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Red Fang

From: Portland, OR, United States
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Below is our complete Red Fang news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

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Red Fang To Release New Album

Red Fang will return this fall with an as-yet-untitled third studio album. The Portland-based group is currently in the studio finishing the disc with producer Chris Funk (Decemberists) and mixer Vance Powell (White Stripes, Raconteurs, Kings of Leon).

The band comments: “We’re hyper excited about this new album. The basic tracks are like rabid monkeys we’re wrangling at Type Foundry in our hometown of Portland, OR. Producer Chris Funk has almost been amputated twice. Surprise guests abound! We’re in the final moments before all systems are go on this sucker. Dig people!”

On Friday, May 24th, Red Fang will head to the picturesque Gorge Amphitheater outside Seattle for the band's first festival appearance this year at Sasquatch. Red Fang will then hit the road for a European trek through mid July with festival stops at Sonisphere, Download, Hellfest, Reload, Full Force, Open Air and Eistenaflug among others. Expect the group to announce a full U.S. run for late summer. More...

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Relapse Releases "Patlapse" Compilation Online

Relapse Records has released a new online compilation in honor of Pat Egan, who recently passed away. The label comments:

"Our hearts go out to our brother Pat Egan and his family. Pat was our Director of Sales for over 10 years and passed away on Monday morning after battling pneumonia. We have created a 20 song sampler to benefit his daughter's college fund. Any and all donations are very much appreciated. RIP Pat, we love and miss you!"

The Dillinger Escape Plan also commented on the compilation:

"On Monday Pat Egan, Relapse records director of sales for the past 10 years, passed away after a struggle with Pneumonia and related complications. Pat was a champion and great friend of Dillinger for years and we are very sad to have lost him. He work very had to get our music out to all you guys and now is your chance to show your appreciation.

"Here is a link to a compilation featuring songs by us and a bunch of other bad ass Relapse artists. All proceeds from the download of this compilation will go towards a college fund for his daughter Katie, a scholar and an athlete with a bright future ahead of her. All of the bands on this compilation have waived their royalties and Relapse is passing through all proceeds from the sale of the comp directly to Pat’s wife and daughter.

"The compilation costs a minimum of $5, but you are welcome to donate more than that if you would. There is no limit on how much you can give."

The track listing is as follows: More...

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Red Fang Streaming "Daytrotter Session" Tracks

Red Fang has released the "Daytrotter Session" online, which is currently available for streaming / download at this location. The session features live versions of Red Fang classics, recorded during the band's headlining tour this past fall with Black Tusk and Lord Dying.

Additionally, the band has announced a short run of headlining regional tour dates with support from Federation X, Uh-Oh, and Dog Shredder, followed by an appearance at Australia’s Soundwave Festival and a pair of dates with Kyuss Lives and Orange Goblin.

Multiple European summer festival appearances have been confirmed as well. A complete list of dates is available below. Red Fang will begin writing the follow-up to 2011’s "Murder The Mountains" upon returning from tour. More...

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Red Fang Announces Tour Dates, Writing New Songs

Red Fang has announced a short run of regional tour dates before the band begins to write the follow-up to 2011’s "Murder The Mountains." The dates begin in Bellingham, WA and include support from Federation X, Uh-Oh, and Dog Shredder. A complete list of dates is available below.

Red Fang also recently released a new video for the infectious song "Dirt Wizard'. The video, available here, is another collaboration with Whitey McConnaughy and chronicles the beer guzzling foursome as they tour throughout Europe. Additionally, the band recently released a new single, "Crows in Swine," which will see its official release as a split 7" with label-mates ASG via Relapse Records.

Feb 15 Bellingham, WA The Shakedown w/ Federation X and Uh-Oh
Feb 16 Seattle, WA Neumos w/ Federation X and Dog Shredder
Feb 17 Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom w/ Federation X and Dog Shredder

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J.R. Hayes Hosts Relapse Podcast

Relapse Records is closing out 2012 with a special podcast curated by J.R. Hayes of Pig Destroyer. Mr. Hayes has picked 20 of his favorite tracks from the Relapse catalog in addition to answering an in-depth interview about the band's new album "Book Burner."

Later in the podcast there is a preview of 2013 featuring new music from Red Fang, Blockheads, Call of the Void, and Wolvserpent. Download the podcast at this location.

Pig Destroyer released fifth studio album "Book Burner" (reviewed here) this past October on Relapse Records.

The deluxe editions each contain a bonus disc of punk covers and a short story, titled The Atheist, penned by frontman JR Hayes. The Atheist is a post-apocalyptic tale about a decaying world taken over by the violence of religion that showcases the renowned lyricists' unsurpassed style for the first time as prose. The deluxe 2xLP also contains an etched b-side featuring artwork by Wormrot frontman Arif Rot.

The full "Book Burner" album can be heard in its entirety on Pig Destroyer's Bandcamp page here.

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Fun Fun Fun Fest 2012 Day Two

Red Fang drew my attention first during day two. Contrary to their name, Red Fang’s bite energized rather than paralyzed the crowd. Although they came from the land of fog and towering trees of Oregon, their riffs were the size of Texas and filled with a gritty quality not unlike the festival’s dusty, trodden paths. Their catchy rhythms, guitar solos and drum fills grabbed the modestly sized audience and injected groove into their stoned bones. With prior SXSW appearances, Red Fang has become a well-recognized force in Austin’s festival circuit. Make sure to check these guys out on their touring supporting the “Murder the Mountains” album.

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El Caco Announces New Tour Dates

El Caco released the new album “Hatred, Love and Diagrams” back in January of this year, and now it's time for the band to hit the road once again. Tour dates are as follows:

27.11.12 Germany Osnabrück Bastard Club
28.11.12 D Cham LA
29.11.12 Austria Salzburg Rock House Bar
30.11.12 Austria Milstatt Bergwerk
01.12.12 Switzerland Olten Coq d'Or
03.12.12 UK London Garage w/ Red Fang
04.12.12 UK Manchester Club Academy w/ Red Fang
05.12.12 UK Glasgow Ivory Blacks w/ Red Fang
06.12.12 UK Birmingham HMV Library w/ Red Fang
07.12.12 Belgium Vosselaar Biebob w/ Red Fang
09.12.12 Germany Köln Essigfabrik w/ Red Fang More...

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Red Fang Posts New Music Video For "Dirt Wizard"

Portland's own stoner metal act Red Fang posted a new music video for the song "Dirt Wizard." The song appears on the latest effort "Murder the Mountains," which was issued in April 2011 through Relapse Records. The band is also streaming the new track "Crows In Swine" over at this location.

Check out "Dirt Wizard" here:

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Red Fang Streaming "Crows In Swine"

Today Red Fang shares a new shredder titled "Crows in Swine," which can be streamed over at Noisey.Vice.com here. Red Fang will also be hitting the road this fall headlining shows across the country with Black Tusk & Indian Handcrafts. Upcoming tour dates are as follows:

10/26 Sacramento, CA - Harlow's !
10/27 San Francisco, CA - Slim's !
10/28 West Hollywood, CA - The Troubadour !
10/30 San Diego, CA - The Casbah !
10/31 Tucson, AZ - Plush !
11/1 El Paso, TX -Tricky Falls !
11/2 Amarillo, TX - 12052 Event Center !
11/4 Houston, TX - Fitzerald's Downstairs !
11/5 Denton, TX - Rubber Gloves !
11/6 Memphis, TN - Hi-Tone Cafe !
11/7 Atlanta, GA - Club 529 !
11/8 Raleigh, NC - Kings Barcade !
11/9 Richmond, VA - Kingdom !
11/10 Philadelphia, PA - Underground Arts $
11/11 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom $
11/12 Brooklyn, NY - St. Vitus Bar $
11/13 Cambridge, MA - The Middle East Downstairs $
11/15 Cleveland, OH - Beachland Tavern $
11/16 Detroit, MI - Magic Stick $
11/17 Chicago, IL - Subterranean $
11/19 Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater $
11/20 Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge $
11/21 Boise, ID - Neurolux $
11/27 Mulhouse, France - Generiq Fest @ La Noumatrouff
11/28 Besancon, France - Generiq Fest @ La Rodia
11/29 Paris, France - Glazart
12/1 Camber Sands, UK - ATP @ Pontins
12/2 Camber Sands, UK - ATP @ Pontins
12/3 London, UK - The Garage
12/4 Manchester, UK - Club Academy
12/5 Glasgow, UK - Ivory Blacks
12/6 Birmingham, UK - HMV Library
12/7 Vosselaar, Belgium - Biebob
12/8 Eindhoven, Netherlands - Speedfest
12/9 Koln, Germany - Essigfabrik
! = w/ Black Tusk & Lord Dying
$ = w/ Black Tusk & Indian Handcrafts

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FFF 2012 Announces Day Lineup Schedule

AUSTIN, TX (SEPTEMBER 5, 2012) – FUN FUN FUN FEST announced today the daily schedule for the 7th annual festival with Single Day Tickets now on sale for the Fest to be held November 2-4, 2012 at Auditorium Shores in Austin.

Recently reunited legendary hip-hop outfit Run-D.M.C will headline opening night, along with performances from Santigold, seminal L.A. punk group X, Dillon Francis and Twin Sister. Saturday night will feature Girl Talk, Johnny Lydon’s PiL, Refused, A$AP Rocky, Diamond Rugs and more. Closing out the final day of the Fest are sets by Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, Turbonegro, Etienne De Crecy, and Black Moth Super Rainbow. Check out the complete schedule by day with performance times below. More...

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Red Fang Reveals European Tour Dates

In addition to upcoming tour dates with Black Tusk, Red Fang has now revealed details for a European Fall/Winter tour kicking off in late November. The promotional poster can be viewed below, and dates are as follows:

Nov 27 Mulhouse, France Generiq Fest @ La Noumatrouff
Nov 28 Besancon, France Generiq Fest @ La Rodia
Nov 29 Paris, France Glazart
Dec 1 Camber Sands, UK ATP @ Pontins
Dec 2 Camber Sands, UK ATP @ Pontins
Dec 3 London, UK The Garage
Dec 4 Manchester, UK Club Academy
Dec 5 Glasgow, UK Ivory Blacks
Dec 6 Birmingham, UK HMV Library
Dec 7 Vosselaar, Belgium Biebob
Dec 8 Eindhoven, Netherlands Speedfest
Dec 9 Koln, Germany Essigfabrik More...

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Black Tusk Announces New Tour Dates

Black Tusk has announced the dates for an upcoming tour that will feature Red Fang, Lord Dying, and Indian Handicrafts. The tour poster can be viewed below, and the dates are as follows:

w/ Lord Dying:
Oct 26 Sacramento, CA @ Harlow’s
Oct 27 San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s
Oct 28 West Hollywood, CA @ The Troubadour
Oct 30 San Diego, CA @ Casbah
Oct 31 Tucson, AZ @ Plush
Nov 1 El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls
Nov 2 Amarillo TX @ 12052 Event Center
Nov 3 Austin, TX @ Auditorium Shores - Fun Fun Fun Fest
Nov 4 Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s Downstairs
Nov 5 Denton, TX @ Rubber Gloves
Nov 6 Memphis, TN @ Hi-Tone Cafe
Nov 7 Atlanta, GA @ Club 529
Nov 8 Raleigh, NC @ Kings Barcade
Nov 9 Richmond, VA @ Kingdom

w/ Indian Handicrafts:
Nov 10 Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts
Nov 11 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
Nov 12 Brooklyn, NY @ St Vitus
Nov 13 Cambridge, MA @ The Middle East Downstairs
Nov 15 Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Tavern
Nov 16 Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick (w/Skeletonwitch)
Nov 17 Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
Nov 19 Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
Nov 20 Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
Nov 21 Boise, ID Neurolux More...

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Bands Discuss Who They Would Collaborate With

At Metallica's Orion Fest, Metal Injection asked members of The Black Dahlia Murder, Kyng, Baroness, Black Tusk, Red Fang, Charred Walls of the Damned, Liturgy, Thy Will Be Done, Landmine Marathon, and Don Jamison if they could collaborate with any artist outside of their genre, in the vein of Metallica's collaboration with Lou Reed on Lulu, who would it be?

Check out their answers, some of which may surprise you, at this location or in the player below. More...

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Fun Fun Fun Fest Announces 2012 Lineup

Fun Fun Fun Fest has announced its finalized lineup for 2012. In addition to headliners Run-DMC, Refused, Santigold and David Cross, who appear on genre-related, color-coded stages, the festival features a Black Stage devoted to heavier acts. Some of these acts include Tomahawk, Turbonegro, Earth, Napalm Death, Against Me, Between The Buried & Me, Municipal Waste and many more (see the complete lineup below). More...

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Red Fang Working On Documentary

Red Fang recently kicked off a European tour in Gävle, Sweden at the "Getaway Rock Fest." The tour, which includes numerous festival appearances, runs through August 4th at the "Porifestival" in Pori, Finland. All dates are listed below.

The band is completing work on a documentary that was shot by the band's resident director Whitey McConnaghy. Whitey followed the band while on the road in Europe with label mates Black Tusk. This short film is being sponsored by Converse and will be released in the coming months. Drummer John Sherman commented on the upcoming documentary:

"Our first European headlining tour was completely amazing. We were totally overwhelmed by the crowd response, sleep deprived, exhausted and stoked. Luckily, our man Whitey was there with his trusty camera to capture it all."

While at the festival Aaron Beam and Bryan Giles also sat down with Metal Injection to discuss their favorite subject, beer! Check out this highly informative interview here. Red Fang is currently streaming the "Murder The Mountains" album in its entirety at this location. More...

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Bands Talk Most Metal Way To Celebrate The 4th

The Metal Injection team was on hand at the Orion Fest, and with the Independence Day holiday today in the United States, they asked members of Red Fang, The Sword, Black Tusk, The Black Dahlia Murder, Baroness, Charred Walls of the Damned, Kyng, Landmine Marathon, Thy Will Be Done and Don Jamison about the most metal way to celebrate America's birthday. Check out the video clip below or over at Metal Injection here. More...

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Red Fang Releases Pizza Picture Disc

Red Fang has just released a limited edition pizza picture disc of the "Murder the Mountains" album. The A Side of the disc features The "Red Fang" pizza, which is actually available on the menu at Relapse Records owner Matt Jacobson's restaurant Sizzle Pie, which has two locations in Portland, Oregon. The B-Side of the disc features Red Fang's's drink of choice PBR, pizza crusts, and bloody band-aids. The exclusive disc is available for purchase here.

Red Fang will hit the road in North America starting June 12th in Boise, ID. Included in this run are headlining shows as well as shows serving as direct support to The Sword. These dates lead up to Red Fang's appearance at Metallica's inaugural "Orion Music + More Festival" June 23rd in Atlantic City, NJ. More...

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Relapse Records Streaming Entire Catalog Online

Relapse Records has unleashed the label's prestigious 20+ year catalog online via Bandcamp at this location. All of the albums from the catalog can now be streamed for free.

The official Relapse page features over 122 artists including Baroness, Dying Fetus, Pig Destroyer, Red Fang, Necrophagist, Revocation, and many more, each streaming their entire Relapse catalog for free in addition to offering the albums as high quality 320k mp3 or FLAC downloads.

Additionally, the label has made available a page for Relapse alumni including Mastodon, Neurosis, Amorphis, Nile, High in Fire, The Dillinger Escape Plan, and over 20 additional artists at this location.

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Red Fang Announces European Tour

In addition to the already scheduled North American tour dates for this summer, Portland, Oregon's Red Fang has confirmed a tour of Europe including numerous festival appearances. The tour starts on July 5th in Gävle, Sweden at the "Getaway Rock Fest" and runs through August 4th at the "Porifestival" in Pori, Finland. A complete list of dates can be found below.

Red Fang will also be headlining "A Benefit For Grant High Art Department" scheduled to take place Friday May 25th at the Hawthorne Theater in Portland, OR. Support will come from Lopez, Nether Regions and Grant High's own Hell's Parrish. Doors for the show at are 7:00 pm with the first band hitting the stage at 7:30 pm. Tickets can be purchased for the show here.

"A Benefit For Grant High Art Department"
5/25: Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater

Headlining Dates
6/1: Seattle, WA @ Highline
6/12: Boise, ID @ Neurolux
6/13: Salt Lake City, UT @ Bar Deluxe
6/14: Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
6/16: Denton, TX @ Rubber Gloves More...

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Red Fang Updates North American Tour Schedule

Portland Oregon's Red Fang is in the midst of wrapping up a European tour, and before heading back state-side the band is pleased to announcea new batch of North American tour dates. Included in this run are headlining shows as well as shows serving as direct support to The Sword. All tour dates can be found below.

Red Fang will be headlining "A Benefit For Grant High Art Department" scheduled to take place Friday May 25th at the Hawthorne Theater in Portland, OR. Support will come from Lopez, Nether Regions, and Grant High's own Hell's Parrish. Doors for the show at are 7:00 pm with the first band hitting the stage at 7:30 pm. Tickets can be purchased for the show here. More...

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