The guys in Red Fang have just announced their US headlining tour and that should be some welcome news to any of the bands existing fans as well as a wake up call for those of you who are standing on the sidelines waiting for the next big thing to happen in Metal. Let’s check out the poster below along with the press statement and then I will line out some thoughts. Go.
The Press Release:
Portland, OR hard rockers RED FANG have announced a headlining US tour this October with support from Whores and Wild Throne. The Revolver Magazine sponsored tour comes on the heels of the band’s recent European and Australian tours and includes appearances at Slipknot’s Knotfest and Monster Energy’s Aftershock Festival. This tour will mark the last shows the band performs this year before heading into the studio to begin recording their new full-length next year. A complete listing of dates is available below. The band commented on the upcoming run:
“We are extremely excited to hit the road with two of our favorite bands, Whores and Wild Throne, this October! Come hang out and let the AUTUMN BREEZE blow you away!!”
RED FANG recently premiered their new animated video for “Crows In Swine,” the third single off their critically acclaimed third album Whales and Leeches. The clip which was animated and directed by Adam Avilla can be viewed ” target=”_blank”>HERE.
Released on Relapse Records last year, RED FANG’s current album Whales and Leeches debuted at #66 on the Billboard Album Chart, marking the group’s highest sales week and first debut in the Top 200. RED FANG are generating worldwide critical acclaim from SPIN, Revolver, Magnet, Alternative Press and more (soundbites below) for their current album Whales and Leeches, which was produced by Chris Funk (Decemberists) and mixed by Vance Powell (White Stripes, Raconteurs, Kings of Leon). Featuring such guests as Mike Scheidt (YOB) and Pall Jenkins (The Black Heart Procession), Whales and Leeches propels RED FANG into the upper stratosphere of the heavy rock and metal elite. The album can be streamed in full via their official Bandcamp page HERE.
Thu/Oct 01 – Billings, MT @ Pub Station
Fri/Oct 02 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge w/ Caspian
Sat/Oct 03 – Ft. Collins, CO @ Aggie Theatre
Mon/Oct 05 – Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room
Tue/Oct 06 – St. Louis, MO @ Firebird
Wed/Oct 07 – Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
Thu/Oct 08 – Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups
Fri/Oct 09 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar
Sat/Oct 10 – Brooklyn, NY @ Palisades
Sun/Oct 11 – Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts
Tue/Oct 13 – Raleigh, NC @ Kings
Wed/Oct 14 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade – Hell
Fri/Oct 16 – New Orleans, LA @ Siberia
Sat/Oct 17 – Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live
Sun/Oct 18 – Austin, TX @ Mohawk
Mon/Oct 19 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Studio
Wed/Oct 21 – Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
Thu/Oct 22 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Rebel Lounge
Fri/Oct 23 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah
Sat/Oct 24 – San Diego, CA @ Knotfest*
Sun/Oct 25 – Sacramento, CA @ Aftershock*
*All dates with Whores and Wild Throne*
PiercingMetal Thoughts: I’ve now seen Red Fang about four times if my memory serves me correctly and the last time that I caught them I felt a very close kinship with the sound of the Mighty Mastodon. With that being said I feel that any fan of that juggernaut of a musical presence might quickly key into what the guys in Red Fang are up to. I’ve never heard of the place that they are playing in Brooklyn before but since that is more of my home turf than Manhattan is, I am going to do my best to be there if at all possible. What do you readers think? Is this a band that you can find yourself supporting? Speaking frankly, Red Fang is one of those bands that are still sort of on the Underground level despite having three albums out. That should appeal to any of you that like to be the first to the party while your friends run off to see Slayer four times and Steel Panther five times as opposed to giving anything that is still on the fresh side a little love. Now don’t get me wrong as I enjoy both Slayer and Steel Panther but the map of Metal is so diverse you have to explore and be brave. Let me know what you think in the comments below. That’s all I have for now see you next time.