Tommy Victor of Prong interviewed in San Francisco, California

Tommy Victor of Prong interviewed by Todd Owens in San Francisco, California while on tour with Sepultura & Testament.

On the recent tour with Testament and Sepultura..

Its a great tour we had a really good run on this one, amazing attendance, great guys to tour with both bands (Testament & Sepultura) are really cool, also had a great time. I was talking with someone who said its kind of a legacy tour, but other people saying its not, everyone keeps putting out new records and their relevant, its a good thing.

On new Prong music….

We got a new album coming out July 28th called Zero Days, between tours and while I was on tour I was working on material and just going crazy while I was home dong another quick record…The single should drop soon, its got some really heavy stuff on it, some really killer riffs. Hardcore, groove metal, thrash, some dark stuff on there, pretty happy with it, and then you know we’ve got the anthems on their too, some good groove anthems songs on it. Its pretty packed with power, its a very impressive record I think.

On Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell…

We toured with them it was our first tour with Soundgarden & Voivod, Chris and I hung out back then, obviously with his popularity he inevitably became on the cover of GQ Magazine and People, I lost touch with him and a lot these guys get hugely famous. Sexiest man alive and all these things that happened with him. They (Soundgarden) were great guys, but success screws with peoples heads. Chris had a long career, I have no idea why he would commit suicide, he always seemed like a level headed kid, success, pride and ego gratification will inevitable get to you. That’s why you got to somehow stay balanced, its madness the entertainment world, its crazy, look at Michael Jackson, these guys end up to be lunatics.

Prong has announced that their new album “ZERO DAYS” will be released on July 28, 2017 via Steamhammer/SPV/eOne. More details to surface in the coming weeks.
 
Prong spent the better part of October and November 2016 trekking through Europe with Obituary, Exodus and King Parrot as part of the “Battle Of The Bays”-Tour. In April/May they are touring North America with Testament and Sepultura and are then returning to Europe for a massive run of both festival and club shows. This touring cycle has counted among the busiest and most successful in the band’s illustrious career.
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Outline Magazine UK wrote about one of the recent shows: 
“From the start it’s clear why Prong have made such an impression on the music scene. They have a sound bigger than the sum of the three people on stage, and they know how to use it. It’s like someone has weaponized metal, and they’re using the audience for aural target practice. It’s impressive, and it’s also really, really fucking good.”
 
The current Prong album “X-No Absolutes” was released worldwide through SPV/Steamhammer on February 05th, 2016 as a Digipak (incl. bonus track + sticker), Double LP Gatefold version (red vinyl, CD in paper sleeve) and as download and stream. The album entered the official album charts in Germany, the USA, Belgium and the UK.
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Metallica, Soundgarden, Amon Amarth To Rage At Rock On The Range 2017

An unprecedented lineup has been announced for the 11th annual Rock On The Range, May 19, 20 and 21 at MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus, OH. 

Rock legends Metallica, Soundgarden and Korn will each headline one night of America’slargest and most-acclaimed rock festival. Overall, Rock On The Range 2017–fueled by Monster Energy–will feature over 50 bands performing on three stages, plus rock’s favorite comedians in the ROTR Rolling Rock Comedy Tent, The Music Experience, art installations, and unique onsite activities during the three-day weekend.

Rock On The Range 2017 presale and layaway tickets, as well as limited numbers of new Weekend Field VIP tickets and Premier (hotel and camping) Packages, are on sale now at www.RockOnTheRange.com.

The Rock On The Range music lineup includes: Metallica, Soundgarden, Korn, The Offspring, Volbeat, Primus, Bush, Chevelle, Papa Roach, Seether, Coheed & Cambria, Alter Bridge, The Pretty Reckless, Taking Back Sunday, Thrice, Amon Amarth, Pierce The Veil, Sum 41, Skillet, Dillinger Escape Plan, In Flames, Gojira, Biffy Clyro, Motionless In White, Nothing More, Beartooth, Starset, Every Time I Die, The Story So Far, Deafheaven, Zakk Sabbath, Rival Sons, The Amity Affliction, Attila, Norma Jean, Suicide Silence, Whitechapel, I Prevail, Turnstile, Dinosaur Pile-Up, Red Fang, Dorothy, Kyng, Radkey, As Lions, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, Sylar, Fire From The Gods, Badflower, Wage War, Goodbye June, Cover Your Tracks, DED, Bleeker, Royal Republic, Mother Feather, Aeges and One Less Reason.

The ROTR Rolling Rock Comedy Tent will feature sets from nationally known comediansplus Columbus’s top comedy talent. The full comedy lineup will be announced in the coming weeks. 

Jonathan Davis of Korn comments, “Rock On The Range is the pinnacle rock festival in America. I always feel that in the crowd and can’t wait for our headline set in May. We’re gonna come at you with everything we’ve got — expect a few surprises!

 Dexter Holland of The Offspring says, “Great lineup at Rock On The Range this year. The Offspring can’t wait to finally be part of it all.”

 After our record breaking Ten Year Anniversary it was high time to raise the bar and have the world’s best rock bands jump over it. We couldn’t be more honored to have Metallica and Soundgarden at Rock On The Range! But why stop there? To have bands such as Korn, Volbeat, Primus, Papa Roach, The Offspring and so many more truly makes this year’s ROTR our best one yet. May 19-21 can’t come soon enough,” says Gary Spivack, ROTR co-executive producer for Danny Wimmer Presents.

 

In 2016, tickets for Rock On The Range sold out over two months in advance, marking the fourth consecutive advance sell-out for Rock On The Range — so fans are encouraged to buy early and save. Each ticket price level has a limited amount of tickets available, so fans can save more by buying earlier. Ticket prices will automatically move to the next price level once an allotment sells out, beginning at the presale.

 Weekend Field, new Weekend Field VIP, Weekend Stadium, and a limited number of Weekend Stadium 4-Packs are available for purchase now. The ROTR layaway option also allows purchasers to split the ticket cost into four monthly payments. A ROTR presale password to purchase the following tickets can be found on the festival’s website, Facebook and Twitter pages:

  • Weekend Field VIP: starting at $349.50* + fees
  • Weekend Field GA: starting at $199.50* + fees
  • Weekend Stadium GA: starting at $99.50* + fees
  • Weekend Stadium GA Ticket 4-Pack: $380.00 + fees

* Phase One prices listed

*** Ticket prices automatically move to the next price level once the allotment sells out ***

 

Those looking for an expanded festival experience are invited to purchase Premier Hotel Packages (which include festival tickets and t-shirts) or Camping Packages.

 

For an even more exclusive Rock On The Range opportunity, fans can purchase the new Uber Ranger Glamping Package for four people, which includes amenities such as a Luxury RV on a double campsite at the Ohio Expo North Campground (May 18, 19, 20, 21), a dedicated concierge with golf cart shuttle, 4 Weekend VIP Field Admission Tickets, a backstage tour, access to the stadium club (with catered lunch and dinner), access to the Side Stage Viewing Platform, access to the VIP Lounge, and more. Full details can be found here :http://rockontherange.com/tickets_camping.html.

The general onsale is Friday, December 2 at 10:00 AM EST. Beginning at that time, tickets will be available at www.RockOnTheRange.com, at Ticketmaster locations and the MAPFRE Stadium Box Office.

 Rock On The Range celebrated its 10th year in 2016 – and after a decade of setting the standard for American rock festivals, the crown jewel of the World’s Loudest Month showed no signs of slowing down with 120,000 “Rangers” from around the globe descending on MAPFRE Stadium. In 2016, the festival received awards of recognition from both Columbus Mayor Andrew J. Ginther and the City Council, as well as a resolution from the Franklin County Board of Commissioners acknowledging the over $140 million in economic impact the festival has contributed to the city over its 10-year existence.

Rock On The Range is produced by Danny Wimmer Presents, AEG Live, and MAPFRE Stadium.

Rock On The Range is supported by our rockin’ sponsors: Monster Energy, Bud Light, and Zippo. These partners, along with many others, will feature interactive experiences, artist meet & greets, and other unique fan engagement opportunities throughout the festival.