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Scorpion Child

Formed: 2012
From: Austin, TX, United States
Last Known Status: Active

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Scorpion Child Discusses New Album

Texan classic rock outfit Scorpion Child has released a new video trailer in which singer Aryn Jonathan Black discusses developing the album concept.

"When I see music, I see it as a shape," comments Aryn. "I can see the whole record in my mind as a series of waves."

The band's sophomore album "Acid Roulette" will be released on June 10tj, 2016 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment.

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Scorpion Child Posts New Lyric Video

Austin, Texas based hard rock band Scorpion Child will release new LP "Acid Roulette" on June 10th via Nuclear Blast Entertainment.

Recorded with Grammy-nominated producer Chris “Frenchie” Smith (Datsuns, Jet, The Dandy Warhols) and mixed by Dave Schiffman (Jane's Addiction, System of a Down), the conceptual album chronicles "the life trials of a traveling man wrongly imprisoned for a murderous crime."

Check out a lyric video for the dynamic new Scorpion hild track "My Woman in Black" below. Fresh off a sold-out Monster Magnet / Scorpion Child European tour, Ayrn Jonathan Black comments:

"The protagonist character portrayed in 'Acid Roulette' was forced into confessing to a murder that he did not commit by his wife and her wealthy lover, so that they could live out their romance without him in the picture. Once sentenced to a life's term, he goes through extreme emotions, dealing with fact that the only woman he'd ever loved has taken everything he'd known as 'real' away from him.

"He has to create and redefine his own reality and experiences many different psychological changes throughout the years, but is able to 'escape' via the use of hallucinogens and daily songwriting. The focus is mainly on the seasons in a year, for each song represents a month. These songs become his 'diary of a madman'. 'Acid Roulette' wires us into these extremes." More...

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Scorpion Child Posts Lyric Video

The Texan classic rockers from Scorpion Child will release second album, "Acid Roulette," on June 10th, 2016 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment.

Today, the band released a lyric video for "My Woman In Black," which can be seen below. Vocalist Aryn Jonathan Black comments:

"'My Woman In Black' is a key song on the record that describes that first time you laid eyes on the love of your life. Whatever or whoever it was. The impact, euphoria, and almost de ja vu-like experience it is. For the subject, he was forever inspired!"

Receive "My Woman In Black" as well as "She Sings, I Kill" instantly when you pre-order "Acid Roulette" digitally via this location. More...

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Scorpion Child Reveals New Album Details

Texan classic rockers Scorpion Child will release second album, "Acid Roulette," on June 10th, 2016 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment.

"’Acid Roulette’ chronicles the life trials of a traveling man who was imprisoned for a murderous crime," comments vocalist Aryn Jonathan Black. "He was forced into confessing by his wife and her wealthy lover so that they could live out their romance without him in the picture. Once sentenced to a life's term, he goes through extreme emotions dealing with the only woman he'd ever loved taking everything he'd known as ‘real’ away from him. He has to create and redefine his own reality accompanied by its roller coaster of emotional reflection. He experiences many different psychological changes throughout the years and escapes by means of drugs and his writings. These songs become his diary of a madman. The focus is mainly on the seasons in a year, for each song represents a month. The songs exist to drive home the full power of human emotion as many albums do, however, ‘Acid Roulette’ wires us into those extremes."

The band recorded at The Bubble in Austin, TX with Chris "Frenchie" Smith, who produced and arranged the band’s self-titled, first full-length. "Acid Roulette" was mixed by Dave Schiffman (The Mars Volta, Dead Meadow, Jane's Addiction, Rage Against The Machine). More...

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Scorpion Child Streaming New Single

The Austin heavy psych-rockers from Scorpion Child are very pleased to announce the release of a brand new single titled "She Sings, I Kill."

This new track gives us a furtive glimpse into the Texans' upcoming sophomore album on the wake of starting a month long European tour. Aryn Jonathan Black returns with his rich, electrifying vocals interwoven with the groove laden riffs of guitarist Christopher Jay Cowart and the sauntering bass work of Alec Caballero Padron. Scorpion Child is completed by Jon ‘Charn’ Rice (drums) and AJ Vincent (keyboards).

Vocalist Aryn Jonathan Black commented: “Greetings everyone! Rather than viewing ‘She Sings, I Kill’ as a first single off of our upcoming album, it serves more as a window into its creation. It offers a mix unique to this release but also previews one direction taken on this next record that we're excited to finally bring into fruition. We hope you enjoy.” More...

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Scorpion Child Enters The Studio

Austin rockers Scorpion Child have stepped into the studio to work on their sophomore album. The band will once again work with Chris “Frenchie” Smith, who produced and arranged the band’s self-titled, full-length debut.

Scorpion Child’s vocalist Aryn Jonathan Black had the following to say: "The band is now locked in the studio committing everything to album #2. Everyone is dressed to the 9's and it’s business time!"

Praised for “proper rock-and-roll riffage” and “unapologetic classic rock” by Clutch vocalist Neil Fallon and commended by radio & television personality Eddie Trunk for “old school spirit, kick-ass hard rock, killer riffs and vocals,” Scorpion Child's music has been played on Eddie Trunk’s live show on SiriusXM satellite radio and on Nights with Alice Cooper. Stay tuned for more info on the album, due to drop via Nuclear Blast Records.

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Crobot Headed To Europe With Scorpion Child

Just a few weeks ago, Crobot opened for Black Label Society on a European tour, and now the time has come for the Pennsylvania-based quartet to return to European shores for its first headlining run on that side of the pond.

Crobot will bring fellow Nuclear Blast labelmates Scorpion Child along for the ride to guarantee a maximum of genuine classic rock. Opening support will come from Welsh rock 'n roll newcomers Buffalo Summer. Dates are as follows: More...

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Scorpion Child Kicking Off Tour Tonight

Austin, Texas based classic rock sensation Scorpion Child kicks off a European tour tonight in Brussels.

Commented singer extraordinaire, Aryn Jonathan Black: "There is nothing better than opening your eyes in London and knowing that you will soon hit the road together with Horison and Jackson Firebird!"

28.03.2014 BE – Brussels, AB Club
29.03.2014 DE – München, Droptune Festival
30.03.2014 DE – Leipzig, Hellraiser
31.03.2014 CH – Pratteln, Z7
01.04.2014 IT – Milano, Lo Fi Club
02.04.2014 IT – Bologna, Freakout Club
03.04.2014 AT – Innsbruck, Weekender
04.04.2014 DE – Esslingen, Komma
05.04.2014 AT – Wolfsberg, JUZ
06.04.2014 DE – Lichtenfels, Paunchy Cats
08.04.2014 AT – Wien, Arena 3 Raum
09.04.2014 DE – Darmstadt, Steinbruch Theater
10.04.2014 DE – Saarbrücken, Garage
11.04.2014 DE – Siegen, Vortex
12.04.2014 NL – Tilburg, Roadburn Festival
13.04.2014 DE – Rheine, Hypothalamus
14.04.2014 DE – Hamburg, Logo
15.04.2014 DK – Kopenhagen, Beta
16.04.2014 DE – Berlin, Comet
17.04.2014 DE – Dresden, Scheune (without Jackson Firebird)
18.04.2014 CH – Uster, Rockcity (without Jackson Firebird)
19.04.2014 DE – Essen, Turock (without Jackson Firebird) More...

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Scorpion Child Releases New Music Video

The video for the first track on Scorpion Child’s debut album, “Kings Highway,” has made its world debut online and can be seen below, courtesy of Classic Rock Magazine.

Opening with the sound of cicadas, the “Kings Highway” video was directed by award-winning stop-motion animator Jess Cope of Owlhouse Studios, whose talents have been seen in the short film The Astronomer’s Sun, the British children’s television series Postman Pat, and Tim Burton’s feature film, Frankenweenie.

Scorpion Child frontman Aryn Jonathan Black shares the following about the video: "Jess Cope's work for our new ‘Kings Highway’ video is masterful! We are enamored by her artistic eye and ability to create a fantasy trip with an ethereal visual that's captivating and timeless." More...

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Scorpion Child Recruits New Drummer

Austin classic rock sensation Scorpion Child has added a new face to the line-up: drummer Jon “Charn” Rice, formerly of Job For A Cowboy. Scorpion Child bassist & founding member Shaun Avants shares the following:

“Scorpion Child is excited to announce some recent line-up changes within the camp. As with any team or group, decisions must be made that are vital to the overall attitude, creativity, quality, and lifespan of a shared and common goal. Any decision we make is and always will be for the betterment and advancement of this band.

"That being said, we have decided to move forward as a four piece - at least for now - as we say goodbye to our friends [rhythm guitarist] Tom Frank and [former drummer] Shawn Alvear. We wish them the very best in any and all of their future endeavors and it should be noted that their contributions were not without their merits.

"We are pleased to announce that Jon 'Charn' Rice (ex-Job For A Cowboy, 1349) will be taking the position as our new drummer. He exemplifies ambition, hard work, and the general personality that gives this band the potential to function as a tighter unit. His handful of performances with Nonpoint and the Shiprocked cruise earlier this year only solidified our faith in his abilities and filled us with an overwhelming excitement for the coming possibilities.

"Thank you to all of our fans for weathering the seas of change. We'll see you all very soon. Bigger. Better. Faster. Stronger.”

Before heading out to the U.K. for nine shows starting March 16th, Scorpion Child will have a showcase at this year’s SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas with a date & time coming shortly. Catch the band live:

16.03. UK Bristol - Exchange*
18.03. UK Colchester - Arts Centre**
20.03. UK Birmingham - O2 Academy 3*
21.03. UK Sheffield - Corporation**
22.03. UK Glasgow - King Tuts*
23.03. UK Newcastle - O2 Academy 2**
25.03. UK Nottingham - Rock City*
26.03. UK London - Underworld*
27.03. UK Manchester - Roadhouse**
* = MONSTER TRUCK headlining
** = SCORPION CHILD headlining More...

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Scorpion Child Announces New Tour Dates

After releasing a music video for "Polygon of Eyes," the Texas-based classic rock sensation Scorpion Child has now announced additional European headlining shows right after a mutual Euro run alongside label mates Orchid and Blues Pills. Catch the band live:

w/Orchid and Blues Pills
01.11. D Essen – Turock
02.11. B Vosselaar – Biebob
03.11. UK London – Dingwalls
04.11. F Paris – Glazart
05.11. CH Zürich – Mascotte
07.11. D Lindau - Club Vaudeville
08.11. D Köln - Gebäude 9
09.11. D München - Backstage Halle
10.11. NL Kerkrade – Templet
12.11. D Trier – ExHaus
13.11. D Hannover – Faust
14.11. D Berlin – C-Club
15.11. D Würzburg - Hammer Of Doom More...

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The Rockstar Ramblings: Mama Horny

Q: What happens when you cross a KISS cover with a drug deal and a horny mother? A: Random dog petting and a dildo. Welcome to this week’s videos. More...

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Scorpion Child Posts New Music Video

Scorpion Child posted up a new music video for the track "Polygon of Eyes." The song appears on the band's debut self-titled release, which was issued back at the tale end of June via Nuclear Blast Records.

Check it out here:

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Lacuna Coil To Play ShipRocked

The ShipRocked 2014 band lineup has expanded with the addition of Lacuna Coil, Love & Death (featuring Brian “Head” Welch), Art of Dying, Butcher Babies, Scorpion Child, and Wilson.

The 5-day cruise will also feature a special onboard DJ set by Neil Sanderson of Three Days Grace and a comedy set from Big Jay Oakerson. Rock and roll dance troupe Hells Belles Burlesque is slated for a pair of performances, and will be offering burlesque workshops during the cruise.

The rock music cruise vacation onboard the Norwegian Pearl will depart from the Port Of Miami and will visit Great Stirrup Cay - a private island in the Bahamas - during the January 26th - 30th, 2014 excursion.

The current band lineup for ShipRocked 2014 - fueled by Monster Energy - includes: headliners Five Finger Death Punch, along with Papa Roach, Three Days Grace, Device (featuring David Draiman), Sevendust, Candlebox, In This Moment, Lacuna Coil, The Halo Method, Nonpoint, Love & Death (with Brian “Head” Welch), Aranda, Art of Dying, Young Guns, Crash Kings, Butcher Babies, Scorpion Child, Wilson, American Fangs, Digital Summer, and Andy Wood & The Amalgam. More...

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Wilson To Support Scorpion Child On Tour

Wilson will be supporting Scorpion Child on a North American run this coming September/October. Also appearing on the bill will be Kadavar, Gypsyhawk, and Mothership. Dates are as follows:

09/20/2013 The Astoria – Vancouver, B.C. – CANADA
09/21/2013 Neumos – Seattle, WA
09/23/2013 Slim’s – San Francisco, CA
09/24/2013 Roxy Theatre – West Hollywood, CA
09/25/2013 Rocky Point Cantina – Tempe, AZ
09/27/2013 Red 7 – Austin, TX
09/28/2013 Tomcats – Ft. Worth, TX
09/29/2013 Fitzgerald’s – Houston, TX
10/02/2013 Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH
10/03/2013 Hard Luck Bar – Toronto, ON
10/04/2013 II Motore – Montreal, QC – CANADA
10/05/2013 Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, NY More...

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Orchid Returning For Another European Tour

Orchid, after concluding a successful string of European tour dates in May, has just announced another European Tour which includes a one-off London show at Camden Dingwalls on November 3rd, 2013. Support will come from label mates Scorpion Child and retro rockers Blues Pills will also join them for this trek across Europe.

Orchid will be supporting its recently-released 2nd album, "The Mouths Of Madness" which was released via Nuclear Blast. Orchid singer Theo Mindell commented: “We’re really excited to be returning to Europe for this tour with such great bands supporting us. We’re so blown away by the love and support everyone has shown us and can’t wait to play these shows. Looking forward to seeing you all on the road.”

ORCHID/BLUES PILLS/SCORPION CHILD Euro Tour Dates:

01.11. D Essen – Turock
02.11. B Vosselaar – Biebob
03.11. UK London – Dingwalls
04.11. F Paris – Glazart
05.11. CH Zürich – Mascotte
07.11. D Lindau – Club Vaudeville
08.11. D Köln – Gebäude 9
09.11. D München – Backstage Halle
10.11. NL Kerkrade – Rock Temple
12.11. D Trier – ExHaus
13.11. D Hannover – Faust
14.11. D Berlin – C-Club
15.11. D Würzburg – Hammer Of Doom
16.11. D Weißenhäuser Strand – Metal Hammer Paradise *ORCHID only*


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Scorpion Child Posts Track-By-Track Breakdown

Austin, Texas-based classic rock sensation Scorpion Child has released a track-by-track video trailer in which vocalist extraordinaire, Aryn Jonathan Black, talks about all the songs on the band's upcoming self-titled debut album. Check it out below.

"Scorpion Child" is due out June 21st, 2013 and has the following track listing:

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) More...

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Scorpion Child Posts "Liquor" Clip

Austin, Texas-based classic rock sensation Scorpion Child has premiered the official lyric video for the song "Liquor" today. Check it out today.

"Liquor" comes off the band's self-titled debut album, which is about to be released on June 21st, 2013 via Nuclear Blast. The track listing is 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) More...

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Scorpion Child Posts Behind The Scenes Footage

Austin, Texas-based rock act Scorpion Child will release a self-titled album on June 21st, 2013 via Nuclear Blast. The band has now released the second part of a video trailer series titled "Meeting Scorpion Child," which can be viewed below.

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Rocklahoma Performance List Announced

Band performance times are now available for Rocklahoma, the three-day camping festival to occur at “Catch the Fever” Festival Grounds in Pryor, OK.

Rocklahoma will celebrate its seventh year on May 24th, 25th, and 26th. The lineup is as follows:

Thursday, May 23
Pre-Party on the AXiS Campground Stage
6:00 PM Triple Se7en
7:00 PM Bruce Flea
8:00 PM Searching For Sanity
9:00 PM Sleepwalking Home
10:00 PM Motortrain
11:00 PM Baron Von Swagger
12:00 AM Rocker Lips
1:00 AM Drek
2:00 AM KingShifter

Friday, May 24
Main Stage
4:35 PM All That Remains
5:45 PM Ratt
7:10 PM Papa Roach
8:40 PM Bush
10:30 PM Guns N’ Roses

Hard Rock Stage
3:15 PM Zero Crossing
4:00 PM Otherwise
5:10 PM The Sword
6:35 PM Escape The Fate
8:05 PM Clutch
9:45 PM Device More...

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