The Weekly Ritual Rock and Metal News Show 1-20-23



Catch up on what you missed this week in the world of Rock and Metal news with our show! #musicnews #rocknews #metalnews #interviews #newmusicfriday #vinylcollector #metalmerch #musicnews #metalnews #rocknews

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INTERVIEW: Tommy Victor of Prong on Their Next Album, Touring with Danzig, and More


Ghost Cult caught up with frequent interviewee and metal legend Tommy Victor of Prong! We were at Aftershock festival where Tommy was doing double duty with Prong and Danzig this weekend. Tommy discussed touring with his own band and Danzig, the US festival circuit, performing an album in full live versus a legacy “hits” set, the challenges of playing the classic Danzig guitar solos by John Christ, the progress of the new Prong album, and more!

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Prong Shares a New Single and Music Video – “Breaking Point”


 

Prong ands its driving force Tommy Victor have been keeping busy! The band finsihed a run of headline dates in the 2022, while Victor did double duty touring with Danzig, and working on new music for 2023. Following up 2019’s Age Of Defiance EP, The band has shared a super-heavy new song, “Breaking Point”, along with a new video as well.

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CONCERT REVIEW: Prong – Damn Your Eyes – Blud Red Roses Live at Debonair Music Hall


 

I’m a big fan of Prong so I was obviously excited back in September when my editor texted me to let me know my request had been approved for the show that evening. Unfortunately, I didn’t know that a few short days later I would be in a horrific car accident that would have me off of commission and bed-bound for a few months. so that night was gonna become more memorable for me as it would be the last one for a while.Continue reading


ALBUM REVIEW: Black Magnet – Body Prophecy


Industrial metal — of a recognisably early 90s style — lives on in 2022 in the form of Body Prophecy (20 Buck Spin) by Oklahoma’s Black Magnet. Following up Hallucination Scene — the project’s debut album — this latest release arrives with more than a casual nod to Nine Inch Nails, Ministry, and Godflesh (from which Justin K. Broadrick even lends his mixing talents on the album’s closing track). Continue reading


CONCERT REVIEW: Overkill – Prong – Cultus Black: Live at The Chance


It’s really good to visit The Chance for a show after two years. It’s a long Metro-North Railroad train ride from the city but it’s always worth it once you’re there.

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Overkill Books a Headline Tour with Prong


Thrash metal veterans Overkill have announced a headline tour for the USA, starting in March of 2022. Direct support on the trek will come from Prong. All tour dates can be seen below. The band has been working on a new album for release next year and just released a boxed set of their Atlantic Records output in the 1980s and 1990s.

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CONCERT REVIEW: Black Label Society – Obituary – Prong: Live at Ace of Spades


Getting fully back into concert mode has been fun, but also scary on some levels as a fan. I need live music in my life, bad, but I am nervous around small clubs and tons of people right now, since the pandemic is still a thing. Nevertheless, I got the opportunity to cover legends like Black Label Society, Obituary, and Prong all at the same show, no less, and so I had to handle my emotions and nerves (I have pretty bad anxiety on the reg) and trooped out to Sacramento’s respected Ace of Spades club.

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PODCAST: Episode 125: Burton C. Bell on Ascension of The Watchers


We caught up with music legend Burton C. Bell (ex Fear Factory) of Ascension of the Watchers for a new podcast, to chat all about his new album Apocrypha (Dissonance Productions). We chatted about the history of the band, the lead up to making this new album, Burton’s songwriting process, how he derives inspiration from film scores and soundtracks, his bandmates Jayce Lewis and John Bechdel (Ministry, Prong), the spiritual side to his lyrics and themes he writes from, the concept of “modern analog” and how it influenced the recording, memories of the late Paul Raven (Killing Joke/Prong), some thoughts on other projects like City of Fire and G/Z/R, and much more. Order the album here, and check out our chat.

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