The Prowl

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Formed in the Fall of 2002 the Prowl started off as a side project for Mikey Flynn (ex: Last In Line) and Kevin Gebo (ex: Red Reaction/ Grand Prixx) as a way to try things different from what their current bands at the time were doing. With early influence being drawn from Horror Punk legends Samhain and The Damned, and Hardcore icons Black Flag, Adolescents and Die Kruezen, The Prowl set out down a dark road of Hardcore/Punk destruction. The original line-up of Mikey Flynn (vocals), Kevin Gebo (guitar), Sean Tucker (guitar) Jason Desmarais (Bass) and Shaun Davis (Drums) recorded a demo after a few practices and played their first show in Westfield, Mass with Ringworm.

Shortly after the demo's release Gloom Records pressed the demo into the form of a 7" record, titled "What Are You Doing?" The release of this 7" lead to protests and controversy over the 1970's Sleaze/Gore Film influenced artwork.

2003 began with the recording of a 10" record titled "Misery" for Dead Alive/ Manic Ride Records. With this record The Prowl began an evolution of incorporating slower dirges melding with atmospheric, and at times spacey grooves. Shortly after the recording sessions Shaun D. left the band. Tommy Von (ex Cops 'n' Robbers, Pinkerton Thugs, Cut The Shit) longtime friend, roadie came on board as the new drummer.

After a tour was planned, Jason Desmarais left the band and was replaced by Doug Free (Bottom Line N.Y.H.C., Rival Mob) as a touring replacement . After tour, the band recorded the 7" ep for Painkiller Records titled "The First Room On The Left." This record featured Mikey Flynn handling bass as well as vocal duty. After a few more dates filling in on bass, Doug eventually joined the band full time that summer.

As writing for new material came to fruition, it was decided that Sean Tucker, was to leave the band in the Spring of 2005.

The band of Mikey, Gebo, Doug and Tommy recorded a new record "Witch Hunt", for Slasher Records out of Toronto. Not long after this recording session the band went on a long hiatus to work on other projects. The Witch Hunt EP was actually released unbeknownst to the band and garnered new interest with both the fans and band itself. Around 2010 the Prowl started gigging again with a few reunion shows around the Massachusetts area. The lineup for the reunion gigs was Mikey/Gebo/Doug/Tucker/Tommy.

After enjoying some good shows, the band recorded a new EP in 2012 "Hell Outside/Way of the Wicked" on Drunkula Records, the Prowl's own record label. The lineup on this record was Mikey/Gebo/Tommy. Gigging for this record was done with CVS aka Colvin Von Schlitzkrieg on bass duties.

In 2013 the Prowl released the "Cobwebs" EP on Drunkula/Frequency Deleted Records with the same lineup as the 2012 ep. Shortly afterwards, Josh Mihlek joined the band taking over bass duties for live gigs.

In the fall of 2015 the band officially called it quits. However, Mikey, Tommy and Josh are using the material written for what was going to be a Prowl LP, and recording it for a yet to be named band.
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Singles & EPs

DP #6 The Prowl - The Prowl album art The Prowl The Prowl(Cass, S/Sided, EP) Durricane Productions DP #6 US 2001 Sell This Version
The Prowl - What Are You Doing? album art The Prowl What Are You Doing? Gloom Records US 2002 Sell This Version
The Prowl - Misery album art The Prowl Misery (Album) Dead Alive Records US 2003 Sell This Version
The Prowl - The First Room On The Left album art The Prowl The First Room On The Left Painkiller Records (2) US 2004 Sell This Version
The Prowl - Hell Outside album art The Prowl Hell Outside (EP) Drunkula Records US 2012 Sell This Version
The Prowl - Cobwebs album art The Prowl Cobwebs (EP) Drunkula Records, Frequency Deleted Records US 2013 Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

none The Prowl - The Prowl album art The Prowl The Prowl(CDr, Smplr) Deadalive none US 2003 Sell This Version

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