Prong Returns With New Album, "Zero Days"

by VVN Music

The American thrash band Prong have been making music on and off over the last thirty years and, on July 28, will release their twelfth studio album, Zero Days, through Steamhammer/SPV.

Formed in 1986 by Tommy Victor and Mike Kirkland, both employees of CBGB's, they were joined a couple of months later by ex-Swans drummer Ted Parsons.  The bands first EP, Primitive Origins, was released a year later and their full length debut, Force Fed, in 1989. To date, their biggest albums have been 1994's Cleansing and 1996's Rude Awakening.

Musically, the new album hits home from the first bars of the mighty opener However It May End to the last bars of the albums closing track, Wasting Of The Dawn. Every track is it’s own emotional roller-coaster ride, chock-full of massive riffage, ironclad grooves and topped off by Victor’s ever-improving vocal delivery.

Zero Days was once again produced by Tommy Victor, with trusted collaborator Chris Collier as co-producer and engineer.

Tommy Victor talks about Zero Days:

I must say a lot of effort was put into this new Zero Days recording. From the minute I would get off tour, I would consolidate ideas from the road and form new ones. Again the focus was on creating good songs. We wanted this record to be modern as well as holding justice to all the previous releases. Again and maybe even more than normally I went crazy meticulous with the lyrics. I had built up a lot to say and I wanted to articulate them in the most intelligent way possible.I firmly believe the mission was accomplished all around. We are really pleased with the performances on this record, as well. It's a solid outing. We have the anthems, the bangers, the thrashers, the grooves, everything that makes up a PRONG record. It's definitely a record to listen to start to finish!!

The track lists:

CD
  • However It May End 
  • Zero Days 
  • Off the Grid 
  • Divide and Conquer 
  • Forced Into Tolerance 
  • Interbeing 
  • Blood Out of Stone 
  • Operation of the Moral Law 
  • The Whispers 
  • Self Righteous Indignation 
  • Rulers of the Collective 
  • Compulsive Future Projection 
  • Wasting of the Dawn 
  • Reasons to Be Fearful (bonus track)
Double-LP
  • Side 1
    • However It May End 
    • Zero Days 
    • Off the Grid 
  • Side 2
    • Divide and Conquer 
    • Forced Into Tolerance 
    • Interbeing 
  • Side 3
    • Blood Out of Stone 
    • Operation of the Moral Law 
    • The Whispers 
  • Side 4
    • Self Righteous Indignation 
    • Rulers of the Collective 
    • Compulsive Future Projection 
    • Wasting of the Dawn 
Digital Download
  • However It May End 
  • Zero Days 
  • Off the Grid 
  • Divide and Conquer 
  • Forced Into Tolerance 
  • Interbeing 
  • Blood Out of Stone 
  • Operation of the Moral Law 
  • The Whispers 
  • Self Righteous Indignation 
  • Rulers of the Collective 
  • Compulsive Future Projection 
  • Wasting of the Dawn 

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