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Rising out of the expansive early-'90s thrash metal landscape, New York's Prong carved a niche all their own with their minimalist urban take on the genre. After years working as a soundman at New York's CBGB, Tommy Victor (vocals/guitars) drafted doorman Mike Kirkland (bass) and ex-Swans drummer Ted Parsons to form Prong in the mid-'80s. The trio's early independent releases -- Primitive Origins and Force Fed -- were extremely raw and betrayed their hardcore roots. By the time the group signed with Epic for 1990's Beg to Differ, though, Victor and company had transformed into a highly technical thrash metal outfit, shelling out clinical staccato riffs and start-stop rhythms peppered with subtle melodies and occasional bursts of speed. The album's title track was a minor hit, helping to put the band on the map once it received regular exposure on MTV's Headbanger's Ball. Ex-Flotsam and Jetsam bassist Troy Gregory replaced Kirkland for 1991's Prove You Wrong, which featured another strong single in "Unconditional," but was essentially a creative holding pattern and lost some of the band's momentum. Gregory was soon ousted and supplanted by two ex-Killing Joke and Murder Inc. members in bassist Paul Raven and keyboard player John Bechdel for 1994's Cleansing. Containing arguably their best work, the album saw a slight change of direction toward a more industrial sound, with Victor's precise riffing making way for a greater sense of groove and melody. It did little to increase the group's commercial appeal, however. Prong would disband following 1996's less inspired Rude Awakening. Parsons then went on to join British industrialists Godflesh while Victor toured with goth punks Danzig, but rumors persisted of an eventual Prong reunion. Prong re-formed in 2000, and after releasing a live album, 100% Live, the bandmembers went back into the studio to write their first studio album in six years, 2003's Scorpio Rising. Signed to Al Jourgensen's 13th Planet label, Prong released their seventh album, Power of the Damager, in 2007. A remix album, Power of the Damn Mixxxer, followed in 2009 before the band returned three years later with Carved into Stone. Their ninth album, the thrash-heavy Ruining Lives, appeared in May of 2014. The all-covers album Songs from the Black Hole followed in 2015 and featured songs from influences like Bad Brains ("Banned in D.C."), Neil Young ("Cortez the Killer"), and Sisters of Mercy ("Vision Thing"). ~ Eduardo Rivadavia
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Albums by
Prong

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    Without Words

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    Sense Of Ease

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    X - No Absolutes

    10 songs

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    Songs From the Black Hole

    11 songs

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    Ruining Lives

    14 songs

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    Playlist: The Very Best Of Prong

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    Carved into Stone

    14 songs

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    Scorpio Rising

    13 songs

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    Rude Awakening

    12 songs

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    Cleansing

    13 songs

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    Prove You Wrong

    11 songs

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    Beg To Differ

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    Cut And Dry

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    Ultimate Authority

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    Remove, Separate Self

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    Turnover

    14 songs

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    100% Live

    38 songs

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    Original Album Classics

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    X: No Absolutes

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    Power of the Damn Mixxxer

    12 songs

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    Power of the Damager

    13 songs

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    Force Fed [In-Effect]

    14 songs

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    Force Fed [Bonus Track]

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    Primitive Origins

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Top Songs by
Prong

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  2.   Snap Your Fingers, Snap Your Neck
  3.   Whose Fist Is This Anyway?
  4.   Unconditional
  5.   For Dear Life
  6.   Without Words
  7.   All Knowing Force
  8.   Rude Awakening
  9.   Another Worldly Device
  10.   Face Value
  11.   Controller
  12.   Steady Decline
  13.   Pointless
  14.   Cut and Dry
  15.   Lost and Found
  16.   Worth Pursuing
  17.   Prove You Wrong
  18.   WHO'S FIST
  19.   Cortez the Killer
  20.   Beg to Differ
  21.   Put Myself To Sleep
  22.   Sense of Ease
  23.   Inheritance
  24.   With Dignity
  25.   Soul Sickness
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