AUDIO: Red Fang’s “Not For You”

Only Ghosts (Relapse) is an album from Portland’s Red Fang that will be out in two weeks and while you’re pre-ordering it below via, check out a track from it called “Not For You”.

The album will be available in a standard version as well as a deluxe, pick and choose.

SOME STUFFS: Red Fang begin new tour tonight

Portland rocks the ham hocks and dry socks tonight when Red Fang will be strutting their music stuffs on what they’re calling the Situation: Awesome! tour that starts in San Francisco before heading to the east coast and ending in the city of trees, Boise, Idaho. Here is where you’ll be able to catch them, which will include a few music festival shows. No word yet on the band’s summer tour plans but as soon as I find out, I’ll let you know.

May 16… San Francisco, CA (Slims)
May 17… Pomona, CA (Scion Rock Fest) @
May 18… San Diego, CA (Porter’s Club)
May 19… Tucson, AZ (Club Congress)
May 21… Dallas, TX (Gas Monkey)
May 22… Austin, TX (Mohawk (Outside))
May 23… Houston, TX (Fitzgeralds (Upstairs))
May 24… New Orleans, LA T(he Parish @ House of Blues)
May 25… Atlanta, GA (The Masquerade)
May 27… Brooklyn, NY (Music Hall of Williamsburg)
May 30… Philadelphia, PA T(he Trocadero)
May 31… Washington, DC (Rock & Roll Hotel)
June 1… Cleveland, OH (Beachland)
June 2… Detroit, MI (Magic Stick)
June 3… Chicago, IL (The Wire)
June 4… Minneapolis, MN (Mill City Nights)
June 6… Englewood, CO (Gothic Theater)
June 7… Salt Lake City, UT (Crucial Fest Utah @ Urban Lounge)
June 8… Boise, ID (Neurolux)

@ w/ Exhumed, Windhand, Lord Dying

VIDEO: Red Fang’s “No Hope”

This new Red Fang clip is being billed as a “performance video”, which is false advertising unless you’re able to create hard rock from a rubber chicken, broom, and a crutch. To my knowledge, that is essentially impossible but it is a Red Fang video, which means there has to be some humor involved. The song is from their Whales and Leeches album on Relapse.

VIDEO: Red Fang’s “Blood Like Cream”

Director Whitey McConnaughy is up to his antics again with those Portland gents, Red Fang, for a whoppadollie of a video with “Blood Like Cream”, which leads me to the question “can you cream like blood?” Maybe it’s an answer I don’t want to know. Until the answer is (or isn’t) revealed, grab a PBR and run with it. The song is from the band’s latest album Whales and Leeches (Relapse).

SOME STUFFS: Gaytheist make an appearance on “Good Band Is Good” podcast

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Portland’s Gaytheist stopped by the Banana Stand Media studios to sit down and take part in the Good band Is Good music podcast, also Portland based. You may stream & listen or download it below.

The band’s latest album Hold Me…But Not So Tight (Good To Die) was released today (my review of which can be read by clicking here and they already have some shows planned tomorrow (Wednesday, May 22nd) and some other shows scheduled for June. Take a look:
May 22… Portland, OR (White Owl Social Club) (Hold Me… Release Show) $
June 1… Tacoma, WA (New Frontier) (Hold Me… Release Show) @
June 7… Seattle, WA (Black Lodge) (Hold Me… Release Show) %
June 21… Calgary, Alberta (Sled Island Music Festival @ Tubby Dog) #
June 22… Calgary, Alberta (Sled Island Music Festival @ Palomino) (part of the Good to Die showcase)
July 27… Seattle, WA (Capitol Hill Block Party)

$ w/ Red Fang
@ w/ Argonaut
% w/ Monogamy Party, Glose, Android Hero
# w/ Javelin + Guests

REVIEW: Gaytheist’s “Hold Me (But Not So Tight)”

Gaytheist photo GaytheistHM_cover_zps4755bccc.jpg With their debut album, I tended to think that Gaytheist mixed up a nice chunk of metal with their style of garage punk. With Hold Me (But Not So Tight) (Good To Die), this Portland trio are still incredibly heavy but I hear much more sleazy punk this time around, and I tend to like/prefer it that way. Or maybe that’s all in my head.

I think what I hear a lot more of is that bastard energy that comes from playing and rocking out for the fuck of it, reminiscent of a lot of Seattle music from the mid-to-late 1980’s, in fact I found myself comparing some of the tracks on this album to the disgusting grooves of Green River, but more tightly put together. What I love about this new album is that these songs (12 in total) come and go at a rapid page, and I found myself having to look at where I was at in the album. “Spread ‘Em” may or may not be about the pleasures of the anus, but these guys play as solid as Anthrax, Hüsker Dü, or Slayer, or at least use that type of musicality during the bridges of the songs, pretty much as passages to get you from here to there in slightly unexpected ways. Gaytheist are even more defiant, and if there were any fears about what and how they make their music, this release have made them disappear.

(Hold Me (But Not So Tight) will be released on May 21st. The band have a small handful of shows following the release:
May 22… Portland, OR (White Owl Social Club) *
June 1… Tacoma, WA (New Frontier) @
June 7… Seattle, WA (Black Lodge) #
June 8… Seattle, WA (KSUB — In-Studio Performance)

* w/ Red Fang
@ w/ Argonaut
# w/ Monogamy Party

VIDEO: Red Fang’s “Dirt Wizard”

New Rang Fed video and… wait, let me do that again…

New Red Fang (there we go) video is here, for the sound recording known as “Dirt Wizard”, and it is presented to perhaps coincide with the group on the road right now, which will lead them to Europe for their end-of-the-world celeberations. Look:

October 28… West Hollywood, CA (The Troubadour) !
October 30… San Diego, CA (The Casbah) !
October 31… Tucson, AZ (Plush) !
November 1… El Paso, TX (Tricky Falls) !
November 2… Amarillo, TX (12052 Event Center) !
November 4… Houston, TX (Fitzerald’s Downstairs)
November 5… Denton, TX (Rubber Gloves) !
November 6… Memphis, TN (Hi-Tone Cafe !
November 7… Atlanta, GA (Club 529) !
November 8… Raleigh, NC (Kings Barcade) !
November 9… Richmond, VA (Kingdom) !
November 10… Philadelphia, PA (Underground Arts) $
November 11… New York, NY (Bowery Ballroom) $
November 12… Brooklyn, NY (St. Vitus Bar) $
November 13… Cambridge, MA (The Middle East Downstairs) $
November 15… Cleveland, OH (Beachland Tavern) $
November 16… Detroit, MI (Magic Stick) $
November 17… Chicago, IL (Subterranean) $
November 19… Denver, CO (Bluebird Theater) $
November 20… Salt Lake City, UT (Urban Lounge) $
November 21… Boise, ID (Neurolux) $
November 27… Mulhouse, France (Generiq Fest @ La Noumatrouff)
November 28… Besancon, France (Generiq Fest @ La Rodia)
November 29… Paris, France (Glazart)
December 1… Camber Sands, UK (ATP @ Pontins)
December 2… Camber Sands, UK (ATP @ Pontins)
December 3… London, UK (The Garage)
December 4… Manchester, UK (Club Academy)
December 5… Glasgow, UK (Ivory Blacks)
December 6… Birmingham, UK (HMV Library)
December 7… Vosselaar, Belgium (Biebob)
December 8… Eindhoven, Netherlands (Speedfest)
December 9… Koln, Germany (Essigfabrik)

! = w/ Black Tusk & Lord Dying
$ = w/ Black Tusk & Indian Handcrafts

SOME STUFFS: Red Fang release brand new song called “Crows In Swine”

Red Fang have a new song called “Crows In Swine”. It’s not a bonus track for a deluxe edition or something for a Soundtrack, it’s just a new song, and they want you to hear it.

It’s currently only available on iTunes, so apologies to those who will not be able to buy it through Amazon for the time being. If you do have iTunes, then click here.

VIDEO: Red Fang’s “Hank Is Dead”

RED FANG – “Hank Is Dead” from Relapse Records on Vimeo.


With glimpses of beards, tattoos, shampoo, WTF?’o clock, and air guitar at Dante’s in downtown Portland, Red Fang are telling people that “Hank Is Dead”, and what a way to die.