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Prong release video, single, remix, announce tour dates

Posted by on August 26, 2014

It’s been a while since Prong went on an extended North American tour, but they’ll be undertaking a month-long stint on the road, some of the dates with Overkill. To commemorate that, and to keep the word out about their most recent album Ruining Lives, the  band have released a video for “Remove, Separate Self.” In addition, they’ll also be releasing a vinyl single of the song that will feature a b-side remix of the song by Matt Heafy of Trivium, “Separate Self, Remove,” which is described as “inspired by and created from ‘Remove, Separate Self.'” Here’s what Prong frontman Tommy Victor said about the “Remove, Separate Self”:

The song and the video are distinctively Prong, with a soul-searching and apocalyptic vibe.  As a follow up to “Turnover” we will release it on 7″ vinyl as well. The single and video will correspond with our U.S. /Canada tour starting Sept 10th through Oct. 14th (see www.prongmusic.com for the dates). Enjoy the video and we’ll see you out on the road!

And here’s Matt Heafy on the remix of the song:

With “Remove, Separate Self” – I was initially engulfed by hints of images and characteristics of a futuristic, dystopian world. Whether that was the initial intent of the piece or it was meant to be something entirely different, that became the feeling I kept coming back to. Perhaps with the main line – the title itself – the idea of “separating yourself” made me think of unplugging oneself from something larger; whether metaphorically from an old way of life or literally in some sort of mecha-future. The idea was to take it one step further, to take the song itself, components of it, and a few secret ingredients, and create that world a little further that I imagined in the first place. Sometimes “remixes” do it right, but I wanted to take a completely different approach to what people think a “remix” is in the first place, even one’s idea of what a song should sound like.”

The single will be released on September 12th, just after the tour starts. It will be released digitally on SPV/Steamhammer on September 12th. There will be an iTunes exclusive version with a bonus track, a live version of “Snap Your Fingers, Snap Your Neck” taken from the band’s Unleashed in the West – Official Bootleg album. A 7″ version of the single will be available on October 24th. Here’s where you’ll be able to see Prong:

9/10: Los Angeles, CA @Whiskey a go go

9/11: Las Vegas, NV @ LVCS

9/12: Anaheim, CA @ The Grove

9/13: Tempe, AZ @ Club Red

9/14: Albuquerque, NM @ Launch Pad

9/15: Oklahoma City, OK @ The Chameleon*

9/16: San Antonio, TX @ Backstage Live

9/17: Houston, TX @ Scout Bar

9/18: Dallas, TX @ Trees*

9/19: Merriam, KS @ Aftershock

9/20: Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave*

9/21: Joliet, IL @ Mojoes*

9/22: Cleveland, OH @ Agora Ballroom*

9/23: Toronto, ON @ Opera House*

9/24: Quebec City, QC @ Imperial de Quebec*

9/25: Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero*

9/26: Hartford, CT @ Webster Theater*

9/27: Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom*

9/28: Worcester, MA @ The Palladium

9/29: Albany, NY @ Bogie’s

9/30: New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater

10/1: West Springfield, VA @ Empire

10/2: Pittsburgh, PA @ Smiling Moose

10/3: Westland, MI @ Token Lounge

10/4: Kokomo, IN @ Centerstage

10/5: Louisville, KY @ Diamond Pub and Billiards

10/7: Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater

10/9: Seattle, WA @ El Corazon

10/10: Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theater

10/11: Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre

10/12: Boise, ID @ The Shredder

10/14: San Francisco, CA @ Thee Parkside

10/25: San Bernardino, CA @ San Manuel Amphitheatre KNOT Fest

*With Overkill

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