Rho Stone’s Audiovisual Adventures: Red Fang Edition!

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If you’ve never seen a Red Fang video, today is your lucky day. (Joe Note: Dude. Red Fang videos are THE BEST.)

Red Fang is an amazing band that understands the need to hire a web designer worth his salt. Instead of pretending to be gritty tuff guys in a Syfy movie they make stuff you want to sit through from beginning to end. They take music and make it fun, and they’ve passed that onto their videos as well. You should totally check them out.

 

Prehistoric Dog

Red Fang go Larping. This is a perfect example of people being creative with what they’ve got lying around. They took making weapons and suits of armor out of beer cans and made it fit into a narrative. Plus they got to drink lots of beer. That’s always good.

 

Hank is Dead

Red Fang organize an air guitar contest. I’d love to rig a car to go around the streets playing like that. It can be done. So by now they’ve got a bigger budget, they can get themselves a venue and a crew who know what they’re doing. There’s some crafty camerawork in play here. Check all the angles they pull out when they go around town in their car. Quick changing camera angles are important to make the viewer keep focused on what he’s watching.

 

Dirt Wizard

I’ve read in the comments (I read the comments) and heard from metal fans in general that they hate when videos are just the band playing while people go apeshit and travelling around. But if you have to make a video because the label guys demand it because publicity, I think it’s the perfect cop out. In fact, I think they should do this. In case anyone related to a label is tuning in (btw hi dudes, the Toilet Ov Hell will gladly review and flush your bands if you send stuff to us at toiletovhell@gmail.com), if you’re doing videos because you want to promote live shows, why instead of having Arch Enemy doing videos full of nincompoop don’t just show us videos of the live shows? Just record the band playing. If you use a TV switcher you don’t even need an editor. Color correct it and put it on youtube. It’s easier and cheaper. If you don’t do that because your bands suck live, well, stop signing bands that suck.

 

Wires

This video is about Red Fang making a video about making a video on a budget. They just wanted to roadkill milk jugs and shit. This video is by far my favorite. I don’t know how much Relapse invests in their band’s videos but they’re making the BEST videos. If I were in a band looking for a label, Relapse is where I would want to sign. I don’t know if the budget is necessarily $5000; they have a camera, a tripod and basic lighting in regards to equipment, but I doubt Brian Posehn and all that stuff they crushed were cheap. Also people tend to forget this, but editors don’t work for free. Maybe they just kept ramming stuff until they ran out of budget. I love it.

 

The Meadows

Red Fang eats. That’s it. I feel kinda cheated with this one. I understand what they’re doing, setting everything up with the framing and color correction of fancy cuisine videos and juxtaposing it with gags. But in the other video Red Fang ran over stuff with a car. It’s hard to beat running over cases of beer with a car.

 

Blood Like Cream

Red Fang escape from zombies. Ok, this looks really pro, it’s really a progression from Prehistoric Dog. Why does everything nowadays have to have zombies in it? At least they gave it a spin, I guess. They probably were sitting on the couch watching The Walking Dead and made the equation “Zombies + Red Fang = Beer Zombies”. I really don’t know how else to end this article, here’s GWAR:

  • Fucking love Red Fang!

    • StayArchspire.

      GL

      • Listen to Gojira

        • <3

          GL

        • Metaphysical Anus

          Gojispire

          • That sounds like some sort of foreign delicacy gone wrong.

        • Sir_William_Whalus

          “Now I can see the whales. Looming out of the dark. Like arrows in the sky.”

          • YES! Welcome to the fold Sir William Whalus.

            You can be apart of W.’s and I’s Gojira Wiener Club.

            GL

          • W.

            I’m a bit intimated to be wiener cousins with a whale. I’m afraid he’ll make me feel inadequate.

          • Fair point Sir! BTW I have been working offsite for the last 2 weeks. My time on here has been smaller than I like….

            GL

          • W.

            We miss you, boo.

          • I will watch this every time it’s posted.

          • It never gets old, and I always want more lol.

  • Wires is my favorite as well.

  • Best music videos around by far.

  • Fuck yea!! BEERD METAL!!!!

  • Metaphysical Anus

    Is there something wrong with me (probably there is, at least in some way)? I don’t find these music videos, or any music videos, interesting.

    • You’ve been tainted by too many years in the cold and forests…spend a couple years drinking shitty beer and not shaving…after that, you might “get it”.

      • Nordling Rites Ov Karhu

        He doesn’t drink (if memory serves), how could he “get it” when it’s full on beer music (I’m sorry songs DO require certain enhancing elements to really work)

        On the other hand nothing wrong with that, I’m not sure I like more than a song or two of them

        • Metaphysical Anus

          Your memory does serve well.

      • Metaphysical Anus

        I don’t even remember when was the last time I shaved.

        • Red Fang may just appeal to shitty americans drinking shitty beer, and not bathing. More power to ya, buddy!

          • Metaphysical Anus

            It’s just 2deep4me. I’m just a pleb.

  • First time i heard Red Fang was from Adult Swim’s Metal Swim compilation….that comp has aged exceptionally well, as in it still rips faces clean off. Also one of a handful of places you can get Isis(the band)’s “Pliable Foe”.

    http://www.adultswim.com/music/metalswim/

    • That compilation is totally tits

      • W.

        The advertisements for it really stuck out to me.

      • Jormungandr

        It really is. The video for Bringers of Death is pretty good too.

  • Sir_William_Whalus

    Keep your friends close, but your squids closer.

    • What is the porpoise of that?

      GL

      • Sir_William_Whalus

        To fathom the depths
        You must swim the deepest seas
        Find wisdom like pearls

        • Deep in the toilet
          Murder all poser metal
          flush flush flush flush flush

        • CONAN THE MOTHERFUCKING KING

          You’re not related to Capt. Calimari are you ? In any case it’s good to have another sea creature among us.

  • Re: Wires–pls talk about how great this video is next.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uHdigB8BZ7A

    • This is a good album. These guys kind of bummed me out though when they started making jokes about that singer from Suicide Silence that died, like right after. There’s just no need for that, I don’t care how metal you think you are.

  • “Wires” is the music video I show friends who don’t have any interest in metal. So good.

  • RustyShackleford

    Goddamn i love beer. Yep!

    • W.

      Yep

  • The Prophet Mohammed
  • Janitor Jim Dvggan

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  • crazytaco_12

    My favorite music video, perhaps of all time https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mHPPR7xxraQ

  • Lacertilian

    Thanks Rho & Joe!

  • ChuggaChuggaDeedleyDoo

    Prehistoric Dog ranks up there with some of my all time favorite music videos

  • Lacertilian

    Been listening to these guys ever since this post (I had not given them much of a chance previously).
    They remind me of the drunken child of Josh Homme & Kurt Cobain who listens to alot of Mastodon, Orange Goblin & early Clutch.