Official press release:Red Fang
will return this October with their third studio album titled Whales and Leeches on Relapse Records
. The Portland, OR-based group NPR tagged as "a sleeker style of riff-heavy metal," have revealed the cover artwork for Whales and Leeches designed by graphic artist Orion Landau
today. On Saturday August 17, Red Fang will head to Missoula, MT to headline the 12th annual TotalFest. After blistering performances at Sasquatch! and major European festivals all summer long including Sonisphere, Download, Hellfest, Reload, Full Force, Open Air and Eistenaflug, Red Fang will announce a full U.S. tour for fall next week.
For the new album, the band worked producer Chris Funk (Decemberists) and mixer Vance Powell (White Stripes, Raconteurs, Kings of Leon). This same team worked on Red Fang's last album Murder the Mountains which Alternative Press magazine hailed as "a near masterpiece of tangled tar pit riffs and whisky-and-bong-hit vocals" (April 2011).