Portland-based heavy metal and sludge rock band released an accompanying music video of new song “Antidote.” The music video builds on the plot of the role-playing video game. American comedian Brian Posehn also features in the video as one of the game characters. Check out the music video below.
Directed by Ansel Wallenfang and produced by Wieden+Kennedy, the new music video recalls a generation’s memory of vintage video game. Guitarist/vocalist Bryan Giles, bassist/vocalist Aaron Beam, guitarist David Sullivan and drummer John Sherman all alter into video game characters and become superheroes.
The story starts off when the group receives and accepts the performance invitation from a club, where is loaded with danger and villains. With the music power to defeat rivals, the group kills all the bad characters while performing headbanger “Antidote” on the stage. The heavy rock music runs into a climax in the boss battle when Posehn appears as a significant computer-controlled enemy, aka the big boss. But Posehn loses the game and is beaten by Red Fang. The music video ends up the group drive back home in the desert, leaving a tranquil and peaceful scene that seems nothing happened.
RED FANG comments on its release:
“For those of you who suck at video games, now you can hear our new single, Antidote, uninterrupted by fun! It’s now available for download as a regular old digital single. But if you are up for the challenge, see if you can beat our high score on your smartphone!
Love, Red Fang”
RED FANG ‘s Summer European headline tour kicks off next week. The tour includes two festival appearances at Download Festival Madrid & Arsenal Festival. Check out the tour dates and secure your tickets now.
RED FANG Tour Dates:
6/20 – Budapest, HU – Durer Kurt
6/21 – Kragujevac, RS – Arsenal Festival
6/22 – Zagreb, HR – Mochvara Club
6/24 – Milan, IT – Carroponte
6/25 – Stuttgart, DE – Universum
6/26 – Aarau, CH – Kiff Saal
6/27 – Lyon, FR – CCO
6/28 – Toulouse, FR – Metronum
6/29 – Madrid, ES – Download Festival Madrid
6/30 – Lisbon, PT – LAV
8/09 – Sturgis, SD – Buffalo Chip Sturgis
9/19 – Portland, OR – Northwest Hesh Fest 2019 Opening Party
10/12 – Bend, OR – Midtown Ballroom (w/ Clutch)
10/13 – Eugene, OR – McDonald Theater (w/ Clutch)
11/09 Austin, TX – Levitation x Relapse Showcase
Photo Credit: Mauricio Alvarada