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Agoraphobic Nosebleed Frontman Posts Blog Commenting On Scion Festvial

James Randall, vocalist of grind metal act Agoraphobic Nosebleed has posted the following blog online, offering his opinions on the Scion Metal Festival:

"You know “big metal” is fucked when it starts accepting petty bail outs from the auto industry via Scion.

There are two possible scenarios I’m entertaining here on how this came to pass- 1: some slacker nephew of some executive at Scion needed something to do exiting rehab w/ his unused marketing degree or 2: Scion is somehow hip to the fact there are a lot of aging metal dudes pushing 40 that are possibly in the market to buy their first new/real car.

In scenario 1. we have nephew dickin’ around w/ company money making a creative tax shelter for Uncle Scion.

In scenario 2. we have one of the most retarded marketing schemes ever to get smoked up in the history of advertising.

So the other day I was on the phone w/ my buddy Wood of MITB/Bastard Noise and no sooner does he make comment about INTEGRITY having a lack of… w/ their recent Scion showcase at the ROXY, I just happen to stumbled upon Murder Constructs new EP on Relapse coming packed w/ a “SCION presents” free MAGURDERGRIND record! I was like dude what the fuck is going on here? MAGURDERGRIND! Heres a band that was to “punk” to give Relapse a record but is down to float a fuckin’ “SCION” logo on the front of their album cover? WTF?

Now I ain’t some crust monk who’s taken some gutter punk vow of poverty, running around hating on mother fuckers trying to make a little coin off their shit -but I doubt there is much money changing hands here at all. Scion hit me up awhile ago asking if I was into doing a video for some band, me being a bit of a dirty car salesman myself hit ‘em back to find out what they where looking to spend and that pretty much ended that. As costs in the advertising/marketing world go compared to sponsoring a pro athlete or getting a actor to endorse your product “extreme metal” is a fuckin’ prostitute, jerk you off, blow you in your Scion xBS for a couple bucks. But hey Scion you get what you pay for -no ding dong is running out to buy one of your hipster crap wagons because you did some metal/hardcore showcase, your just publicly outing some poor band as your whore."

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1. Josh_of_Doom writes:

A bit narrow minded there. Bands ar'nt selling that many units any more, all the consultants are saying to look for alternative sources of income. If its not Jägermeister or Puma, why not a car, whats the difference? I think its quite punk not having a label, they found another way. Prince/Symbol made more dosh giving his album away with the Sunday paper in the UK than he could have selling it. If no one is buying cds, the rules have to change.

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2. Southern_Bastard writes:

I agree. I don't understand what these dudes are crying about.

Wake up.
Money makes the f***ing world go round.
Who cares who sponsors what?

I'm glad ANY corporation spends ANY money to promote metal music.

and I like Scion.
It shows how little he know about it: THERE IS NO COMPANY CALLED SCION, it's called TOYOTA you idiot. Scion is the marketing brand they use to sell cars to young americans.... sounds like marketing towards a metal community it would work to me.

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