Tommy and the boys are back with an album of covers – plus UK dates

American power-trio PRONG are set to release their new covers album ‘Songs From The Black Hole’ on March 30th via Steamhammer / SPV. The record sees PRONG putting a distinct spin on 10 punk rock anthems originally recorded by luminaires such as Black Flag, Fugazi, Discharge, Bad Brains, Adolescents, The Sisters Of Mercy, Killing Joke, Hüsker Dü and Neil Young. These are the songs that originally helped inspire this legendary New York trio when they first formed out of the hardcore grime of CBGB’s back in 1986.

“We’re very excited about the upcoming release of this record”, explains front-man Tommy Victor. “We are equally excited about the artwork and packaging too!” he adds. “Since the record explores Prong’s roots, musically and geographically, this needed to be expressed visually”.

With the help of art director Mike Lopez, PRONG’s album artwork brings “the themes of urban decay, desolation, insecurity and ultimate change that prevails in the music to the surface in images. Since much of PRONG’s origins come from a place of abandonment, we feel our new album artwork fully reflects this sentiment. I think one can get a firm grip of the hard hitting, dangerous sounds inside from just a glimpse of the packaging of Songs From The Black Hole. We certainly hope you enjoy this latest release, inside and out”.

Track listing
1. Doomsday (DISCHARGE)
2. Vision Thing (SISTERS OF MERCY)
3. Goofy`s Concern (BUTTHOLE SURFERS)
4. Kids Of The Black Hole (ADOLESCENTS)
5. The Bars (BLACK FLAG)
6. Seeing Red (KILLING JOKE)
7. Don`t Want To Know If You Are Lonely (HÜSKER DÜ)
8. Give Me The Cure (FUGAZI)
9. Banned in DC (BAD BRAINS)
10. Cortez The Killer (NEIL YOUNG)
Tourdates:
17.04. NL-Groningen – Vera
18.04. NL-Sittard – Volt
19.04. B-Kortrijk – De Kreun
21.04. UK-Birmingham – O2 Academy 2
22.04. UK-Liverpool – O2 Academy 2
23.04. UK-London – O2 Islington Academy
24.04. UK-Bristol – O2 Academy
25.04. F-Savigny le Temple – L’Epmreinte
26.04. CH-Pratteln – Z7
27.04. A-Graz – PPC
28.04. A-Vienna – Szene
29.04. D-Munich – Feierwerk
30.04. D-Berlin – C-Club
01.05. D-Cologne – Underground
02.05. D-Essen – Turock
03.05. D-Hamburg – Knust

Photo credits  Neil Zlozower