Red Fang share the tragic tale of Arnie Von Party, a pizza parlor mascot whose predilection for the company goods puts the fuzzy fiend in a world of hurt, via their new video for “Why” (https://youtu.be/e8m8OD_xVAI).
“Whoa!!! This video is JAM-PACKED with thrills, chills and spills. Our buddy Ansel Wallenfang, director of the music video/video game for our track, ‘Antidote,’ is back with a wild and hilarious, but also touching story about a special group of friends who play together as the in-house band for a casual pizza restaurant,” explains vocalist and bass player Aaron Beam. “Things get a lot darker than you might imagine. We hope it’s not too cheesy!”
The clip offers the third preview from the Portland-based band’s forthcoming album, Arrows (June 4, Relapse Records). Earlier singles include the title track, released via a hilariously Katana-gone-wrong video (https://youtu.be/lwQPJ1G2n5o), and the “rollicking” (Revolver) track, “Funeral Coach” (https://youtu.be/x9jbbnzC7Q0). Early reviews for the new music point to this being one of Red Fang’s most critically-revered albums to date. New Noise dubbed it “magnificent,“ Metal Injection said it’s “excellent”, and Stereogum said the collection features “satisfying… scuzzed out riffage.”
The band has announced a pair of live outings, playing the Louder Than Life Festival on Sept. 26, and a special Halloween show with All Them Witches at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium on Halloween. Additional dates will be announced soon.
Arrows pre-orders are available now, with the album available in a variety of formats, including standard versions of the LP, CD, cassette and digitally, as well as, a limited-edition liquid filled LP, deluxe CD (exclusive to Europe and Relapse.com), and two collectible bundles: LP with a limited Arrowsblacklight poster and a Red Fang x Psycho Las Vegas limited-edition Texas Hold’em themed box set. Dubbed the Fortune Hunter Gamblers Pack, the poker-themed package includes branded casino-quality playing cards, dice, collector’s coin, custom boxing, and a card of authenticity (all featuring custom artwork by Ian Colazzo), as well as the LP, and t-shirt. Physical pre-orders are available via Relapse’s webstore (http://bit.ly/redfangarrows), while digital downloads and streaming links can be found here: (https://orcd.co/redfangarrows).
Red Fang is Aaron Beam (bass/vocals/guitar/keyboards), Bryan Giles (guitar/vocals), John Sherman (drums) and David Sullivan (guitars). Over the course of their 16-year career the Portland, Oregon-based band has released four studio albums (Red Fang (2009), Murder the Mountains (2011), Whales and Leeches (2013), and Only Ghosts (2016), joined Fred Armisen in an epic battle against invading zombie hordes, were joined by Paul Shaffer during a standout performance on The Late Show with David Letterman, and have created the best music videos in recent history.
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Photo credit: James Rexroad