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Red FangThe Portland, OR-based group have revealed details for their third studio album WHALES AND LEECHES which will arrive October 15 on Relapse Records. 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 To pre-order WHALES AND LEECHES, visit:

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 ’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:

1. DOEN 
2. Blood Like Cream 
3. No Hope 
4. Crows in Swine 
5. Voices of the Dead
6. Behind the Light
7. Dawn Rising 
8. Failure 
9. 1516
10. This Animal 
11. Every Little Twist 

Bonus Tracks: 

12. Murder The Mountains 
13. Black Water

Formed in 2005, RED FANGBryan 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.comRED 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”: and “Hank Is Dead”:

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.

Sat8/17Missoula, MTTOTALFEST (Headlining w/Kowloon Walled City, Thrones)
Thu8/22Brooklyn, NY285 Kent (Headlining Converse Rubber Tracks)
Wed10/9Sacramento, CAHarlow’s
Thu10/10Los Angeles, CAThe Troubadour
Fri10/11San Diego, CABrick by Brick
Sat10/12Tucson, AZSouthwest Terror Festival
Sun10/13Albuquerque, NMLaunchpad
Mon10/14Denver, COBluebird Theater
Tue10/15Salt Lake City, UTUrban Lounge
Wed10/16Boise, IDNeurolux
Thu10/17Spokane, WAThe Center of Spokane
Fri10/18Bellingham, WAThe Shakedown

photo, credit James Rexroad

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