13th Floor Entertainment Presents Scorpion Child
Kadaver, Gypsyhawk, Wilson, Mothership
1306 W. University Dr
Mesa, AZ, 85201
This event is all ages
Trends in music are cyclical. Every few years something comes along that borrows just enough from the past to make the new exciting again. Scorpion Child produce a sound that hearkens back to when guitar rock ruled the airwaves and made going to a concert the ultimate main event. The five-piece hail from Austin, Texas where they've spent the last few years perfecting both their songwriting and stage presence. The outfit features Chris Cowart and Tom Frank layering high-energy twin-guitars over the band's pounding rhythms discharged by Shaun Avants (bass) and Shawn Alvear (drums). Last but not least, Scorpion Child's singer, Aryn Jonathan Black, fronts the cavalry with a siren-like voice reminiscent of Ronnie James Dio and Robert Plant.
Black says, "I've always wanted to hear new musical ingredients within a classic heavy sound, and it's great to witness captivating performances where both the live show and the band's recorded material can compliment one another. It's important for us to maintain spontaneity while putting a special emphasis into integral hooks. The heavy-prog sounds of Uriah Heep, Hairy Chapter, and the epic delivery of early Rainbow showcases these crossovers brilliantly, giving us honest, yet relentless sonics."
On June 6th, 2013, Scorpion Child will release the self-titled debut on Nuclear Blast Entertainment. The album was produced and arranged by Chris "Frenchie" Smith, who is known for his work with The Answer, Jet, And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead, Dax Riggs, and many others.
Scorpion Child's debut is a hybrid of eight, hook-filled heavy-psych classics that breathe new life into a stale hard rock market. Big drums, thunder heavy riffs, licks, dangerous soul ridden bass lines, and powerful rock vocals transferred flawlessly to their recordings, conveying the sexiness that they move and shake to on stage. The band plan to support the May album release with tours in the United States and Europe throughout the year 2013.
"Combining the sound of Thin Lizzy, Hawkwind, and Lynyrd Skynyrd with - somehow - just a few average dudes out there to return music to the people that appreciate it, Gypsyhawk is a band's band, a fan's band...and a god damn rock band when rock and roll needs it most. In a time when music is shoveled down your throat, Gypsyhawk backs up the walk (and mabye a little swagger) with rock. The band's first show in their hometown of Pasadena, Calif. yielded an enthusiastic and devoted crowd, showing the promise Gypsyhawk holds in the palm of their hands...well, as soon as this next solo is done. Then they'll have a free hand.... Turn down the lights and turn up the tunes indeed."
"Gypsyhawk, an L.A.-based band intent on recounting and representing the elements that made metal so enjoyable in its infancy: twin guitars, melodic vocals, killer grooves and solos. Lots of solos." -Noisecreep.com-
"...They are seriously playing from the heart, and Harris's world-weary vocals belie life experience beyond his years..."-City Of Devils-
"Picture Thin Lizzy, Deep Purple and Slough Feg jamming over brews and doobs behind a wall of amps and twin guitar leads, and you get the idea."-Metalsucks.com-
"This is the type of material that makes it clear that, had Gypsyhawk been an obscure and under-acknowledged band actually from the 70's and this their album, it would be considered a stone cold classic and be fetching insane sums on e-bay.... A band to watch, if they can grow from here it's going to get scary good." -HellrideMusic.com-
Read more: http://www.myspace.com/gypsyhawkusa#ixzz0yL9nIe3t
The growl of chain saws making firewood of fifty foot pines. That's WILSON. The howling of a pack of wolves battling a rabid moose. That's WILSON. The panting, gasping breaths of a smoke break "nooner". That's fucking WILSON. The citation for a noise violation… that's just where the party begins. If all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy, then all party and no bullshit have made WILSON juggernauts. For the past two years WILSON have transformed shows into parties, and concerts into riots throughout the Midwest. Sharing stages with the likes of Every Time I Die, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Steel Panther, Valient Thorr, Escape The Fate, Between The Buried and Me, Wilson has not only held their own, but raised the bar for how much fun live music can be.
Five dudes growing up in Michigan's post-industrial wasteland, know that
when life gives you lemons, buy a bottle of tequila, chug it, and enjoy
biting into that sour fruit. You can taste that philosophy in the music. A
brutal rhythm section and fret-board wizardry bring the best parts of metal into their hook heavy straight up rock n' roll. Don't be surprised if you see the gnarliest, glowering dude in the bar start dancing like a first grader on a school picnic once the music starts. Rabid demand from a growing fan base has sold out two pressing of their debut EP, "Standing on the Reel".
With a new album in the works and relentless tour schedule, whatever you do, don't go to www.wilsonrock.bandcamp.com, unless you're ready to fucking party!
Rock n' Roll history is rife with brothers working together to create their artistic vision. But rarely do we hear about a full-fledged family unit embarking down the treacherous path of a musical career. In the case of Texas based Mothership, the Brother Juett (Kyle on bass, younger brother Kelley on guitar) enlisted the aid of their father, John Juett, to help get the 'ship off the ground. Raised on a healthy dose of their father's 70's-era record collection, the brothers began crafting songs fueled on the raucous and raw good time vibe when music seemed to know no bounds. Lifting off the pad for the first time in 2010, the band began to gain momentum and notoriety with their unabashed live shows. Knowing that the service of the family patriarch was temporary, Father Juett actively helped his boys find his replacement, and in late 2011, enter the mighty Judge Smith to hammer away on the skins.
In early 2012, Mothership entered Crystal Clear Studios with Wo Fat mastermind Kent Stump manning the boards and by mid-year, the band self-released their debut album. It was the combination of the 70's-era heavy rock fuzz and fury mixed with the blistering guitar solos of the NWOBHM-era that drew the bands attention to California-based Heavy Rock label, Ripple Music. In the waning months of 2012, after a successful year of traveling regionally throughout Texas and opening for national acts such as Prong, Red Fang, Gypsyhawk, Earthen Grave, and Lo-Pan, Mothership officially dubbed Ripple Music as its Home Port and began plotting a course for their first U.S. Tour in early 2013. The band's debut album will see its official Ripple release on February 12th, 2013 in the way of CD, LP, Deluxe LP, and Digital releases.