PRONG, the pioneering New York City underground act (since relocated to Los Angeles) that saw success in the '80s and '90s with classics like "Snap Your Fingers, Snap Your Neck" and "Whose Fist Is It Anyway?", will be featured on a special edition of "The CMS Xtreme" program. The show fill feature classic PRONG cuts, new material from PRONG's latest release "The Power of the Damager", and an interview with PRONG mainman Tommy Victor (also of MINISTRY, DANZIG). The interview will include a discussion about "The Power of the Damager", the closing of the historic CBGB club in New York and the passing of former PRONG bassist Paul Raven."The CMS Xtreme" featuring PRONG will air on Wednesday, November 14 at 5:00 p.m. EST/2:00 p.m. PT at www.cmsradionetwork.com. PRONG's video for the song "The Banishment" can be viewed below. The track comes off "Power of the Damager", which sold 1,400 copies in the United States in its first week of release, according to Nielsen SoundScan. According to a press release, the album "maintains the razor-sharp signature riffs band founder Tommy Victor has perfected over the last 20 years while harkening back to the rawness of PRONG's pioneering years as industrial metal's native son. Most notable is the record's in-your-face production, which came courtesy of Victor himself."
Joining Victor in the PRONG trio is bassist Monte Pittman, a PRONG veteran who does double-duty as tour guitarist for none other than MADONNA, and drummer Aaron Rossi. "Power of the Damager" is PRONG's first release for MINISTRY mainman Al Jourgensen's 13th Planet Records, a relationship that was kindled while Victor played with Jourgensen in MINISTRY.