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Prone To Violence formed in the fall of 2003 from members of Infant Mortality and Pneumya, both from the Dover, Delaware area. Originally billed as a 3 piece band with Ron and Bryan sharing vocals, the band set out to play punk rock that was reminiscent of the heydays of 80’s hardcore punk. Early on, the band realized that they needed a front man to help intensify the live show, so Bryan’s younger brother Jon was drafted to lend his voice and youthful attitude to the band. This lineup solidified the band and they became a mainstay in the Delaware Hardcore scene, playing often and creating a strong local following.
After 3 years together though, several shows throughout the DE/PA/DC area, and a few self released CDs, the band decided to disband due to departing band members. As the members parted ways, they continued to stay focused on local music; with members going on to form local bands The Odd Squad and Whigor Mortis.
But 2 years later, as chance would have it, the original members crossed paths again and decided that it was worth a shot to get the band back together, so in the summer of 2008, they began rehearsing and writing new music together again. Shortly after, they enlisted Jimi Ale as front-man and the band was once again the power 4-piece that it was known for.
Back on the attack, PTV stomped it's way up & down The Penninsula trearing shit up in NY, PA, MD, & DE before a bloodsoaked debut @ Skatopia in Rutland, OH. This show would prove to be the last for Terry, who shattered his wrist in The Church of Sk8tin. After a few spirited but painful attempts, the founding drummer called it quits and the future looked grim for our heroes.
After a several month hiatus and a few misfires, Clarence decided that while playing funk is cool, playing hardcore is where it's at. Always one to catch on quick, Clarence took the band to the next evolution & PTV were back!
Having destroyed the stage up and down the coast ever since, PTV recently survived a third trip to Skatopia to play their annual Bowl Bash. Some studio work has been done in between gigging and there is the possibility of a release in the not too distant future so stay tuned...
Check out upcoming shows for a chance to Live The Dream, PRONE TO VIOLENCE FOREVER!!!!