Seattle punk legends ZEKE return with their first new album in over 14 years entitled Hellbender! Short, fast, loud, and to the fuckin' point, Hellbender contains fifteen tracks laced with ZEKE's signature mix of hyperspeed thrash-punk and Motörhead possessed, hard as nails, rock n' roll. Complete with raucous, in-your-face production by Jack Endino (Nirvana, High on Fire, The Accüsed), Hellbender is the culmination of a band 25 years into their career, sounding more aggressive, immediate and turbo-charged than ever before! Ride to live…
Stream three new songs from ZEKE, including “Working Man”, “Hellbender” and “County Jail” off Hellbender via YouTube HERE, Bandcamp HERE and Spotify HERE.
Additionally, ZEKE will embark on a headline Spring European tour in support of Hellbender’s release next month. The tour commences on March 30 at Paaspop Festival in NL and ends May 5 in Kassel, DE. A short stint of regional dates in the Pacific Northwest will take place in the coming months as well. A full list of confirmed tour dates is available below.
ZEKE’s new album Hellbender is due out March 30, 2018 on CD/LP/Digital via Relapse Records. Physical packages are available via Relapse.com HERE and Digital Downloads on Bandcamp HERE.
Cover Artwork: Hollis Tucker & Lee Goode
Feb 10 Seattle, WA Darrell’s
Feb 17 Portland, OR Dante’s
Mar 10 Everett, WA Tony V
Mar 17 Bremerton, WA The Manette Saloon
Mar 30 Schijndel, NL Paaspop Festival
Mar 31 Bremen, DE Tower
Apr 01 Copenhagen, DK Loppen
Apr 02 Orebro, SE Frimis Salonger
Apr 03 Stockholm, SE Bar Brooklyn
Apr 04 Oslo, NO Krosset
Apr 06 Goteborg, SE Pustervik
Apr 07 Aalborg, DK 1000Fryd
Apr 08 Kiel, DE Schaubude
Apr 09 Hamburg, DE Hafenklang
Apr 11 Munchen, DE Rote Sonne
Apr 12 Bologna, IT Freak Out Club
Apr 13 Roma, IT Evol
Apr 14 Livorno, IT The Cage
Apr 15 Segrate, IT Circolo Magnolia
Apr 16 Montpellier, FR Secret Place
Apr 18 Barcelona, ES Rocksound
Apr 19 Valencia, ES TBC
Apr 20 Madrid, ES Gruta 77
Apr 21 Vitoria, ES Jimmy Jazz
Apr 22 Lyon, FR Rock’n’Eat
Apr 24 Berlin, DE Bi Nuu
Apr 25 Essen, DE Dont Panic
Apr 26 Koln, DE Helios 37
Apr 27 Erica, NL Pitfest
Apr 28 Hagen a.T.W., DE Stockrock
Apr 29 Utrecht, NL De Helling
Apr 30 Opwijk, BE Nosta
May 01 Bristol, UK The Thekla
May 02 Manchester, UK Rebellion Club
May 03 Nottingham, UK The Rescue Rooms
May 04 London, UK Desertfest
May 05 Kassel, DE K19
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Living up to the title of their newest record, Against the Grain have proven themselves to be true road warriors. Blazing a trail across the US with their brand of gear-shifting, balls-to-the-wall rock, incorporating all things heavy they practically defy categorization, seamlessly blurring the lines of punk, rock, doom and thrash.
After playing fifty shows in 2009 across their home state of Michigan, their self-titled debut (released that same year) garnered a serious local fan base. Introduced to touring life by Hellmouth and The Meatmen, with their intense live show nailed and energized fan base following in support close behind, Against The Grain quickly transformed into a fully-functioning road act.
Playing seventy-five dates in 2011, they followed their debut with 2012’s Motor City Speed Rock and a further hundred fifty dates in support. Their efforts caught the attention of Self-Destructo Records, who in 2013 released their third full-length Surrounded By Snakes to such acclaim that they rereleased it soon afterward on 10” vinyl. Maintaining a DIY tour ethic, the band has since built a national fan base while quenching their thirst for fast and heavy rock and roll, right across the land. With a combined total of seven hundred and fifty dates under their belts since their formation in 2011, the band has toured alongside an impressive assemblage of notable acts that include Nashville Pussy, Valient Thorr, Bongzilla, Atomic Bitchwax, Mos Generator, Anvil, Night Demon, Church of Misery, The Hookers, Beast in the Field, Lo-Pan and many more.
Against The Grain’s heavily anticipated forth full-length, Road Warriors, was released in the summer of 2015 and pushed them even further into the electrifying realms of rock, metal and punk world. But it’s their soon-to-be released album Cheated Death that’s going to truly push them over the edge. Released this February on the California-based record label Ripple Music– widely regarded as one of the world's leading record labels for Heavy Rock, Stoner, Doom and Heavy Psych – you can rest assured that the mad men of Michigan are going to blaze a trial across the US, the world and your mind in 2018.
Cheated Death is released worldwide on February 9th 2018 on Ripple Music.
Against The Grain:
Chris Nowak – Bass, Vocals
Rob Nowak – Drums
Nick Bellomo – Guitar
Kyle Davis – Guitar
2018 Tour Dates:
2/2 – Saginaw (MI) – Hamilton St. Pub
2/3 – Indianapolis (IN) – The Melody Inn
2/4 – Grand Rapids (MI) – Tip Top Deluxe (Matinee)
3/22 – Westland (MI) – The Token Lounge
3/23 – Newport (KY) – The Southgate House Revival
3/24 – Nashville (TN) – Exit/In
3/25 – Lexington (KY) – Cosmic Charlies
3/26 – Louisville (KY) – Highlands Tap Room
3/27 – St Louis (MO) – FUBAR
3/28 – Springfield (MO) – Outland Ballroom
3/29 – Wichita (KS) – The Elbow Room
3/30 – Denver (CO) – The Gothic Theatre
3/31 – Grand Junction (CO) – The Mesa Theatre
4/1 – Salt Lake City (UT) – Metro Music Hall
4/3 – Las Vegas (NV) – The Divebar
4/4 – San Diego (CA) – The Soda Bar
4/5 – Santa Ana (CA) – The Observatory
4/6 – Bakersfield (CA) – Pyrenees Cafe and Saloon
4/7 – San Jose (CA) – The Ritz
4/8 – Santa Cruz (CA) – The Catalyst
4/10 – Sacramento (CA) – The Blue Lamp
4/12 – Grants Pass (OR) – Rogue Theatre
4/13 – Portland (OR) – Dantes
4/14 – Seattle (WA) – El Corazon
4/15 – Spokane (WA) – The Pin!
4/16 – Whitefish (MT) – Remington Bar and Casino
4/17 – Bozeman (MT) – Bozeman Eagles Club and Ballroom
4/18 – Billings (MT) – The Pub Station
4/20 – Minneapolis (MN) – Lees Liquor Lounge
4/21 – Green Bay (WI) – The Lyric Room
4/22 – Chicago (IL) – Reggies Rock Club
Portland rockers RED FANG have announced a special wine collaboration with Teutonic Wine Company, a small urban winery in their hometown that make wines in the style of the Middle Mosel Valley in Germany and France's Alsace region. The wine, aptly called “Red Fang Red” is a blend of varieties that have never been done before: Pinot Noir, Tannat and Gewürztraminer.
To celebrate, Teutonic and the band will team up for a wine release party like no other on January 13th at the Teutonic headquarters in Portland. Attendees will get to enjoy a DJ set from drummer John Sherman, a wine tasting with the band, munch on house-made corn dogs and much more. Tickets are available at this location (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/red-fang-red-release-party-tickets-41369659766)
Drummer John Sherman commented on the collaboration:
“Everyone thinks we’re very much about beer and our videos definitely portray us that way. We do drink beer, but I personally prefer wine and consequently, I’ve always wanted to make a Red Fang wine. To meet winemakers who also dig heavy music was a dream come true. The first time I went to Teutonic’s tasting room, they were playing Saxon on vinyl and I said to myself, ‘these are my people.’”
Additionally, RED FANG, who recently returned from their European tour with Mastodon, will once again hit the road for a string of headlining dates followed by a US run with Black Label Society and Corrosion of Conformity through February 10th. After that the band will embark on their first ever full tour of Latin America followed by a special performance at Welcome to Rockville in Jacksonville, FL. A full list of confirmed tour dates are available below.
RED FANG recently released another hilarious music video, an animated video for “Not For You” directed by Balázs Gróf that was recently named one of the top 5 music videos of the year by Revolver Magazine. Watch the full video at this location.
Watch a full collection of previously released RED FANG music videos HERE.
RED FANG’s latest album Only Ghosts is out now on CD/LP/Digital via Relapse Records. Physical packages and digital orders are available via Relapse.com HERE and Bandcamp HERE.
RED FANG Tour Dates:
Jan 15 Bellingham, WA The Shakedown
Jan 16 Vancouver, BC Rickshaw Theatre
Jan 18 Calgary, AB Big Winter Classic 2018 @ Dickens Pub
Jan 21 Winnipeg, MB Pyramid Cabaret
Jan 23 Kansas City, MO Riot Room
Jan 24 Memphis, TN Growlers
Jan 25 Atlanta, GA The Early
--- All Dates Jan 26 - Feb 09 w/ Black Label Society & Corrosion of Conformity ----
Jan 26 St. Petersburg, FL Jannus Live
Jan 27 Myrtle Beach, SC House of Blues
Jan 28 Raleigh, NC The Ritz
Jan 29 Silver Spring, MD The Fillmore Silver Spring
Jan 31 New York, NY PlayStation Theater
Feb 01 Worcester, MA The Palladium
Feb 02 Portland, ME Aura
Feb 03 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory
Feb 05 Buffalo, NY Town Ballroom
Feb 06 Akron, OH The Goodyear Theater at East End
Feb 07 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE
Feb 08 Milwaukee, WI Eagles Ballroom Club Stage
Feb 09 St. Paul, MN Myth Live
Feb 10 Fargo, ND Aquarium *Red Fang Only*
--- Red Fang Latin America Tour ---
Mar 14 Monterrey, MX Cafe Iguana
Mar 15 Guadalajara, MX C3 Stage
Mar 16 Mexico City, MX Foro Alicia
Mar 17 Lima, PE C.C. Festiva
Mar 18 Santiago, CL El Domo San Diego
Mar 20 Buenos Aires, AR Uniclub
Mar 21 Goiânia, BR Diablo Pub
Mar 22 Florianopolis, BR Celula Showcase
Mar 23 Rio De Janeiro, BR Teatro Odiesseia
Mar 24 Sao Paulo, BR Vic Club
Mar 25 Belo Horizonte, BR A Autentica
Apr 29 Jacksonville, FL Welcome To Rockville 2018
The Portland–based rock band worked with producer Ross Robinson (At The Drive-In, The Cure, Slipknot) and mixer Joe Barresi (Queens of the Stone Age, Tool, Melvins) on the 10-song album. “We wanted to leave Portland so we could be a little more immersed in the process, instead of having to think about going to get groceries and stuff,” explained Aaron Beam in a recent Revolver interview of working at Ross Robinson’s Venice, Calif. studio
In the week’s leading up to Only Ghosts’ release, the Portland-based rock band have also created a tremendously clever video about wronged comic book collectors seeking Predator-style vengeance (“Shadows”: https://youtu.be/cnhCxVy5pfs), partnered with Stumptown Coffee Roasters for a tour only blend dubbed “The Deep” after the song of the same name and lent their music to Pabst Blue Ribbon’s retro pinball machine, The Can Crusher. The band recently held a "Shadows" inspired Coloring Book contest sponsored with Indie Merch Store and New Noise Magazine. View all entries at http://redfang.net/coloringbook.
Nerdist dubbed Only Ghosts a “supremely excellent new album” while Metal Sucks offered, “…with Only Ghosts, they’ve delivered their freshest set of jams yet. On this new album, Red Fang are executing their songwriting at a deadly precision: their melodies are hookier, their compositions perfectly tweaked, their dual-throaty-vocal layers reaching an artful tier not really seen in the genre since Blood Mountain."
Only Ghosts is available now (www.redfang.bandcamp.com), as are physical bundles:http://bit.ly/only-ghosts.