Red Fang Offers Free Acoustic EP, New Tour Starts Tomorrow

Red Fang Acoustic EP


Portland riff rockers Red Fang has released a free acoustic EP via, recorded this past March in London as an Absolute Music Bunker session for This comes in time for their upcoming European tour starting tomorrow, July 25th in Neuensee, Germany at Rock Im Wald.


The tracklist is as follows:

1. Failure (Acoustic)

2. Human Herd (Acoustic)

3. Malverde (Acoustic)

4. Failure (Album Version)

5. Human Herd (Album Version)

6. Malverde (Album Version)


The band recently shot a new music video with director David Brodsky (Kylesa, Helmet, Municipal Waste) for ‘The Meadows’ from their Scion A/V 7” release from this past May.



The tour dates are as follows:

Red Fang Tour Dates

Jul 25 Neuensee GER Rock Im Wald
Jul 26 Lichtenvoorde NL Zwarte Cross Festival
Jul 27 Saarbrücken GER Garage
Jul 28 Milan IT Magnolia
Jul 29 Rome IT Traffic
Jul 31 Viveiro ESP Resurrection Festival
Aug 01 Nantes FR Le Ferrailleur – SOLD OUT
Aug 02 Albi FR Xtreme Fest
Aug 03 Colmar FR Grillen
Aug 05 Giessen GER MUK
Aug 06 Augsburg GER Kantine
Aug 07 Jaromer CZ Brutal Assault
Aug 08 Waldhausen AUT Lake On Fire
Aug 09 Chemnitz GER Rock Im Betonwerk
Aug 10 Saint Maurice de Gourdans FR Sylak Open Air
Aug 12 Martigny CH Les Caves du Manoir
Aug 13 Martigny CH Les Caves du Manoir
Aug 14 Pisa IT Musica W Festival
Aug 15 Le Locle CH Rock Altitude
Aug 16 Hasselt BEL Pukkelpop
Aug 17 Biddinghuizen NL Lowlands Festival
Aug 19 Osnabrück GER Bastard Club
Aug 20 Bochum GER Matrix
Aug 21 Charleville Mezieres FR Cabaret Vert
Aug 22 Reading, UK Reading Festival
Aug 23 Leeds, UK Leeds Festival

Aug 31 Seattle WA Bumbershoot Festival – Fisher Green Stage


Earlier this year Red Fang drummer John Sherman was interviewed by Ghost Cult, and he detailed the bands’ philosophy about touring, and playing in front of an ever-evolving fanbase:

We’re gonna try to win them over even if they’re used to listening to screamo bands or whatever, but see what kind of reaction we could get out of our shit. We had a blast. Sometimes it’s tough and scary playing in front of an audience who you think is going to hate you. It’s also a challenge. We think we can win them over, and often we do. I’d like to think that our band is versatile enough. I have a hard time classifying ourselves so we can play with bands like Mastodon and we could also play with bands like Clutch. It doesn’t have to be super heavy but it can be. It’s whoever we’re playing with.”



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Prog Sphere Accepting Submissions For Free Compilation


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The Prog-Sphere label and website is accepting submissions from unsigned bands for their first ever Progstravaganza CD edition. They will review all submissions and then select 11 songs (up to 7 minutes in length) that will be sent for a final master. The deadline for submissions is September 10th, 2014.


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The roots of Progstravaganza started as a compilation series from their label in 2010, and in the past have included such notable names as Astra, Scale the Summit, The Wrong Object, Exivious, Blotted Science, Soft Machine, Fughu, Galahad, and many more. The twentieth edition will be called Landmarks and besides new bands it will feature some of the artists that were featured on the previous samplers. Prog Sphere is also starting a mini-documentary series titled The Story of Progstravaganza, where some of the artists that were featured in the past will be talking about progressive music today.

On top of that, every band is showcased with an interview on the Progstravaganza website and is also featured on ProgSphere’s Progify streaming service. Baddass!

Besides the inclusion on the sampler, Progstravaganza CD also brings features in a special printed Progstravaganza magazine, 6-month promotional campaign, interviews, reviews, lyric/photo videos, polls, commentaries… More features will be added.

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Artists interested in taking part on the first physical Progstravaganza edition can get in touch with Prog Sphere at, with included link of a song and short biography.
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Dying Fetus Announce European Headline Tour


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Technical Death Metal legends Dying Fetus are heading back to Europe this fall for a six-week tour. They will be joined by fellow musical misanthropes in Goatwhore, Malevolence and Fallujah. The long-running band is still out on the road supporting their exceptional 2012 album Reign Supreme (Relapse). Of the trek, Guitarist / vocalist John Gallagher has said:



We’re stoked to hit the European road this winter and crush the weak! Every band on this tour brings something unique to the table thus making an amazing package which will pulverize. This will be a death metal party that shouldn’t be missed. Bring your war helmet!”



Dying Fetus tour dates / European Tour with Goatwhore, Malevolence and Fallujah

Nov 08 – Liege, Belgium – Fonck

Nov 09 – Essen, Germany – Turock (Matinee)

Nov 10 – Frankfurt, Germany – 11er

Nov 11 – Dessau, Germany – Beatclub

Nov 12 – Prague, Czech Rep – Meet Factory w/ Cannibal Corpse

Nov 13 – Ludwigsburg, Germany – Rockfabrik

Nov 14 – Berlin, Germany – Lido

Nov 15 – Eindhoven, Netherlands – Dynamo

Nov 16 – Trier, Germany – Exhaus

Nov 17 – Brighton, UK – Audio

Nov 18 – Cardiff, UK – Clwb Ifor Bach

Nov 19 – Glasgow, UK – Cathouse

Nov 20 – Dublin, Ireland – Voodoo Lounge

Nov 21 – Manchester, UK – Sound Control

Nov 22 – Wolverhampton, UK – Slade Rooms

Nov 23 – London, UK – Garage

Nov 24 – Paris, France – Divan Du Monde

Nov 25 – Toulouse, France – La Dynamo

Nov 26 – Santander, Spain – Escenario

Nov 27 – Porto, Portugal – Hard Club

Nov 28 – Madrid, Spain – Penélope

Nov 29 – Badalona, Spain – Estraperlo Club

Nov 30 – Nimes, France – Paloma

Dec 01 – Clermont-Ferrand, France – Le Tremplin

Dec 02 – Aarau, Switzerland – Kiff

Dec 03 – Brescia, Italy – Circolo Colony

Dec 04 – München, Germany – Backstage

Dec 05 – Budapest, Hungary – Blue Hell

Dec 06 – Ljubljana, Slovenia – Gala Hala

Dec 07 – Cluj-Napoca, Romania – Flying Circus

Dec 08 – Sofia, Bulgaria – Jet Rock

Dec 09 – Brasov, Romania – Club Rockstadt

Dec 10 – Kosice, Slovakia – Collosseum

Dec 11 – Wien, Austria – Viper Room

Dec 12 – Nürnberg, Germany – Rockfabrik

Dec 13 – Aarhus, Denmark – Voxhall

Dec 14 – Oslo, Norway – John Dee

Dec 16 – Helsinki, Finland – Nosturi

Dec 18 – Stockholm, Sweden – Debaser Medis

Dec 19 – Hamburg, Germany – Kaiserkeller, Große Freiheit

Dec 20 – Leer, Germany – Zollhaus





In the meantime Dying Fetus hits the road in the USA on this year’s Summer Slaughter Tour, as direct support for Morbid Angel, and also counting Goatwhore and Fallujah on that bill. That tour begins tonight in California. When they are done with touring for the year, they will turn their attention to recording their next album, due in 2015, also for Relapse.




Check out the new video for ‘Second Skin’ here


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Ben Weinman Expands His Vision for Party Smasher Inc.



Ben Weinman was already one of the busiest guys in heavy music, but now his dance card will be filled to the max. What originally started out as a vanity label for is now going to be a fully-fledged “one-stop portal for musicians, photographers, illustrators, fashion designers and industry mavericks of all stripes.”, according to the Dillinger Escape Plan guitarist and resident stage destroyer.


As reported by, Weinman has been cultivating this idea for sometime, and just needed to put the wheels in motion:



“I was well into my twenties, with a college degree and a corporate job, playing music with no intention of generating money or some massive fanbase,” explains Weinman. “Before I had even realized it, I was making 100% of my living creating art. How did this happen? Because we ignored the ‘rules.’ It wasn’t until I started living my artistic life with that mindset that I became a responsible creator — one who could move people through honest expression. And that is what Party Smasher Inc. is all about. We are here to celebrate the artists that are following their own path, undeterred by the trends.”


This continues an upward trend of artists driven collectives, either creatively or in management roles in the current scene. As bands age, die out, or plain run out of steam with fans; it’s great to see people in the business get creative when it comes to their future and ensuring a career beyond albums and tours. Bands dudes used to (and still do) flock to studio and record label jobs, but those are drying up and going away. Look for more of these ventures to pop up in marketing, management, fashion, and new media soon.

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