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NYC Heavy Metal Icons PRONG Honor RUSH with Long Form Cover of “Working Man (Regular Version)”

Today, metal greats PRONG share their cover of the RUSH classic “Working Man”, which appears on their latest album State of Emergency available on Steamhammer/SPV now. The band has also shared a lyric video to accompany the track.

Commenting on PRONG’s version of “Working Man”, main man Tommy Victor had this to say:
“RUSH had the big riffs and that’s something PRONG always wants as well. Especially in the song ‘Working Man’ with that all-time classic opening riff. PRONG being a power trio also connects us to this great Canadian band, and ironically we’re going out on tour with another great Canadian band, Vöivod!”

PRONG is currently out on a co-headline tour with Vöivod that began February 28 in Columbus, OH, and wraps up March 24 in Stroudsburg, PA. See a full list of dates below.

Stream “Working Man (Regular Version)” HERE

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State of Emergency is a furious tableau of East Coast aggression, enveloped in that classic PRONG sound that never goes out of style.

Tommy Victor outlines the stylistic direction of the eleven songs that make up State of Emergency:
“It’s a very PRONG record. I think it’s totally genre-transcending and definitely ignores what’s going on out there these days,”

“I like all kinds of music. This record totally reflects that because it covers lots of different angles. At the same time, State Of Emergency is very guitar-oriented and a typical example of my style.”

Produced by the skillful hands of legendary producer Steve Evetts (Sepultura, The Dillinger Escape Plan), State of Emergency surprises on the post-punk track “Disconnected” and then grooves on the title track. Originally released as a standalone single in early 2023, “Breaking Point” takes no prisoners with honest lyrics and a cutting attitude, while hard-hitting “The Descent” is a lightning-quick, classic ripper.

“Back (NYC)” has Victor saying:
“To me, it’s as if Jimmy Page wrote a song playing through Dimebag’s amplifier, with Henry Rollins singing. Kind of a weird experiment for sure!”

Order State of Emergency HERE:

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State of Emergency Track List:
The Descent
State of Emergency
Breaking Point
5 Light Turns Black
6 Who Told Me
7 Obeisance
8 Disconnected
9 Compliant
10 Back (NYC)
11 Working Man (RUSH Cover)

State Of Emergency is available on Steamhammer/SPV in CD, LP and digital formats.

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PRONG and Vöivod 2024 Co-Headline Dates:

Wed 3/6/24 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
Thu 3/7/24 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon
Fri 3/8/24 – Eugene, OR – John Henry’s
Sat 3/9/24 – Berkeley, CA – The UC Theatre
Sun 3/10/24 – Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda Theatre
Tue 3/12/24 – San Diego, CA – Brick by Brick
Wed 3/13/24 – Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren
Thu 3/14/24 – El Paso, TX – Rockhouse
Fri 3/15/24 – Dallas, TX – Granada Theater
Sat 3/16/24 – Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
Sun 3/17/24 – St. Louis, MO – The Golden Record
Tue 3/19/24 – Detroit, MI – Harpos
Wed 3/20/24 – Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall 
Thu 3/21/24 – Fort Wayne, IN – Piere’s Entertainment Center
Fri 3/22/24 – Knoxville, TN – The Concourse
Sa 3/23/24 – Raleigh, NC – Lincoln Theatre
Sun 3/24/24 – Stroudsburg, PA – Sherman Theater

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