MINISTRY Mainman Comments On Signing PRONG

As BLABBERMOUTH.NET first reported yesterday, PRONG has now confirmed that it has inked a deal with MINISTRY mainman Al Jourgenson's 13th Planet Records label for the release of the group's new album, tentatively due in October. The band — whose lineup consists of Tommy Victor (vocals, guitar), Monte Pittman (bass) and Aaron Rossi (drums) — is currenty recording the new CD at Sonic Ranch studios in Tornillo, Texas.

Victor was recently nominated for a Grammy with Jourgensen for the MINISTRY track "Lieslieslies" from "Rio Grande Blood", released by the 13th Planet imprint in May 2006. After completing a 56-city U.S. tour and 30-city European tour with MINISTRY in 2006, the Jourgensen/Victor team immediately set to penning the upcoming MINISTRY release "The Last Sucker", also scheduled for release in October.

Says Jourgensen: "Tommy's like stepping on a piece of gum. I tried like hell to get rid of him, but he kept coming back...looks like we're stuck together...again."

Check out pictures from the recording studio at this location.

PRONG will embark on a five-week U.S. tour in October and November, with a follow-up tour of Europe slated for January 2008.

PRONG's last CD, 2004's "Scorpio Rising", was released after a long hiatus from the rock scene. "I had to do something, no matter what it was," stated Tommy Victor. "Looking back, I don't feel like it was an appropriate release under the PRONG moniker. I still feel like the best is yet to come."

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