Brutal Assault announces three newly confirmed bands headed by legendary grindcore act TERRORIZER! Founding TERRORIZER member and legendary drummer Pete Sandoval (ex-Morbid Angel) will be joined by Lee Harrison (Monstrosity) on guitar and Sam Molina on bass and vocals.
Another confirmed bands are Portland-based stoner rock metallers RED FANG and hardcore band RINGWORM.
It seems to me that these days stoner rock/sludge metal is going up. Bands like Clutch, Kyuss, Orange Goblin are gaining more and more fans each and every day. And many of us didn’t see it coming, but there you have it! Friday night was going to be another stoner party for the Athenians! Red Fang, after only eight months since their last appearance in Athens with Cancer Bats, decided to do another gig along with fellow Americans The Shrine and Lord Dying.
I showed up at the venue a bit early. The doors opened on time at about 8:30 and the few of us that were there chose our spots and got comfortable. The fact that by the time Lord Dying were about to start the number of people hadn’t increased had me a bit worried. Thankfully though, I was proven wrong later on. And cue for the first band of the night! Lord Dying took the stage and without wasting time begun their set. I must admit that I wasn’t familiar with them before the live, and I’m guessing that this goes for many attendants, but they did quite a decent job, warning up the few of us. Even though the sound wasn’t on their side, their interesting mix of sludge/doom with kind of thrash vocals kept us going for forty minutes, with songs from their debut album “Summon The Faithless”.
Fifteen minutes break and I was ready for The Shrine. Rock n roll with punk rhythms, the trio from California was certainly a blast! With better sound and bigger crowd below them, The Shrine rocked us well with songs from the debut album “Primitive Blast” as well as from the upcoming “Bless Off”. Singer/guitarist Josh Landau even started joking about their previous show in Athens, when they ended up in a police department. Eventually we found out that the police officers didn’t like Judas Priest (the horror!), but they did like Manowar, and Landau dedicated to them “Bless Off”. Forty minutes later, they closed their set with the new “Nothing Forever”, with pits forming in the crowd and with the impressions and expectations for the future.
The hour had finally come. With a brand new album released, Red Fang paid a visit to Greece for the fourth time, for those unlucky ones who were unable to see them in June. And once again they caused havoc! Yelling, crowd-surfing, mosh pits, broken cymbals, the show had it all! The start was powerful with “Hank Is Dead”, “Voices Of The Dead” and “DOEN” triggering the enthusiasm. And the band showed why their live shows have the impact they do. They gave their best self (even though the sound was a bit off in the beginning and I couldn’t hear the vocals most of the time from the spot where I was standing), headbanging like crazy, guiding the crowd when needed, joking around about their songs of sharks, birds, dogs and other beings of the animal kingdom. “Number Thirteen”, “Dirt Wizard”, “Shark”, “Crows In Swine”, “Blood Like Cream” and “Wires” were a few of the songs that were played that night. Around half an hour past midnight the show was about to end with nothing else but “Good To Die” and “Prehistoric Dog”, among the cheering and applauding of approximately 600 fans.
Portland, Oregon's RED FANG has premiered "Black Water", a bonus track off the band's third studio album, "Whales And Leeches". Check it out below.
"Whales And Leeches" came out on October 15 via Relapse Records. Beyond the standard CD, LP and digital formats, the effort was made available in deluxe CD, deluxe double vinyl and deluxe digital editions which will feature two bonus tracks (see the full track listing below).
RED FANG have always been masters of the hard rock hook and with "Whales And Leeches", they deliver 11 killer, instantly classic anthems.
"Whales And Leeches" was produced by Chris Funk (DECEMBERISTS) and mixed by Vance Powell (THE 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).
"Whales And Leeches" sees RED FANG further maturing into top notch songwriters and musicians. With the help of guests Mike Scheidt (YOB) and Pall Jenkins (THE BLACK HEART PROCESSION), the album further propels RED FANG into the upper stratosphere of hard rock and metal elite.
"Whales And Leeches" track listing:
02. Blood Like Cream
03. No Hope
04. Crows In Swine
05. Voices Of The Dead
06. Behind The Light
07. Dawn Rising
10. This Animal
11. Every Little Twist
12. Murder The Mountains
13. Black Water
Portland, Oregon's RED FANG will release its third studio album, "Whales And Leeches", on October 15 via Relapse Records. Beyond the standard CD, LP and digital formats, the effort will be available in deluxe CD, deluxe double vinyl and deluxe digital editions which will feature two bonus tracks (see the full track listing below). Numerous exclusive packages including a Halloween pack and multiple vinyl colors are available via Relapse.com.
RED FANG will return this October with its third studio album titled"Whales And Leeches" on Relapse Records. For the new album, the Portland, Oregon-based group worked with producer Chris Funk(DECEMBERISTS) and mixer Vance Powell (THE WHITE STRIPES,RACONTEURS, KINGS OF LEON). This same team helmed RED FANG's last CD, "Murder The Mountains", which Alternative Press magazine hailed as "a near-masterpiece of tangled tar pit riffs and whisky-and-bong-hit vocals."
The cover artwork for "Whales And Leeches" was designed by graphic artist Orion Landau and can be seen below.
On Saturday August 17, RED FANG will head to Missoula, Montana to headline the 12th annual TotalFest. After blistering performances atSasquatch! and major European festivals all summer long, includingSonisphere, Download, Hellfest and With Full Force, RED FANG will announce a full U.S. tour for fall next week.
Formed in 2005, RED FANG — Bryan Giles (guitar/vocals), Aaron Beam(bass/vocals), Da