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Stumpfest Photos: Redfang, YOB, Lord Dying, Black Cobra and more!

This past weekend, Mississippi Studios was home to the third annual Stumpfest, the northwest's best new showcasing of all things metal music. The Deli Portland got photo coverage of Friday and Saturday night's shows, including sets from Portland's own Red Fang, Lord Dying, Black Pussy, as well as Eugene Doom Metal YOB, and many more! Photos by Jeff Colia and Jeremiah Brunnhoelzl. 

Friday 4.25: Stumpfest Night 2 

Saturday 4.26: Stumpfest Night 3

- Travis Leipzig



Third Annual Stumpfest: 4.24 - 4.26

This weekend, Portland's loudest and least hipster overrun music festival, Stumpfest, which is returning for it's third year in a row, will be taking over Mississippi Studios. 3-day passes to the metal festival are already sold out, but individual day passes are still a-plenty ($15 in advance, $17 at the door), if you just want to catch one night of music, or don't mind paying for multiple day-passes to catch the whole event.

Featuring many-a-rad Portland based bands, this year's top notch Stumpfest line up is as follows:

Thursday 4.24.14:

Trans Am - joined by: Federation X, Life Coach, Drab Majesty and Hot Victory.

Friday 4.25.14:

Red Fang - joined by: Lord Dying, Norska, Black Pussy, Ancient Warlocks, and Chron Goblin

Saturday 4.26.14:

YOB - joined by: Black Cobra, Diesto, Drunk Dad, and Honduran

- Travis Leipzig


Red Fang Release New Album, Whales and Leeches 10.15

If you have yet to be introduced to the volatile sounds of Portland’s most accomplished rock act in recent years, Red Fang, allow me to present you to the controlled riot that is manifested by their third full-length album, Whales and Leeches. A follow up to 2011’s critically acclaimed Murder the Mountains, the new album captures a viscous energy by tying seismic rhythms with crisp, heavy guitar tones. Tracks like the roaring opener, “Doen” and  “Behind the Light” (featuring  Mike Scheidt of Yob) move technical lead lines through driving rhythms that shake the listener with ferocious dynamics. Other songs such as “Failure” and the hypnotic closer, “Every Little Twist” balance their heavy influences with an ethereal backdrop to create a sound that is simultaneously haunting and aggressive. The album is released on October 15th through Relapse Records, but thanks to the folks at Pitchfork you can stream the album in it’s entirety here. Listen, enjoy and try not to hurt your neck with all the headbanging. - Benjamin Toledo