Prong album “Ruining Lives” and single for Record Store Day announced

“Ruining Lives” is the follow-up to the acclaimed 2012 release “Carved Into Stone” and continues to show the band on an upward trajectory, proving that despite having a long, illustrious career Prong can still make records that matter and re-invent themselves without negating their roots. The new album “Ruining Lives” will be released now through Steamhammer/SPV in Scandinavia on April 23rd, in Germany on April 25th, in Europe on April 28th and in the US/Canada on May 13th as a limited digipak CD (incl. one bonus track and poster), as a gatefold coloured 2LP version (incl. one bonus track and the CD in cardboard sleeve), as a standard CD version and download.

Tommy Victor about “Ruining Lives”: “This is the fastest written and recorded Prong-album ever and it has more great songs than any previous Prong-record. I am particularly proud of the vocal performance and I think we captured some outstanding sounds on this album. There’s a little bit of a throwback element here. “Ruining Lives” is almost a “Force Fed” type of song. The album is a hybrid between NY Hardcore and some very modern, song oriented work. You will find some “Rude Awakening” but also some solid, crushing riffs. I feel we have captured the best elements of Prong on this album. “Come To Realize” is something new – we have never approached this kind of time-signature. It really is math-metal meets pure hardcore with a crazy-ass riff. What’s exciting about the whole album is you have your hooks, your riffs and something innovative that makes the album very current. This qualifies as the hybrid nature of Prong: marrying post-punk, industrial metal, hardcore thrash and modern elements — all of that with hooks and not just a bunch of screaming.”

With Tommy Victor in the producer’s chair and Steve Evetts (Hatebreed, Sick Of It All, Sepultura) once again coming in to put his trademark shine on the record, “Ruining Lives” has turned out to be a monster of an album. From the first riff-assault of the opener “Turnover”, the album takes you on an angst-filled roller coaster ride that marries some very old school, “Beg To Differ”-elements with post-punk, industrial metal, hardcore thrash, all the while retaining a modern and current feel. Fans of the bands legendary, genre-defining “Cleansing”-era and new fans alike will be thrilled.

prong ruining livesTracklisting “Ruining Lives”:
1.Turnover
2.The Barriers
3.Windows Shut
4.Remove, Separate Self
5.Ruining Lives
6.Absence Of Light
7.The Book Of Change
8.Self Will Run Riot
9.Come To Realize
10.Chamber Of Thought
11.Limitations And Validations
12.Retreat (Bonus Track on digipak and LP)

On April 19th Prong will release an exclusive 7″ for “Record Store Day” celebration with the new track “Turnover” on side A and a pig remix version of “Revenge Best Served Cold” by Raymond Watts on Side B. The 7″ is limited to 3.000 copies and comes in a green/white marbled vinyl version. The worldwide digital release of this single is April 21st!

Prong live 2014:
26.03. D-Essen – Turock
27.03. NL-Haarlem – Patronaat
28.03. NL-Roermond – ECI Cultuurfabriek
29.03. B-Antwerp – Trix
30.03. GB-London – Underworld
01.04. GB-Glasgow – Cathouse
02.04. GB-Manchester – Sound Control
03.04. GB-Wolverhampton – Slade Rooms
04.04. F-Paris – Nouveau Casino
05.04. D-Cologne – Luxor
06.04. D-Karlsruhe – Substage
08.04. D-Saarbrücken – Garage
09.04. CH-Aarau – Kiff
10.04. D-Munich – Backstage
11.04. A-Vienna – Szene
12.04. CZ-Prague – Nova Chmelnice
13.04. PL-Krakow – Kwadrat Club
15.04. D-Berlin Lido
16.04. D-Bremen – Tower
17.04. D-Hamburg – Knust
18.04. DK-Copenhagen – Vega
19.04. SE-Gothenburg – Sticky Fingers
20.04. SE-Stockholm – Debaser Strand
21.-25.07. SLO-Tolmin – Metaldays
26.07. D-Viersen – Eier mit Speck Festival
27.07. NL-Eindhoven – Dynamo
29.07. NL-Rotterdam – Baroeg
30.07. D-Weinheim – Cafe Central
31.07. D-Wiesbaden – Schlachthof
01.08. D-Wacken – Wacken Open Air
08.08. GB-Derbyshire – Bloodstock Open Air
09.08. B-Kortrijk – Alcatraz Festival
23.08. D-Bad Wünnenberg – Wünnstock Open Air


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