Fang began 2017 with a ‘mini’ Arizona tour, by August they’ll head to the Rebellion festival in England as part of their European tour, returning to the States in the early Fall. Sammytown and Fang will also be profiled in the documentary “Turn It Around: The Story of East Bay Punk,” scheduled to come out later this year which is expected to get a lot of national and international exposure.
Among the leaders in the West Coast’s hardcore scene, Fang has influenced many bands and many high-profile bands have covered Fang material.
Mudhoney, the Butthole Surfers, Metallica, and Nirvana all covered “The Money Will Roll Right In” and “I Wanna Be On TV” was covered by Green Day. Founding guitarist Tom Flynn’s distinct guitar playing has also influenced many followers, including those in the grunge genre.
Kurt Cobain’s list of his top 50 albums had Landshark as his choice at number 6.
In the past four years, Fang has toured Brazil, Cuba, Mexico, and Europe as well as numerous U.S. tours; they are always looking to find ways to tour foreign countries that are just now beginning to open up to punk rock bands.
Along with leader Sammytown, Fang’s present line-up includes Obadiah Bowling and Tommy Knox on guitar, Brandon Brown on bass and drummer Jamey Dangerous. And while we can’t claim Fang is the ‘hardest working band in show biz,’ we do know that they are one of the most enduring and productive hardcore bands ever!
Sammytown - Vocals
Obadiah Bowling - Guitar
Tommy Knox - Guitar
Brandon Brown - Bass
Jamey Dangerous - Drums