Prong is back with their first new single since 2019 "Breaking Point," whose gratuitous use of pinch harmonics point directly to some Zakk Wylde influence. Prong mastermind Tommy Victor said he came up with riff for "Breaking Point" while on tour with Black Label Society, which again – pinch harmonics.
"The origins of the song happened during the waning part of the pandemic," said Victor. "I have to admit that I came up with the main riff while we were out on the Black Label Society tour. I guess that would make sense to some.
There was so much insecurity going on. What we were told kept changing. The crowds on that tour were so intense. It seemed like everyone was just sweating out all this frustration. Everyone was just fed up. I think that sentiment has remained and even grown with a lot of people. It’s a 'general frustration in the world' type song."
On the new Prong material he's been coming up with for 2023, Victor added "I've been getting back into these heavy, solid, mean riffs. I think moving back to New York has helped with these. I'm really happy where I'm at all around. I think it's coming across in the new songs and showing a rejuvenated attitude."
Prong will hit the road later this week in Europe with Life Of Agony and Tarah Who?.
1/13 – Bochum, DE – Matrix
1/15 – Aarhus, DK – Voxhall
1/17 – Hamburg, DE – Grünspan
1/18 – Berlin, DE – Astra
1/19 – Warsaw, PL – Proxima
1/21 – Prague, CZ – Palac Akropolis
1/22 – Vienna, AT – Arena
1/23 – Munich, DE – Backstage
1/25 – Zurich, CH – Dynamo
1/26 – Bulle, CH – Ebullition
1/28 – Antwerp, BE – Trix
1/29 – Vaureal, FR – Le Forum
1/31 – Wasquehal, FR – The Black Lab
2/1 – Amsterdam, NL – Melkweg