It’s been four years now since we’ve heard new music from Prong. But that will soon change, as the band have signed a new worldwide recording deal with Long Branch Records/SPV. A new as yet untitled album is expected to be released in the Spring of 2012.
Founding singer/guitarist Tommy Victor had the following to say about his new label home:
“I feel like Prong has come full circle. We have the same energy and excitement about our music that we did at the beginning of our career. With Long Branch SPV we’ve found people to work with who are very supportive of us and what Prong has accomplished so far in our career.”
SPV A&R representative Maria Ouellette shared Victor’s enthusiasm with the following statement:
“We’re extremely excited to welcome Prong into the SPV/Long Branch Records fold! Tommy Victor’s musical innovation and influence is far-reaching and inspirational, and exactly what we’re about. We’re proud that we can be part of their next musical milestone!”
However, it is a little surprising to hear that Prong have parted ways with 13th Planet Records, the label imprint ran by Ministry frontman Al Jourgensen. Last we heard, Victor was still a member of the reactivated Ministry, or at least its live lineup. Plus, Jourgensen was supposedly going to produce the new Prong album (although, the Ministry frontman did mention that in a 2009 interview, and we all know how much can change in two years).
Whatever the reasoning behind the label move may be, congrats are due to Tommy Victor and Prong (which also includes Soulfly/ex Static X bassist Tony Campos) for finding a new label home. More information on Prong’s upcoming plans will be released in the coming weeks.