Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club. Because No News is Bad News.


With Marazene. Wednesday, October 31, at Peabody's

Prong has been a purveyor of aggressively brutal industrial since its formation in New York in 1986. Currently made up of guitarist and former CBGB soundman Tommy Victor, drummer Aaron Rossi, and bassist Monte Pittman (who doubles as Madonna's touring guitarist), the trio has refused to kowtow to the mainstream. Prong, however, did churn out a couple of Headbanger's Ball staples in the mid-'90s: "Snap Your Fingers, Snap Your Neck" and "Broken Peace."

Power of the Damager, Prong's brand-new disc and 13th overall, is a savage return to the hardcore thrashing of its formative years — no programming, sampling, or vocal effects.

In the live setting, Prong doesn't bond with its fans via onstage banter. Its communication is of a more feral variety — namely, barrages of ear-shattering riffs while Victor spews raw bile. It's worth mentioning that Prong is known for calling out audiences when they don't measure up. So don't say you weren't warned.

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Cleveland Scene. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Cleveland Scene, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at

Cleveland Scene works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of Cleveland and beyond.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep Cleveland's true free press free.

Speaking of Show Preview

Latest in Livewire

More by Tierney Smith

Read the Digital Print Issue

September 9, 2020

View more issues

Most Popular

No recently-read stories.

Visit the archives…


Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.


Staff Pick Events

  • Open Turntable Tuesday @ The Winchester

    • Tuesdays

© 2020 Cleveland Scene: 737 Bolivar Rd., Suite 4100, Cleveland, OH 44115, (216) 241-7550
Logos and trademarks on this site are property of their respective owners.

Website powered by Foundation