We’ve been spending a fair amount of time with Red Fang’s Only Ghosts the past few weeks. The album, which is out officially on Friday, may be the band’s most concise album yet. They’re still plenty heavy and lots of fun, but it feels like the band’s written more hooky singles this time out, taking the heaviness of Mastodon but writing more like Queens of the Stone Age. Today, the band released “The Deep” via Kerrang, and bassist/singer Aaron Beam spoke about the song to them:
“I would like to introduce you to a song called The Deep from our new record, Only Ghosts. It’s about some heavy shit in my life, but I am glad to be able to share it with you. Maybe you can pull something out of it that you identify with. Maybe not. Maybe you will think this song sucks. That’s all fine! I feel that we did the subject justice and I am very proud of it. I especially like Bryan’s screams on the choruses and the lonely, plaintive guitar that David ad-libbed at the end.”
Also, yesterday, the band premiered “Cut It Short,” another track from the album. If these two tracks, as well as the amazing video for “Shadows” and “Flies” don’t convince you that the album’s going to be great, then maybe you’re just not into good music.
Only Ghosts will be released on October 14th on Relapse Records and can be pre-ordered here.