Fresh off their European festival summer, New York Metal mainstaysPRONG are gearing up to hit the road this September in North America in support of their latest release Ruining Lives which was released earlier this year by SPV/Steamhammer. The tour begins September 10th in Los Angeles, CA and runs through October 14th in San Francisco, CA. Many of the dates will see PRONG playing alongside thrash masters Overkill. Following a quick break the band will be taking part in Slipknot’s “Knotfest” October 25th in San Bernardino, CA.
The band recently completed filming on a new video for the song “Remove, Separate Self” (taken from Ruining Lives). Brian Cox and Marcelo Palomino directed the video, and it is receiving its exclusive premiere today on Loudwire. Check it out HERE.
Tommy Victor: “PRONG has made a video for the song “Remove, Separate Self”, the new single from our recent LP Ruining Lives. The song and the video are distinctively PRONG, with a soul-searching and apocalyptic vibe. As a follow up to “Turnover” we will release it on 7″ vinyl as well.
The single and video will correspond with our U.S. /Canada tour starting Sept 10th through Oct. 14th (see www.prongmusic.com for the dates).
Enjoy the video and we’ll see you out on the road!”
SPV/Steamhammer will be releasing a new digital and 7″ single of “Remove, Separate Self”. There will be two versions of the digital single which will be released September 12th. The 7″ will be released on October 24th. The standard version of the single will include the following tracks:
1. Remove, Separate Self (album version)
2. “Separate Self, Remove” inspired by and created from “Remove, Separate Self” by Prong (Matt Heafy de-mix)
Matt Heafy about the “de-mix” he created: “With “Remove, Separate Self” – I was initially engulfed by hints of images and characteristics of a futuristic, dystopian world. Whether that was the initial intent of the piece or it was meant to be something entirely different, that became the feeling I kept coming back to. Perhaps with the main line – the title itself – the idea of “separating yourself” made me think of unplugging oneself from something larger; whether metaphorically from an old way of life or literally in some sort of mecha-future. The idea was to take it one step further, to take the song itself, components of it, and a few secret ingredients, and create that world a little further that I imagined in the first place. Sometimes “remixes” do it right, but I wanted to take a completely different approach to what people think a “remix” is in the first place, even one’s idea of what a song should sound like.”
The exclusive iTunes edition of the single features a bonus track, which is a version of “Snap Your Fingers, Snap Your Neck”. This song was taken from PRONG‘s “Unleashed in the West – Official Bootleg”.
Ruining Livesis 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. If you have not picked up a copy yet, be sure to get one on Amazon or iTunes.