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Prong is an American heavy metal band formed in 1986. Prong had two independent releases, Primitive Origins and Force Fed. The albums attracted the attention of Epic Records, who signed the trio in 1989.
By the time PRONG had signed to Epic Records in 1989, the New York City post-metal triumvirate had already accomplished a lot. The band, formed by guitarist and vocalist Tommy Victor, soundman at the legendary club CBGB’s along with the club’s doorman Mike Kirkland and ex-Swans drummer Ted Parsons had already released two independent records: the Primitive Origins EP (1987) and Force Fed (1988).
The history of PRONG has cast a long shadow - bands like Korn, Slipknot and Nine Inch Nails openly acknowledge their influence. 2013 finds PRONG in its best spot in years: having released Carved Into Stone, an album that mines the best aspects of the band’s career and distills it into eleven songs: “It feels like the best parts of what we’ve done, just amped up to eleven!” says Tommy. “The music I’m making now feels like I’ve come full circle but with a lot more, dare I say, maturity” and having just come off a whirlwind run of Europe where the band played some of the biggest festivals interspersed with some headline shows, PRONG is ready for the future!