Prion Son are a progressive metal band from Southampton who have been regularly gigging clubs, bars and small festivals around the South of England. The band draws on a strong legacy of rhythm based progressive music, drawing influence from luminaries such as Tool, Coheed and Cambria, Opeth and Earthtone9 and merges this with a distinct 90s edge reminiscent of Soundgarden.
Lyrically singer Ed Moffat unifies the content of each Prion Son song into an ongoing fictional narrative telling the story of Rosa, the only living child ever to have been born in the land of the dead. Ed’s formidable command of multiple vocal styles combined with bass player Luke’s harmony vocals allow dialogue between the characters in this ongoing saga come to life through the music. Veterans Dave and Tim, manning guitar and drums respectively, paint the sonic scenery on which the tale rests through an impressive arsenal of eerily groove laden time signature changes, rhythms and riffs.
Prion Son are currently gigging and working on recording of their first album “Nightfall” a followup to 2010’s “Snowfall” EP.