The Portland –based rock band worked with producer Ross Robinson (At The Drive-In, The Cure, Slipknot) and mixer Joe Barresi (Queens of the Stone Age, Tool, Melvins) on the 10-song album. “We wanted to leave Portland so we could be a little more immersed in the process, instead of having to think about going to get groceries and stuff,” explained Aaron Beam in a recent Revolver interview of working at Robinson’s Venice, Calif. studio.
Red Fang have announced a new round of U.S. tour dates in support of their recently released album, Only Ghosts.
Red Fang tour dates:
March 3 Sacramento, CA Goldfield
March 4 Petaluma, CA Mystic Theatre
March 5 Santa Cruz, CA The Catalyst Atrium
March 6 Santa Barbara, CA Velvet Jones
March 8 Albuquerque, NM The Launchpad
March 10 Ft. Collins, CO The Aggie
March 11 Colorado Springs, CO The Black Sheep
March 13 Billings, MT Pub Station
March 15 Spokane, WA The Pin
Tickets are on sale this Friday, Jan. 27 at 9 a.m. pacific/12 noon eastern. Big Jesus open on all dates except Billings and Spokane.
The Portland–based outfit recently filmed a video for Gear God’s Pro Zone series, watch the band discuss once-secret, technological wisdom here: geargods.net/pro-zone/red-fang-comedy-sketch/.
In the week’s leading up to Only Ghosts’ release, the Portland-based rock band created a tremendously clever video about wronged comic book collectors seeking Predator-style vengeance, 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. In late 2016, Red Fang launched a “Shadows” inspired coloring book contest, sponsored by Indie Merch Store and New Noise Magazine, with winning entries viewable here.
Nerdist dubbed 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.”
Only Ghosts is available now on bandcamp, as are physical bundles: http://bit.ly/only-ghosts.