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Red Fang: Whales and Leeches

While RED FANG wrap their way across the U.S. on their autumn tour, the rising rock group have released the video for “Blood Like Cream,” directed by Whitey McConnaughy, via YouTube HERE (Viewers in restricted territories can watch the video on Daily Motion HERE?). Actor/comedian Fred Armisen (“Portlandia,” “Saturday Night Live”) joins in the fun with the beer-loving Portland-based band. “Blood Like Cream” is the first single off their new album WHALES AND LEECHES (Relapse).

RED FANG will also make their national, late-night television debut on The Late Show with David Letterman Friday, January 10 (11:35/10:35p CT) and perform “Blood Like Cream.”

“I love Red Fang and I had the best time doing the video,” says Fred Armisen. “It was fun for me to do and Whitey was a total pleasure to work with, too.”

“In keeping with a long tradition dating back to 2007, we have made another epic, hilarious video with Whitey McConnaughy, the content of which is completely unrelated to the lyrical content of the song,” explains the band’s bassist/vocalist AARON BEAM. “This song is about the stress of balancing a touring lifestyle with having a family back home, but who wants to see a video about that? BORING! Instead, we have a video featuring lots of blood, beer, and exercise–some of us did more running in this video that we’ve done the whole year to date. Also, Fred Armisen is in this one and he really steals the show. I thought I was a bad actor before, but after working with him, I see I cannot even qualify for such a high distinction as ‘bad.’ We hope everyone has as much fun watching it as we had making it!!”

RED FANG have created a new video game–a virtual beer shot-gunning challenge–and if enough users share the game, they’ll be able to unlock the new RED FANG track “Behind the Light.” Play and share the game HERE.

Released October 15 on Relapse Records, WHALES AND LEECHES debuted at #66 on the Billboard Album Chart, marking the group’s highest sales week and first debut in the Top 200. RED FANG are generating critical acclaim from SPIN, Revolver, Magnet,Alternative Press and more for their new album which was produced by Chris Funk (Decemberists) and mixed by Vance Powell (White Stripes, Raconteurs, Kings of Leon). Featuring such guests as Mike Scheidt (Yob) and Pall Jenkins (The Black Heart Procession), WHALES AND LEECHES propels RED FANG into the upper stratosphere of the heavy rock and metal elite.

Red Fang Tour Dates:
The Shrine, Indian Handcrafts, Cancer Bats and Radkey support
Fri 12/13 Montreal, QC Cabaret Mile End
Sat 12/14 Toronto, ON Lee’s Palace
Sun 12/15 Detroit, MI The Shelter
Mon 12/16 Chicago, IL Logan Square Auditorium
Tue 12/17 Minneapolis, MN Triple Rock
Thu 12/19 Colorado Springs, CO The Black Sheep
Fri 12/27 Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom

European Tour w/ The Shrine and Lord Dying
Sat 1/18 Geneve CH Usine PTR
Sun 1/19 Orleans FR Astrolabe
Mon 1/20 Nantes FR Ferraileur
Tue 1/21 Bordeaux FR Krakatoa
Wed 1/22 Bilbao ESP Kafé Antzoki
Thu 1/23 Oporto PT Hard Club
Fri 1/24 Lisbon PT Music Box
Sat 1/25 Madrid ESP Sala Copérnico
Sun 1/26 Barcelona ESP Bikini
Tue 1/28 Toulouse FR Connexion
Wed 1/29 Clermont-Ferrand FR Wild Festival
Thu 1/20 Mezzago IT Bloom
Fri 1/31 Livorno IT The Cage Club Theatre
Sat 2/1 Bologna IT Locomotiv Club
Sun 2/2 Ljubljana SLO Channel Zero
Tue 2/4 Rijeka CROATIA Palach
Wed 2/5 Budapest HU Dürer Kert
Thu 2/6 Prague CZ Futurum
Fri 2/7 Athens GR Gagarin 205
Sat 2/8 Thessaloniki GR Eightball
Sun 2/9 Istanbul TURKEY Jolly Joker *Red Fang only
Fri 3/14 Köln GER Essigfabrik
Sat 3/15 Hasselt BEL Muziekodroom
Sun 3/16 Paris FR Divan Du Monde
Mon 3/17 Sheffield UK Corporation
Tue 3/18 Manchester UK Sound Control
Wed 3/19 Glasgow UK Classic Grand
Thu 3/20 Birmingham UK Institute Temple
Fri 3/21 London UK Islington Academy
Sat 3/22 Eindhoven NL Effenaar
Sun 3/23 Nijmegen NL Doornroosje
Tue 3/25 Hamburg GER Knust
Wed 3/26 Gothenburg SWE Truckstop Alaska
Thu 3/27 Oslo NOR John Dee
Fri 3/28 Stockholm SWE Debaser Strand
Sat 3/29 Copenhagen DK Pumpehuset
Sun 3/20 Berlin GER Lido
Mon 3/31 Warsaw POL Basen
Tue 4/1 Wien AT
Thu 4/3 München GER Backstage
Fri 4/4 Leipzig GER Taubchenthal
Sat 4/5 Stuttgart GER LKA
Sun 4/6 Wiesbaden GER Schlachthof

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Press release provided by Relapse Records.