"Prong" is a crossover thrash/thrash metal band and later Groove metal/Industrial metal formed in 1986. Prong had two independent releases, ''Primitive Origins'' and ''Force Fed''. The albums attracted the attention of Epic Records, which signed the trio in 1989. The group disbanded in 1997 after the ''Rude Awakening'' tour, but re-formed in 2003. A pioneer of the urban metal scene, Prong is fronted by Tommy Victor. KoЯn's Jonathan Davis, Demon Hunter's Ryan Clark, and Trent Reznor allegedly cite Prong as an influence to their musical style.
Prong was founded in 1986 by singer/guitarist Tommy Victor (then a soundman at New York City's renowned CBGB's). With bassist Mike Kirkland (doorman at CBGB’s) and ex-Swans drummer Ted Parsons, Prong released two independent CDs that were noted for their brutal hardcore sound.
Epic Records saw the band's potential and signed them in 1989. Prong's major label debut album ''Beg to Differ'', was released in 1990.
In the following year, Kirkland left the band and was replaced by Ex-Flotsam and Jetsam bassist Troy Gregory. Prong issued their fourth release ''Prove You Wrong'' which saw the band experiment with programm...
|origin||New York City, New York|
|years active|| 1986-1996|
|music genre||Thrash metal|
|current members|| Tommy Victor|