Saturday, October 03 2015 08:58

Crank This: PRONG - "Ultimate Authority"

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What a wonderful time we live in. Yesterday started off as a simple Friday, but by the end of the day there was a new album from CLUTCH, a new single from KILLING JOKE, and a surprise new single from the mighty PRONG. Three of my favorite bands, indeed - but that PRONG (one of my Top Five Favorite Bands of All-Time) single was a shining cherry on top of an already fantastic week here at Rock Father HQ. "Ultimate Authority" was released on the eve of PRONG's North American Tour with DANZIG, which kicks-off tonight in Tempe, Arizona, and finds PRONG frontman Tommy Victor doing double-duty, as he also serves as Glenn Danzig's longtime guitar player. "Ultimate Authority" is the first single from PRONG's new studio album, X (No Absolutes) to be released worldwide January 29, 2016 on Steamhammer/SPV.

"There's no stopping. More songs were written and we recorded a powerful follow up to CARVED INTO STONE and RUINING LIVES. We are real excited about this new one and it's nice that we have "Ultimate Authority" out just in time for this tour."Tommy Victor

"Ultimate Authority" made its debut via Spotify (a service I still refuse to use), and is currently available for download on iTunes (where I purchased mine) - a truly crushing and worthy track to stand alongside some of PRONG's best works.


PRONG Live October 2015 US/Canada:
  • 10/3: Tempe, AZ - The Marquee (with Danzig)
  • 10/5: Austin, TX - Stubb´s (with Danzig)
  • 10/7: Memphis, TN - Minglewood Hall (with Danzig)
  • 10/9: New Orleans, LA - Civic Theatre (with Danzig)
  • 10/10: Atlanta, GA - Center Stage (with Superjoint)
  • 10/11: Birmingham, AL - Iron City (with Danzig)
  • 10/12: Orlando, FL - Hard Rock Live (with Danzig)
  • 10/13: Jacksonville, FL - Jack Rabbits (Prong alone)
  • 10/14: Charlotte, NC - The Fillmore (with Danzig)
  • 10/15: Norfolk, VA - Norva (with Superjoint)
  • 10/16: Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory (with Danzig)
  • 10/17: Worcester, PA - The Palladium (with Danzig)
  • 10/18: Montreal, QC - Metropolis (with Danzig)
  • 10/20: Portland, ME - State Theatre (with Danzig)
  • 10/21: New York, NY - Playstation Theatre (with Danzig)
  • 10/22: Clifton Park, NY - Trickshots (Prong alone)
  • 10/23: Cleveland, OH - Agora Ballroom (with Danzig)
  • 10/24: Milwaukee, WI - The Rave (with Danzig)
  • 10/25: Omaha, NE - Sokol Auditorium (with Danzig)
  • 10/26: Lawrence, KS - Granada (with Superjoint)
  • 10/27: Boulder, CO - Boulder Theater (with Danzig)
  • 10/29: San Jose, CA - City National Civic (with Danzig)
  • 10/31: Los Angeles, CA - Microsoft Theater (with Danzig)
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James Zahn

James Zahn is best-known as The Rock Father™, a media personality, commentator, adventurer and raconteur. He is the Owner, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of THE ROCK FATHER™ Magazine. In January, 2019, after nearly a decade of publishing The Rock Father™ Magazine, he joined Adventure Media and Events as Senior Editor of The Toy Book—the leading trade publication for the toy industry since 1984, as well as The Pop Insider — a destination for all things pop culture, and The Toy Insider — the leading consumer guide for toys and games. He is also editor of The Toy Report, a weekly newsletter published by The Toy Book each Thursday. Zahn has over 27 years of experience in the entertainment, retail and publishing industries.

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