Thursday, February 5, 2009
Red Fang Announces Debut Full Length on Sargent House!
Threatening to rupture eardrums with unyielding, angular guitars, Red Fang nevertheless wields the multi-ton low end that seduced fans of Big Business. - The Stranger
Red Fang push SST sludge and Thor's hammer riffage through big filthy Sunn amps, and slay Sabbath's rhythm section using the jawbone of Greg Ginn. - The Portland Mercury
These guys are raw, occasionally distorted, and loud as fuck; they've opened for the Sword, the Saviours, the Fucking Champs, and the Melvins, and they've got a distinct brand of metal — shreddin', but with a groove — that's formidable on disc but absolutely kills live. - San Francisco Bay Guardian
Red Fang is the formation of long time friends and collaborators Bryan Giles (Last of the Juanitas, Party Time), Aaron Beam (Dark Forces, Lachrymator), David Sullivan (Party Time, facedowninshit, Shiny Beast) and John Sherman (Party Time, Bad Wizard, Trumans Water, All Night).
Unleashed on New Year's Eve of 2006 in Portland, Oregon, Red Fang stormed out of the gates, introducing a sweaty, seething basement to a new kind of unforgettable fist-pumping, beer-chugging rock music. Since that night, the band has continued with the same intensity, energy, and intimacy to quickly become a touring juggernaut, playing shows all over the US with bands like The Melvins, Big Business, and The Sword, to name just a few.
Residing somewhere between Black Flag and Black Sabbath, Red Fang recall a time when rock was more urgent and horrifying. Synthesizing a variety of heavy music influences into their own distinct musical identity, the band easily shifts from barn-burning punk to mid-tempo, hyper-distorted bass destruction all while maintaining a cohesive sound. Red Fang create gigantic rock songs that are easy to listen to (not easy listening, mind you) and qualify the simultaneous usage of both the thinking and the banging head, which are usually mutually exclusive. Their instrumentation is fluid and effortless, and the vocals are delivered melodically and forcefully. Paired with elemental imagery, the lyrics too are absolutely immense and satisfying without any pretense.
* Red Fang's debut, self-titled full length, is a collection of the band's first two EP's which saw a limited release on Wantage Records. The band will spend the next two months touring the US w/ Clutch before heading out on some headlining dates of their own. More information including tourdates and their video for "Prehistoric Dog" below!
Red Fang Tracklist:
1. Prehistoric Dog
2. Reverse Thunder
3. Night Destroyer
4. Humans Remain Human Remains
5. Good To Die
6. Bird on Fire
7. Wings of Fang
9. Whales and Leeches
Red Fang Live:
Feb 1 2009 Rontoms Portland, Oregon w/ Black Elk & Black Eyes & Neckties
Feb 6 2009 Neurolux Boise, Idaho
Feb 7 2009 Bar Deluxe Salt Lake City, Utah
Feb 8 2009 3 Kings Tavern Denver, Colorado w/ Kingdom of Magic & Tauntaun
Feb 10 2009 Mad Hatter Club Covington, Kentucky
w/ Clutch and The Bakerton Group:
Feb 11 2009 V Club Huntington, West Virginia
Feb 12 2009 Headliners Music Hall Louisville, Kentucky
Feb 13 2009 The Village Little Rock, Arkansas
Feb 14 2009 Lindbergs Springfield, Missouri * w/ Willem Maker (no Clutch)
Feb 15 2009 The Canopy Club Urbana, Illinois
Feb 17 2009 Club Majestic Madison, Wisconsin
Feb 18 2009 Double Door Chicago, Illinois
Feb 19 2009 The Vogue Indianapolis, Indiana
Feb 20 2009 The Terminal (formerly Streeters) Traverse City, Michigan
Feb 21 2009 The Shelter Detroit, Michigan
Feb 22 2009 Machine Shop Flint, Michigan
Feb 24 2009 Montage Music Hall Rochester, New York
Feb 25 2009 Higher Ground Burlington, Vermont
Feb 26 2009 Asylum Portland, Maine
Feb 27 2009 Chance Poughkeepsie, New York
Feb 28 2009 Crazy Donkey Farmingdale, New York
Mar 1 2009 Chameleon Club Lancaster, Pennsylvania
* Headlining US dates and SXSW appearances to be announced soon!
* Watch the video for "Prehistoric Dog" here!
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