Prong began as a thrash/hardcore outfit. After "Beg To Differ" was released, MTV used clips from it as the intro and outro clips for commercial breaks on Headbanger's Ball (they later switched to Pantera clips from "Vulgar Display of Power"). With "Prove You Wrong", Prong basically gave life to industrial metal. Back in those days, industrial didn't sound like what it has become nowadays with bands like Marilyn Manson, etc. After Cleansing (their best, IMO) and Rude Awakening, they parted ways due to internal conflicts. Then, in 2002, Tommy reunited Prong with a new lineup and quickly released a live CD. Now, in 2004, a new studio album has been released, but I have yet to hear it.
While their influence is vast, they never really garnered the success they deserved. Don't let the industrial label scare you off; their sound was basically a precursor to industrial metal and still maintains some of their thrash/hardcore roots.
Current (or Last Known) Lineup
|Musician||Instruments||Currently Also In||Used To Be In||Guest Appearances|
|Brian Perry||Bass||Lizzy Borden|
|Tommy Victor||Vocals, Guitar||Ministry||Danzig||Soulfly|