Prong Celebrates Upcoming EP with a Set at The Roxy

West Hollywood | Friday, October 25, 2019

Founder/frontman/guitarist Tommy Victor plays along with bassist Jason Christopher of Prong at The Roxy Theatre in West Hollywood, California on Friday, October 25, 2019. Photo credit: Maurice Nunez.

BY MAURICE NUNEZ | Go Venue Magazine

Prong is currently doing some tour dates with Agnostic Front and tonight they were at The Roxy Theatre in West Hollywood, California. Many of you are already familiar with Prong and Tommy Victor (founding member).  Prong formed back in 1986 and to date have released 12 studio albums, a live album and several EPs. They also have another EP titled Age of Defiance due out November 29, 2019.  The EP opens with the title song, “Age of Defiance”, which Tommy Victor describes as “pretty unusual for PRONG. It’s extremely powerful, with a great groove, haunting chorus, everything’s fresh and contemporary.”  According to the PRONG mastermind, the second studio number, “End of Sanity”, is “a thrash/hardcore/crossover number in typical PRONG style which I wrote especially for our American tour with AGNOSTIC FRONT.”  The EP  also features three live cuts, recorded by the band during their major headlining tour at Berlin club Huxleys Neue Welt in April 2015. It’s a total of five songs which forge an arc between past, present and future. Definitely looking forward to this release! Click HERE to pre-order Age of Defiance!

It was great to see Glenn Danzig at this show. There’s no doubt that Glenn appreciates Tommy’s work as he’s been DANZIG’s guitar player for quite some time now. Awesome to see him there supporting Tommy. Tonight, Prong went on promptly at 9:15 p.m. By then the venue was completely packed. Tommy Victor and crew got things started with “Unconditional” then went right into “Beg to Differ.” The band consisted of Tommy Victor on guitar and vocals along with Jason Christopher on bass, and Aaron Rossi on drums. The crowd was singing along to all the Prong classics songs like “Whose First Is This Anyway,” “Broken Peace,” and “Snap Your Fingers, Snap Your Neck.”  Traditional headbanging and moshing were in full effect. The show got so wild that the guy next to me was moshing and took a hard fall to the ground. Almost immediately blood started gushing from his head. Others from the crowd assisted him as he wanted to stay in the mosh pit, but it was evident that he needed to get stitches as soon as possible. It’s always good to see a community come together to help each other out.

Prong concluded their set with “However It May End.” What a killer show and set by Tommy Victor and team. If Prong comes to your town, be sure to check them out if you haven’t already.

See photos and setlist from tonight’s show below:

Unconditional | Be to Differ | Cute Rate | Ultimate Authority | Broken Peace | Cut and Dry | Another Worldly Device | Whose Fist Is This Anyway? | Snap Your Fingers, Snap Your Neck | However It May End

All images © Maurice Nunez
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