18 December, 2013

Red Fang: Blood Like Cream – new video & Whales And Leeches – full album stream

Brad Pitt and that quiet Israeli girl might have saved the world from zombies over the summer, but RED FANG and Whitey McConnaughy know what is really worth fighting zombies for:
“This song is about the stress of balancing a touring lifestyle with having a family back home, but who wants to see a video about that? Boring! Instead, we have a video featuring lots of blood, beer, and exercise - some of us did more running in this video that we’ve done the whole year to date. Also, Fred Armisen [actor and comedian] is in this one and he really steals the show. I thought I was a bad actor before, but after working with him, I see I cannot even qualify for such a high distinction as “bad” We hope everyone has as much fun watching it as we had making it!”
We most assuredly have. ‘Blood Like Cream’ comes off RED FANG's third album ‘Whales And Leeches’, the band's highest charting album so far (at number 66 on the Billboard Top 200). Issued through Relapse Records in October 2013, the album was produced by Chris Funk and mixed by Vance Powell and features guests such as YOB's Mike Scheidt and Pall Jenkins (THE BLACK HEART PROCESSION). Available in deluxe CD, deluxe double vinyl and deluxe digital editions which will feature two bonus tracks, expanded packaging and a 3-D lenticular moving cover of the stunning artwork, shop RED FANG here (Relapse Records store), on iTunes and Amazon, and download yourselves their new track ‘No Hope’ for free from here (RED FANG website). Furthermore, RED FANG have created a video game (a virtual beer shot-gunning challenge) you will find here; if enough users share the game, they’ll be able to unlock the new RED FANG track ‘Behind The Light’ – therefore play and share:
“Offering up a skuzzier, more thoroughly beer-soaked and shirtless take on early MASTODON, the Portland, Oregon band deliver an album that manages to get psychedelic without abandoning the non-stop riff-fests that made their first two albums such a welcome change of pace… No matter how deep their sound might get, however, it’s clear that RED FANG are a down to earth band who aren’t afraid of getting dirty, so while they may be staring at the stars, they’re still laying in the gutter,” [wrote Gregory Heaney, AllMusic – more here:]

Hailing from Portland, Oregon, RED FANG is an alliance of guitarist and vocalist Bryan Giles, bassist and vocalist Aaron Beam, guitarist and vocalist David Sullivan and drummer John Sherman. Formed in 2005, RED FANG played their first show on the final night of that year “welcoming 2006 with buckets of sweat and splinters of destruction”. Inspired by the likes of BLACK FLAG, BLACK SABBATH, SOUNDGARDEN, SLAYER and the MELVINS, RED FANG's noble goal is to write music that “appeals to both the thinking and the banging head”. Their debut self-titled album was released in 2009 through Sargent House Records:
“The quartet makes guitars the focus of their gimmick-free brand of driving rock & roll, eschewing any prog leanings and putting the emphasis on the riffs. The sound is tied together by a sense of punk urgency which spurs the stoner jams into action and gets the songs moving at a raucous gallop,” [recommended Gregory Heaney, AllMusic – more here:]

Striking up a partnership with DECEMBERISTS' multi-instrumentalist and producer Chris Funk and signing with Relapse Records, RED FANG delivered ‘Murder The Mountains’ LP in 2011 which prompted AllMusic's Greg Prato to write:
“If only there were more bands like RED FANG, who haven’t forgotten what made their BLACK SABBATH records so special in the first place - the sound of real human beings leaving their greasy fingerprints all over heavy riffs, with no desire to “clean things up afterwards. But don’t be misled into thinking that RED FANG are of the “stoner rock” variety, as they don’t put meandering sludge riffing at the top of their priority list. No way.” [More here:]

RED FANG features: Bryan Giles – guitar and vocals, Aaron Beam – bass and vocals, David Sullivan – guitar and John Sherman – drums 


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