SCION SHARES BEHIND-THE-SCENES SLAYER FOOTAGE
JOIN TOM ARAYA AS HE TOURS BASS FACTORY
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 28, 2014 – Scion, sponsor of Slayer’s fall U.S. tour, gives fans an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look in a new video clip posted to Scion AV’s YouTube channel http://www.scionav.com/2014/10/28/scion-slayer-driven-a-visit-to-esp-guitar-co.
The clip finds Tom Araya at the ESP Factory, home of his signature series bass.
A Twitter-based (twitter.com/scionav) giveaway for tickets to select Slayer tour dates is underway and runs through Dec. 6. Entries should be submitted throughtwitter.com/scionav with complete rules available athttp://www.scionav.com/2014/10/27/scion-x-slayer-tour-ticket-giveaway-enter-now.
Scion previously announced that a project car designed by Slayer and featuring excessive speaker power, would be unveiled at Specialty Equipment Market Association’s annual trade event in November.
Slayer with special guests Suicidal Tendencies and Exodus:
11 Fox Theatre, Oakland, CA
12 Fox Theatre, Oakland, CA
14 The Forum, Los Angeles, CA
15 Comerica Theatre, Phoenix, AZ
17 Bricktown Events Center, Oklahoma City, OK
18 ACL Live, Austin, TX
19 Verizon Theatre, Dallas, TX
21 Hard Rock Live, Orlando, FL
22 The Tabernacle, Atlanta, GA
23 The Fillmore, Charlotte, NC
25 The Armory, Albany, NY
26 Sands Events Center, Bethlehem, PA
28 The Palladium, Worcester, MA
29 Wellmont Theatre, Montclair, NJ
30 Tower Theatre, Philadelphia, PA
2 Agora Theatre, Cleveland, OH
4 Egyptian Room, Indianapolis, IN
5 The Fillmore, Detroit, MI
6 The Venue at Horseshoe Casino, Hammond, IN
The Chicago Tribune‘s Greg Kot wrote that the five-time-nominated, two-time Grammy winning Slayer is “one of the great American rock bands of the last 30 years, forget about genre.” Their membership in “The Big Four” – Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax – the four bands that defined the thrash/metal genre – secures their place in music history. Indeed, few bands come close to matching the intensity that Slayer brings to its live shows, having been named “Best Live Band” by numerous media outlets including Revolver, SPIN, and Metal Hammer. With songs that mirror the turmoil and aberrations of our society – God’s terrifying global genocide, the chaos of our broken political system, chemical warfare, the hideous minds of serial killers, and the way-too-close proximity of world horrors that technology has brought us, Slayer remains crushing and brutal, steadfastly refusing to cater to the Mainstream. Slayer’s founding member, guitarist Jeff Hanneman passed in 2013, and Exodus guitarist Gary Holt has been filling in since. The band is currently in the studio recording a new album set for an early 2015 release.
About Scion Audio Visual:
Scion Audio Visual (AV for short) is a creative enterprise of Scion devoted to the discovery, nurture, funding and distribution of compelling music and arts programming. Scion AV has created and championed projects for over 100 underground musical artists, supported tours and special events, created film documentaries, curated art installations, and produced a collection of ‘zines. In addition, Scion AV executes the annual Scion Music(less) Music Conference and operates 7 broadband radio stations via Scion Streaming Radio. For more information, visit ScionAV.com
Scion continues to be the test laboratory division for Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc. From its start in 2003, Scion’s goal was to offer products and processes that stand apart from the crowd. With a model line-up that includes the iconic xB urban utility vehicle, the tC sports coupe, the FR-S rear-wheel drive sports car, the premium micro-subcompact iQ and the xD urban subcompact 5-door, Scion offers distinctive vehicles that reflect owners’ passions and aspirations. Scion also appeals to a youthful audience by offering a simple, no-haggle buying experience and by engaging with potential customers in meaningful and creative ways. For more information, visitwww.scion.com.