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PRONG Ready To Start Ruining Lives

By Larry Petro, News Monkey
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 @ 4:22 PM


Full Album Details Revealed

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Ruining Lives is the follow-up to the 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.

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 band's legendary genre-defining Cleansing-era and new fans alike will be thrilled.

Tommy Victor had this to say 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.”

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 version incl. 1 bonus track and poster, as a double gatefold coloured vinyl version incl. 1 bonus track and the CD in cardboard sleeve, as a standard version and download.

Tracklisting DigiPak:

  • "Turnover"
  • "The Barriers"
  • "Windows Shut"
  • "Remove, Separate Self"
  • "Ruining Lives"
  • "Absence Of Light"
  • "The Book Of Change"
  • "Self Will Run Riot"
  • "Come To Realize"
  • "Chamber Of Thought"
  • "Limitations And Validations"
  • "Retreat" (Bonus Track)
Tracklisting Jewel Case:
  • "Turnover"
  • "The Barriers"
  • "Windows Shut"
  • "Remove, Separate Self"
  • "Ruining Lives"
  • "Absence Of Light"
  • "The Book Of Change"
  • "Self Will Run Riot"
  • "Come To Realize"
  • "Chamber Of Thought"
  • "Limitations And Validations"
Tracklisting Vinyl Version:

LP1 Side 1

  • "Turnover"
  • "The Barriers"
  • "Windows Shut"
LP1 Side 2
  • "Remove, Separate Self"
  • "Ruining Lives"
  • "Absence Of Light"
LP2 Side 1
  • "The Book Of Change"
  • "Self Will Run Riot"
  • "Come To Realize"
LP2 Side 2
  • "Chamber Of Thought"
  • "Limitations And Validations"
  • "Retreat" (Bonus Track)
On April 19th, PRONG will release an exclusive single 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 single 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's upcoming live schedule can be found at Prongmusic.com.


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