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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.
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.
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.
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...
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
4/12: Tilburg, Holland @ Roadburn Festival
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:
The Ascent Of Everest
A Whisper In The Noise
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...
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”
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
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”
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."
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”
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:
KINDGOM OF SORROW
ALL SHALL PERISH
STRAIGHT LINE STITCH
DEAD & DIVINE
SLAVES ON DOPE
MASS MURDER MESSIAH
Sunday, July 24:
CHILDREN OF BODOM
AS I LAY DYING
TIMES OF GRACE
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:
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...
Red Fang is currently streaming the entire new album "Murder the Mountains" online. Red Fang has also now announced a new string of tour dates in support of the album, which drops on April 12th. The dates are as follows:
May 12 Spokane, WA The A Club
May 13 Billings, MT The Railyard
May 14 Cheyenne, WY The Forum
May 15 Omaha, NE The Hideout
May 17 Memphis, TN Hi Tone
May 18 New Orleans, LA The Parish
May 19 Nashville, TN The End
May 22 Columbus, OH Crew Stadium (as part of 2011 Rock on the Range Festival)
May 23 Milwaukee, WI Cactus Club
May 24 Des Moines, IA House of Bricks
May 25 Fargo, ND The Aquarium
May 27 Missoula, MT The Palace Lounge
***All dates from May 31 thru June 19 w/ THE OCEAN, INTRONAUT***
May 31 Wiesbad, Germany Schlachtorf
June 1 Bochum, Germany Matrix
June 2 Lingby, Denmark Templet
June 3 Bremen, Germany Tower
June 5 Berlin, Germany Lido
June 6 Leipzig, Germany Conne Island
June 7 Bratislava, Slovenia Randal Club
June 8 Vienna, Austria Arena
June 11 Winterthur, Switzerland Gaswerk
June 12 Munchen, Germany Feierwerk
June 16 Stuttgart, Germany Universum
June 19 Clisson, France Hellfest More...
American metalcore act Unearth has revealed the dates for its forthcoming mini-tour of the United States. Support on the trek will come from All Shall Perish and Red Fang, with Suicide Silence co-headlining a number of dates as well. You can view the full list of dates, cities and venues below.
Unearth headlining dates:
7.05 @ Jakes
7.06 @ Club 101
7.08 @ Hard Rock Café – Las Vegas
Unearth Co-Headline dates with Suicide Silence:
07/11 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater
07/18 Dallas, TX – Granada Theater
07/25 Syracuse, NY – The Lost Horizon
07/26 Auburn, ME – Club Texas
08/04 Cleveland, OH – Peadbody’s
08/11 Memphis, TN – New Daisy Theatre
Friday, March 18th marked day three of SXSW Music. I attended the afternoon session entitled “Writing About Music in the Twenty Tens,” as it sounded like a great fit for what we do here. It was actually more geared toward the individual writer, but was applicable nonetheless. The panel of speakers had some prepared questions and discussed the need to learn multimedia and how writing professionally is a skill set in itself. Some of the examples about the latter were particularly interesting - writers get asked to do a wide range of things and the thinking is that rising to the challenge makes you a better writer. They also talked about saving your articles so that over time you’ll have enough material for a book or some sort, and discussed self publishing vs a book deal and how to find a good agent who works with your topic/kind of book (and recommended agentquery.com for searches).
There were two big day shows to choose from on this day: The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival at SXSW and MetalSucks’ “South by South Death.” I had planned to stop by the NEMHF before heading to the MetalSucks event. The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival was being held across the street from Emo’s in a tent. Being highly visible on the main strip, and featuring more well known bands, it was already packed and there was a line to get in - no special treatment for having a badge even. That made it a no-brainer to walk a block down the street to Headhunters to check out the MetalSucks event.
When I arrived, it had yet to start, but Meek Is Murder was setting up just minutes later. The main floor of Headhunters is not very big, especially if you don’t count the stage, sound board, and bar. I’d guess there’s about 15’ x 25’ of usable floor space. Meek Is Murder began playing to the dozen or so people there at the time. Their sound lies somewhere under the progressive hardcore umbrella. I liked the more progressive parts, as well as the occasional cool riff or groove, but was not a big fan of the screamy hardcore parts. But it was still an enjoyable half hour set anyway. More...
American heavy metal act Red Fang has posted its entire new album "Murder the Mountains" online for streaming. "Murder the Mountains" is set for release on April 12, 2011 through Relapse Records. You can check out the album in its entirety here and you can view the album's tracklisting below.
3. Hank Is Dead
4. Dirt Wizard
5. Throw Up
6. Painted Parade
7. Number Thirteen
8. Into the Eye
9. The Undertow
10. Human Herd
THE 2011 METALLIANCE TOUR will have to move their Chicago show this Sunday due to recent gang-related activity in the vicinity of the venue. The city has imposed a seven day hold on the venue's operations license forcing the show to a new venue called BADA BREW (802 Theodore Street). The show will go on as scheduled. All tickets will be honored.
THE 2011 METALLIANCE TOUR has enjoyed early success with two sold out shows on it's inaugural run thus far. Headlined by HELMET, ST VITUS and CROWBAR and supported by metal heavyweights KYLESA, RED FANG, HOWL and THE ATLAS MOTH on all dates.
Here are the remaining Metalliance 2011 Tour dates:
03/25/11 New York, NY @ Irving Plaza **VIP TICKETS SOLD OUT**
03/26/11 Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
03/27/11 Joliet, IL @ BADA BREW
03/28/11 Merriam, KS @ Aftershock (No Helmet)
03/29/11 Denver, CO @ The Summit
03/31/11 Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
04/01/11 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
04/03/11 San Francisco, CA @ Mezzanine
04/04/11 San Diego, CA @ Brick by Brick
04/05/11 Hollywood, CA @ House Of Blues
HELMET is performing their 1992 platinum-selling release of "Meantime" in its entirety.