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Scorpion Child reveal video for riff-laden song Polygon Of Eyes

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on 29th August 2013 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

Texan rockers Scorpion Child released their self-titled album this year via Nuclear Blast, heralding a sound of the early seventies with a modern twist and UK fans are in for a big treat this November when the Texas quintet hit British shores for their first ever UK show. Until then, fans can be kept going by the band’s new video for Polygon Of Eyes which can be viewed below. The video was shot in Austin, Texas as well as Los Angeles and it show cases Scorpion Child‘s aim to deliver an experience laden with hooks and riffs influenced by bands from the seventies blues to the early eighties thrash scene.

Scorpion Child online:

http://facebook.com/scorpionchild

Scorpion Child reveal artwork and tracklisting for self-titled debut album

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on 27th April 2013 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

Austin’s hard rock sensation, Scorpion Child have revealed the artwork and tracklist from their forthcoming self-titled debut studio album.

Scorpion Child will be released June 24th, 2013 via Nuclear Blast. Produced and arranged by Chris “Frenchie” Smith (The Answer, …And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead, The Toadies, Dax Riggs), the self-titled album was recorded using analog recording technology.

Available as a limited CD digipack, vinyl and digital download, the ‘Scorpion Child’ track-list reads as follows:

01. Kings Highway
02. Polygon Of Eyes
03. The Secret Spot
04. Salvation Slave
05. Liquor
06. Antioch
07. In The Arms Of Ecstasy
08. Paradigm
09. Red Blood (The River Flows)

Bonus tracks:
10. Keep Goin’ (Lucifer’s Friend cover)
11. Lover’s Leap (iTunes version only)

Scorpion Child come from lots of different places, not only logistically but musically. Their sound heralds back to early 70’s kraut and psych-rock with a modern twist and lists Pentagram, Hairy Chapter and Lucifer’s Friend as influences. They originally formed in 2006 and have spent the last few years perfecting both their songwriting and stage presence. Aryn Jonathan Black fronts the outfit with a siren-like voice reminiscent of a young Robert Plant. Guitarists Christopher Jay Cowart and Tom Frank layer high-energy twin-guitars over the band’s driving rhythm section fueled by Shaun Avants (bass) and Shawn Alvear (drums). Black comments:

Our influences are diversified as classic 80’s thrash metal to the old school southern blues of Blind Willie Johnson, Lemon Jefferson and Willie McTell. We came to Austin to form a band with a single vision and though we’ve played in different bands with a range of styles, after jamming together, we found our footing in what we do best.

The band have recently finished a lengthy US tour in support for the legendary Clutch and Orange Goblin!

http://scorpionchild.com
http://facebook.com/scorpionchild
http://nuclearblast.de/scorpionchild

 

The Sword to release new album ‘Apocryphon’ in Europe on Napalm Records

Posted in News with tags , , , , , on 3rd September 2012 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

The Sword’s fourth longplayer will hit the streets on November 5, 2012 in the UK and features cover art by legendary comic book artists J.H. Williams III (Batwoman, Promethea). The new songs were produced and mixed by J. Robbins (Clutch, Jawbox). The Sword will embark on a worldwide tour in support of Apocryphon.

Having sold more than 200,000 units in the U.S. alone, The Sword is one of the major forces in heavy music today. Since its birth in the early 2000s, the Heavy Doom outfit from Austin, Texas has been releasing brilliant and epic albums, presenting countless fans with hymns and soon to be classics like Freya or How Heavy this Axe.  Handpicked by Lars Ulrich, The Sword supported Metallica on their Death Magnetic tour, playing more than 60 shows with the legendary Bay Area Thrashers.

In other news, The Sword will appear Monday, September 3rd at 9 PM ET/PT on Travel Channel’s highly rated show Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations-The Final Tour.  The show was shot in March in Austin, Texas at the SXSW music festival.  You can watch a short clip taken from the show below. In this episode, The Sword introduces Bourdain to their branded hot sauce Tears of Fire. As of Tuesday September 4th, the sauce will be available for sale at here.