency’ out now – Listen everywhere!”
“State Of Emergency” is available via Steamhammer/SPV.
PRONG frontman Tommy Victor outlined 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, he said: “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”, originally written and recorded by the legendary RUSH.
“RUSH was the first power trio I ever saw live and I was blown away by them,” Tommy said. “‘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.”