A poke in the public eye...
Prophets is not your average band. Fronted by Ale Boy, the heavily modified
human marvel makes the band impossible to forget by appearances alone. Mixed with stunning flesh stunts, contagious
songs, and high octane chaos, one can understand why Pistol Whipped Prophets
have been terrorizing the
Notorious for making
their own rules, the three piece shock-rock outfit is billed mostly as a punk
band, though it could only be called their own brand of punk. Ale Boy’s simply
disturbing lyrics are backed by the mob vocal work of the band and the rhythmic
dynamic of drums, bloodied with the feral styling of drummer Jeremiah Harris-
also known as Destroyer- fused with the subterranean sounds of disaster
produced by mutant bass player, Matthew Harrington, better known to the world
as just Spooky.
Prophets’ early recordings and performances included guitarist, Big Ern, who
contributed all of the guitar work on Devil’s Dozen. He began going a different
direction than the rest of the band during the recording of 666 in 2009. Spooky
took over a bulk of the guitar work in the studio during the recording of 666.
Just before the album was released Big Ern left the group. PWP went ahead
released the album and successfully toured it, despite never replacing him. To
this date, Pistol Whipped Prophets have kept true to doing things their way and
have yet to audition another guitar player.
Pistol Whipped Prophets have a handful of releases, their debut album Devil’s Dozen came out in 2008 (later re-released with new cover art in 2009 in tribute to exit of Big Ern), followed by a single included on the United Underground Volume 2 (Crash Assailant, PB Records) compilation and another full length, 666, in 2009. In 2010 Pistol Whipped Prophets was included on Shut The Fuck Up & Listen Volume III compilation featuring bands like the Dwarves, Raw Power, El Duce, Potbelly, Demoni, In DeFence, and Ten Cent Monkey (P.I.G. Records, 2010). 2011 will be bringing ‘Prophets fans another full length release which will be the band’s darkest work to date. This album will step farther away from the light as it shows a more depraved side of the group’s collective mind. Consequently, this will be the first record in which that band will not include any guitar work at all..