I’m almost to the point of buying a Scion car just to express my gratitude to Scion A/V. Almost. Unless you’ve been living in a cave (or the loris compound at the NCS Island), you probably know that Scion A/V has been releasing free EPs and videos from badass metal bands. But they’re doing more than that.
What I just discovered is that Scion A/V has been enlisting certain metal labels to round up a selection of their artists for performances in Los Angeles before live audiences, professionally recording the shows, and then prepping audio of the performances for free download.
The first team-up was with Nuclear Blast, who helped arrange appearances of Exodus, All Shall Perish, Origin, and Decrepit Birth at The Roxy in West Hollywood on November 12 of last year. As of today, the digital album of those live performances has become available for free download. Here’s the track list, which happens to include many of my favorite songs from each band:
1. Decrepit Birth: “Metatron”
2. Decrepit Birth: “The Resonance”
3. Decrepit Birth: “Polarity”
4. Origin: “Banishing Illusion”
5. Origin: “Evolution of Extinction”
6. Origin: “Swarm”
7. All Shall Perish: “Wage Slaves”
8. All Shall Perish: “Procession of Ashes”
9. All Shall Perish: “Gagged, Bound, Shelved and Forgotten”
10. Exodus: “Beyond the Pale”
11. Exodus: “Blacklist”
12. Exodus: “Metal Command”