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Red Fang

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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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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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The Sword Announces Warm Up Shows For Orion Fest

The Sword has announced six warm up shows routing to the Orion Music and More Festival in Atlantic City on June 23rd from their home base of Austin, Texas. Following the Orion Festival appearance, the band will commence recording their debut CD for Razor & Tie, scheduled for release in the fall.

The dates for the warm up shows are:

June 17 - Houston, TX - Fitzgeralds -
June 18 - New Orleans, LA - House of Blues Parish
June 19 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
June 20 - Raleigh, NC - Kings Barcade
June 21 - Baltimore, MD - Sonar
June 22 - Westchester, PA - The Note

Direct support on all shows will be Red Fang. Honky will open the shows in Houston and New Orleans and Kyng will open the shows in Atlanta, Raleigh, Baltimore, and Westchester.

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Red Fang Announces Art Department Benefit Show

Over 20 years ago, while a student at Fort Collins High School, Aaron Beam of Red Fang helped stand up for music programs put at risk due to lack of funding. Today, Portland schools are struggling to fully fund art, photography, ceramics, and other arts classes. Red Fang is honored to headline this benefit to give Portland students greater access to the arts, and have basic materials like paint, paper, and clay.

This special event "A Benefit For Grant High Art Department" is scheduled to take place Friday May 25th at the Hawthorne Theater in Portland, OR. Red Fang will be headlining the event with support coming 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.

Red Fang's Aaron Beam commented on the state of Grant High's Arts Program: "It is a shame that Grant High's arts are underfunded, and a bit mysterious to me. Young artists looking for cheap venues to create and display their works move to and revitalize cities and neighborhoods. It happens repeatedly. I watched it happen in Portland in the 1990s, with artist communities such as The Lab and The Modern Zoo, and clubs like the X-Ray." More...

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Black Tusk Announces Shows With Down

Savannah, Georgia road warriors Black Tusk have confirmed that they will be joining Down and Haarp on a string of shows this May. The dates kick off May 18th in Broussard, Louisiana and are scheduled to wrap up on May 25th in Memphis, TN.

Black Tusk is currently on tour in support of the new album "Set the Dial." This run features headlining tour dates which will feature support from East of the Wall. Black Tusk's entire set from the show last week at The Viper Room in Los Angeles, CA is available for streaming here.

Following North American dates, Black Tusk will be heading over to Europe providing direct support to label mates Red Fang. The tour will kick off April 5th in Segrate, Italy and wraps up on May 5th in Essen, Germany. More...

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Asymmetry Fest 2012 Lineup Revealed

The Asymmetry Festival will be taking place from May 3rd - 5th in Poland, with full details available here. The following press release was issued about the fest:

"Asymmetry Festival is a unique event on the Central European scale. Successfully organized since four years, draws fans of the alternative music scene not only from Poland, but Germany, Czech, Slovakia, Hungary and many other neighbouring countries as well. The festival constantly develops its formula in continuous searches for new music genres – genres which defy labelling. The event will take place, for the first time, in a special location on the map of Wroclaw – the XIXc. building of the Browar Mieszczanski [Bourgeois Brewery], which since many years is an important cultural point of the city.

"Apart from the location, the assumptions and priorities in attitude towards the invited artists have changed as well. Among the 40 bands performing there, there is a numerous group of innovative projects, which are difficult to come across on any European festival stage. So side by side with the legendary Sleep, Killing Joke, Red Fang or Amenra, the guests of Asymmetry will also witness performances of all-star groups, created exclusively to in order to open the artistic floodgates of musical visions and the need to evolve.

"Let yourself be carried away by the fun. Come to Wroclaw and become witnesses of something huge."

The lineup and schedule for the festival is as follows: More...

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