PRISON RELIGION is the collaborative project of Richmond-based audio/visual artists Poozy and False Prpht.
Working together since 2016, the duo have dived deep into the space between blown-out trap (2016’s Cage With Mirrored Bars) and contemporary destructive club music (2018’s O Fucc Im On The Wrong Planet).
Since linking up with Texas-based experimental label Halcyon Veil, they've connected a global crew of like-minded collaborators for a remix album including Rabit, Endgame, Swan Meat, Lee Gamble and Bonaventure. With close ties to Richmond-based NON Worldwide, P_R are ushering in a new wave of vocal-based club performance.
2019 saw the band playing their first shows in Europe including performances at CTM Festival, Unsound Festival, Le Guess Who? Festival, Creepy Teepee Festival and others. The band works on a new album to be released in 2020.
"The barely tonal beats of tracks like "Shots Fired" have this way of making it feel like the 808s are falling apart or dissociating, like a crowd dispersing as Jones and Black spin kick in the center… acid drenched tracks draw on the history of industrial music, metal iconography and experimental club music." (Noisey)
"Prison Religion are one of the most hardcore, rap-related acts we've heard in years. No cock out business, just Philip Best levels of mic-burning bile and vitriol shrieked and expectorated over bludgeoning beats, field recordings and charred electronics." (Boomkat)
"It’s a noisy, industrial, mess of cathartic, raging. Hardcore Punk music for club kids." (Passion Of The Weiss)