Red Fang: "It’s the question marks that get us really excited about the recording process – the happy accidents"

David Sullican and Bryan Giles of Red Fang performing live
(Image credit: Mairo Cinquetti/NurPhoto via Getty)

Judging from their imaginative, humorous, and low-budget music videos, the gents in Red Fang – Aaron Beam (vocals, bass), Bryan Giles (vocals, guitar), David Sullivan (guitar), and John Sherman (drums) – have a side to them that does not take things too seriously. But musically, they continue to rock ferociously – as heard throughout their new album, Arrows

As it turns out, their fifth full-length outing was recorded, finished, and ready to go in the spring of 2020, before Covid hit. Since Red Fang is a hard-touring band, it seemed pointless to release the album without a substantial amount of dates on the road to support it. But now, after letting it hibernate for a year, the band have decided the time is right to unleash Arrows, in hopes that touring will return sooner rather than later. 

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Greg Prato

Greg is a contributing writer at Guitar World. He has written for other outlets over the years, and has been lucky to interview some of his favorite all-time guitarists and bassists: Tony Iommi, Ace Frehley, Adrian Belew, Andy Summers, East Bay Ray, Billy Corgan, Alex Lifeson, Geddy Lee, Les Claypool, and Mike Watt, among others (and even took lessons from John Petrucci back in the summer of ’91!). He is the author of such books as Grunge Is Dead: The Oral History of Seattle Rock Music, Shredders: The Oral History of Speed Guitar (And More) and Touched by Magic: The Tommy Bolin Story.