Turbo Rules – In Memoriam

John “Turbo” Shatesky

01/25/1980 – 07/28/2023


Photo credit: Whitey McConnaughy
Photo credit: Whitey McConnaughy

Red Fang, the fun-loving Portland-based rock band whose new album was included in Rolling Stone’s most anticipated 2016 releases, announce the Oct. 14 release of Only Ghosts via Relapse Records. The band is streaming “Flies” (https://youtu.be/ywQ2dSFh4H4; https://soundcloud.com/relapserecords/01-flies/s-ApexP), a new song from the Ross Robinson (At The Drive In, The Cure, Slipknot) produced album.

Only Ghosts was recorded earlier this year at Robinson’s Venice, Calif. studio. In a recent Revolver Magazine interview, bass player Aaron Beam joked that the experience of working beachside was “pretty miserable,” later adding that working with Ross encouraged the band to take a different approach to recording. “He really digs into the meaning behind the songs so that when you’re recording, you’re doing it with conviction and purpose. It’s less about the little technical things. He’s more concerned with getting a performance and focusing on what you’re trying to give the world by making this music in the first place.” Joe Barresi (Queens of the Stone Age, Tool, Melvins) mixed the album.

Working with Ross and Joe on this record was a huge leap forward for us,” said the band jointly. “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 and can’t wait for people to hear it!


Only Ghosts track list:

1. Flies
2. Cut It Short
3. Flames
4. No Air
5. Shadows
6. Not For You
7. The Smell of the Sound
8. The Deep
9. I Am a Ghost
10. Living in Lye
Pre-orders are available now: http://bit.ly/only-ghosts.

Red Fang have released three previous albums with the most recent being 2013’s Whales & Leeches. The 11-song album landed the band on The Late Show with David Letterman and in a world of trouble in the zombie-infused video for “Blood Like Cream,” which featured guest Fred Armisen (https://youtu.be/elfuaxHQWlQ).  Alternative Press said Whales & Leeches was “bigger, bolder, heavier, catchier and even more savagely fun.”

North American tour dates will be announced soon with the band heading overseas for both festival appearances and a headlining tour with Torche in September/October.

August 4  Copenhagen, Denmark  Jr Vega
August 5  Wacken, DE  Wacken Open Air
August 6  Utrecht, Netherlands  Tivoli Pandora
August 7  Lokeren, Belgium  Lokerse Feesten
September 22  Portland, OR  Northwest Hesh Fest

* Dates below with Torche *

September 26  Brighton, UK  Concorde 2
September 27  London, UK  Koko
September 28  Bristol, UK  Bierkeller
September 29  Leeds, UK  Leeds Stylus
September 30  Manchester, UK  Manchester Academy 2
October 2  Birmingham, UK  Institute2
October 3  Glasgow, UK  Garage
October 4  Newcastle, UK  Riverside
October 5  Southampton, UK  Engine Rooms
October 7  Athens, Greece  Desert Fest
October 9  Paris, France  Trabendo
October 10  Munich, Germany  Strom
October 11  Vienna, Austria  Szene Wien
October 12  Berlin, Germany  Huxleys
October 13  Cologne, Germany  Essigfabrik
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)

Justen Bieber