Northwest Hesh Fest is this coming weekend in Portland OR, September 19th – and it looks awesome! Headlined by Red Fang, and featuring appearances by Acid King, Witch Mountain, Big Business, Necrot, Fat Tony, Lord Dying, Nebula, Sasquatch, Holy Grove, and many more. We caught up with Johnny Gaylon, the booker of the fest and past events in Portland and at places such as South By Southwest (SXSW), and we learned about his past history in the scene, just what goes into booking the fest and why downtown Portland rules for events like this! Get your tickets to the event here, check back tomorrow for our festival preview, and check back in a few weeks for a review and photo set.
As we previously reported Red Fang dropped a new single recently via an 8-bit video game dubbed Red Fang Headbang. Now you can get the brand new single created and released with the game, ‘Antidote’. Purchase the track and watch the video below! The band is also kicking off new tour dates next week.
Red Fang are stoner rock legends and technical innovators when it comes to viral marketing. The band has released a new single ‘Antidote’ through their own mobile phone app. Written and directed by Wieden+Kennedy creative Ansel Wallenfang. It is the world’s first music video game you have to headbang to play! The mid ’90s–style app, titled Red Fang: Headbang, is available globally for both Android and iOS using either a smartphone or tablet. A tutorial at the beginning teaches users how to appropriately headbang (hint, move your head with your hand/phone). If the user stops headbanging, Red Fang dies. The app features three alternate endings. Download the app, watch the video and a trailer for it below! Continue reading
When Iowan trio Druids‘ EP Spirit Compass (Self-release) hit my ears sixteen months ago, I was staggered by the apparent ease with which the bandmelded the darkness of Sabbath and the violence of Mastodon with the joyous, Summery Grunge of Blind Melon. It made for a heady mix and new offering Monument (The Company) promises the same excitement amid a paradoxically heavy flexibility. Continue reading
Red Fang have announced headlining Summer European tour dates throughout June. The tour includes two festival appearances at Download Festival Madrid and Arsenal Festival. Tickets are on sale Wednesday at 10am CET. Check out the dates below. The band is still supporting their latest album Only Ghosts, out now on CD/LP/Digital via Relapse Records. Physical packages and digital orders are available via https://www.Relapse.com Continue reading
Heavy Psych Sounds, one of the best labels in the world for stoner rock, doom and sludge has announced a limited engagement of festivals in the USA. Red Fang will be the special headliner on the west coast, with other bands like Nebula and Duel also headlining a few dates. Tickets for the Heavy Psych Sounds Fest shows in Los Angeles, Dallas and Austin are on sale now. Tickets for the San Francisco HPS event will go on sale February 28 at the link below. Continue reading
Psycho Las Vegas has grown and evolved over the years and has shaken off any comparisons to niche European fests and your traditional US fest, itself having no close comparisons, and being its own beast. Having everything under one roof including your stay can lead to late and debaucherous nights for some, packed and planned diverse schedules for the devout, a little compromise of both for others, but an all around good time for all. For a journalist working the fest, it goes by in a blur but you still experience having those stand out moments as well as highlights of your own. Continue reading