The song and its video are the first new content from Prong since the release of the band’s album, Zero Days in 2017. Produced by Steve Evetts (Skinlab, Symphony X, Hatebreed), the song’s musical arrangement is an intense, percussive composition that takes audiences back to Prong’s 1990 album Beg To Differ (1990) what with its stylistic approach and sound.
Prong front man/founder Tommy Victor said of the song’s arrangement that he developed the guitar line for the song during Prong’s 2021 tour with Black Label Society and that the return to the band’s early sound been happening for some time.
“I’ve been getting back into these heavy, solid, mean riffs,” Victor said. “I think moving back to New York has helped with these. I’m really happy where I’m at all around. I think it’s coming across in the new songs and showing a rejuvenated attitude.”
In regards to the song’s lyrical theme, Victor said it rose from seeing people’s reaction to what was happening globally as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic during the band’s tour with BLS.
“There was so much insecurity going on,” Victor said. “What we were told kept changing. The crowds on that tour were so intense. It seemed like everyone was just sweating out all this frustration. Everyone was just fed up. I think that sentiment has remained and even grown with a lot of people. It’s a ‘general frustration in the world’ type song.”
The video for Prong’s new single features images of politicians, news media personnel and people protesting to help illustrate the commentary in the song’s lyrics. The lyrics, meanwhile are presented over the imagery as the visualization plays behind and the song plays with the video.
In other news, Prong is scheduled to join Life of Agony on the upcoming European leg of its “30 Years of River Runs Red Tour” starting Friday in Bochum, Germany. The tour is scheduled to run through Feb. 1 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands and also features scheduled performances in Warsaw, Poland; Zurich, Switzerland and Antwerp, Belgium.
The tour’s schedule is noted below.
PRONG Live in Europe
“30 Years of River Runs Red” Tour
w/ Life of Agony, Tarah Who?
Jan. 13 – Bochum, DE – Matrix
Jan. 15 – Aarhus, DK – Voxhall
Jan. 17 – Hamburg, DE – Grünspan
Jan. 18 – Berlin, DE – Astra
Jan. 19 – Warsaw, PL – Proxima
Jan. 21 – Prague, CZ – Palac Akropolis
Jan. 22 – Vienna, AT – Arena
Jan. 23 – Munich, DE – Backstage
Jan. 25 – Zurich, CH – Dynamo
Jan. 26 – Bulle, CH – Ebullition
Jan. 28 – Antwerp, BE – Trix
Jan. 29 – Vaureal, FR – Le Forum
Jan. 31 – Wasquehal, FR – The Black Lab
Feb. 1 – Amsterdam, NL – Melkweg
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