The Portland, OR-based group RED FANG have revealed details for their third studio album WHALES AND LEECHES which will arrive October 15 on Relapse Records. RED FANG have always been masters of the hard rock hook and with WHALES AND LEECHES they deliver 11 killer, instantly classic anthems. Beyond the standard CD, LP and digital formats, WHALES AND LEECHES will be available in Deluxe CD, Deluxe Double Vinyl and Deluxe Digital editions which will feature two bonus tracks (see the full tracklisting below). Numerous exclusive packages including a Halloween pack and multiple vinyl colors are available via Relapse.com. To pre-order WHALES AND LEECHES, visit: http://bit.ly/RedFangWhales.
Watch the new album trailer which features a clip of the first song off WHALES AND LEECHES titled “DOEN,” here:
For WHALES AND LEECHES, the band worked producer Chris Funk (Decemberists) and mixer Vance Powell (White Stripes, Raconteurs, Kings of Leon). This same team worked on RED FANG’s last album Murder the Mountains which Alternative Press magazine hailed as “a near masterpiece of tangled tar pit riffs and whisky-and-bong-hit vocals” (April 2011). WHALES AND LEECHES sees RED FANG further maturing into top notch songwriters and musicians. With the help of guests Mike Scheidt (Yob) and Pall Jenkins (The Black Heart Procession), WHALES AND LEECHES further propels RED FANG into the upper stratosphere of hard rock and metal elite.
RED FANG will kick off the first leg of their fall headlining U.S. tour October 9 on the west coast (see confirmed dates below). Before the fall run–which features support from Helms Alee, Dog Shredder and Gaytheist–RED FANG will head to Missoula, MT to headline the 12th annual TotalFest on Saturday, August 17 and New York City for a special Converse Rubber Tracks show on Thursday, August 22 at 285 Kent in Brooklyn, NY (see all dates below).
Following is the tracklisting for WHALES AND LEECHES:
2. Blood Like Cream
3. No Hope
4. Crows in Swine
5. Voices of the Dead
6. Behind the Light
7. Dawn Rising
10. This Animal
11. Every Little Twist
12. Murder The Mountains
13. Black Water
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. RED FANG 2013 dates are below. Expect more dates to be announced soon.
Following are the current RED FANG tour dates.
|Sat||8/17||Missoula, MT||TOTALFEST (Headlining w/Kowloon Walled City, Thrones)|
|Thu||8/22||Brooklyn, NY||285 Kent (Headlining Converse Rubber Tracks)|
|Thu||10/10||Los Angeles, CA||The Troubadour|
|Fri||10/11||San Diego, CA||Brick by Brick|
|Sat||10/12||Tucson, AZ||Southwest Terror Festival|
|Mon||10/14||Denver, CO||Bluebird Theater|
|Tue||10/15||Salt Lake City, UT||Urban Lounge|
|Thu||10/17||Spokane, WA||The Center of Spokane|
|Fri||10/18||Bellingham, WA||The Shakedown|
photo, credit James Rexroad