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First things first: Check out the first installment of Red Fang’s European documentary. It’s highly entertaining and gives you great insight as to what its like to travel and play overseas:

And now…dates for the Red Fang and Black Tusk have been revealed! Thats a lot of teeth! Lord Dying and Indian Handcrafts will opening the tour as well, Lord Dying on the first part and Indian Handcrafts on the second.

10/26 Sacramento, CA – Harlow’s Restaurant and Nightclub
10/27 San Francisco, CA – Slim’s (feat. Lord Dying)
10/28 Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour (feat. Lord Dying)
10/30 San Diego, CA – Casbah
10/31 Tucson, AZ – Plush Tucson
11/01 El Paso, TX – Tricky Falls (feat. Lord Dying)
11/02 Amarillo, TX – 12052 Event Center
11/03 Austin, TX – Fun Fun Fun Fest (no Black Tusk)
11/04 Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s
11/05 Denton, TX – Rubber Gloves
11/06 Memphis, TN – Hi-Tone Cafe (feat. Lord Dying)
11/07 Atlanta, GA – 529
11/08 Raleigh, NC – Kings Barcade
11/09 Richmond, VA – Kingdom
11/10 Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts
11/11 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
11/12 Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus
11/13 Cambridge, MA – The Middle East
11/15 Cleveland, OH – Beachland Tavern
11/16 Detroit, MI – Magic Stick
11/17 Chicago, IL – Subterranean
11/19 Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater
11/20 Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
11/21 Noise, ID – Neurolux

Red Fang official merch store.

Black Tusk official merch store.


Red Fang have announced their first ever headlining European tour! Fellow IndieMerch band Black Tusk will be joining them on the trek across foreign soil so be sure to cruise out to a show! Dates are below:

05.04.12 Italy Segrate (MI) Magnolia
06.04.12 Italy Roma Traffic
07.04.12 Italy Montecchio Maggiore (VI) E20 Underground
08.04.12 Switzerland Bulle Ebullition
09.04.12 France Lyon TBA
10.04.12 France Nantes Le Ferrailleur
11.04.12 France Paris Les Combustibles
12.04.12 Netherlands Tilburg Roadburn Festival
13.04.12 Belgium Torhout Club de B
14.04.12 Belgium Marbehan Bois Des Isles
15.04.12 UK Southampton Joiners
16.04.12 UK Manchester Star and Garter
17.04.12 UK Wrexham Central Station
18.04.12 UK London Underworld
19.04.12 Netherlands Nijmegen Doornroosje
20.04.12 Netherlands Leeuwarden Asteriks
21.04.12 Germany Berlin Desertfest
22.04.12 Greece Athens An Club * Red Fang only
24.04.12 Finland Helsinki Tavastia
26.04.12 Germany Hamburg Hafenklang
27.04.12 Germany Wiesbaden Schlachthof
28.04.12 Schweiz Winterthur Gaswerk
29.04.12 Austria Salzburg Rockhouse Bar
30.04.12 Italy Bozen Halle 28
01.05.12 Austria Wien Arena
02.05.12 Germany München Feierwerk
03.05.12 Poland Wroclaw Asymetry Festival
04.05.12 Germany Kiel Schaubude
05.05.12 Germany Essen Cafe Nova

RUSSIAN TOUR
06.05.12 Ukraine Kiev TBA
07.05.12 Russia Moscow Plan B
08.05.12 Russia St. Petersburg Orlandina

Red Fang official merch store.

Black Tusk official merch store.


Happy Monday everyone! I had the opportunity to do some Q & A with Red Fang drummer John Sherman. Check it out below along with their killer new video and shirt design!

1. Your awesome new video for “Hank Is Dead” recently premiered, featuring air guitar winner Tony Tapatio. I looked up some previous footage of this guy air shreddin’ and he is no joke! Any cool stories from the shoot?

Yeah, Tony is no joke indeed. He walked away with the oversize novelty check for $1000 and the champion title. The shoot was super fun, as all our experiences with Whitey have been. The huge speakers on top of the car were the real deal, so driving around town blasting jams and yelling at pedestrians was pretty amazing. Whitey has a way of bringing out the teenage jackasses in us, I guess.

2. This is your second tour in a row with Mastodon in two different vastly different markets. How has it been on the road with those dudes and how do the European crowds compare to the ones in the US?

Touring with Mastodon is the dream. Seriously, they are the nicest dudes in the world and super fun to hang out with. Extremely friendly guys and they treat us like family. Half way through the US tour they asked us to come to Europe ‘with them and it was very easy to say yes. The crowds really aren’t that much different over here versus back home – I mean, Mastodon crowds are insane no matter where you go, and, luckily, they seem to be into us as well. Dream tour – opening for a killer band that has tons of amazing fans who dig our sound AND they are total bros. Amazing.

3. Did you guys find a “go to” beer out there on tour or is it whatever the venue provides?

No “go to” beer over here, really. We try all the local favorites wherever we go. Honestly, I’ve been way more into wine on this tour, but that’s just me. There’s plenty of amazing beers over here. Some crappy ones too!

4. The aesthetic Red Fang has created is a rare feat in the metal community these days, combining honest and heavy music with humor through your music videos and interviews. Was this something the band set out to do from the onset or did it come naturally?

It’s funny how little we actually “set out” to do. We are just being ourselves – we love heavy rock and we are goofballs. It is entirely possible to take your music very seriously without taking yourselves seriously. You probably won’t ever hear a “joke” song on a Red Fang record, but when it comes to videos comedy just comes naturally. Like, we would rather see some idiots smash through a wall of milk in a station wagon than mope around in a dark dungeon being all mean and serious. That’s no fun. Come on out that dark dungeon, little buddy, and party with us! It’s nice up here!

5. What is your favorite merch design the band has had online or on tour?

We probably will all tell you different personal favorites – we never agree. That’s why we have to have several designs! Right now, my favorite is the new “Bearded Skull” design this kid, Xavi from Barcelona, made for us. It’s pretty amazing. Seems like the classic “Sabertooth Skull” design is the most popular though. We have been fortunate to have some killer designs come our way.

Their killer new aforementioned design “Bearded Skull” is now available at the Red Fang official merch store.


If the clip below is any indication, it looks like our pals in Red Fang will be three for three in the awesome music video department. The band is wrapping up the editing on their latest endeavor for “Hank is Dead,” featuring an air guitar face off of epic proportions. The winner, Tony Tapatio, is seen below winning over the band and fans alike with his tight pants and black flag tattoos. Check it out!

The video will be unleashed soon so keep checking back.

snag some righteous gear from the band at the Red Fang official merch store.



Dying Fetus has posted a teaser trailer announcing their new album! Titled “Reign Supreme,” the release will be out on Relapse in Spring 2012.

The band has also unleashed three fresh pieces of merch for the masses, including sweat pants and a beanie! Check them out below and click the link to buy!

Dying Fetus official merch store.


Dying Fetus have announced the details on their highly anticipated new album. Frontman John Gallagher recently dropped some awesome news that will certainly please their fans new and old:

“…The album will feature nine tracks and is a “return to roots” with production focused slightly more on slam than in the band’s last few works. Thematically, the album is set to be a good old-fashioned piece of social and political commentary in the style of DYING FETUS as we have come to know. An official release date and album title will be announced shortly.
“The last album had some groove in it,” stated John Gallagher, “but [it] was basically a lot of tech; this one is a return to form of older DYING FETUS albums, so to speak- more modern production though, of course.” “Everything’s tight,” John adds; “…the sound is crushing, the drums are amazing”.

Sounds awesome!

The band has also announced a series of South American shows will precede the album in January, dates are below:
01/11 Buenos Aires, ARG – Asbury Bar
01/12 Rio de Janeiro, BRA – Underground Cultural
01/13 Recife, BRA – Burburinho Bar
01/14 São Paulo, BRA – Manifesto Bar
01/15 Santiago, CHL – Club 334
01/17 Bogota, COL – TBA
01/18 Armenia, COL – TBA

Click the link below to snag some merch from the bands official store!


Red Fang has unleashed two fresh designs on their online store!

Night Destroyer.

“Cloie McPhail took the term “a wolf in sheep’s clothing” literally with this fantastic graphic. Another Talenthouse “design a shirt for Red Fang” winner, this tee features a predator of the plains cloaked under a passive creature, ready to strike his prey.”

Humans Remain Human Remains.

Talenthouse contest winner Alex Rydlinski has created a shirt 10,000 years in the making. Featuring a prehistoric man ready to strike down another cave dweller, this design fits perfectly with Red Fang’s aesthetic and music. This shirt is an online exclusive and can only be found here.

Both shirts and more can be found at the Red Fang official merch store.

The fantastic art from these shirts came from a contest hosted by IndieMerch, Zazzle, Metalsucks, Relapse Records and Talenthouse, a website that helps artists from all walks of life to showcase their talents. Check out the video below for more info on this amazing company:

Both artists won a ton of prizes including cash, credits to Zazzle, and a ton of gear from Red Fang.

To view the whole contest and other entries, click here.


Cephalic Carnage is pure rocky mountain hydro grind! Snag their “Megacosm” shirt without emptying your wallet for the cool price of $5.99! Quantities are limited so act fast.

Click here to megacosm your mind.

Not convinced? Check out the video for their song “Endless Cycle of Violence.” Pure mayhem!

Pick up more gear from the band at the Cephalic Carnage merch store


Thrash masters Toxic Holocaust unleashed their latest album “Conjure and Command” yesterday on Relapse Records. It’s a total shredder and can be purchased on Itunes, all major retailers, and your local mom and pop stores.

Stream the new album HERE.

The band is also starting a tour in support of the album starting July 29th with Holy Grail and Krum Bums in support. Check out the flyer below and cruise to a show!

Can’t make it out? The band has you covered. Pick up a slipmat, party hat, and a plethora of shirts at the Toxic Holocaust official merch store.




Extreme metal maniacs Revocation are back with a slew of updates. First off, the band just posted a new song titled “Cradle Robber” off their new album “Chaos of Forms.” The album is set to drop on August 16th via Relapse Records.

Listen to the new song “Cradle Robber” HERE.

The band has also posted a studio update to show their progress on what appears to be a great album in the making:

Last but certainly not least, a new shirt just hit their store titled “Skull Hammered”:

Pick this up along with some other sweet gear at the official Revocation merch store.


Revocation tour dates.


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