Portland rockers RED FANG mess with the wrong comic book collectors in the band's new video for "Shadows", which debuted via Funny Or Die this morning and can be viewed below.
"We had the pleasure of working with Whitey [McConnaughy] again on another music video," the band's singer/guitar player Bryan Giles commented of the "Predator"-like clip. "It was a crazy adventure through the woods in rural Oregon. It has stunt men, real firepower and some great explosions! We had a blast on this one."
The video is the sixth to pair RED FANG and director McConnaughy; the first clip from the partnership was 2010's "Prehistoric Dog", which saw the Portland-based band challenge a local role playing troupe only to suffer the consequences. The most recent video from the band and McConnaughy is the 2013 clip featuring Fred Armisen and a horde of beer-thirsty zombies in "Blood Like Cream".
"Shadows" is taken from RED FANG's new album, "Only Ghosts", which will be released on October 14 via Relapse. The disc was produced by Ross Robinson, who has previously worked with SLIPKNOT, SEPULTURA and KORN, among many others. The effort was recorded earlier this year at Robinson's Venice, California studio.
In a recent Revolver magazine interview, RED FANG bass player Aaron Beam joked that the experience of working beachside was "pretty miserable," later adding that working with Ross encouraged the band to take a different approach to recording. "He really digs into the meaning behind the songs so that when you're recording, you're doing it with conviction and purpose," he said. "It's less about the little technical things. He's more concerned with getting a performance and focusing on what you're trying to give the world by making this music in the first place." Joe Barresi (QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, TOOL, MELVINS) mixed the album.
"Working with Ross and Joe on this record was a huge leap forward for us," said the band. "The process was very challenging and rewarding, and I think we're a better band for it. This album expresses exactly where we're at. We're super proud of it and can't wait for people to hear it!"
RED FANG kicks off an extensive fall tour on September 26 with a month of European tour dates followed by another month of U.S. dates. Labelmates TORCHE will open on both runs, with WHORES joining the U.S. dates.
"Only Ghosts" track listing:
01. Flies 02. Cut It Short 03. Flames 04. No Air 05. Shadows 06. Not For You 07. The Smell of the Sound 08. The Deep 09. I Am a Ghost 10. Living in Lye