After such a fine introduction to the albums that have soundtracked our 2023 (Part 1 – 75-41), we now get into the belly of the beast and plunge on through the never, a testament to the diversity and abundance of alternative and heavy music that availed and impressed us this year. So, without further ado (fewer words, more riffs…)Continue reading →
Tommy Victor is an unsung hero of Rock. The Prong frontman (and the band’s only constant) has been putting out great records under the Prong banner since 1989’s Force Fed. Between then and the band’s latest — thirteenth studio album State of Emergency (Steamhammer / SPV) — there’s been a brief flirtation with commercial success in the early-mid nineties, an extended hiatus before and after the band’s unfairly-maligned Scorpio Rising album from 2003, and a steady stream of quality material over recent years.
Following their latest singles, “Breaking Point” and “Non Existence”, Prong have just released “The Descent”, with its new music video. All three come from their 13th album, State Of Emergency, due out October 06th on Steamhammer/SPV records. Check out the article below for the video, streaming and pre-order links, and European tour dates.
The Metallica Family descended on New Jersey from all around the world for the kickoff date of the 2024 North American tour of Metallica’s M72 tour. On the back of the excellent 72 Seasons album released this spring on Blackened Recordings (read our review here). Reports from the European tour were high, especially their impressive turn at Download Festival. The two shows, per city, no repeats in the setlist is matched only in its ambition by the incredible in-the-round staging and all weekend-long Metallica Takeover events, including pop-shops, a Metallica film festival, side concerts with Metallica-related bands, a Ross Halfin photo book Q & A book signing and more.
Ghost Cult caught up with Punk and Metal legend Steve Zing ( Danzig/Samhain/Son of Sam) of Blak29 to discuss his new album “The Waiting” – out now via Cleopatra Records! Steve discussed the writing of his new album, writing with his bandmate Dan Tracey, a track-by-track breakdown of the entire album, working with guests and friends from The 69 Eyes – Prong – and Type O Negative, what it’s really like to work with Glenn Danzig, and upcoming tour news.
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Ghost Cult caught up with frequent interviewee and metal legend TommyVictor of Prong! We were at Aftershock festival where Tommy was doing double duty with Prong and Danzig this weekend. Tommy discussed touring with his own band and Danzig, the US festival circuit, performing an album in full live versus a legacy “hits” set, the challenges of playing the classic Danzig guitar solos by John Christ, the progress of the new Prong album, and more!
Prong ands its driving force Tommy Victor have been keeping busy! The band finsihed a run of headline dates in the 2022, while Victor did double duty touring with Danzig, and working on new music for 2023. Following up 2019’s Age Of Defiance EP, The band has shared a super-heavy new song, “Breaking Point”, along with a new video as well.