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5 newer hard rock and metal songs with actually good hooks

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Monday, July 31, 2017 at 4:11 PM (PST)

While I am a fan of the site No Clean Singing, I was always mainly a melodic vocalist in bands of mine like Antidote 8 , Divest or Pontius Pilate Sales Pitch over the years. I love melodic rock and metal singers just as much as a good roar or guttural grindcore Barney Greenway bark as long as their is soul, a cool energy and lyrics I can relate to or at least appreciate. Heck, metal without melody means no Judas Priest and that is just unacceptable. Even bands like Darkthrone, Candiria or Converge have embraced some melodic singing at times, so what’s the big deal? There is room for all kinds of styles in music.

Anyway, I decided to make a short list of some recent singles or album cuts that I dig which have cool choruses that don’t cheapen the song despite being catchy.

Check it out below.

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The Interbeing release new single “Deceptive Signal”

Posted by longhairedpoet on Monday, May 15, 2017 at 7:49 PM (PST)

Danish metallers The Interbeing have released their latest single “Deceptive Signal.”

The song comes off the band’s forthcoming album Among the Amorphous which is due out June 23 via Long Branch Records.

Singer Dara Corcoran on “Deceptive Signal”:
“Deceptive Signal is the 2nd track on our coming concept album about The Interbeing’s struggle with his creators. In this song The Interbeing hears a signal and is drawn to it but it turns out to be a trap made by his creators. To realize the visual storyline we contacted the gifted Jeb Hardwick and flew him in to Copenhagen to shoot the ambitious video. The countless hours playing in a green screen studio and postproduction really paid off. Jeb did an amazing job creating this other dimension with us and The Interbeing in it.”

Check out the video for “Deceptive Signal” here.

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Prong reveal tracklisting for “X – No Absolutes”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at 3:09 PM (PST)

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Check out the track listing for “X-No Absolutes”, the new album from industrial tinged noise/thrash legends Prong and quotes from Tommy Victor on the newest addition of tunes in the band’s ongoing heavy agenda BELOW.

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Prong “Black Hole” European treck looms

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 11:18 AM (PST)

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In “I wish this tour was Stateside” news, the industrial groove metal institution Prong are touring Europe and HARK is one of the bands in tow. Hark used to basically be Taint and both of those bands are/were incredible sludge metal with technical bursts. I’m not familiar with Steak Number Eight but it’s a horrible band name and idea (you’ll have a heart attack). Regardless, this tour is going to kick ass and Prong’s latest covers album Songs From The Black Hole will be interesting as well.

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American Power Trio PRONG is getting ready to release an album of cover versions, putting their distinct spin on an array of tracks originally recorded by artists such as Black Flag, Bad Brains, Adolescents, The Sisters Of Mercy, Killing Joke, Hüsker Dü and Neil Young.

Tommy Victor: “Prong is very excited about the upcoming release of our new record, Songs From The Black Hole, and equally excited about the artwork and packaging! Since the record explores Prong’s roots musically and geographically, this needed to be expressed visually and this was attained. With the help of our art director Mike Lopez, the theme of urban decay, desolation, insecurity and ultimate change that prevails in the music has been brought to the surface in images. Since much of Prong’s origins come from a place of abandonment, we feel our new album artwork fully reflects this sentiment. I think one can get a grip of the hard hitting, dangerous sounds inside from a glimpse of the packaging of  Songs From The Black Hole. We certainly hope you enjoy this latest release, inside and out.“

SPV/Steamhammer will be releasing the album as CD, LP and in all digital formats in Scandinavia on March 25th, in Germany on March 27th, in Europe on March 30th and in the USA on March 31st 2015.

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Prong “Remove, Seperate Self” in classic sounding alt metal clip

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Monday, September 8, 2014 at 11:27 AM (PST)

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When I think of how good Prong is right now at this stage in Tommy Victor’s career I want to cry tears of bloody joy everytime I hear a new song. The last two albums in particular were stunning evidence that Prong are a band like no other, fully aware of their legacy yet still making new works that can stand the scrutiny of years to come as well. The best thing you will see this week is their new video for “Remove, Seperate Self”, chock full of the alternative metal and relentless groove that makes Prong eternal.

Click HERE for the clip.

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Interview: Prong – Tommy Victor talks “Ruining Lives”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Friday, May 9, 2014 at 9:38 AM (PST)

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Nothing lasts forever. Making a record has a stage where it is a sense of duty in a lot of ways. If I’m doing something purposeful, it’s rewarding rather than “liking”. There’s quality actions and lowerquality actions. I like to sit in front of a television set for hours and watch old espisodes of the Sopranos. Is that helping me or anybody else? – Tommy Victor

Prong have been on fire ever since they came back strong with the awesome Power of the Damager. Tommy Victor is known for his work in Danzig, Ministry and of course Prong as well, but his first baby is the most important, I’d say. Prong just have a unique sound that no one can match and the legacy is intact on the colossal new Ruining Lives. From the sonic attack of the catchy but ballistic “Turnover” to the thrashy “The Barriers” or the industrial metal riffing of the groove heavy “Absence of Light”, Runing Lives shows that Victor is still one of the most interesting innovators in metal and hardcore. There’s a little bit of everything you’ve ever loved about prong on here, but it isn’t forced or gimmicky. This is just pure 100% Prong and thank fucking God.

Every time Prong release an album it pushes the shitty dial of the scene back towards goodness for a much needed respite.Bands like Slipknot, NIN, Korn, Rob Zombie and more give heavy props to Victor’s contributions to metal and you should too. Shit, with the exception of NIN, Victor blows away most of those other bands in his sleep. Dude is just a natural for severe and “true life” metal. I didn’t think they could follow up our 5 star rated Carved Into Stone release with something as powerful, but the new record really kicks ass as well.

Click HERE to read this Metal Riot chat with a metal legend.

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The Intersphere announce new album

Posted by longhairedpoet on Thursday, December 12, 2013 at 1:34 PM (PST)

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German hard rockers The Intersphere are about to drop their newest album Relations In The Unseen.

Relations In The Unseen will be released on March 10 in Europe/UK and March 18 in North America. Relations In The Unseen will be released via Long Branch Records.

Check out quotes from frontman Christoph Hessler as well as The Intersphere tour dates here.

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Prong forced to cancel a string of North American tour dates

Posted by SeanB on Tuesday, August 14, 2012 at 9:43 AM (PST)

Due to reasons beyond the band’s control L.A. metal/industrial/hardcore act Prong have been forced to cancel a string of their upcoming North American tour dates.  This also includes some of their headlining dates as well.  They will still be playing Knot Fest and will continue touring with a headlining show at the Hawthorne Theatre in Portland, OR on August 31, 2012.  They also hope to hit the east coast as soon as possible.

No word on any reasons for the cancellations yet, but you can click right here for a list of cancelled shows.

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Prong announces tour support for Static-X

Posted by jessepac on Tuesday, July 10, 2012 at 12:46 PM (PST)

Prong has confirmed that they will be touring this August with Static-X in support of their latest release Carved Into Stone. The tour kicks off August 1st in Silver Spring, MD and runs through August 29th in Las Vegas, NV.

Frontman Tommy Victor spoke about touring with Static-X:

“Static-X has been carrying the torch for no-nonsense, hard hitting music for many years and it’s an honor to tour with them. They’ve put out great records again and again and I’ve witnessed their live show so many times and never been disappointed. It’s going to be fun to see them every night tearing it up with those killer riffs, great beats and raucous hooks! Prong officially thanks Wayne and company for this opportunity!”

Wayne Static commented about touring with Prong:

“I’m very excited to have Prong join the tour. Over the years Pronghas had a huge influence on many musicians, including myself, and I am honored to share the stage with them.”

Click here for tour dates!

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Prong adds Crowbar and Cradle of Filth bassists to tour

Posted by jessepac on Thursday, May 17, 2012 at 1:50 PM (PST)

Prong is currently in the midst of a short UK and European tour celebrating the 20th anniversary of their landmark Beg To Differ album.  Joining mainman Tommy Victor and drummer Alexei Rodriguez are bass players Matt Brunson of Crowbar and former Cradle of Filth bassist Dave Pybus.

Tommy Victor explained the presence of not one but two well know bassists.

“Since Tony Campos (who has been touring with the band and played on Carved Into Stone) is touring with Soulfly, we’ve had to tour with other bass players. Everyone who has toured with us so far has been fantastic and brought their own personal style to Prong. Phil Zeller from Toxic Holocaust did the Crowbar tour. Jason Rapesi who has played with Stone Sour did a few shows with us before that. We were heading to Europe and the guy we had couldn’t do it in the eleventh hour. Rather than cancel, our friend Matt Brunson from Crowbar stepped in and learned the entire Beg To Differ album in a day and a half! Then we found out that Dave Pybus who has played with Cradle of Filth, was going to be the tech on the tour. As it turned out, Dave is a massive PRONG fan! He learned some of the other songs and has been joining Alexei and I onstage every night. Now we have two great bass players each night! This tour has been a blast!”

Prong will resume tearing up the road in the US this July for a string of shows with the legendary Maryland Rockers Clutch.

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Music Video: Prong – “Revenge…Best Served Cold”

Posted by SeanB on Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at 7:04 AM (PST)

L.A. industrial act Prong have just released a music video for the single “Revenge…Best Served Cold” to coincide with the release of their newest album Carved Into Stone.  The album is out today on Long Branch Records and has gotten outstanding reviews.

To see the video for the song “Revenge…Best Served Cold” click here.

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Album Review: Prong – “Carved Into Stone”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Friday, April 13, 2012 at 12:11 PM (PST)

Wow. What just happened? Talk about an album handing your ass to you and leaving you with two black eyes to boot.

Prong is back with Carved Into Stone, an album that is almost like Prong’s version of Slayer. Hard charge and no bullshit from “Eternal Heat” all the way through to the caveman power stomp of “Reinvestigate”, this one is a must have. Power Of The Damager was an amazing release for Prong, really setting the band back on its’ feet, but Carved Into Stone is an even more serious blessing for fans. If this is the last Prong album ever (hopefully not, but…) it would be a capstone that distills Prong to the raw essence, inarguably showing all the skill Victor wields as a guitarist and aggressive songwriter.

Prong’s Tommy Victor has been a metal lifer for ages, a pioneering veteran with calloused fingertips, a grim look in his eye and countless shows under his belt. As the driving force behind his classic Industrial/Thrash/Hardcore/Alternative crossover act, he has inspired everyone from Korn to Demon Hunter to Ministry (the last of which Victor actually plays in now). But while Tommy has kicked ass of late on the latest Ministry releases, collaborating on a Soulfly song or the crucial recent Danzig release Deth Red Sabaoth, it is Prong which will always be the most “Tommy” (not a Who reference) of anything Victor plays on.

I recently wrote a piece for another site on Mindless Self Indulgence and mentioned how they had made a huge dent on pop culture even though no one gives them credit. Some keyboard jockey on a Facebook thread snarked at that claim that they are “underground” and no one knows them so they aren’t influential. Way to miss the point! Get this…Prong (or Crowbar) will always be underground, for example, and yet the world musical landscape would be so much different without their contributions. You don’t have to be the one who gets all the glory to be the one ripped off a lot by successors.

Click HERE to read the whole review.

Los Angeles industrial metal band Prong are a little bit less than two weeks away from releasing their new album Carved Into Stone on April 24th via Long Branch Records.

The band is streaming their song “Ammunition” off the upcoming album and you can check it out right here. This is the second song off their album.

The band is currently on tour with Crowbar and Witchburn. Click here to review a list of tour dates, cities and venues.

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Prong kicks off US tour with Crowbar

Posted by metalrocker on Thursday, April 5, 2012 at 3:45 PM (PST)

California industrial metal act Prong are kicking off their tour tonight with Crowbar and Witchburn in Dallas, TX. and will run through April 24th in Shreveport, LA. The tour is in support of their forthcoming release Carved Into Stone which is due out this April.

To check out their new single, “Eternal Heat,” click here and to see the tour dates click here.

Carved Into Stone will be released April 24th through Long Branch Records.

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