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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.
Bassist Jonathan Athon from Black Tusk passed away this weekend after being in a motorcycle crash, and since then many bands from across the metal community have commented on how Athon impacted their lives.
Skeletonwitch shared this story about Black Tusk:
"Many years ago we left Ohio, bound for Savannah, GA, to tour with some new friends in a band called Black Tusk. In a now legendary move (that we will never let him forget) Andrew from Black Tusk booked the shows on the wrong calendar year! This resulted in about 5 days off in a row while things got sorted out.
"Andrew, James, and Athon rolled out the red carpet (and about 500 beers) and let us move in to 'Black Tusk Manor' for those 5 days. We've been family ever since.
"Yesterday we lost a brother. Athon, we miss you. We will carry your music and the many, many, memories with us forever. Our thoughts are with Andrew, James, Athon's family, and the entire creative community in Savannah, where Jonathan Athon will be sorely missed." More...
The blog Doomed & Stoned has put together an extensive compilation of underground heavy bands in Portland, Oregon, which features Ape Machine's "Angry Man," Blackwitch Pudding's "Swamp Gas Of The Nevermizer," and a whole lot more. The site's founder, Billy Goat, comments:
"Portland, Oregon is known for many things--it's the 'Rose City,' clustered around the mighty Willamette River and nearby Mt. Hood, the home of Nike and the Trail Blazers, even a major network television show called Portlandia.
"But to the hard working locals, Portland is home two the two big things that really matter: brews and bad-ass rock 'n' roll. Doomed & Stoned in Portland is a snapshot of the heavy music scene right now in Portland--from the ever-popular Red Fang, Lord Dying, and Toxic Holocaust, to rising stars such as Sons of Huns, Ape Machine, and Drunk Dad.
"Most of all, here is a collection of bands with a strong DIY ethic--everything from experimental metal to a distinct brand of Northwest punk to the ultra-heavy metal doom giants like Graves at Sea, Usnea, and Stoneburner. Not to mention the bands that just like to "Keep Portland Weird" (Blackwitch Pudding, Pinkzilla, Big Black Cloud). Over 65 bands waiting for you to lend them your ears--and a free download, to boot. You may just discover your next favorite bands."
Roadrunner Records retro rock group Opeth has announced details about a return to North America for a coast-to-coast co-headline run with In Flames.
The nationwide trek, which will also feature support from Red Fang, is set to get underway on December 3rd at the Riviera Theatre in Chicago, IL and traverse North America through the end of the month.
“We are delighted to return to North America to tour our latest album ‘Pale Communion,’” commented Opeth’s Mikael Åkerfeldt. “This will be the first of two North American tours and the fact that we are teaming up with our old friends In Flames for this co-headline tour means that we can get to play some large venues and present our new stage show. I am also looking forward to drinking expensive whiskey with Anders on his account!”
In Flames frontman Anders Fridén added, "I met [Opeth guitarist] Mikael [Akerfeldt] for the first time in 1998 during the recording of Opeth's album ‘My Arms, Your Hearse.’ I was working in the studio and we've been friends ever since. Now 16 years more beautiful, we release albums in the same cycle and it's with great honor and pleasure that In Flames share stage with our friends and fellow countrymen in Opeth." More...
Portland, OR band Red Fang has released a new music video for the song "The Meadows," taken from a 7” released through Scion A/V this past May.
The video was directed by David Brodsky (Kylesa, Helmet, Municipal Waste) and can be viewed below. Both songs from the release are also still available for free download right here.
Red Fang is currently in the midst of a month long European tour including numerous festival appearances. Remaining dates are as follows:
Aug 13 Martigny CH Les Caves du Manoir
Aug 14 Pisa IT Musica W Festival
Aug 15 Le Locle CH Rock Altitude
Aug 16 Hasselt BEL Pukkelpop
Aug 17 Biddinghuizen NL Lowlands Festival
Aug 19 Osnabrück GER Bastard Club
Aug 20 Bochum GER Matrix
Aug 21 CharlevilleMezieres FR Cabaret Vert
Aug 22 Reading UK Reading Festival
Aug 23 Leeds UK Leeds Festival More...
Trapped Within Burning Machinery - Moreno Valley, California's five-piece crushing doom/sludge outfit - is set to play this year's Day Of The Shred Fest on November 1st alongside Red Fang, Weedeater, Windhand, The Shrine, and a whole hell of a lot more.
The band was originally a one-man project started by Zak Esparza (lead guitar/vocalist) in 2007. After recording some demos, Zak recruited close friend Geoff Jones to play drums and Juan Rodriguez to fill in on bass.
The trio wrote and recorded the band’s first demo, "Evolutionary Transmitted Disease," and self-released it in the summer of 2009. In January 2011, the band entered the studio to record a first full-length album, "The Putrid Stench of Decaying Self," this time with new bassist Ernie Ballerz and second guitarist Robert Trujillo. The band released the full-length through Black Voodoo Records on October 5th, 2012.
In early 2014, the group released a limited split tape with LA's Pigeonwing. Trapped Within Burning Machinery has also recently added a third guitarist, James Inglett, to expand its sound. As of April of 2014, TWBM just finished second full-length, "The Filth Element," recorded with renowned producer/engineer John Haddad (Intronaut, Exhumed, Phobia), which will be released via Midnite Collective in the near future.
Day Of The Shred takes place at The Observatory in Santa Ana, California on Novemer 1st. Tickets are available here and the show will feature Red Fang, Weedeater, Windhand Elder, The Shrine, Bongripper, Radio Moscow, Ancestors, Glitter Wizard, Graves At Sea, Danava, Arctic, Hot Lunch, All Them Witches, Goya, (16), Greenbeard, and Trapped Within Burning Machinery. More...
In celebration of the band’s upcoming European Tour, Portland, OR's Red Fang has released a free acoustic EP, which can be heard below or downloaded at Bandcamp here.
The EP was recorded this past March in London as an Absolute Music Bunker session for TeamRock.com. The songs mark the first time the band has recorded acoustic interpretations of its material and the EP includes the original album versions of each track as well.
Additionally, the band recently shot a music video for new song “The Meadows” from a Scion A/V 7” released in May. The video was directed by David Brodsky (Kylesa, Helmet, Municipal Waste) and will premiere shortly.
The acoustic EP's track listing is as follows:
1. Failure (Acoustic) 04:38
2. Human Herd (Acoustic) 03:44
3. Malverde (Acoustic) 03:51
4. Failure (Album Version) 04:57
5. Human Herd (Album Version) 03:51
6. Malverde (Album Version) 04:02 More...
New Red Fang tracks have now been revealed via Scion A/V Metal. Check out "The Meadows" and "The Shadows" below.
The two tracks will also be pressed on vinyl and made available at the band's merch table on upcoming tour dates with Big Business and American Sharks. Details are as follows:
May 16 San Francisco CA Slims
May 17 Pomona CA Scion Rock Fest w/Exhumed, Windhand, Lord Dying
May 18 San Diego CA Porter’s Club
May 19 Tucson AZ Club Congress
May 21 Dallas TX Gas Monkey
May 22 Austin TX Mohawk (Outside)
May 23 Houston TX Fitzgeralds (Upstairs)
May 24 New Orleans LA The Parish @ House of Blues
May 25 Atlanta GA The Masquerade
May 27 Brooklyn NY Music Hall of Williamsburg
May 30 Philadelphia PA The Trocadero
May 31 Washington DC Rock & Roll Hotel
June 01 Cleveland OH Beachland
June 02 Detroit MI Magic Stick
June 03 Chicago IL The Wire
June 04 Minneapolis MN Mill City Nights
June 06 Englewood CO Gothic Theater
June 07 Salt Lake City UT Crucial Fest Utah @ Urban Lounge
June 08 Boise ID Neurolux More...
Portland hometown heroes Red Fang will be the third and final headliner of Stumpfest, which will take place April 24th - 26th at Mississippi Studios.
Thursday's headliner will be Trans Am, Friday will be Red Fang, and Saturday will be Yob. Individual day tickets and 3-day passes are on sale now at this location. The festival lineup is available below. More...
Red Fang released a "performance playthrough video," featuring the band on air guitar and air drums for the track "No Hope." The song appears on the band's latest album "Whales and Leeches," which is out via Relapse Records.
Check out the video here:
The March 2014 edition of the Relapse Records podcast is now available for free streaming and download via MetalInjection.net here.
This is the 29th installment of the official label podcast highlighting brand new songs from Relapse artists, exclusive interviews, and classic Relapse tracks.
This month features material from Nothing, Ringworm, Cripple Bastards, Indian, Red Fang, Primitive Man, Windhand, and more plus an exclusive interview and new tracks from Portland riff masters Lord Dying.
Red Fang has posted a teaser trailer for the band's European tour taking place with The Shrine and Lord Dying. Check it out below, and remaining tour dates are available after the jump.
Red Fang stopped by CBS TV’s “The Late Show with David Letterman” this past Friday (1/10), marking the Portland-based group’s national, late-night television debut.
The band performed “Blood Like Cream,” the first single off new album, "Whales and Leeches," out now on Relapse. Watch the late night performance right here.
The band's previously released music video for "Blood Like Cream" (not the CBS performance) can be seen below. More...
While Red Fang wraps its way across the U.S. on an autumn tour, the group has released a video for “Blood Like Cream” - the first single off new album "Whales and Leeches."
Actor/comedian Fred Armisen (Portlandia, Saturday Night Live) joins in the fun with the beer-loving Portland-based band. Check it out below, courtesy of Rollingstone.com.
Red Fang will also make its national, late-night television debut on The Late Show with David Letterman Friday, January 10th (11:35/10:35p CT) and perform “Blood Like Cream.” More...
Venice, CA's The Shrine has announced worldwide tour dates in support of sophomore LP "Primitive Blast." The trio will team up with like-minded party jammers Red Fang for over 60 North American and European tour dates running well into 2014.
The fun begins with the North American tour launch on November 30th in San Francisco, CA; from there, both bands will tear up stages across the continent through the holidays. The European run will kick off in mid-January and run all the way through April.
"After spending the summer at home in Venice jamming and skating pools were ready to pile our full stacks and road rats back in the van and cruise the USA alongside Red Fang," comments The Shrine vocalist and six string ripper Josh Landau. "If you see a smoking, dented Econoline van on the side of America's endless highway filled with retards messing around with snow chains, give your brothers a hand. We've got a ton of new sticky jams and a ton of new sick merch that's gonna shred yer socks off." More...
Attention Red Fang maniacs, aspiring actors, and zombie lovers: the band is looking for lots and lots of extras for a new music video shooting this Tuesday November 5th in Portland, OR. Relapse Records comments:
"You will be playing the part of a terrifying new breed of zombie, a beer zombie! These zombies will stop at nothing in order to consume beer. These zombies aren't dead, just dead drunk. We will need your best stumbling drunk impressions for the camera as you run amok.
"We are looking for all types of people, young, old, men and women. If interested you need to email your name and phone number to firstname.lastname@example.org (if possible, please include a photo of yourself) You will then be emailed the location and shoot time.
"Please try to bring at least 2-3 different wardrobe items. We will be outside all day, so dress weather appropriate. We would love it if you dressed a part, maybe a trashman, surgeon, business man, Quickie mart clerk, mechanic, mail man, etc. Anything will work but we'd love to have a wide range of looks, not all jean jackets and black jeans.
"If you have a favorite beer coozie, beer can helmet, beer bong, beer mug or any other drinking accessory please bring it with you."
Tune in to Pitchfork.com here to check out "Whales and Leeches," the new album from the Portland, OR group Red Fang.
Red Fang also recently kick off a U.S. tour in Sacramento, see all confirmed dates below. "Whales and Leeches" is officially due out October 15th via Relapse Records. More...
Red Fang's "Whales and Leeches" is due out on October 11th (Germany/Benelux), October 14th (EU/UK), and October 15th (North America) via Relapse Records.
Now you can stream the brand new single "No Hope" in the player below, courtesy of Guitarworld.com.
You can also check out the 2nd leg of the band's upcoming headlining tour, this time with Cancer Bats, The Shrine, Indian Handcrafts & Radkey. Dates are available after the jump. More...
Following its crushingly triumphant debut maiden occurrence last year, the second Tucson, Arizona-based Southwest Terror Fest 2013: Year Of The Snake has been confirmed and the full lineup for the massive gala announced.
The complete lineup can be found below, and the following press release was issued about the festival:
"This fully DIY undertaking, booked by musicians, for musicians, is a low-cost event for all ages. Once again organized and hosted by Tucson sludgetroopers Godhunter, the now annual Southwest Terror Fest brings a one-of-a-kind extreme underground music festival to the Southwestern quadrant of America.
"This year, the experience has been expanded into an immense four-day event, now confirmed to invade Tucson venue The Rock from Thursday, October, 10th through Sunday, October 13th. The Southwest Terror Fest 2013: Year Of The Snake lineup features even more national headlining acts than last year, including legends like Sacred Reich and Vehemence, along with Kylesa, Red Fang, Demon Lung, Ancestors, Subrosa, Landmine Marathon, Early Graves and others, and a long line of newer underground acts, totaling more than sixty bands! Whether you like punk, sludge, black metal, thrash, grindcore, post-metal, etc., something for all fans of extreme music is to be found at this event."
Red Fang has debuted a brand new single from upcoming album "Whales and Leeches," entitled "Blood Like Cream."
"Whales and Leeches" is due out on October 11th (Germany/Benelux), October 14th (EU/UK), and October 15th (North America) via Relapse Records.
Portland stoner act Red Fang posted a trailer clip for the upcoming release "Whales And Leeches." The album marks the band's third full length release and follow up to "Murder in the Mountains," which was released in 2011. The album drops on October 11th (Germany/Benelux), October 14th (EU/UK) and October 15th (North America) via Relapse Records. Pre-orders for the deluxe CD and 2X LP are accepted at this location.
Check out the trailer, featuring the track "Doen" here: