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Scorpion ChildAcid rockers SCORPION CHILD – who recently toured with CLUTCH and performed at this year’s Rock On The Range and Rocklahoma festivals – have just confirmed their addition to this summer’s Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival.  The five-piece pride of Austin, Texas will be headlining the Sumerian Stage.

“We are tremendously excited to be a part of Mayhem Festival 2013,” states SCORPION CHILD frontman & lyricist Aryn Jonathan Black.  “There is no better way for us to launch our new album and we’re looking forward to the Mayhem Fest crowds bringing out the animal in us when we play!”

Understandably, the band’s previously announced headlining solo dates in July have been cancelled.

For a taste of SCORPION CHILD’s wicked fine hard rock, check out their lyric video for the track “Liquor” on YouTube: 

Opening and closing with the sound of cicadas, the band’s self-titled debut release – described by Black as “a sonic landscape of a 24-hour period” – hits North America on June 25th and was produced, recorded with analog technology, and arranged by Chris “Frenchie” Smith (The Answer, Jet, And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead, The Toadies, Dax Riggs).

CLUTCH vocalist Neil Fallon shares his praise for SCORPION CHILD and their debut album:

Aryn Jonathan Black has one of the best voices I’ve ever heard.  His range is outrageous, and thankfully, it is accompanied by proper rock-and-roll riffage.  SCORPION CHILD is unapologetic classic rock… just as the ancient ones intended.”

The 5-week Rockstar Mayhem tour launches on June 29th in San Bernardino, California and runs through August 4th in Dallas, Texas.  Advanced tickets & V.I.P. packages can be purchased at  Confirmed dates are as follows:

06/29/13   San Manuel Amphitheater – San Bernardino, CA
06/30/13   Shoreline Amphitheater – Mountain View, CA
07/02/13   Idaho Center Amphitheater – Nampa, ID
07/03/13   White River Amphitheater – Auburn, WA
07/05/13   Desert Sky Pavilion – Phoenix, AZ
07/06/13   Isleta Amphitheater – Albuquerque, NM
07/07/13   Fiddler’s Green Amphitheater – Englewood, CO
07/10/13   Molson Canadian Amphitheater – Toronto, ON – CANADA
07/12/13   First Niagara Pavilion – Burgettstown, PA
07/13/13   Susquehana Bank Center – Camden, NJ
07/14/13   Darien Lake Performing Arts Center – Darien Center, NY
07/16/13   Comcast Center – Mansfield, MA
07/17/13   Bangor Waterfront – Bangor, ME
07/19/13   Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain – Scranton, PA
07/20/13   Saratoga Performing Arts Center – Saratoga Springs, NY
07/21/13   The Comcast Theatre – Hartford, CT
07/23/13   PNC Bank Arts Center – Holmdel, NJ
07/24/13   Jiffy Lube Live – Bristow, VA
07/26/13   Klipsch Music Center – Noblesville, IN
07/27/13   First Midwest Bank Amphitheater – Tinley Park, IL
07/28/13   DTE Energy Music Theatre – Clarkson, MI
07/30/13   Lakewood Amphitheater – Atlanta, GA
07/31/13   1-800-Ask-Gary Amphitheater – Tampa, FL
08/02/13   Tower Amphitheater – Austin, TX
08/03/13   Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – Woodlands, TX
08/04/13   Gexa Energy Pavilion – Dallas, TX

The track listing for Scorpion Child is:

  1. Kings Highway
  2. Polygon Of Eyes
  3. The Secret Spot
  4. Salvation Slave
  5. Liquor
  6. Antioch
  7. In The Arms Of Ecstasy
  8. Paradigm
  9. Red Blood (The River Flows)
    BONUS TRACK for CD & vinyl editions:
  10. Keep Goin’ (Lucifer’s’ Friend cover)
    Exclusive iTunes BONUS TRACK:
  11. Lover’s Leap

Scorpion Child can be ordered from the SCORPION CHILD Landing Page and includes the following versions & pre-order bundles:

  • Double wallet CD
  • Aqua blue etched double-vinyl (color exclusive to North America)
  • Exclusive album art t-shirt + double wallet CD
  • Exclusive album art t-shirt + aqua blue double-vinyl

Pre-order the album on iTunes and instantly received the track “Liquor”:

Have you seen SCORPION CHILD’s lyric video for “Polygon Of Eyes”

Meet the band via video clips on the SCORPION CHILD YouTube Channel:


  • Aryn Jonathan Black – Vocals
  • Chris Cowart – Lead Guitar
  • Tom Frank – Rhythm Guitar
  • Shaun Avants – Bass
  • Shawn Alvear – Drums

Visit SCORPION CHILD online at:

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