Red Fang

Red Fang
Played at Graspop Metal Meeting 2013 / 2017
Genre

Stoner

Country

United States

Biography

The American stoner rock band Red Fang from Portland, Oregon, has been travelling the rocky road to success since 2005. While the tongue-in-cheek approach to their self-titled debut was lots of fun - who doesn’t remember the video for ‘Prehistoric Dog’ - their sophomore full-length effort ‘Murder the Mountains’ (2011) was a serious step up, the surplus in resources really shining through in the production without killing the head-nodding factor. According to one of the band’s favourite quotes, they make music that ‘appeals both to the thinking and the banging head’. After several successful tours supporting Mastodon and a first headlining tour in 2012, they started to make their mark on the European scene by playing a number of major European festivals. ‘Only Ghosts’ 2016) is their fourth full-length and has raised the bar in terms of songwriting, as illustrated by the hook-driven singles ‘Flies’ and ‘Shadows’. (#GMM17)