Throwback: “Snap Your Fingers, Snap Your Neck” by Prong!

After eight years at the grindstone Americans Prong rose to commercial success in 1994 with album “Cleansing” finding the band moving in Groove infused Industrial Metal direction. Vocalist, guitarist and mastermind Tommy Victor, once a sound engineer at the iconic CBGB’s in New York was at the helm with bassist Paul Raven (Killing Joke, Ministry, Zilch) and drummer Ted Parsons (Swans, Killing Joke, Jesu) making best use of producer Terry Date (Pantera, Soundgarden, Overkill). A pair of heavy hitting big singles took the band global in “Another Worldly Device” and “Snap Your Fingers, Snap Your Neck“, the latter receiving heavy rotation on MTV as well as featuring in an episode of Beavis and Butt-Head. As things fell into place like falling dominoes the band opened for Sepultura and Pantera on the “Chaos A.D.” and “Far Beyond Driven” tours respectively… and twenty six years later still going strong we witnessed them at ULU in London on a co-headlining tour with Metalcore mainstays Unearth. If there was no Prong, then arguably there would be no Dry Kill Logic and that would be a crying shame. Underrated? Yes. Influential? Without a doubt.

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