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RED FANG Announces European Tour With Mastodon

RED FANG Announces European Tour With Mastodon


Having just wrapped up their highly successful North American run with Mastodon, RED FANG has confirmed that they will be heading to Europe this Winter with Mastodon.   RED FANG will be providing direct support on the tour which kicks off January 10th in Finland and will conclude February 10th in Birmingham, England.

The band commented on the upcoming run: (more…)

RELAPSE RECORDS Celebrates 21st Anniversary!

RELAPSE RECORDS:  Celebrates 21st Anniversary!

RELAPSE RECORDS is proud to celebrate their monumental 21st birthday.  Home to such venerable acts as Mastodon, Baroness, Amorphis, Red Fang, Neurosis, Dying Fetus,  High On Fire, The Dillinger Escape Plan and many more, the label was formed in 1990 by Matthew Jacobson in his parent’s basement. 

The label has launched a brand new website and webstore in honor of this occasion and is offering a different album from their storied history for only 21 cents each day.  Owner, Matthew Jacobson commented on the anniversary:  

“I’m proud Relapse Records has been pushing the limits of extreme music for 21 years, and with a roster full of dynamic and forward thinking artists, I’m equally excited about the future. We wanted to show our appreciation for our fans over these last 21 years by offering great deals on our newly launched, the best place to quench your thirst for mayhem!”

RED FANG: Announce Additional Tour Dates; Shoot New Music Video

RED FANG:  Announce Additional Tour Dates; Shoot New Music Video

RED FANG has announced a handful of headlining dates in addition to their current North American Tour with Mastodon and The Dillinger Escape Plan.  A complete list of dates is listed below.  Additionally, the band is currently sharing war stories from the road via an exclusive tour blog at here.

Renowned for their sense of humor and penchant for over-the-top music videos, RED FANG has recently finished shooting their eagerly-awaited new clip for Murder The Mountains track “Hank Is Dead”. The video was directed by longtime friend of the band, Whitey McConnaughy (THE GOSSIP, MUDHONEY, FLOGGING MOLLY) in Portland, OR. RED FANG has previously worked with McConnaughy on their much-talked-about “Wires” & “Prehistoric Dog” videos that can be seen here and here.


Review – Sandrider – Sandrider

Looks like December is going to be a warm month this year. How do I know, well on December 6th, Good To Die Records is going to release the self titled album by Sandrider. Sandrider are from Seattle, WA, not to far north from where Red Fang is from, a band that many here are familiar with. Sandrider also shares a similar sound to them. That’s where the comparisons stop though as Sandrider are far from a “copycat” or “me too” band.

Jon Weisnewski and Nat Damm have been playing together for over a decade, and Jesse Roberts is a seamless addition. The songs ebb from beer raising, vocal-peppered riffs to hair growing, sludge ridden blasts. Guitar driven vocal hooks steer you into a bass and drum-accentuated stupor. All you love about hardcore, metal and good old fashioned fun is harnessed and manipulated into a brutally drawn out and rolling release that is refreshing and familiar. (more…)


The magnificent Until My Head Explodes is the latest compilation from taste-making rock blog Exploding In Sound, a celebration of all that has come before and what the future holds.  The free 43 track download is split into two companion compilations The Saga Continues and Greatest Hits.

The Saga Continues is a dazzling collection of the latest and greatest new music.  In true Exploding In Sound fashion, the compilation mixes legendary bands with the freshest up-and-coming artists from around the world.  The Saga Continues includes contributions from slowcore heroes Low, experimental kings Hella, Declan de Barra (former Clann Zu), The Nighty Nite (John Congleton), The Globes, Widowspeak, two of Austin, TX’s most explosive live bands, Ume and Ringo Deathstarr, UK thrashers Blacklisters and Hymns, the dirty blues of My Goodness, the infectious sounds of Broken Water, Ovlov, Absolute Monarchs, United Fruit, Your Skull My Closet, the mighty MonstrO and 400 Blows, and so much more.

Greatest Hits is a radiant selection of Exploding In Sound’s favorite bands from the inaugural ten compilations, offering up tracks both new and old.  A second glimpse into the bands that have inspired obsession, the compilation features a mix of songs that initiated EIS’ love as well as premieres of new (more…)




RED FANG has just confirmed a Fall North American tour with Mastodon and Dillenger Escape Plan.  The tour kicks off November 1st in Los Angeles, CA and runs through December 1st in Lake Buena Vista, FL.  A complete list of dates is below:

Nov. 1   Los Angeles, CA            The Wiltern Theater

Nov. 2   Sacramento, CA            Ace of Spades

Nov. 3   San Francisco, CA         The Warfield Theater

Nov. 5   Portland, OR                  Roseland Theater

Nov. 6   Seattle, WA                     Showbox SODO

Nov. 7   Boise, ID                         Knitting Factory (more…)

Review – Elks – Destined For The Sun

Elks are a newer band recently signed by Tee Pee Records. Their album Destined For The Sun is due out from the label on September 27th, 2011. If Portland has Red Fang then the east coast belongs to Elks. Their heavy and sludgy monstrous riffs are a force to recon with. I’m not up to date with the sludge scene so I’m not going to sit here and sugar coat it or pretend to know what I’m talking about. That said, I was fully entertained by Elks debut release. There’s 6 tracks for a total of 22 minutes. Vocals are more on line to what you’d hear on a Kylessa album. The drums are tight, fast and hardly ever slow down. The bass is big but not to prominent. The guitars are fast, technical and boasts some great riffs throughout. The album had me (more…)