PRONG To Release “Ruining Lives” In May

Wednesday, 26th February 2014

Veteran New York metallers PRONG will release their new album Ruining Lives through Steamhammer/SPV in Scandinavia on April 23, in Germany on April 25, in the rest of Europe on April 28 and in the U.S./Canada on May 13. It will be made available as a limited digipak version including one bonus track and poster, as a double gatefold colored vinyl version including one bonus track and the CD in cardboard sleeve, as a standard version and download.

Ruining Lives is the follow-up to the acclaimed 2012 release Carved Into Stone and continues to show the band on an upward trajectory, proving that despite having a long, illustrious career PRONG can still make records that matter and re-invent themselves without negating their roots.

With Tommy Victor in the producer’s chair and Steve Evetts (HATEBREED, SICK OF IT ALL, SEPULTURA) once again coming in to put his trademark shine on the record, Ruining Lives has turned out to be a monster of an album. From the first riff assault of the opener “Turnover”, the album takes you on an angst-filled roller coaster ride that marries some very old-school “Beg To Differ” elements with post-punk, industrial metal, hardcore thrash, all the while retaining a modern and current feel. Fans of the bands legendary, genre-defining “Cleansing” era and new fans alike will be thrilled.

Says Tommy Victor: “This is the fastest written and recorded PRONG album ever and it has more great songs than any previous PRONG record. I am particularly proud of the vocal performance and I think we captured some outstanding sounds on this album.

“There’s a little bit of a throwback element here.

“‘Ruining Lives’ is almost a ‘Force Fed’ type of song.

“The album is a hybrid between New York hardcore and some very modern, song-oriented work. You will find some Rude Awakening but also some solid, crushing riffs.

“I feel we have captured the best elements of PRONG on this album.

“‘Come To Realize’ is something new — we have never approached this kind of time signature. It really is math metal meets pure hardcore with a crazy-ass riff.

“What’s exciting about the whole album is you have your hooks, your riffs and something innovative that makes the album very current.

“This qualifies as the hybrid nature of PRONG: marrying post-punk, industrial metal, hardcore thrash and modern elements — all of that with hooks and not just a bunch of screaming.”

Ruining Lives digipak track listing:

1. Turnover
2. The Barriers
3. Windows Shut
4. Remove, Separate Self
5. Ruining Lives
6. Absence Of Light
7. The Book Of Change
8. Self Will Run Riot
9. Come To Realize
10. Chamber Of Thought
11. Limitations And Validations
12. Retreat (bonus track)

Jewel-case track listing:
1. Turnover
2. The Barriers
3. Windows Shut
4. Remove, Separate Self
5. Ruining Lives
6. Absence Of Light
7. The Book Of Change
8. Self Will Run Riot
9. Come To Realize
10. Chamber Of Thought
11. Limitations And Validations

Vinyl version track listing:

LP1 Side 1

01. Turnover
02. The Barriers
03. Windows Shut

LP1 Side 2

1. Remove, Separate Self
2. Ruining Lives
3. Absence Of Light

LP2 Side 1

1. The Book Of Change
2. Self Will Run Riot
3. Come To Realize

LP2 Side 2

1. Chamber Of Thought
2. Limitations And Validations
3. Retreat (bonus track)

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