RED FANG Unveil Video For ‘Blood Like Cream’

Red Fang - Photo by James Rexroad

While RED FANG wrap their way across the U.S. on their autumn tour, the rising rock group have premiered video for Blood Like Cream–the first single off their new album Whales and Leeches (Relapse). Actor/comedian Fred Armisen (“Portlandia,” “Saturday Night Live”) joins in the fun with the beer-loving Portland-based band.

If you missed the premiere on, you can watch the raucous clip, directed by Whitey McConnaughey, below:

Over in the US, RED FANG will soon make their national, late-night television debut on The Late Show with David Letterman Friday, January 10 (11:35/10:35pm 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!!

Released October 21st on Relapse Records, Whales and Leeches 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 have announced an extensive run of European tour dates in support of Whales and Leeches. The Portland, Oregon band will head to Europe in February and March 2014 in a tour spread across two legs. A full list of dates is below. Support on both sections of the tour will come from label mates and fellow riff-merchants, LORD DYING & THE SHRINE.

European Tour Dates (Support comes from label mates LORD DYING, and The Shrine)

18.01.14 Switzerland Geneve PTR, Usine
19.01.14 France Orleans Astrolabe
20.01.14 France Nantes Ferraileur
21.01.14 France Bordeaux Krakatoa
22.01.14 Spain Bilbao Kafé Antzoki
23.01.14 Portugal Oporto Hard Club
24.01.14 Portugal Lisbon Music Box
25.01.14 Spain Madrid Sala Arena
26.01.14 Spain Barcelona Bikini
28.01.14 France Toulouse Connexion
29.01.14 France Clermont-Ferrand Wild Festival
30.01.14 Italy Mezzago (MB) Bloom
31.01.14 Italy Livorno The Cage Club Theatre
01.02.14 Italy Bologna Locomotiv Club
02.02.14 Slovenia Ljubljana Channel Zero
04.02.14 Croatia Rijeka Palach
05.02.14 Hungary Budapest Dürer Kert
06.02.14 Czech Republic Prague Futurum
07.02.14 Greece Athens Gagarin 205
08.02.14 Greece Thessaloniki Eightball
09.02.14 Turkey Istanbul Jolly Joker *Red Fang only

14.03.14 Germany Köln Essigfabrik
15.03.14 Belgium Hasselt Muziekodroom
16.03.14 France Paris Divan Du Monde
17.03.14 UK Sheffield Corporation
18.03.14 UK Manchester Sound Control
19.03.14 UK Glasgow Classic Grand
20.03.14 UK Birmingham Institute Temple
21.03.14 UK London Islington Academy
22.03.14 Netherlands Eindhoven Effenaar
23.03.14 Netherlands Nijmegen Doornroosje
25.03.14 Germany Hamburg Knust
26.03.14 Sweden Gothenburg Truckstop Alaska
27.03.14 Norway Oslo John Dee
28.03.14 Sweden Stockholm Debaser Strand
29.03.14 Denmark Copenhagen Pumpehuset
30.03.14 Germany Berlin Lido
31.03.14 Poland Warsaw Basen
01.04.14 Austria Wien Arena
03.04.14 Germany München Backstage
04.04.14 Germany Leipzig Taeubchenthal
05.04.14 Germany Stuttgart LKA
06.04.14 Germany Wiesbaden Schlachthof

Red Fang - Euro Tour 2014

Source: Pioneer Music Press
Photo Credit: James Rexroad