Red Fang have shared the tragic tale of Arnie Von Party, a pizza parlor mascot whose predilection for the company goods puts the fuzzy fiend in a world of hurt, via their new video for “Why”. Watch it below.
“Whoa!!! This video is JAM-PACKED with thrills, chills and spills. Our buddy Ansel Wallenfang, director of the music video/video game for our track, ‘Antidote,’ is back with a wild and hilarious, but also touching story about a special group of friends who play together as the in-house band for a casual pizza restaurant,” explains vocalist and bass player Aaron Beam. “Things get a lot darker than you might imagine. We hope it’s not too cheesy!”
The clip offers the third preview from the Portland-based band’s forthcoming album, “Arrows” (June 4, Relapse Records). Earlier singles include the title track, released via a hilariously Katana-gone-wrong video, and the “rollicking” track, “Funeral Coach”. Early reviews for the new music point to this being one of Red Fang’s most critically-revered albums to date. New Noise dubbed it “magnificent,” Metal Injection said it’s “excellent”, and Stereogum said the collection features “satisfying… scuzzed out riffage.”
The band has announced a pair of live outings, playing the Louder Than Life Festival on Sept. 26, and a special Halloween show with All Them Witches at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium on Halloween. Additional dates will be announced soon.
“Arrows” pre-orders are available now, with the album available in a variety of formats, including standard versions of the LP, CD, cassette and digitally, as well as, a limited-edition liquid filled LP, deluxe CD (exclusive to Europe and Relapse.com), and two collectible bundles: LP with a limited “Arrows” blacklight poster and a Red Fang x Psycho Las Vegas limited-edition Texas Hold’em themed box set. Dubbed the Fortune Hunter Gamblers Pack, the poker-themed package includes branded casino-quality playing cards, dice, collector’s coin, custom boxing, and a card of authenticity (all featuring custom artwork by Ian Colazzo), as well as the LP, and t-shirt.
Physical pre-orders are available via Relapse’s webstore, while digital downloads and streaming links can be found here.