Pitchfork is currently streaming Whales and Leeches, the new album from the Portland, OR-based rock group RED FANG. Click here for an advance listen through of the full album.

Whales and Leeches – due out October 21st in the UK on Relapse Records – is gaining momentum; critical acclaim is pouring in worldwide and the band have just announced an extensive run of European dates for early 2014 (see below)

Masters of the hard rock hook, RED FANG–BRYAN GILES (Guitar/Vocals), AARON BEAM (Bass/Vocals), DAVID SULLIVAN (Guitar) and JOHN SHERMAN (Drums)–worked with producer Chris Funk (Decemberists) and mixer Vance Powell (White Stripes, Raconteurs, Kings of Leon). This same team worked on the group’s last album Murder the Mountains (April 2011), which sold over 50,000 albums under the radar and allowed the band to tour with sold-out shows and attract rabid fans for over two years. With the help of guests Mike Scheidt (Yob) and Pall Jenkins (The Black Heart Procession), Whales and Leeches propels RED FANG into the upper stratosphere of hard rock and metal elite. The album is available to preorder in physical formats from Relapse HERE and digitally from iTunes HERE.

Last week, the band has launched a new video game – a virtual beer shot-gunning challenge for fans – and if enough users share the game, they’ll be able to unlock the new RED FANG track Behind the Light. Play and share here.

European Tour Dates (Support comes from label mates LORD DYING and The Shrine)


18.01.14 Switzerland Geneve PTR, Usine

19.01.14 France Orleans Astrolabe

20.01.14 France Nantes Ferraileur

21.01.14 France Bordeaux Krakatoa

22.01.14 Spain Bilbao Kafé Antzoki

23.01.14 Portugal Oporto Hard Club

24.01.14 Portugal Lisbon Music Box

25.01.14 Spain Madrid Sala Arena

26.01.14 Spain Barcelona Bikini

28.01.14 France Toulouse Connexion

29.01.14 France Clermont-Ferrand Wild Festival

30.01.14 Italy Mezzago (MB) Bloom

31.01.14 Italy Livorno The Cage Club Theatre

01.02.14 Italy Bologna Locomotiv Club

02.02.14 Slovenia Ljubljana Channel Zero

04.02.14 Croatia Rijeka Palach

05.02.14 Hungary Budapest Dürer Kert

06.02.14 Czech Republic Prague Futurum

07.02.14 Greece Athens Gagarin 205

08.02.14 Greece Thessaloniki Eightball

09.02.14 Turkey Istanbul Jolly Joker *Red Fang only


14.03.14 Germany Köln Essigfabrik

15.03.14 Belgium Hasselt Muziekodroom

16.03.14 France Paris Divan Du Monde

17.03.14 UK Sheffield Corporation

18.03.14 UK Manchester Sound Control

19.03.14 UK Glasgow Classic Grand

20.03.14 UK Birmingham Institute Temple

21.03.14 UK London Islington Academy

22.03.14 Netherlands Eindhoven Effenaar

23.03.14 Netherlands Nijmegen Doornroosje

25.03.14 Germany Hamburg Knust

26.03.14 Sweden Gothenburg Truckstop Alaska

27.03.14 Norway Oslo John Dee

28.03.14 Sweden Stockholm Debaser Strand

29.03.14 Denmark Copenhagen Pumpehuset

30.03.14 Germany Berlin Lido

31.03.14 Poland Warsaw Basen

01.04.14 Austria Wien Arena

03.04.14 Germany München Backstage

04.04.14 Germany Leipzig Taeubchenthal

05.04.14 Germany Stuttgart LKA

06.04.14 Germany Wiesbaden Schlachthof



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