Posted by Zach Shaw on Thu, May 17, 2012 at 10:21 am
If you’ve seen Prong live recently or have been watching fan filmed footage, you’ll notice something peculiar about their bassist; namely that it’s not Tony Campos. Though he performed on Prong’s latest release Carved Into Stone and is still a member of the band, Campos has been busy as of late touring with his other group, Soulfly.
So who has been filling in on bass for Prong as of late? Well, it depends on which trek you’re referring to. On their current UK tour, Prong have two bassists stepping up: Crowbar’s Matt Brunson and Cradle of Filth’s Dave Pybus. Frontman Tommy Victor provided the following rundown of their current bassist situation:
“Since Tony Campos (who has been touring with the band and played on Carved Into Stone) is touring with Soulfly, we’ve had to tour with other bass players. Everyone who has toured with us so far has been fantastic and brought their own personal style to Prong. Phil Zeller from Toxic Holocaust did the Crowbar tour. Jason Rapesi who has played with Stone Sour did a few shows with us before that. We were heading to Europe and the guy we had couldn’t do it in the eleventh hour. Rather than cancel, our friend Matt Brunson from Crowbar stepped in and learned the entire Beg To Differ album in a day and a half! Then we found out that Dave Pybus who has played with Cradle of Filth, was going to be the tech on the tour. As it turned out, Dave is a massive PRONG fan! He learned some of the other songs and has been joining Alexei and I onstage every night. Now we have two great bass players each night! This tour has been a blast!”
Fan filmed footage of Prong performing “Revenge, Best Served Cold” with Cradle Of Filth’s bassist in Nottingham, England last weekend (May 12) can be seen after the jump.