RED FANG, who release Only Ghosts tomorrow via Relapse Records, are now streaming the 10-song album in full (https://soundcloud.com/relapserecords/sets/red-fang-only-ghosts) following a week of song premieres via The Wall Street Journal, Nerdist, Loudwire, Relix and Kerrang. You can also stream the album via Metal Hammer / Team Rock HERE.
The band, currently touring Europe , have also unveiled a 16-bit video game that can be found at www.relapse.com/fangtris. Fangtris is a twist on the classic Tetris game, inviting players to stack the band’s gear on stage before the show starts.
Only Ghosts was recorded earlier this year at Ross Robinson’s Venice, Calif. studio, with Robinson (At The Drive-In, The Cure, Slipknot) handling production and Joe Barresi (Queens of the Stone Age, Tool, Melvins) mixing the album. The band said of the experience, “Working with Ross and Joe on this record was a huge leap forward for us. The process was very challenging and rewarding, and I think we’re a better band for it. This album expresses exactly where we’re at. We’re super proud of it!”
Early reviews of the album affirm the sparkling results of the production partnership, with Nerdist dubbing Only Ghosts a “supremely excellent new album” while Metal Sucks offered, “…with Only Ghosts, they’ve delivered their freshest set of jams yet. On this new album, Red Fang are executing their songwriting at a deadly precision: their melodies are hookier, their compositions perfectly tweaked, their dual-throaty-vocal layers reaching an artful tier not really seen in the genre since Blood Mountain.”
In the week’s leading up to Only Ghosts’ release, the Portland-based rock band have also created a tremendously clever video about wronged comic book collectors seeking Predator-style vengeance (“Shadows”: https://youtu.be/cnhCxVy5pfs), partnered with Stumptown Coffee Roasters for a tour-only blend dubbed “The Deep” after the song of the same name, and lent their music to Pabst Blue Ribbon’s retro pinball machine, The Can Crusher.
European tour dates:
October 13 Cologne, Germany Luxor
October 14 Antwerp, Belgium Desert Fest
October 15 Leipzig, Germany Conne Island
October 16 Hamburg, Germany Markethalle
October 18 Odense, Denmark Posten
October 19 Oslo, Norway John Dee
October 20 Stockholm, Sweden Debaser Medis
October 21 Malmo, Sweden KB
October 22 Munster, Germany Skater’s Place
October 23 Karlsruhe, Germany Substage
October 24 Amsterdam, Netherlands Melkweg (OZ)
U.S. tour dates:
November 18 San Francisco, CA Slim’s
November 19 Pomona, CA Glasshouse
November 20 Los Angeles, CA Teragram Ballroom
November 22 San Diego, CA Casbah
November 23 Phoenix, AZ Rebel Lounge
November 25 Austin, TX Mohawk
November 26 Dallas, TX Three Links
November 27 Houston, TX Warehouse Studio
November 29 Atlanta, GA Masquerade (Hell)
November 30 Durham, NC Motorco
December 1 Washington, DC Rock and Roll Hotel
December 2 Philadelphia, PA Underground Arts
December 3 Brooklyn, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg
December 4 Boston, MA The Sinclair
December 5 New York, NY Mercury Lounge
December 7 Pittsburgh, PA Spirit Lounge
December 8 Cleveland, OH Beachland Ballroom
December 9 Detroit, MI El Club
December 10 Chicago, IL Metro
December 11 Bloomington, IL Castle Theater
December 13 Denver, CO Bluebird Theater
December 14 Salt Lake City, UT Urban Lounge
December 15 Boise, ID Neurolux
December 16 Seattle, WA Showbox
December 17 Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom
Torche appears on all European and U.S. dates
Whores appear on all U.S. dates
You can also watch the band’s new Whitey McConnaughy-directed video for “Shadows,” which debuted via Funny or Die and can be viewed HERE or 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.