Aug. 3 — Veteran hard rock outfit Prong will tentatively release its latest album this fall.
State of Emergency is scheduled for release Oct. 6 through Napalm Records. In anticipation of the record’s release, the band premiered its latest single, ‘Non-Existence‘ and the song’s lyric video Thursday.
The song’s musical arrangement is a presentation that longtime fans of Prong will find familiar. It exhibits a comparison to sounds from the band’s 1996 album, Rude Awakening as well as from the group’s 2017 album, Zero Days. That is evidenced through the more melodic, radio friendly sound and style that forms the song’s base.
Prong founder/front man/guitarist Tommy Victor even said himself the comparison to the sounds from Rude Awakening was intentional.
“‘Non-Existence’, with its techno-style noise guitar that’s omnipresent on this album, is a bit like my retrospective glance at ‘Rude Awakening’,” Victor said. He did not offer an explanation behind the song’s lyrical theme, but it can be interpreted as being a commentary about the familiar theme of pushing on through certain negative thoughts that we get each day. That is just this critic’s interpretation.
Prong unveiled the album’s lead single, ‘Breaking Point‘ last year. State of Emergency‘s track listing is noted below:
State of Emergency Track List:
1. The Descent
2. State of Emergency
3. Breaking Point
5. Light Turns Black
6. Who Told Me
10. Back (NYC)
11. Working Man (RUSH Cover)
In other news, Prong has also announced a new handful of live dates in support of State of Emergency. The upcoming tour, which launched Friday in East Rutherford, NJ, will take the band overseas to Belgium, Germany and The Netherlands between Aug. 11 and 19. The new dates will precede another series of dates across Europe with Life of Agony from Nov. 1 – 18.
All of the band’s upcoming live dates are noted below:
PRONG Tour Dates 2023:
11.08. BE-Kortrijk – Alcatraz Open Air
12.08. DE-Weinheim – Cafe Central
13.08. DE-Cologne – Gebäude 9 (Rockpalast Recording)
15.08. DE-Magdeburg – Factory
16.08. DE-Hanover – Musikzentrum
17.08. DE-Lingen – Alter Schlachthof
18.08. DE-Essen – Turock
19.08. NL-Eindhoven – Dynamo Metal Fest
PRONG Live in Europe
“30 Years of River Runs Red” Tour
w/ Life of Agony, Tarah Who?
Jan. 13 – Bochum, DE – Matrix
Jan. 15 – Aarhus, DK – Voxhall
Jan. 17 – Hamburg, DE – Grünspan
Jan. 18 – Berlin, DE – Astra
Jan. 19 – Warsaw, PL – Proxima
Jan. 21 – Prague, CZ – Palac Akropolis
Jan. 22 – Vienna, AT – Arena
Jan. 23 – Munich, DE – Backstage
Jan. 25 – Zurich, CH – Dynamo
Jan. 26 – Bulle, CH – Ebullition
Jan. 28 – Antwerp, BE – Trix
Jan. 29 – Vaureal, FR – Le Forum
Jan. 31 – Wasquehal, FR – The Black Lab
Feb. 1 – Amsterdam, NL – Melkweg
More information on Prong’s new single, video, and tour is available along with all of the band’s latest news at: