Free Scion A/V EP Featuring VEKTOR

Scion A/V, the creative enterprise of Scion devoted to the discovery, nurture, funding and distribution of compelling music and arts programming today releases a special two track, 15 minute EP featuring the scintillating sounds of Philadelphia sci-fi thrash metal band VEKTOR. Recorded this past January at The Glass House in Pomona, California as part of the Scion-presented Earache Records label showcase (that also featured Oceano, Bonded By Blood and White Wizzard), the free EP features VEKTOR performing the mind-obliterating tracks Cosmic Cortex and Tetrastructural Minds. The EP is available as a free download now at ScionAV.com.

“Earache has introduced metal fans to many great bands over the years,” comments Jeri Yoshizu, manager of sales promotion for Scion.

“Vektor is a band that creates metal for fans of metal. We’re happy to work with them on this release.”

VEKTOR formed in 2002 in Tempe, Arizona and quickly established a name for itself by embracing heavy metal’s past while carving out an original niche; combining thrash with elements of black metal and progressive rock. The band’s labyrinthine songs question reality and existence while at the same time portraying the future as a dystopian wasteland destroyed by greed, power, corruption and control. Weird time signatures, banshee wails, eerie jazzy passages, over the top soloing and frontman David DiSanto’s banshee calls intertwine into cohesive, atom-smashing assaults that move from intricate progressive playing to breakneck thrashing in the blink of an eye. With vicious musicianship, complex composition and futuristic sci-fi themes, VEKTOR recalls the glory days of Voivod, Watchtower and Coroner as its herculean sound challenges the parameters of modern heavy metal.

VEKTOR EP tracklist:

1.) Cosmic Cortex (9:40)
2.) Tetrastructural Minds (5:27)

Earache Records was founded in 1987 by Digby “Dig” Pearson. The seminal UK label has launched the careers of many acts now widely considered pioneers of extreme metal including Napalm Death, Carcass, At The Gates, Morbid Angel, Cathedral, Bolt Thrower, Godflesh and Entombed and had a heavy hand in exposing underground music fans to the realms of death metal and grindcore music. Earache is currently celebrating more then two decades of bringing extreme music to the masses.

Check out all of the exclusive new premieres from Scion A/V and Earache Records:

– Decibel: Scion A/V chats with VEKTOR (see HERE).

– Lambgoat: OCEANO discusses being banned from venues, why they’ve had more than 20 members, and what it takes to be a full-time band (see HERE).

Metal Injection: Free Song VEKTOR Tetrastructural Minds (click HERE)

– Metal Insider: Free Song VEKTOR Cosmic Cortex (click HERE)

About Scion A/V:

Scion A/V is a creative enterprise of Scion devoted to the discovery, nurture, funding and distribution of compelling music and arts programming. Scion A/V has created and championed projects for over 100 underground musical artists, supported tours and special events, created film documentaries, curated art installations, and produced a collection of ‘zines. In addition, Scion A/V executes the annual Scion Music(less) Music Conference and operates 17 broadband radio stations via Scion Streaming Radio. For more information, visit ScionAV.com.

About Scion:

Scion, from Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., was developed with a new generation of youthful buyers in mind. Scion’s mission is to provide distinctive products, the opportunity to personalize, and an innovative, consumer-driven process at the retail level. The brand features five groundbreaking models with a wide array of standard features: the xD urban subcompact five-door, the iconic xB urban utility vehicle, the tC sports coupe, the premium micro-subcompact iQ and the FR-S rear-wheel drive sports car. The Scion brand often applies new practices in all aspects of its business and pushes the creativity envelope with non-traditional advertising and marketing to engage young consumers. Scion also supports originality through its programs in the artistic community. For more information, visit www.scion.com.

 

BOLT THROWER Announce U.S. Tour

Bolt Thrower have continued their ‘quality not quantity’ approach to playing live and that has definitely paid off. In 2010 they played a number of shows and festivals across Europe, and from playing more intimate underground shows (in keeping with their roots), they can also pull off playing to a festival crowd of 30,000 people. That’s why, as they reached and moved beyond their 25th Anniversary, Bolt Thrower are still at the top of their game.

Finally, after only a handful of North American dates in the past few years, limited to Maryland Deathfest, Bolt Thrower announced the Return To Chaos tour. The band will perform seven shows across the US in May. The confirmed dates are listed on the TOUR DATES page.

Bolt Thrower adds:

“And it’s our pleasure to announce that for all the club shows we’ll be sharing the stage with our fellow compatriots Benediction; and for the Pomona and Oakland shows we’ll also be joined by the mighty Autopsy!”

More Bolt Thrower vinyl for has been pressed for North America. Those who missed out on Those Once Loyal, Honour Valour Pride, and Mercenary last time around can now order vinyl on indiemerch.com/metalbladerecords.

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Metal Blade Records Artist Showcase Downloads

Metal Blade Records Label Showcase Videos, Album Download and Stream featuring Gypsyhawk and Pilgrim now available

Back on September 15, Metal Blade Records and Scion A/V teamed up to bring you the label showcase featuring SIX FEET UNDER, CATTLE DECAPITATION, BATTLECROSS, GYPSYHAWK, and PILGRIM for a free matinee show at the Glasshouse in Pomona, California.

As if the free “30 years of Metal Blade Records” showcase wasn’t cool enough, Scion A/V had a crew on hand to conduct interviews with each of the bands for a series of video interviews and record the showcase for a free limited 7-inch release and digital download/stream featuring a track each from GYPSYHAWK and PILGRIM.

Head over to AOL Music to download (or stream) the digital copy of the 7-inch and check out the video interviews with all of the bands that performed the showcase as well as interviews with members of the Metal Blade staff who offer some insight into the world of the heavy metal music industry.

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