Keeping the ball rolling with our “Upcoming Tours” announcements we got this inside scoop about the plans by the band Red Fang who will be hitting the road soon with support from Torche. There is a lot to absorb here so let’s get started with the low down beneath the poster and then I’ll close it up.
The Press Release:
In addition to their recently-announced UK/EU dates this coming fall, Portland hard rockers RED FANG have announced a new Revolver Magazine, Orange Amps and Dunlop-sponsored US tour with labelmates Torche set to kick off this November. The trek will see the bands touring from coast to coast in support of their signature brands of stoner metal for a full month. Noise rockers Whores will also support; tickets will be on sale this Friday at 10 AM PST. Check out a full itinerary of dates below.
After three years of vigorously touring the world, RED FANG, the beer-loving Portland-based rock band whose new album was included in Rolling Stone’s list most anticipated 2016 releases, re-emerge with their greatest and latest full-length album, Only Ghosts. Produced by the legendary Ross Robinson (At The Drive In, The Cure, Slipknot, and many more) and mixed by Joe Barresi (Queens of the Stone Age, Kyuss, Melvins), Only Ghosts consists of 10 new tracks of the band’s signature, high-impact, hook-filled, hard rock. RED FANG prove once again they are top-notch songwriters who have mastered the heavy anthem without taking themselves too seriously. Only Ghosts is a rock album of incredible magnitude that demands to be played at maximum volume!
Only Ghosts is set for release this October 14 on CD/LP/Digital via Relapse Records. Physical pre-orders are available via Relapse.com here, and digital pre-orders can be found at the band’s Bandcamp page at this location.
The debut single from the album, “Flies,” can be heard now at this location.
RED FANG Live:
Aug 4 Copenhagen, DK Jr Vega
Aug 5 Wacken, DE Wacken Open Air
Aug 6 Utrecht, NL Tivoli Pandora
Aug 7 Lokeren, BE Lokerse Feesten
Aug 17 Tacoma, WA Jazzbones
Aug 18 Walla Walla, WA Main Street Studios
Aug 19 Missoula, MT The Palace Lounge
Aug 21 Spokane, WA All Age Rage @ The Viking
Sept 22 Portland, OR Northwest Hesh Fest
**All Dates from Nov 18 – Dec 16 with Torche and Whores***
Nov 18 San Francisco, CA Slims
Nov 19 Pomona, CA Glasshouse
Nov 20 Los Angeles, CA Terragram Ballroom
Nov 22 San Diego, CA Casbah
Nov 23 Phoenix, AZ Rebel Lounge
Nov 25 Austin, TX Mohawk
Nov 26 Dallas, TX Three Links
Nov 27 Houston, TX Warehouse Studio
Nov 29 Atlanta, GA Masquerade (Hell)
Nov 30 Durham, NC Motorco
Dec 1 Washington, DC Rock and Roll Hotel
Dec 2 Philadelphia, PA Underground Arts
Dec 4 Boston, MA The Sinclair
Dec 5 New York, NY Mercury Lounge
Dec 7 Pittsburgh, PA Spirit Lounge
Dec 8 Cleveland, OH Beachland Ballroom
Dec 9 Detroit, MI El Club
Dec 10 Chicago, IL Metro
Dec 11 Bloomington, IL Castle Theater
Dec 13 Denver, CO Bluebird Theater
Dec 14 Salt Lake City, UT Urban Lounge
Dec 15 Boise, ID Nuerolox
Dec 16 Seattle, WA Showbox
***All Dates with Torche***
Sept 26 Brighton, UK Concorde 2
Sept 27 London, UK Koko
Sept 28 Bristol, UK Bierkeller
Sept 29 Leeds, UK Leeds Stylus
Sept 30 Manchester, UK Manchester Academy 2
Oct 2 Birmingham, UK Institute2
Oct 3 Glasgow, UK Garage
Oct 4 Newcastle, UK Riverside
Oct 5 Southampton, UK Engine Rooms
Oct 7 Athens, Greece Desert Fest
Oct 9 Paris, FR Trabendo
Oct 10 Munich, DE Strom
Oct 11 Vienna, AT Szene Wien
Oct 12 Berlin, DE Huxleys
Oct 13 Cologne, DE Essigfabrik
Oct 14 Antwerp, BE Desertfest
Oct 15 Leipzig, DE Conne Island
Oct 16 Hamburg, DE Markthalle
Oct 18 Odense, DK Posten
Oct 19 Oslo, NO John Dee
Oct 20 Stockholm, SE Debaser Medis
Oct 21 Malmo, SE KB
Oct 22 Munster, DE Skater’s Place
Oct 23 Karlsruhe, DE Substage
Oct 24 Amsterdam, NL Melkweg (OZ)
The band has also premiered the first in a multi-part series of behind-the-scenes webisodes documenting their studio sessions for Only Ghosts. The clip, which can be seen here or below, focuses on John Sherman and the drum tracks for the new album.
Additionally, RED FANG’s music and likeness are featured on Pabst Blue Ribbon’s new pinball machine, the Can Crusher, which was unveiled at San Diego Comic-Con. The machine, developed in partnership with Stern Pinball, Inc., features a retro game design with art by Dirty Donny.
Ever since their inception in 2005, Portland’s RED FANG have strived to write heavy, catchy music underlaid with subtle complexities. Founded by David Sullivan, Maurice Bryan Giles, Aaron Beam, and John Sherman, the band had a distinctive and fully-formed sound right from the start: a mix of compelling rock songwriting and party-hard metal euphoria that speaks to the headbanger, the hesher, and the music student alike. The band’s two-pronged vocal attack and knack for finding the sharpest hooks made sure that the music world caught on right away. Within just one year of RED FANG’s first show, they were opening for genre stalwarts Big Business and The Melvins, and soon began appearing at festivals including FYF, Fun Fun Fun Fest, Sasquatch Fest, and more.
After the release of their self-titled debut (Sargent House, 2009), RED FANG signed to independent label Relapse Records for the release of their 2011 full-length Murder the Mountains, which hit #25 on the US Top Heatseekers chart and received widespread critical acclaim. RED FANG followed that record up with a slew of dates worldwide, and two years later, released Whales and Leeches, which put the band on the US Billboard charts (at #66) for the first time and garnered praise from outlets ranging from Spin and Metal Injection to Stereogum and Alternative Press. The success of Whales and Leeches even led to a live appearance on Late Show with David Letterman in January 2014.
Additionally, RED FANG have gained renown for their inventive comedic music videos directed by Whitey MConnaughy, several of which have become viral hits. The band’s videos have received more than 10,000,000 views in total. RED FANG have more than made a name for themselves on the live circuit as well. Over the years, they’ve toured with prominent artists such as In Flames, Opeth, Mastodon, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Helmet, and Crowbar, and have appeared at major festivals including Hellfest, Rockstar Mayhem Fest, Wacken, Roadburn, and many others. In their travels, RED FANG have performed across the globe, from North America and South America to Europe, Russia, and Australia.
RED FANG is: John Sherman – Drums, Aaron Beam – Bass, Vocals, David Sullivan – Guitar and Maurice Bryan Giles – Guitar, Vocals
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: I need to keep my closing thoughts brief here since I’ve got a full plate of agenda items ahead of me. Simply put, Red Fang is a solid choice if you are looking for a band to get into. There is a lot of classic style to them with a nice dose of Doom and I remembered that one time the sound reminded me a little of Mastodon if you needed a quick comparison. You should give it a chance if the shows are coming to a venue near you. Now, you must excuse me since I must depart but see you really soon with more stuff for the site. You knew that already though.