Posted in metal | music | tour dates on January 12, 2011

by BBG

Yob at Scion Rock Fest 2010 (more)
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Scion has confirmed exclusively to LA Weekly that they will be bringing their metaltastic Rock Fest this year to Southern California.

"Scion's major event of the year," confirms their publicist, "is a huge metal festival with four stages and 30 bands. We did the first in Atlanta and the second in Columbus [check out part one and and two of our pics & review]. It's always a mix of legendary bands, important bands and up-and-coming bands, representing all the areas of underground metal. And like all the stuff we do it's all ages and free."

"What no one knows yet," he continues "is the next one will be on March 5, 2011 in Pomona. We're taking over the Fox Theater and the Glass House and building two more stages nearby."

Headlining the Scion Rock Fest in the LA area will be death metal royalty Morbid Angel with their first US show in six years (and as of now, the only scheduled US date in 2011)

...Founding member guitarist Trey Azagthoth, regarded by many as the greatest death metal guitarist of all time, will be at the helm along with bassist David Vincent (member 1986-1996 & 2004 - present) and Destructhor (member since 2008).

The Scion Rock Fest will include 26 bands on four stages (including The Fox Theater, The Glass House and two outdoor stages). -[LA Weekly]

Rumors circulated right around the announcement of Scion Rock Fest 2010 that Morbid Angel would play that year's show. Glad to hear that those were (somewhat) true. Hopefully Morbid Angel schedule some shows outside of California too.

One of the bigger names at Scion Rock Fest in 2010 was Shrinebuilder. Don't forget that half of Shrinebuilder, Scott Kelly and Wino, are going on a solo tour in February. Tickets are still on sale for the February 12th Mercury Lounge show which now looks like this:

Scott Kelly (of Neurosis) 11:30
Wino (of Saint Vitus) 10:30
Man's Gin (of Cobalt) 9:30
Hunter Hunt-Henrix (of Liturgy) 8:30
You can also catch all of Liturgy (who played Scion Rock Fest 2010) on January 14th At Silent Barn with Controlled Bleeding, Cellular Chaos, PAK, and Diablo, January 27th at Union Pool with Naam, Yr Youth, and Arms, February 10th at Glasslands with Extra Life, Lichens, and Chaos Majik, and February 25th At Monster Island Basement with Talk Normal and Nat Baldwin. More local metal shows are listed in the latest edition of Evillive.

The PRP is also reporting a rumored list of other artists playing Scion Rock Fest 2011. I can confirm that at least half of a dozen of those are true. That list is reprinted below...

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RUMORED LIST OF BANDS PLAYING SCION ROCK FEST 2011
Morbid Angel
Obituary
Death Angel
Municipal Waste
Agalloch
Integrity
Bastard Noise
Atheist
Floor
Black Breath
Nails
Primate
Crom
Wormrot
Kvelertak
Necrite
Woe
Fuck The Facts
Bonded By Blood
Christian Mistress

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Comments (15)

Great lineup, but much like last year it looks like a list of touring bands and not jaw-dropper wow exclusives like the first year.

Posted by Anonymous | January 12, 2011 11:34 AM

methinks the list is bullshit. integrity are in Belgium, woe are somewhere else, floor aint coming back till 2012... oh well, there are cheap tickets on orbitz and it seems it'll be better than this years mdf anyway

Posted by Anonymous | January 12, 2011 11:38 AM

looks like the drummer's about to puke

Posted by Anonymous | January 12, 2011 11:52 AM

i find it hard to believe a band with an anti corporate or whatever stance such as bastard noise would play this but stranger things have happened. sick lineup if its true.

Posted by Anonymous | January 12, 2011 12:15 PM

Integrity and Morbid Angel are the only 2 headliners who have confirmed. This coming from an excellent source.

Posted by Anonymous | January 12, 2011 12:16 PM

scion...like the car? weird.

Posted by Anonymous | January 12, 2011 12:19 PM

this looks like a major sausage fest.

Posted by Anonymous | January 12, 2011 1:23 PM

i assure you this list is highly accurate

Posted by Anonymous | January 12, 2011 1:37 PM

how does one score tickets for this thing? Is it going to be free and in a limited quantity, like previous scions?

Posted by not_working | January 12, 2011 1:37 PM

That list is 100% accurate

Posted by Anonymous | January 12, 2011 1:38 PM

crummy they moved it to LOS ANGELES = shitty

Posted by Anonymous | January 12, 2011 2:13 PM

Went to the first one in Atlanta and it was fantastic. Well run, all the bands played on time for the most part and the line up was sick. And surprisingly, not as much "sausage" as some might fear.

Posted by Anonymous | January 12, 2011 5:02 PM

I wish they booked more hummus based bands.

Posted by Anonymous | January 12, 2011 5:18 PM

so weird Scion sponsors this stuff!?

Posted by Corball | January 12, 2011 5:33 PM

Look like I'll have to agree with the very first comment here.

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2011 10:58 AM

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