Portland, Oregon’s Red Fang have been making quite a name for themselves in 2011, with gigs on the Metalliance Tour, a spot at Hellfest and of course the Mayhem Festival tour this summer. The quartet opened the Jägermeister stage, getting the event off to a raucous start. They have been noted as one of the tour’s highlights from fans and bands alike.
This fall the quartet, which combines traditional metal with stoner metal to create its unique signature sound, is out on another sick tour with Mastodon and The Dillinger Escape Plan. Red Fang is touring in support if its sophomore release Murder The Mountains on Relapse records.
I caught up with the boys as they rolled into Sauget, Illinois. As drummer John Sherman tumbled from the bus and popped open a Heineken, he was kind enough to give a call and update us on the tour, the return of vinyl, Black Sabbath‘s reunion and the life of a Scrabble nerd.