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Arrows

by Red Fang

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1.
Take It Back 02:00
TAKE IT BACK YOU KNOW I’ll ALWAYS HEAR YOU TAKE IT BACK YOU ARE MY GREATEST FEAR TOO BREAK MY BACK THE WEIGHT IS MUCH TOO MUCH NOW NOW THE DAYLIGHT WITH YOU NOW THE LIGHT HAS COME TO NOW RUNNING...
2.
COME TAKE FLIGHT MY SATELLITE EYE IS BREATHING YOUR FORESIGHT IS SOLD TODAY SOME PICTURES LIE LIE COME TAKE FLIGHT MY SATELLITE IS BREATHING HOUND ALL HOLLOW HAILS FOR HIM FOLLOW NOTHING NO TALES OF TALL INTEMPERANCE TAKING EVERYTHING NAILS IN EVERY COFFIN LID HAMMERS BOXING IN CHAOS ORDERS, CALL THEM IN BURNING EVERYTHING COME TAKE FLIGHT MY SATELLITE VOID IS CALLING YOUR FORESIGHT IS SOLD TODAY SOME PICTURES LIE LIE COME TAKE FLIGHT MY SATELLITE EYE IS BREATHING
3.
Arrows 03:53
I'LL TAKE THE TIME IT TAKES TO MAKE IT RIGHT HE'LL TAKE HIS PILLS AND ETHERS MY MIND'S DESIGNED TO FIND THIS KIND OF LIGHT HE'LL FIND THE DARKER SIDE HE'LL TRAVEL TIME TO OVERSIMPLIFY I'LL SEPARATE THE ARROWS HE RAKES HIS EYES TO STAVE AWAY THE SIGHT I'LL SOAK THE SUNLIGHT BLIND
4.
My Disaster 01:56
ISOLATE AND DESECRATE ME PENETRATE AND PENALIZE EXCRETE AND DEFECATE ME MY DISASTER MY DISASTER ISOLATE EVISCERATED I'M A MURDER TELEVISED THEY IMPLICATE AND DEVASTATE ME MY DISASTER MY DISASTER
5.
Two High 03:54
WHATEVER YOU THINK I AM THINK AGAIN WHATEVER YOU THOUGHT I’D BE AINT ME WHAT I AM WHAT I AM WHAT I AM IT’S GOT SO I JUST CAN’T THINK AT ALL IT’S GOT SO I JUST DON’T IT’S GOT SO DON’T WANNA BE AT ALL I’VE GOT TOO MUCH TOO LATE LIES ARE FILLING ME WORDS CAN’T MAKE US SEE TAKE ALL THAT I LOVE AND GO IN THE END IN THE END IN THE END IT’S GOT SO I JUST CAN’T THINK AT ALL IT’S GOT SO I JUST DON’T IT’S GOT SO DON’T WANNA BE AT ALL I’VE GOT SO MUCH TO HATE TOO HIGH TO TRY TOO HIGH TOO HIGH TO TRY TOO HIGH TOO HIGH TOO HIGH TOO HIGH TO TRY TOO HIGH TOO HIGH TOO HIGH TO TRY
6.
Anodyne 03:35
I SEE BLACK HOLES I SEE ALL TIME I HEAR VOICES CRACK AND UNWIND WE’LL BE THE BELL RINGERS JUST YOURS AND MINE I SEE BLACK HOLES BLACK OIL AND WINE ANODYNE ANODYNE ANODYNE ANODYNE ANODYNE ANODYNE THERE IS A WITCH CALLING THERE IS A WELL 6,000 DOGS BARKING THERE IS A HELL WE’ll BE THE BELL RINGERS BOILED TIL THEY’RE BLIND I SEE BLACK HOLES BLACK OIL AND WINE ANODYNE ANODYNE ANODYNE ANODYNE ANODYNE ANODYNE SO SICK AND SO SICK AND SO SICK AND TIRED SO SICK AND SO SICK AND SO SICK INSIDE ANODYNE ANODYNE ANODYNE ANODYNE ANODYNE ANODYNE ANODYNE ANODYNE ANODYNE ANODYNE ANODYNE ANODYNE
7.
Interop-Mod 01:02
8.
Fonzi Scheme 04:13
YOU'VE GOT NOTHING TO SAY WHEN YOU'RE OLD AND TIRED AND GREY ARE YOU FADING AWAY? BURIED ALIVE IN YOUR AGE YOU'VE GOT NO TIME TO LOSE CUZ YOU KNOW YOU'RE FAILING SOON AND YOU'RE SLAVING AWAY WEARING THE SCARS OF YOUR DAYS WHEN TIME DOES NOT HAVE BETTER ANSWERS THE KIDS WILL KILL THE VOICE OF RIGHT AND EVERY SILENCE FUELS THEIR ANGER AND HOLES WILL FILL OUR EYES
9.
Days Collide 05:44
IN MY BETTER DAYS ALIVE IN MY BETTER DAYS I RULED THE SKY IT’S BEEN HEARD BEFORE, I KNOW THE SCORE ALL RIGHT IN MY BETTER DAYS ALIVE IN MY WORSER DAYS ALIVE IN MY WORSER DAYS COLLIDE I’VE GOT TIME TO KILL, NO WILL TO THRIVE IN LIGHT IN MY WORSER DAYS ALIVE STOP STANDING IN MY LIGHT STOP STANDING IN MY LIGHT STOP STANDING IN MY LIGHT STOP STANDING, STANDING STOP STANDING IN MY LIGHT STOP STANDING IN MY LIGHT GODDAMN AND FUCK THIS LIFE STOP STANDING STOP STANDING WHEN MY BETTER DAYS ALIVE AND MY WORSER DAYS COLLIDE I’VE GOT TIME TO KILL TIME TO FIND THE LIGHT IN MY WORSER DAYS RESIDE ANALYZE PETRIFIED IT FILLS THE WORLD IT FILLS THE WORLD IT FILLS THE WORLD IT’S A WORLD AWAY IT’S A WORLD AWAY IT FILLS THE WORLD
10.
YOU HAD IT YOU LOST IT WHAT THE FUCK WAS IT? VAPORIZED LOST YOUR MIND LOST YOUR WAY TO MAKE OH, BACK TO BEGINNINGS RABBITS AND HATS NO, FEELS LIKE YOU'RE SINKING CAN'T GET IT BACK
11.
Why 03:08
IT'S TIME TO HURRY HOME YOU KNOW HE CAN'T BE LEFT ALONE DIM THE LIGHTS AND TRY TO FIND A CURE AND WE MAY NEVER KNOW WHY THE SYSTEMS OVERFLOW DROWNING ALL THE STORMS INSIDE HIS HEAD WHY NOT TRY TO FIGHT AT ALL? WHY NOT SCALE THE SKIES? WHY WOULD ANY FIX BE A FIX? WHY DO YOU FEEL... DIGGING IN AGAIN TRY TO BE AN HONEST FRIEND WANT TO HELP BUT CAN'T GET TOO SUCKED IN SAVE YOURSELF FROM HIM PLACE THE MASK ON NOSE AND CHIN BREATHE IN DEEP TO STEAL THE OXYGEN WHY NOT TRY TO FIGHT AT ALL? WHY NOT SCALE THE SKIES? WHY WOULD ANY FIX BE A FIX? WHY DO YOU WANT TO DIE?
12.
Dr. Owl 03:33
WE SICK THE STARS OUT GOD IS UNDEAD NO TIME TO REWIND COLD STONE REVENGE THRU, PUSHIN THRU FOR YOU, MAKIN TRUTH YOU AND ME MAKIN THREE BROWN AND BLUE WE RIDE THE HELIX GOD’S IN MY HAND NO TIME TO REWIND CUT SHORT AGAIN WE SICK THE STARS OUT GOD IS UNDEAD NO TIME TO REWIND COLD STONE REVENGE LIVE IN THE WAY OUT LIVE IN THE WAY LIVE IN THE WAY LIVE IN THE WAY LIVE IN THE WAY
13.
IN A MEADOW FADED AND SLOW CRAWLING ON US SWALLOWING CROW LAYING WAITING EAGER TO PLEASE FAILING MOTIVES DYING UNEASE CROSS THE GREAT DIVIDE DON'T BE KILLED BY PRIDE YOU'RE NOT TOO YOUNG TO DIE THROUGH THE TREES FEEL THE BREEZE FEEL THE BREEZE THROUGH THE TREES

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RED FANG return with their highly anticipated new album, Arrows! Their first album in four years, everyone's favorite beer-crushing, zombie-killing, air-guitar-contest-judging metal heroes are back in action, doing what they do best- AND MORE.

“This record feels more like Murder The Mountains to me than any record we’ve done before or since,” bassist/vocalist Aaron Beam ventures. “It doesn’t sound like that record, but Murder the Mountains was us doing whatever the fuck we wanted, and that’s what this is, too.”

Arrows was recorded at Halfling Studios in the band’s hometown of Portland, OR, with longtime collaborator Chris Funk, producer of Murder The Mountains and 2013’s Whales and Leeches. “Chris is a major influencer as far as the weird ambient stuff in between the songs and the creepy incidental noises within the songs,“ guitarist Bryan Giles points out. “I think he definitely creates an added layer of atmosphere that we wouldn’t have otherwise.”

Arrows is also a proper title track, which is new territory for the band. “This is the first time we’ve named an album after a song that’s actually on the album,” Beam explains. “We have other albums that are named after songs of ours that are not on those albums. So this time we’re really fucking with you because we didn’t fuck with you.”

Similarly, fans might not believe what the song “Arrows” is partially about. “If you’re confused by some of the lyrics to the song, that makes sense,” Beam explains. “But it makes reference to meditation. I started meditating six years ago, but I can only do it when I’m not feeling too anxious. So, when I don’t need it, that’s when I can do it.”

Elsewhere, “Fonzi Scheme” was named after legendary Happy Days cool guy Arthur Fonzarelli—if only because it’s in the key of his famous catchphrase, “Aaay.” Producer Chris Funk came up with the idea of bringing in string players from the Portland Cello Project to class up the track.

Meanwhile, the opening riff of closer “Funeral Coach” was written 11 years ago. But it took until recently for the song to blossom into its full double-entendre glory. “I was driving around and I saw a hearse that said ‘funeral coach services’ on the back,” Beam explains. “So the first thing that popped into my head was a dude with a headset and a clipboard going, ‘Alright, dudes—more tears! Five minutes in is when the tears are critical, or no one’s gonna believe that anyone cares that this person died.’”

In a nod to tradition, Arrows will be available in formats that include all the drums, bass, guitars and vocals. But it could’ve gone another way. “Our original idea was to release the album with no vocals or guitar solos,” Beam explains. “If you want the guitar solos, it’s an extra five bucks. If you want the vocals, it’s an extra ten bucks. So basically people should feel lucky that we didn’t do that. You get to buy the whole thing altogether.”

RED FANG think of it as a generous display of gratitude toward their fans. “Yeah,” says Sherman, “Thank you for buying our album, you lucky bastards.”

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released June 4, 2021

2020 Relapse Records
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Ever since their inception, RED FANG have strived to write heavy, catchy music underlaid with subtle complexities. Founded in 2005, the band had a distinctive and fully-formed sound right from the start: a mix of compelling rock songwriting and party-hard metal euphoria that speaks to the headbanger, the hesher, and the music student alike. ... more

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