New York, NY (Top40 Charts)
As they prepare to launch their fall U.S. tour, the Portland, OR-based group RED FANG are premiering a brand new song, " No Hope," today ( September
18) on GuitarWorld.com and Revolvermag.com . Listen here: GUITAR WORLD and REVOLVER . The group will release their third studio album, WHALES AND LEECHES -both in stores and via digital retailers-on October 15 on Relapse Records ; fans can pre-order here: http://bit.ly/RedFangWhales and via iTunes at http://georiot.co/4Bof for an exclusive track only available during pre-order. Meanwhile, RED FANG will kick off the their fall headlining U.S. tour beginning October 1 at the Red Bull Sound Select event in Portland, OR and before wrapping up full-circle on December 27 in their hometown (see confirmed dates below). Supporting acts are Helms Alee , Dog Shredder and Gaytheist for the first leg and from The Shrine, Indian Handcrafts, Cancer Bats
and Radkey on the second leg.
Masters of the hard rock hook, RED FANG - BRYAN GILES (Guitar/Vocals), AARON BEAM (Bass/Vocals), DAVID SULLIVAN (Guitar) and JOHN SHERMAN (Drums)-have delivered an epic record with WHALES AND LEECHES . The band worked with producer Chris Funk (Decemberists) and mixer Vance Powell (White Stripes, Raconteurs, Kings
of Leon) . This same team worked on the group's last album Murder the Mountains (April 2011), which sold over 50,000 albums under the radar and allowed the band to tour with sold-out shows and attract rabid fans for over two years . With the help of guests Mike Scheidt (Yob) and Pall Jenkins (The Black Heart
Procession) , WHALES AND LEECHES propels RED FANG into the upper stratosphere of hard rock and metal elite.
Poised for a solid debut, WHALES AND LEECHES sees the group further maturing into top notch songwriters and is already being hailed by fans and critics alike:
"high-gloss, high-impact, catchy-as-all-f*** stoner-sludge…'Blood Like Cream' is the first single to be released from Red Fang's forthcoming third LP, Whales And Leeches ; the thing just stomps from the first drum hit, but when it shifts into the brain-frying bridge two-thirds of the way through, it takes flight and soars. Listen ."
"…it is Red Fang, and it burns like magma."
"Blood Like Cream" is essentially the sound of driving down a highway really fast, in the middle of the desert, while the sun watches you with a little malice as it tries desperately to melt you."
"It's a really fun song, catchy, raucous and by metal standards at least, upbeat, the kinda ditty that makes me want to snort bad things and hula hoop for several hours."
RED FANG 2013 dates are below. Expect more dates to be announced soon.
RED FANG: Red Bull Sound Select
Tue 10/1 Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge
RED FANG: Helms Alee, Dog Shredder and Gaytheist support
Wed 10/9 Sacramento, California Harlow's
Thu 10/10 West Hollywood, CA The Troubadour
Fri 10/11 San Diego, CA Brick by Brick
Sat 10/12 Tucson, AZ Southwest Terror Festival
Sun 10/13 Albuquerque, NM Launchpad
Mon 10/14 Denver, CO Bluebird Theater
Tue 10/15 Salt Lake City, UT Urban Lounge
Wed 10/16 Boise, ID Neurolux
Thu 10/17 Spokane, WA The Center of Spokane
Fri 10/18 Bellingham, WA The Shakedown
Sat 11/9 Seattle, WA Showbox at the Market
Sun 11/10 Vancouver, BC Rickshaw Theatre
RED FANG: The Shrine, Indian Handcrafts, Cancer Bats
and Radkey support
Sat 11/30 San Francisco, CA Slim's
Sun 12/1 Santa Ana, CA The Observatory
Mon 12/2 Tempe, AZ Club Red
Wed 12/4 Austin, TX Red 7
Thu 12/5 Houston, TX Fitzgerald's Downstairs
Fri 12/6 New Orleans, LA Siberia
Sat 12/7 Atlanta, GA Drunken Unicorn
Sun 12/8 Raleigh, NC Kings Barcade
Mon 12/9 Philadelphia, PA Underground Arts
Tue 12/10 Cambridge, MA The Middle East
Wed 12/11 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom
Fri 12/13 Montreal, QC Cabaret Mile End
Sat 12/14 Toronto, ON Lee's Palace
Sun 12/15 Detroit, MI The Shelter
Mon 12/16 Chicago, IL Logan Square
Tue 12/17 Minneapolis, MN Triple Rock
Thu 12/19 Colorado Springs, CO The Black
Fri 12/27 Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom
About RED FANG:
Formed in 2005 , RED FANG - Bryan Giles (Guitar/Vocals), Aaron
Beam (Bass/Vocals), David
Sullivan (Guitar), John Sherman (Drums)-has two albums under their belt: their 2009 self-titled debut on Sargent House and 2011' s Murder the Mountains on Relapse Records. Listen to both of the above albums streaming on www.redfang.bandcamp.com .
RED FANG quickly became known for their series of hilarious videos directed by Whitey McConnaughy (Band Of Horses, Flogging Molly, Turbonegro) . Each clip was picked up by Reddit and went viral, garnering over 1 million+ views. Watch "Wires
": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQPfQvLIseA and "Hank Is Dead": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UgV7hnjoyt0 .
The band spent the past few years touring the world and wining over audiences at clubs and festivals like All Tomorrow's Parties , Rock on the Range , Rockstar Energy
Mayhem Festival and Metallica
's Orion Music
& More Fest. After more high-profile tours with Mastodon
, Dillinger Escape Plan , Helmet, Saint Vitus and more, the band expanded their global footprint with a European trek and festival appearances across the continent. 2013 promises to be the biggest year for RED FANG yet, with their intense live performances , unique brand of humor, catchy songwriting and independent attitude —they show no signs of slowing down.