The Portland, OR-based group RED FANG have revealed details for their third studio album Whales And Leeches which will arrive October 15 on Relapse Records. Beyond the standard CD, LP and digital formats, Whales And Leeches will be available in Deluxe CD, Deluxe Double Vinyl and Deluxe Digital editions which will feature two bonus tracks (see the full tracklisting below), expanded packaging and a 3-D lenticular moving cover of the stunning artwork. Numerous exclusive packages including a Halloween pack and multiple vinyl colors are available via Relapse.com and to pre-order Whales And Leeches visit: bit.ly/RedFangWhales.
Watch the new album trailer which features a clip of the first song off Whales And Leeches titled “DOEN,” here.
With the help of guests Mike Scheidt (Yob) and Pall Jenkins (The Black Heart Procession), Whales And Leeches further propels RED FANG into the upper stratosphere of hard rock and metal.
For Whales And Leeches the band worked producer Chris Funk (Decemberists) and mixer Vance Powell (White Stripes, Raconteurs, Kings of Leon). This same team worked on RED FANG’s last album Murder the Mountains which Alternative Press magazine hailed as “a near masterpiece of tangled tar pit riffs and whisky-and-bong-hit vocals” (April 2011).
Tracklisting for Whales And Leeches:
2. Blood Like Cream
3. No Hope
4. Crows in Swine
5. Voices of the Dead
6. Behind the Light
7. Dawn Rising
10. This Animal
11. Every Little Twist
12. Murder The Mountains
13. Black Water
Formed in 2005, RED FANG–Bryan Giles (Guitar/Vocals), Aaron Beam (Bass/Vocals), David Sullivan (Guitar), John Sherman (Drums)–has two albums under their belt: their 2009 self-titled debut on Sargent House and 2011’s Murder the Mountains on Relapse Records. Listen to both of the above albums streaming on www.redfang.bandcamp.com.
RED FANG quickly became known for their series of hilarious videos directed by Whitey McConnaughy (Band Of Horses, Flogging Molly, Turbonegro). Each clip was picked up by Reddit and went viral, garnering over 1 million+ views, check them out:
The band spent the past few years touring the world. After high-profile tours with Mastodon, Dillinger Escape Plan, Helmet, Saint Vitus and more, the band expanded their global footprint with a European trek and festival appearances across the continent. 2013 promises to be the biggest year for RED FANG yet, with their intense live performances, unique brand of humor, catchy songwriting and independent attitude—they show no signs of slowing down.