After three years of vigorously touring the world, Portland, Oregon-based heavy rock giants RED FANG re-emerge with their latest full-length album, Only Ghosts, due for release via Relapse Records this October 14th.
Featured as one of Rolling Stone’s most anticipated album releases for 2016, Only Ghosts was produced by the legendary Ross Robinson (At The Drive In, The Cure, Slipknot and many more) and mixed by Joe Baressi (Queens of the Stone Age, Kyuss, Melvins). Packing in 10 new tracks of the band's signature, high-impact, two-pronged vocal attack and knack for finding the sharpest hooks, RED FANG prove once again they have mastered the heavy anthem, without taking themselves too seriously.
The debut single from the album, ‘Flies,’ can be heard now
Only Ghosts was recorded earlier this year at Robinson’s Venice, California studio. In a recent Revolver Magazine interview, bass player and vocalist 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.” Guitarist and vocalist Bryan Giles also added,
“Working with Ross and Joe [Baressi] 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 and can't wait for people to hear it!”
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 atthis location.
Having toured the world and shared stages with the likes of In Flames, Opeth, Mastodon, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Helmet, Crowbar, and many more, Red Fang will land in the UK to begin a European headline tour with label mates Torche in September - view a full itinerary below. North American tour dates will be announced soon.
Headline European tour dates w/ Torche (UK dates also include God Damn)
26 Brighton, Concorde 2
27 London, Koko
28 Bristol, Bierkeller
29 Leeds, Leeds Stylus
30 Manchester, Manchester Academy 2
2 Birmingham, Institute2
3 Glasgow, Garage
4 Newcastle, Riverside
5 Southampton, Engine Rooms
7 Athens, Greece Desert Fest
9 Paris, France Trabendo
10 Munich, Germany Strom
11 Vienna, Austria Szene Wien
12 Berlin, Germany Huxleys
13 Cologne, Germany Essigfabrik
15 Leipzig, Germany Conne Island
16 Hamburg, Germany Markethalle
18 Odense, Denmark Posten
19 Oslo, Norway John Dee
20 Stockholm, Sweden Debaser Medis
21 Malmo, Sweden KB
22 Munster, Germany Skater’s Place
23 Karlsruhe, Germany Substage
24 Amsterdam, Netherlands Melkweg (OZ)