PRONG – Zero Days (July 28, 2017)

PRONG – Zero Days (July 28, 2017)

After the massive tour with OBITUARY and EXODUS in Europe, the band went back to the studio for another studio album. Just days after mixing was completed, PRONG went on another massive tour with TESTAMENT and SEPULTURA in North America and will release the first single by the beginning of June. Zero Days is PRONG at their very best. The sheer intensity and ferocity of the tracks leaves the listener gasping for air. It is…

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The Best of 2016 (Decibel Geek Staff Picks)

The Best of 2016 (Decibel Geek Staff Picks)

Hello, and welcome to Decibel Geek. For the uninitiated, we are a hard rock/heavy metal website and weekly podcast. Decibel Geek began as a weekly podcast presented by hosts Chris Czynszak and Aaron Camaro and has grown into what you find here today. Alongside the weekly issued, absolutely free podcast episodes, our website features photograph galleries from live events around the world as well a direct feed to our YouTube channel, DBGTV. Our writing team encompasses some…

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TOP TEN TREASURES – 2016 Rock Albums

Time has passed quickly as the world has spun almost its allotted 365 times around the sun and rock music has developed and changed and records have been produced that have made my heart race a bit faster. 2016 has been a bumper year for all sorts of rock genres.   The Big Three of thrash released powerful new albums and new bands brought their debuts and wore their snotty hearts on their sleeves.  The year…

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MONTE PITTMAN – Inverted Grasp of Balance (Review)

MONTE PITTMAN – Inverted Grasp of Balance (Review)

Monte Pittman is an American musician, songwriter and studio musician, based out of Los Angeles, known largely as Madonna‘s long-time guitarist and for playing with Prong. The number of albums he has recorded and been a part of is a massive list which is also truly varied. As a listener, I have heard his work on a few brilliant Prong albums and also on his solo effort The Power of Three which is a great album….

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Interview: Tommy Victor of Prong

Interview: Tommy Victor of Prong

Decibel Geek staff writer Adam Cox got the great opportunity to discuss all things Prong with Tommy Victor of the band and chatted to him about song themes, inspirations, Killing Joke, lyrics and why traveling is not much fun for him now.  . I have now had time to live with Prong‘s tenth album, X- No Absolutes and really believe it is a stellar release, which will propel the band upwards into the stratosphere. It amazed…

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Album Review: Prong – X- No Absolutes

Album Review: Prong – X- No Absolutes

Ten albums in and Prong have recorded their very own Master of Puppets or Reign in Blood, as this collection is a stone cold classic, mixing up every metal genre and busting down the walls with X-No Absolutes.  This could be the record that re-ignites the power of Prong, like the days of The Cleansing and the whole collection sounds classy, clear, aggressive and (gulp) thoughtful.  This seems to align to Tommy‘s comments about themes for…

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Prong – X-No Absolutes (February 5, 2016)

Prong – X-No Absolutes (February 5, 2016)

X-No Absolutes is Prong at their very best. The sheer intensity and ferocity of the albums opening triumvirate “Ultimate Authority”, “Sense Of Ease” and “Without Words” leaves the listener gasping for air. The title track is crunchy and catchy at the same time. “Do Nothing” may be as close as you will ever hear Prong get to a ballad and shows the enormous progress and confidence Victor has made vocally. It is hard to find…

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Prong-Songs From The Black Hole (March 31, 2015)

Prong-Songs From The Black Hole (March 31, 2015)

An American metal band formed in 1986 Prong have released eight studio albums, one live album, four EPs, one DVD and one remix album, with “Songs From The Black Hole” set to drop March 31, 2015. A pioneer of the urban metal scene, Korn‘s Jonathan Davis, Demon Hunter‘s Ryan Clark, and Nine Inch Nails‘ Trent Reznor all cite Prong as an influence on their musical style. Prong’s moderately successful “Cleansing” album in 1994 spawned the…

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25 Albums Turning 25 That Don’t Suck

25 Albums Turning 25 That Don’t Suck

1990.  For music it was year that in many ways was Lost in Limbo (Thanks Ace.)  Genre’s of rock were peaking, ending and just starting.  And no one knew.  It would be the pinnacle of Thrash metal, the roots of Grunge were starting to sprout and the good times for bands of the Hair Metal genre were concluding.  In a little over a year bands like Winger and Warrant would trade major success to be…

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