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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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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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Red Fang Announces More European Tour Dates

Having just wrapped up a successful American and European tour with Mastodon, Relapse recording artists Red Fang have announced their next trek through Europe. Red Fang will be starting the next leg of it's European tour with labelmates Black Tusk , starting April 5th in Italy and concluding it's run on May 8th in St. Petersburg. The list of dates follows:

Apr. 5 Segrate (MI), Italy Magnolia
Apr. 6 Rome, Italy Traffic
Apr. 7 Montecchio Maggiore (VI), Italy E20 Underground
Apr. 8 Bulle, Switzerland Ebullition
Apr. 9 Lyon, France TBA
Apr. 10 Nantes, France Le Ferrailleur
Apr. 11 Paris, France Les Combustibles
Apr. 12 Tilburg, Netherlands Roadburn Festival Tickets
Apr. 13 Torhout, Belgium Club de B
Apr. 14 Marbehan , Belgium Bois Des Isles
Apr. 15 Southampton, UK Joiners
Apr. 16 Manchester, UK Star and Garter
Apr. 17 Wrexham, UK Central Station
Apr. 18 London, UK Underworld
Apr. 19 Nijmegen, Netherlands Doornroosje
Apr. 20 Leeuwarden, Netherlands Asteriks
Apr. 21 Berlin, Germany Desertfest
Apr. 22 Athens, Greece An Club (RED FANG ONLY)
Apr. 24 Helsinki, Finland Tavastia
Apr. 26 Hamburg, Germany Hafenklang
Apr. 27 Wiesbaden, Germany Schlachthof
Apr. 28 Winterthur, Schweiz Gaswerk
Apr. 29 Salzburg, Austria Rockhouse Bar
Apr. 30 Bozen, Italy Halle 28
May 1 Wien, Austria Arena
May 2 München, Germany Feierwerk
May 3 Wroclaw, Poland Asymetry Festival
May 4 Kiel, Germany Schaubude
May 5 Essen, Germany Cafe Nova
May 6 Kiev, Ukraine TBA
May 7 Moscow, Russia Plan B
May 8 St. Petersburg, Russia Orlandina More...

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Red Fang Releases "Hank Is Dead" Clip

Portland, Oregon's Red Fang has posted a new video online for "Hank Is Dead," which is taken from the band's "Murder The Mountains" release. Red Fang worked with director extraordinaire, Whitey McConnaughy on the video which can be viewed below.

Drummer John Sherman spoke about the "Hank is Dead" video: "Another great concept from the brilliant mind of Whitey McConnaughy. This one came together super quick with the help of some insane Portland locals and their sick air guitar skills. We basically just threw a big party and had a blast while a bunch of cameras ran. That is my shower Aaron and Bryan and Bobcat are in at the intro, btw. It still has a weird ring around it..."

Red Fang is currently on tour in Europe with Mastodon. The tour runs through February 11th in London and includes Red Fang headline dates in addition to the shows with Mastodon.

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The Ocean To Play Asymmetry Festival

The Ocean has posted a video clip online announcing the band's appearance at the upcoming Asymmetry Festival 2012, which can be viewed below.

Further details on the Asymmetry Festival can be found via Facebook. Other confirmed bands include Killing Joke, Coil Guns, Red Fang, Priestess, and more.

Asymmetry Festival 2012: The Ocean, Coilguns, Earthship and Kunz from firlejclub on Vimeo.

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Red Fang Posts "Hank Is Dead" Air Guitar Footage

Red Fang has posted footage online from the "Hank is Dead" video shoot, which includes Tony Tapatio's winning performance from The Red Fang Air Guitar Battle. Check out the video clip provided below.

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Red Fang Announces More Tour Dates With Mastodon

Having just wrapped up a North American run with Mastodon, Red Fang has confirmed that the band will be heading to Europe this Winter with Mastodon. Red Fang will be providing direct support on the tour, which kicks off January 10th in Finland and will conclude February 10th in Birmingham, England.

The band commented on the upcoming run: "The US tour we just did with those guys was one of the best ever so we are thrilled to be continuing this magical journey with Mastodon in Europe!"

The band recently finished work on a new video for the song "Hank Is Dead" with director extraordinaire, Whitey McConnaughy. Look for the video to premiere very soon. Stills from the video shoot can be seen here. Red Fang is also streaming Murder The Mountains in its entirety at this location.

Red Fang's upcoming tour dates with Mastodon are as follows: More...

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Red Fang Offering Free MP3 Download

Red Fang just wrapped up a North American tour with Mastodon and The Dillinger Escape Plan and is now in the midst of a run of headlining dates. In conjunction with the new tour kick off Red Fang has teamed up with RCRD LBL for a free mp3 download of the song "Number Thirteen." The track can be downloaded here.

"Number Thirteen" is also featured in the new video game Rocksmith, available on Playstation 3 and Xbox 360. A trailer for the game can be viewed at this location.

The band recently finished work on a new video for the song "Hank Is Dead" with director extraordinaire, Whitey McConnaughy. Look for the video to premiere in the coming weeks, with stills from the video shoot available here.

Red Fang is also streaming "Murder The Mountains" in its entirety via Bandcamp. The upcoming Red Fang tour dates are as follows:

12/7: San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
12/8: Sacramento, CA @ Blue Lamp
12/10: Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom

2012
4/12: Tilburg, Holland @ Roadburn Festival

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Asymmetry Festival Lineup Announced

The initial band lineup has been announced for Poland's upcoming Asymmetry Festival, which will take place from May 3rd - 5th, 2012. Further details on the festival are available here, and the currently announced lineup is as follows:

Obake
Mombu
The Ascent Of Everest
A Whisper In The Noise
Red Fang
Earthship
Priestess

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Red Fang Announces New Tour Dates

Red Fang has announced a handful of headlining dates in addition to the band's current North American Tour with Mastodon and The Dillinger Escape Plan. A complete list of dates is listed below. Additionally, the band is currently sharing war stories from the road via an exclusive tour blog at Altpress.com here.

Red Fang has recently finished shooting a new clip for the "Murder The Mountains" track "Hank Is Dead." The video was directed by longtime friend of the band, Whitey McConnaughy (THE GOSSIP, MUDHONEY, FLOGGING MOLLY) in Portland, OR. Red Fang has previously worked with McConnaughy on the "Wires" & "Prehistoric Dog" videos that can be seen here and here. More...

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Relapse Records Posts New Podcast

Relapse Records has posted a new podcast online through Metal Injection, which can be found at this location. This month's podcast includes an interview with Brutal Truth, along with tracks from bands such as Anal Cunt and Fuck the Facts. The podcast's lineup is as follows:

Death – “In Human Form”
Red Fang – “Hank Is Dead”
Chris Connelly - “Compatibility”
Black Tusk - “Set The Dial To Your Doom”
Coalesce - “This Is The Last”
Anal Cunt - “Song #5”
Fuck the Facts - “A Coward’s Existence”
Mose Giganticus - “The Seventh Seal”
Brutal Truth - “Simple Math”
Primate - “Draw Back a Stump”
Destroy! – “Total Fucking Chaos"
Exit 13 - "Spare the wrench – Surrender the Earth"
Death Breath – “Death Breath”
Disembowelment - “The Tree of Life and Death”

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Mastodon Announces Headlining Tour Dates

Shortly after the release of The Hunter, Mastodon will be touring the United States with The Dillinger Escape Plan and Red Fang for a twenty-seven date trek. This marks Mastodon's first full tour since the band's spring 2010 tour with Between the Buried and Me. Dates are as follows:

10/25 Austin, TX – La Zona Rosa
10/27 Houston, TX – Fitzgeralds
11/01 Los Angeles, CA – Wiltern Theatre
11/02 Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
11/03 San Francisco, CA – The Warfield
11/05 Portland, OR – Roseland Theatre
11/06 Seattle, WA – Showbox SODO
11/07 Boise, ID – Knitting Factory
11/08 Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
11/09 Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
11/11 Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre
11/12 Milwaukee, WI – Rave Ballroom
11/13 Sauget, IL – Pop’s
11/14 Kansas City, MO – The Beaumont
11/16 Detroit, MI – The Fillmore Detroit
11/17 Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room
11/19 New York City, NY – Terminal 5
11/20 Philadelphia, PA – Trocadero
11/21 Boston, MA – House of Blues
11/23 Montreal, QC – Metropolis
11/25 Toronto, ON – Kool Haus
11/26 Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom
11/27 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
11/28 Norfolk, VA – The NorVa
11/29 Asheville, NC – Orange Peel
12/01 Lake Buena Vista, FL – House of Blues
12/02 TBA – The Missing Link

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Hails And Horns Giving Away Free Summer Comp

Not new, but it's never too late to get free music: Like Hails and Horns on Facebook to download their 27-song "Screams of Summer Comp 2011."

The "Screams of Summer Comp 2011" tracklisting is as follows:

1. SUICIDE SILENCE – “You Only Live Once”
2. ARCH ENEMY – “Yesterday Is Dead And Gone”
3. JUNGLE ROT – “Rise And Revolt”
4. RED FANG – “Wires”
5. ROTTEN SOUND – “Self”
6. ALL SHALL PERISH – “Divine Illusion”
7. WARBRINGER – “Living Weapon”
8. AFTER THE BURIAL – “Sleeper”
9. AMORPHIS – “You I Need”
10. BLACKGUARD – “Firefight”
11. PATHOLOGY – “Code Injection”
12. OBSCURA – “Euclidean Elements”
13. RINGS OF SATURN – “Seized And Devoured”
14. THE FRANCESCO ARTUSATO PROJECT – “Gardens Of Yama”
15. PERIPHERY – “Frak The Gods”
16. CYNIC – “Wheels Within Wheels”
17. FINNTROLL – “Solsagan”
18. WORLD UNDER BLOOD – “God Amongst The Waste”
19. LOCK UP – “Life Of Devastation”
20. EXHUMED – “Funereality”
21. TOXIC HOLOCAUST – “Judgment Awaits You”
22. BENIGHTED – “Let The Blood Spill Between My Broken Teeth”
23. SEPTIC FLESH – “The Vampire From Nazareth”
24. DECAPITATED – “Homo Sun”
25. GENERAL SURGERY – “The Succulent Aftermath Of A Subdural”
26. WATAIN – “Reaping Death”
27. HAMMERFALL – “One More Time”

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Musicians Discuss What Bands They Like To Watch

Metal Injection attended the Holmdel, NJ stop of the Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival and asked artists a series of questions. You can check out one of the clips below, in which bands discuss what acts they like to watch live. Metal Injection also commented on the video:

"We ask the bands of the 2011 Mayhem Fest to talk about which bands they enjoy watching live during the fest. See how members of Trivium, Machine Head, In Flames, Suicide Silence, All Shall Perish and Red Fang answer. Come back all week long for more Mayhem Fest Ask the Artists."


Click Here To Watch The Video

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Relapse Records Posts New Podcast

Relapse Records has now posted its 13th podcast online, which highlights brand new songs from Relapse artists, exclusive interviews, and classic Relapse tracks. You can check out the Podcast here.

This month's podcast features an exclusive interview with Jamey Jasta of Kingdom Of Sorrow, which is on tour now as part of the massive Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. The podcast also includes brand new music from Toxic Holocaust, Brutal Truth, Hail!Hornet, Revocation, and more. The songs appearing on the audio file are as follows:

Toxic Holocaust – “Bitch"
Revocation – “No Funeral”
Hail!Hornet – “Shoot The Pigs”
Dying Fetus – “Fade Into Obscurity”
Unkind – “Harhakuvat”
Fuck the Facts – “The Pile of Flesh You Carry”
Kingdom of Sorrow – “God’s Law in the Devil’s Land”
Red Fang – “Through” (No Talent Cover)
Brutal Truth – “Fuck Cancer”
Cephalic Carnage – “Black Metal Sabbath”
Origin – “Mental Torment”
Daylight Dies – “Unending Waves”
Nile – “Sarcophagus”

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Full Lineup For 2011 Heavy MTL Festival Announced

Death metal veterans Morbid Angel have announced that they will be taking part in the forthcoming edition of the Heavy MTL festival. Heavy MTL 2011 is set to take place on July 23rd and 24th at Parc Jean-Drapeau in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. You can view the entire festival lineup below.

Saturday, July 23:
DISTURBED
GODSMACK
BILLY TALENT
IN FLAMES
TRIVIUM
MACHINE HEAD
UNEARTH
SUICIDE SILENCE
KINDGOM OF SORROW
ALL SHALL PERISH
RED FANG
STRAIGHT LINE STITCH
BLACKGUARD
CRYPTOPSY
DEAD & DIVINE
NECRONOMICON
SLAVES ON DOPE
MASS MURDER MESSIAH
GRIMSKUNK

Sunday, July 24:
KISS
MOTÖRHEAD
MORBID ANGEL
ANNIHILATOR
OPETH
ANTHRAX
CHILDREN OF BODOM
AS I LAY DYING
THE SWORD
TIMES OF GRACE
DEVILDRIVER
DIAMOND HEAD
GIRLSCHOOL
ENDAST
GORGUTS
LAZURUS A.D.
LES GUENILLES
THE CATALYST
ANONYMUS

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Red Fang Premieres "Wires" Music Video

Red Fang has premiered a new video for the "Murder The Mountains" track “Wires” online now through MonsterEnergy.com. Head over here to check out the clip. The video, which features car crashes, house explosions, a cameo from heavy metal comedian Brian Posehn and milk, lots of milk, was directed by Whitey McConnaughy.

Red Fang’s John Sherman commented on the video process: "Working with Whitey again was great, because we knew the end result would be amazing - he doesn't half-ass. But it was also a little scary, because Whitey would do whatever it took to get the ultimate shot, even if it meant killing us."

Red Fang is also currently streaming "Murder The Mountains" in its entirety at this location. The band recorded "Murder The Mountains" with The Decemberists' Chris Funk and the album was mixed by three-time Grammy Award winner Vance Powell. "Murder The Mountains" is now available on CD, 12” vinyl, and deluxe digital. Red Fang is is on tour now and through the end of summer in support of "Murder The Mountains."

UPDATE: The video is now on YouTube, and viewable below:

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SXSW Music 2011 Day 3: Part 2

The fantastic “South by South Death” earlier in the day would be a tough act to follow, but perhaps the best night show was set for the night of March 18th: The Metalliance Tour.

Following up the best day show yet, was the biggest official SXSW metal show: The Metalliance SXSW stop. The Metalliance tour featured an excellent lineup including The Atlas Moth, Howl, Red Fang, Weedeater, Kylesa, Crowbar, Helmet and Saint Vitus. The show was the first I’d attended at the Dirty Dog. It was a decent sized place, but not exactly laid out well for the crowd that would fill it that night.

I arrived while The Atlas Moth was playing. They had just a couple songs left in their set. The first thing I noticed is that the bass sounded very loud. It gave a groovier feel to their music and most of the bands who played that night for that matter. Their last two songs sounded pretty decent, even if bass-heavy.

Howl was up next and played a short set of their groovy style of doom. Still getting drinks and settled in, their set flew by with little sticking out to me, however. More...

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