Complete List Of Prong Albums And Discography

Prong Albums

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This Complete List Of Prong Albums And Songs presents the entire discography of  Prong studio albums. The band Prong was first formed in 1986.  The group hails from the area of  New York City. This complete Prong discography also includes every single live album. All these intense Prong albums have been presented below in chronological order. We have also included all original release dates with each Prong album as well as all original album covers. Every Prong album listed below showcases the entire album tracklisting.

PRONG STUDIO ALBUMS

Force Fed

Released January 1989

Force Fed marks a critical moment in the evolution of Prong’s aggressive sound. As their debut studio album, it captures the band’s raw energy and relentless drive. The sound is distinctly hardcore punk, but with a thrash metal edge that hints at the direction Prong would later take. The band’s lineup on this album was Tommy Victor on vocals and guitar, Mike Kirkland on bass, and Ted Parsons on drums. Mark Dodson took the reins as producer, with Prong recording the album at the Music Grinder Studios in Los Angeles, California, over several sessions in the latter half of 1988.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Freezer Burn” – 3:50
  2. “Forgery” – 3:18
  3. “Senseless Abuse” – 4:00
  4. “Primitive Origins” – 3:56
  5. “Aggravated Condition” – 3:28
  6. “The Coliseum” – 2:55
  7. “Decay” – 3:02
  8. “It’s Been Decided” – 3:20
  9. “Force Fed” – 3:14
  10. “The Taming” – 2:53
  11. “Bought and Sold” – 2:40
  12. “Look Up at the Sun” – 3:19
  13. “Drainpipe” – 3:48

Beg to Differ

Released March 12, 1990

With Beg to Differ, Prong took a definitive step towards the metal genre, blending their hardcore roots with more technical and thrash elements. The album received critical acclaim for its innovative approach and became a favorite among the underground metal community. Tommy Victor, Mike Kirkland, and Ted Parsons continued their roles in the band for this album. Production was managed by Mark Dodson once again. Beg to Differ was recorded at Atlantic Studios in New York City during the final months of 1989.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “For Dear Life” – 3:24
  2. “Steady Decline” – 4:13
  3. “Beg to Differ” – 4:15
  4. “Lost and Found” – 4:05
  5. “Your Fear” – 4:50
  6. “Take It in Hand” – 3:43
  7. “Intermenstrual, D.S.B.” – 3:10
  8. “Right to Nothing” – 2:56
  9. “Prime Cut” – 3:50
  10. “Just the Same” – 4:40
  11. “Third from the Sun” (Live) – 5:55

Prove You Wrong

Released September 24, 1991

Prove You Wrong saw Prong further refining their thrash metal sound, adding industrial elements that would become more prominent in their later work.  Tommy Victor led the lineup changes with Troy Gregory on bass and Ted Parsons on drums. Prong worked with producer Terry Date, known for his work with Pantera and Soundgarden. The album was recorded at Eldorado Recording Studios in Burbank, California, in early 1991.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Irrelevant Thoughts” – 2:36
  2. “Unconditional” – 4:45
  3. “Positively Blind” – 2:43
  4. “Prove You Wrong” – 3:31
  5. “Hell If I Could” – 4:00
  6. “Pointless” – 3:07
  7. “Contradictions” – 4:10
  8. “Torn Between” – 3:12
  9. “Brainwave” – 3:01
  10. “Territorial Rites” – 3:30
  11. “Get a Grip (On Yourself)” (featuring Ray Haller) – 3:06
  12. “Shouldn’t Have Bothered” – 2:38
  13. “No Way to Deny It” – 4:41

Cleansing

Released January 25, 1994

Cleansing is often regarded as Prong’s breakthrough album, where they fully integrated industrial elements into their sound. With this release, they received greater mainstream attention, and the album is frequently cited as a pivotal record in the industrial metal genre.

The band on this record consisted of Tommy Victor, Paul Raven on bass, and Ted Parsons on drums. John Bechdel also contributed on keyboards. Cleansing was produced by Terry Date and Prong, showcasing a polished sound that didn’t forsake the band’s aggressive edge. Recording took place at Electric Lady Studios in New York City during the latter part of 1993.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Antother Wordly Device” – 3:23
  2. “Whose Fist Is This Anyway?” – 4:42
  3. “Snap Your Fingers, Snap Your Neck” – 4:11
  4. “Cut-Rate” – 4:52
  5. “Broken Peace” – 6:11
  6. “One Outnumbered” – 4:57
  7. “Out of This Misery” – 4:25
  8. “No Question” – 4:17
  9. “Not of This Earth” – 6:24
  10. “Home Rule” – 3:58
  11. “Sublime” – 3:53
  12. “Test” – 6:40
  13. “Caprice” – 2:46
  14. “Controller” – 3:38

Rude Awakening

Released March 26, 1996

Rude Awakening is recognized as Prong’s final studio album before their initial breakup and marked a significant departure towards a more experimental sound. It combines elements of groove metal, thrash, and industrial and showcases the band’s willingness to experiment with their established sound. Tommy Victor on vocals and guitars, Paul Raven on bass, and Ted Parsons on drums were the driving force behind the music. John Bechdel also contributed on keyboards. Rude Awakening was produced by Prong with the assistance of Terry Date and was recorded at various studios, primarily in New York City, during the mid-1990s.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Controller” – 3:38
  2. “Caprice” – 2:46
  3. “Rude Awakening” – 4:17
  4. “Unfortunately” – 3:08
  5. “Face Value” – 4:10
  6. “Avenue of the Finest” – 3:36
  7. “Slicing” – 3:27
  8. “Without Hope” – 3:11
  9. “Mansruin” – 3:28
  10. “Innocence” – 4:32
  11. “Dark Signs” – 3:17
  12. “Close the Door” – 4:04
  13. “Proud Division” – 3:11

Scorpio Rising

Released July 29, 2003

After a hiatus, Scorpio Rising marked the return of Prong with an album that infused their metal sound with post-punk and noise-rock influences. Tommy Victor continued to lead with Monte Pittman on bass and backing vocals, and Dan Laudo on drums. Produced by Tommy Victor and Steve Bruno, Scorpio Rising was recorded at various studios throughout 2002 and early 2003.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Detached” – 3:28
  2. “All Knowing Force” – 2:42
  3. “Embrace the Depth” – 4:05
  4. “Reactive Mind” – 2:24
  5. “Regal” – 2:46
  6. “Inner Truth” – 2:56
  7. “Avoid Promises” – 3:16
  8. “Siriusly Emerging” – 3:48
  9. “Assurances” – 3:21
  10. “Out of This Realm” – 3:19
  11. “Letter to a ‘Friend'” – 3:20
  12. “Entrance of the Eclipse” – 3:44
  13. “Red Martial Workings” – 3:29
  14. “Hidden Agendas” – 3:22
  15. “Scorpio Rising” – 3:36
  16. “Exit Guide” – 4:35

Power of the Damager

Released October 2, 2007

With Power of the Damager, Prong returned to a heavier, more aggressive sound reminiscent of their mid-90s material. This album re-established the band’s presence in the metal community and was received with positive reviews from fans and critics alike for its uncompromising intensity and focus.

Tommy Victor led with Monte Pittman on bass and Aaron Rossi on drums. Power of the Damager was self-produced by Prong and recorded at various locations throughout 2006 and early 2007.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Looking for Them” – 3:36
  2. “No Justice” – 3:56
  3. “3rd Option” – 4:14
  4. “Pure Ether” – 3:09
  5. “Power of the Damager” – 3:42
  6. “The Banishment” – 5:55
  7. “Worst of It” – 3:34
  8. “Spirit Guide” – 3:42
  9. “Messages Inside of Me” – 3:12
  10. “Can’t Stop the Bleeding” – 3:34
  11. “Bad Fall” – 4:02
  12. “Changing Ending Troubling Times” – 3:40
  13. “The Glide” – 3:30

Carved Into Stone

Released April 24, 2012

Carved into Stone can be considered a resurgence of Prong’s core sound, blending thrash metal, hardcore punk, and industrial overtones. The album was praised for its ferocity and focus, bringing the band back to the spotlight in the metal scene. This time around, Tommy Victor was accompanied by Tony Campos on bass and Alexei Rodriguez on drums, with production handled by Steve Evetts. The recording was done over several months in late 2011 at Omen Room Studios in Garden Grove, California.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Eternal Heat” – 3:34
  2. “Keep on Living in Pain” – 3:42
  3. “Ammunition” – 3:30
  4. “Revenge … Best Served Cold” – 4:23
  5. “State of Rebellion” – 3:55
  6. “Put Myself to Sleep” – 3:46
  7. “List of Grievances” – 2:54
  8. “Carved into Stone” – 5:22
  9. “Subtract” – 3:51
  10. “Path of Least Resistance” – 4:15
  11. “Reinvestigate” – 2:50

Ruining Lives

Released May 13, 2014

Ruining Lives is Prong’s eighth studio album, which saw the band continue to refine their signature blend of thrash, hardcore, and industrial metal. Praised for its driving riffs and rhythmic intensity, the album was seen as a solid addition to Prong’s discography, and it managed to capture the raw energy of their live performances. Tommy Victor helmed the band with Jason Christopher on bass and backing vocals, and Art Cruz on drums. Ruining Lives was produced by Tommy Victor and Steve Evetts, and recorded at various locations throughout 2013.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Turnover” – 3:35
  2. “The Barriers” – 3:31
  3. “Windows Shut” – 4:03
  4. “Remove, Separate Self” – 3:58
  5. “Ruining Lives” – 3:50
  6. “Absence of Light” – 4:13
  7. “The Book of Change” – 3:20
  8. “Self Will Run Riot” – 4:29
  9. “Come to Realize” – 3:51
  10. “Chamber of Thought” – 3:55
  11. “Limitations and Validations” – 3:02

Songs from the Black Hole

Released March 31, 2015

Songs from the Black Hole features Prong’s takes on classic hardcore punk and post-punk covers, paying homage to bands that influenced their sound. This project was a divergence from their original work, offering fans a curated collection of covers with Prong’s unique metallic imprint. The band lineup for this album included Tommy Victor, Jason Christopher, and Art Cruz. The album was recorded throughout 2014, with Tommy Victor overseeing the production. I love this album. Check out the album’s final cut of Neil Young’s “Cortez The Killer,” it will blow your mind.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Doomsday” (Discharge cover) – 2:48
  2. “Vision Thing” (Sisters of Mercy cover) – 4:43
  3. “Goofy’s Concern” (Butthole Surfers cover) – 2:44
  4. “Kids of the Black Hole” (Adolescents cover) – 5:26
  5. “The Bars” (Black Flag cover) – 4:38
  6. “Seeing Red” (Killing Joke cover) – 6:02
  7. “Don’t Want to Know If You Are Lonely” (Hüsker Dü cover) – 3:32
  8. “Give Me the Cure” (Fugazi cover) – 2:58
  9. “Banned in D.C.” (Bad Brains cover) – 2:22
  10. “Cortez the Killer” (Neil Young cover) – 7:04

X – No Absolutes

Released February 5, 2016

X – No Absolutes is the tenth studio album by Prong, which continued their aggressive sound while incorporating melodic elements. It was well-received by fans and critics for its balance of melody with the band’s signature hardcore and thrash metal sound. The album features the core trio of Tommy Victor, Jason Christopher, and Art Cruz, with production by Tommy Victor and Chris Collier. Recording took place in late 2015.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Ultimate Authority” – 2:54
  2. “Sense of Ease” – 4:05
  3. “Without Words” – 3:18
  4. “Cut and Dry” – 3:51
  5. “No Absolutes” – 3:17
  6. “Do Nothing” – 3:39
  7. “Belief System” – 3:21
  8. “Soul Sickness” – 3:05
  9. “In Spite of Hindrances” – 2:45
  10. “Ice Runs Through My Veins” – 4:04
  11. “Worth Pursuing” – 3:12
  12. “With Dignity” – 3:14
  13. “Universal Law” – 3:22

Zero Days

Released July 28, 2017

Zero Days stands as another testament to Prong’s consistent ability to evolve while retaining their thrash and groove metal roots. The album was noted for its politically charged lyrics and Tommy Victor’s sharp commentary on contemporary issues. Tommy Victor led the charge on vocals and guitar, with the support of Mike Longworth on bass and Art Cruz on drums. Produced by Tommy Victor alongside Chris Collier, Zero Days was recorded in early 2017.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “However It May End” – 3:36
  2. “Zero Days” – 3:35
  3. “Off the Grid” – 3:18
  4. “Divide and Conquer” – 3:16
  5. “Forced into Tolerance” – 3:16
  6. “Interbeing” – 3:50
  7. “Blood Out of Stone” – 4:12
  8. “Operation of the Moral Law” – 3:30
  9. “The Whispers” – 3:19
  10. “Self Righteous Indignation” – 4:13
  11. “Rulers of the Collective” – 3:01
  12. “Compulsive Future Projection” – 3:10
  13. “Wasting of the Dawn” – 4:39

State of Emergency

After a seven-year wait for Pong fans, the band returned in 2023 with the fabulous album State Of Emergency. Once again, Prong takes the metal genre on a musical ride across all musical genres and delivers an album that will smack you in the face and then give you a big old sweet kiss as you turn your head back. I love these guys.

Release Date 2023

CD Track Listings:

1. The Descent
2. State of Emergency
3. Breaking Point
4. Non-Existence
5. Light Turns Black
6. Who Told Me
7. Obeisance
8. Disconnected
9. Compliant
10. Back (NYC)
11. Working Man

Live at CBGB’s

Released: 2002

This live album captures Prong’s raw energy during their performance at the iconic CBGB’s, a venue synonymous with the rise of punk and hardcore scenes in New York. The album is a gritty representation of Prong’s early days, delivering their aggressive sound to a home crowd.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Third from the Sun” (live)
  2. “The Banishment” (live)
  3. “Beg to Differ” (live)
  4. “Lost and Found” (live)
  5. “Your Fear” (live)
  6. “Take it in Hand” (live)
  7. “Intermenstrual, D.S.B.” (live)
  8. “Right to Nothing” (live)
  9. “Prime Cut” (live)
  10. “Just the Same” (live)
  11. “Third from the Sun” (live) [different performance]

100% Live

Released: 2002

“100% Live” presents a band that is both tight and energetic, capturing Prong in a live setting where they thrive with their no-frills, all-thrills approach to performance.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Initiation” (live)
  2. “Whose Fist is this Anyway?” (live)
  3. “Snap Your Fingers, Snap Your Neck” (live)
  4. “Cut-Rate” (live)
  5. “Broken Peace” (live)
  6. “One Outnumbered” (live)
  7. “Out of this Misery” (live)
  8. “No Question” (live)
  9. “Not of this Earth” (live)
  10. “Home Rule” (live)
  11. “Sublime” (live)
  12. “Test” (live)
  13. “Caprice” (live)
  14. “Rude Awakening” (live)

Unleashed in the West: Live in Berlin

Released: 2009

“Unleashed in the West: Live in Berlin” is a testament to Prong’s international appeal, showcasing the band’s performance in Germany’s capital. The setlist spans various eras of the band’s career, delivering Prong’s signature sound to an enthusiastic European audience.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “For Dear Life” (live)
  2. “Steady Decline” (live)
  3. “Beg to Differ” (live)
  4. “Lost and Found” (live)
  5. “Cut-Rate” (live)
  6. “Rude Awakening” (live)
  7. “Another Worldly Device” (live)
  8. “Controller” (live)
  9. “Close the Door” (live)
  10. “Snap Your Fingers, Snap Your Neck” (live)
  11. “Whose Fist is this Anyway?” (live)
  12. “Into the Void” (live)

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