Red Fang Sits Down with Metro Mix

Red Fang took time out to talk to Columbus' Metro Mix

"Aside from their killer name and accompanying saber-toothed tiger teeth logo, the coolest thing about Red Fang is their sense of humor.

While there are legions of contemporary bands producing exquisite, deeply listenable metal, few are able to deliver amazing riffs and tell a funny story simultaneously, but in the video for “Prehistoric Dog,” Red Fang does just that. The clip for the song from the group's self-titled album tracks the Portland, Ore., group mocking some live-action, role-playing nerds in costume, going home to forge armor out of empty beer cars, and returning to play-fight with their freshly made enemies.

Red Fang has both the prowess and the character to make their material shine. Before a show opening for fellow metal men Valient Thorr at Cafe Bourbon Street on Nov. 13, bassist/vocalist Aaron Beam talked with Metromix about drawing inspiration from Christina Aguilera and the benefits of “nerd practice.”

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