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Tag Archives: Scion

R.I.P. Scion, patron of metal (and car company)

Posted by on February 3, 2016

In news that any fan of underground metal should find upsetting, Toyota has announced that it is pulling the plug on Scion, its offshoot car brand aimed at younger drivers. What may appear to be a car-related event news has a larger effect on the metal community, as Scion was tireless supporter of the scene. Scion […]

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Here’s a better look at the Slayer Scion

Posted by on November 5, 2014

While Metallica has a song about fuel, it was their big four brethren in Slayer that beat them to the punch in getting their own car. The “Scion x Slayer  Mobile Amp tC” was unveiled last week at an event that our friends at Metal Sucks and Gear Gods attended, and now Scion has unveiled […]

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Slayer reveal title of track in new Scion video

Posted by on October 31, 2014

It was revealed earlier this week that Slayer have teamed up with Scion to record a new track to be given out via Scion A/V. In a trio of videos, Slayer’s Tom Araya and Kerry King were shown in the studio working on the song in the first clip, testing the song in their cars (Scions, natch) and […]

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Slayer to unveil new track via Scion AV

Posted by on October 28, 2014

Slayer are still rocking. That’s one of the things Kerry King says about the band in the first of three clips of the band recording a new song for Scion AV. It makes sense the car company partner with the band, as they’ve already made a concept car together. The clip shows the Kerry King and […]

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Would you drive a Slayer Scion?

Posted by on September 18, 2014

Scion is one of the sponsors of Slayer’s tour this fall with Suicidal Tendencies and Exodus. “Big deal,” you’re probably thinking to yourself. “There’s corporate sponsors for tours all the time. What are they going to do, make a Slayer car?” Actually, that’s exactly what’s happening. A car being called the “Scion x Slayer Mobile […]

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Premiere: exclusive inside look at Brad Boatright’s studio

Posted by on July 18, 2013

For the past five years, Scion has been more than just another car brand. They’ve actively dove into metal, presenting free shows, releasing vinyl and digital samples, and sending socks to metal journalists (thanks guys!). They even partnered with Metal Insider a few years back for our No Label Needed concert and series. And while […]

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Meshuggah To Release EP Next Week?

Posted by on January 29, 2013

Last year’s Koloss put Meshuggah back on the map. Not that they’d really fallen off of it, but the band’s first album in four years was both a commercial and critical success. It doesn’t look like we’ll have to wait another three years for new music from the band, at least not if Scion is involved. […]

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Iron Thrones Have Throne In The Towel

Posted by on August 30, 2012

Well, this sucks. Iron Thrones, winners of Metal Insider and Scion’s No Label Needed Contest & Series, have decided to call it a day. They announced that they were no more via a Facebook earlier today, stating that the band have grown apart from each other. As winners of the 2010 contest, the band received […]

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Honda Uses Judas Priest In Ad… Again

Posted by on July 23, 2012

While Scion and now Kia have gotten involved in underground metal in somewhat unconventional ways, Honda is diving into metal the old fashioned way – by using classic metal in their television ads. A few years ago, they used “The Hellion,” the opening instrumental from their 1982 classic Screaming for Vengeance, to sell minivans (even […]

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Orwell Announce Western Tour; Exclusive Stream From Opener Speaker Eater

Posted by on July 9, 2012

We at Metal Insider are big fans of Orwell, a finalist in our ‘No Label Needed’ contest and series. In fact their album from last year, A View of Heaven From a Seat in Hell, was produced by Steve Henningsgard, guitarist of contest winners Iron Thrones (buy it here).  The band are undertaking a western tour […]

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