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Prong Zero Days

Prong

Zero Days

Steamhammer/SPV
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Rating: 3.5/5

 
 

 

 

Ever since their debut EP, Primitive Origins, was released back in 1987 Prong have been constantly incorporating heavier influences and moving forward from their hardcore punk origins. Prong have now been now been around for a shade over thirty years and with Zero Days they have now unleashed their twelfth studio album, and when you consider that their existence includes a six year hiatus they’ve been dropping an album of new material on average almost every two years, although they do seem to be becoming increasingly prolific as the years pass, with each release marking them out a consistent and constantly evolving outfit. 

From the intense opener, However It May End, onwards it’s clear that Prong haven’t lost any of their aggression or energy, the hardcore punk attitude and delivery is still present, but this is combined with the technical flourishes and aggression adopted from thrash metal. There are moments when their hardcore roots come to the fore, tracks like Off the Grid and Operation Of The Moral Law are a reminder of their origins but for the most part this is an album of crossover with respect being paid equally to their punk roots and their thrash influences, tracks like Divide and Conquer, my personal highlight from Zero Days, shows just how crossover should be done.

Zero Days is a brutal and relentless album that I’d recommend equally to fans of hardcore punk and thrash metal, given Prong‘s lost history I’m probably preaching to the converted but it’s worth stating again as they are one of the most persistent purveyors of crossover out there. Prong have delivered another fine album that continues their tradition of brutal crossover, and with their latest release they have delivered another album that builds on their legacy, and is the perfect follow up to their 2016 album, X – No Absolutes.

Zero Days is due out tomorrow, the 28th July, via Steamhammer/SPV Records and can be pre-ordered here

Prong Release New Single And Video ‘Divide And Conquer’

Prong Zero DaysAmerican power trio Prong have revealed their new single and music video, Divide And Conquer, that is taken from the forthcoming album, Zero Days, that is due for release on July 28th via Steamhammer/SPV. Prong are constantly refining their ironclad grooves and monstrous riffs and Zero Days marks Tommy Victor‘s fourth album of all new Prong material, and his sixth recording project in just five years, describing him as being at his most prolific is an understatement.
 
Zero Days can be pre-ordered here
 
You can view the video for Divide And Conquer, and Prong‘s UK tour dates, below

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Prong To Release New Album ‘Zero Days’ On July 28th

Prong Zero DaysThe new Prong Album, Zero Days, will be released on July 28th on CD, vinyl and digital formats. The album is another monster release that is another step towards refining their sound and another album that lacks any filler or lacklustre moments. Musically, it hits home from the first bars of the opener, However It May End, to the last bars of the albums closing track, Wasting Of The Dawn, every track on Zero Days is it’s own emotional rollercoaster ride, chock-full of massive riffage, ironclad grooves and topped off by Tommy Victor‘s vocal delivery.

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Video: Psychopunch – ‘So High’

psychopunchSwedish punk rockers Psychopunch have posted a video for their track So High. The track is taken from the quartet’s most recent full length Sweet Baby Octane, released last November via Steamhammer / SPV. 

Check out the video below.

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Video: Supersuckers – ‘Pushin’ Thru’

SuperSuckers1Ahead of the release of their new album Get The Hell, due to drop later this month on Steamhammer/SPV, Austin country punk favourites the Supersuckers have released a video for their song Pushin’ Thru. 

The video features studio footage of the band and can be viewed below.

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Supersuckers Sign With Steamhammer/SPV Records

Supersuckers 2013Tucson, AZ punk rock favourites Supersuckers have signed on with German independent label Steamhammer/SPV Records. The first release for the new label will their new album Get The Hell, due to drop across Europe on January 27th, 2014 (3 days earlier in Germany). Frontman Eddie Spaghetti had this to say about the album and joining forces with a new label:

“This may be a bit blasphemous to say, but we think it is the bands finest work to date. Really, the Supersuckers have no business being this good after all these years! And now, in conjunction with Steamhammer Records, you will be able to hear for yourself exactly what has the band all fired up… 12 solid tracks of unrelenting Supersucker-it is; it’s as brutal and as polished as the band has ever sounded.”

Georg Schroder, A&R rep with Steamhammer added:

“This is not only a band — the Supersuckers are a god damn’ rock and roll institution and we are proud to have them with us! The new album will blow every rock and roll addict away.”

Nashville Pussy To Release New Album in January 2014

nashville pussyAtlanta based rockers Nashville Pussy have announced their new album, Up The Dosage will be released in January 2014. It will be the groups first new material since 2009’s From Hell to Texas and the band seem refreshed after such a long writing hiatus. Frontman Blaine Cartright says this about the new record:

“None of the previous (Nashville Pussy) albums have been as diverse and at the same time consistent…Everything sounds even bigger and better, yet raw and authentic through and through. This is our ‘Back In Black’!”

Up The Dosage will be put out via Steamhammer/SPV Records and will drop on Jan 21st in North America, Jan 20th in Europe, but German fans will get it first on Jan 17th.

 

 

Video: V8 Wankers – Got Beer?

V8WankersPunk ‘n’ Roll group V8 Wankers has debuted a new music video.  The video feature the song “Got Beer?” from their disc of the same name, due out April 29, 2013 via Steamhammer/SPV. The album follows last year’s Crossroads.

Watch the video below.

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V8 Wankers Announce Detail New Album

V8WankersPunk ‘n’ Roll group V8 Wankers has announced release details for their next full length.  The disc will be titled Got Beer? and is due out April 29, 2013 via Steamhammer/SPV. The album follows last year’s Crossroads.

Track listing can be found below.

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The Other Stream New Full Length

European horror punks The Other have launched a full album stream of their brand new album The Devils You Know, which dropped today in north Americamvia SPV/Steamhammer. Waldemar Sorychta will serve as producer and the album will follow 2010’s New Blood.  

Stream the full album here.

The Other Announce New Album; Debut New Track

European horror punks The Other has announced that they will be releasing a brand new album called The Devils You Know, due out July 17, 2012 via SPV/Steamhammer. Waldemar Sorychta will serve as producer and the album will follow 2010’s New Blood.  

The brand new song “Puppet On A String” can be heard here.

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Full Album Streams: Radio Dead Ones

Punk rock group Radio Dead Ones is streaming their latest album in full over on AOL’s listening party.  The album is titled AAA, and was just released today, July 12, 2011 via Steamhammer/SPV.  The album follows their 2010 EP, Berlin City.

Stream the album in its entirity here.

Full Album Streams: V8 Wankers – Iron Crossroads

Punk ‘n’ Roll group V8 Wankers is streaming their latest album in full over on AOL’s listening party.  The album is titled Iron Crossroads, and was just released today, July 12, 2011 via Steamhammer/SPV.  The album follows their 2010 album, Foxtail Testimonial.

Stream the album in its entirity here.