Posts Tagged ‘Prong’

ghostAnytime a cool band that wears make up or masks comes around, we always want to know what they look like especially when they’re hiding their identities. We wanted to know what Kiss looked like without makeup and that was answered years later on MTV. We wanted to know what members of Slipknot looked like without the masks and that was revealed once Joey Jordison and Corey Taylor de-masked themselves for their side projects respectfully. Ever since Swedish Satanic metal band Ghost came around with Papa Emertius, we have wondered who the man behind the makeup or mask (I think he’s wearing a mask) really is. There have always been rumors that it was musician Tobias Forge (he is in the books as a ghostwriter) and now that may just been confirmed thanks to a tweet. Tommy Victor of Prong unveiled a photo from New Orleans that specifically says Superjoint, Danzig, Prong, Ghost,… The man in the picture along with Glenn Danzig, Phil Anselmo, Sean Yseult, and Tommy Victor is Tobias Forge. This wouldn’t be the first time we’ve seen him considering Nergal of Behemoth unveiled a photo of the two together before. The tweet has since been taken down, but we got it courtesy of Metalinjection.net. Check it out below and ask yourself, is that him?

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220px-AirheadsSoundtrackI figured since we covered Primus for the album of the week, I would include them one more time this week and I found something from them for Soundtrack Saturdays. Back in 1994, 20TH Century Fox released the film Airheads which starred Brendan Fraser, Steve Buscemi, and Adam Sandler as members of a rock band called The Lone Rangers. The band is struggling to get signed or even to get heard so they decide to hijack a radio station and hold everyone hostage until they get a record deal. The film also starred Joe Mantegna, Michael McKean, Chris Farley, Ernie Hudson, Judd Nelson, and the very sexy Nina Siemaszko, but enough about the film. The soundtrack for the film Airheads featured the likes of White Zombie, Prong, Anthrax, Candlebox, Motorhead with Ice-T and Whitfield Crane, Stuttering John, and so many more. The film even featured a performance from White Zombie, but for today’s Soundtrack Saturday track we are featuring Primus with the track Bastardizing Jellikit. The song if you guessed it features a cool bass line from Les Claypool but it also features a little more guitar as it starts very eerie and the tempo is slow and brooding. The guitar playing on the track is phenomenal as Larry LeLonde does his thing on the six string and it flows well with Les’s bass grooves. I definitely suggest checking out the track below, but you should also check out the film cause it’s a classic. Plus, Steve Buscemi looks like Rex Brown of Pantera in the film (I think we found someone who could play him in a film).

There are so many supergroups in the world that sometimes it’s hard to keep track of who is in what, but at the same time they can be very interesting. For example, the Teenage Time Killers is one of those supergroups that strikes me as very interesting as the band was created by Corrosion Of Conformity’s Reed Mullin, My Ruins Mick Murphy, and producer John “Lou” Lousteau and they recorded most of their material for their album Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 at Dave Grohl’s 606 Studios in Northridge, California. The other part that is intriguing is who and how many special guests the record features the likes of Slipknot/Stone Sour’s Corey Taylor, Dave Grohl, Lamb Of God’s Randy Blythe, Jello Biafra, Alkaline Trio‘s Matt Skiba, Fear’s Lee Ving, Clutch‘s Neil Fallon, Red Fang‘s Aaron Beam, Mondo Generator’s Nick Oliveri, Prong‘s Tommy Victor, and so many more. The track that I have for you guys today is the track Hung Out To Dry which features Randy Blythe on Vocals and Dave Grohl on Bass (which is unusual, but cool) with Mike Schaefer on guitar. The track is heavy and in your face as it matches the vocals of Randy Blythe and it’s just sonically fast at times. If you’re a fan of heavy ass music, then this may be a release for you. The track itself is also only a 1:54 seconds long giving it that punk/hardcore feel to it. Their album is due to hit the stores on July 31ST via Rise Records, but for now check out the track below:

Prong is one of the most influential metal bands on the scene as the likes of Jonathan Davis (Korn), Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails), and Ryan Clark (Demon Hunter) have all claimed that the band has influenced their music in some way shape or form. They’ve toured with the likes of Pantera, Sepultura, Life Of Agony, and so many more during their career. That is why I find it interesting when a band like theirs gets ready to release an all covers album and I say that because you get to find out what kind of music inspired them. The album Songs From The Black Hole features the band covering the likes of Sisters Of Mercy, Butthole Surfers, Discharge, Black Flag, Neil Young, and today’s cover of the week courtesy of Bad Brains in the track Banned In DC. The track features all the fury that the original had, but with a more updated sound and amazing playing by Tommy Victor and company as they go punk on this record. It’s a good starting point for everyone to discover new music courtesy of Prong. Check out the track below and look for the album to drop March 31ST via eOne Music.