The North Door
"...Needed: One word and one word only for this live-clip deuce from Austin's Scorpion Child. Raaaaaaaaaaaawwwk!..."
"...Not only are the quartet of live performances herein uniformly strong, they arc nicely: Slowtrain's ebullient roots pop, My Jerusalem's terrific rock noir, Scorpion Child's metallic libido, and a soft, smart, indie comedown from Melogrand. Each local act gets its own week of close-ups in the coming month, but here's first bite...."
"...The thrash metal answer to cock rock (Thrown Into Exile), Goth metal (Motionless in White), silicon stripper metal (Butcher Babes): cartoon metal all. A throat-ripping scream eagle plus Armageddon guitars doesn’t brew instant metal, kids (aka children of the damned)...."
"...Scorpion Child(Nuclear Blast)..."
"...› As if their stock hadn't already skyrocketed when they recently signed to esteemed metal label Nuclear Blast, local hard rock purists Scorpion Child are blasting off on tour with mystical blues rockers Clutch for 34 dates, followed by another rumored tour – one management won't yet confirm – with true rock & roll royalty: Motörhead. Scorpion Child showcases at SXSW Friday, March 15, at Warehouse 1100 with Clutch...."
"...In the most epic vetting of local talent, 61 Austin acts receive artist backpacks, among them Black Books, the Bright Light Social Hour, Crooks, Dead Earth Politics, Elijah Ford & the Bloom, Ruby Jane, Leopold & His Fiction, Ian McLagan, My Education, Graham Reynold’s Golden Arm Trio, Scorpion Child, Sertified, Silent Diane, Sons of Fathers, Wiretree, Zeale, and Zorch...."
"...Released three years ago, Scorpion Child's eponymous debut mastered Seventies-fried hard rock. Acid Roulette, the homegrown quintet's long-awaited follow-up, adds colorful production and more ambitious songwriting..."
"...Scorpion Child stings the Belmont Friday with a release show for their new 7-inch. The local quartet that bridges stoner and glam rock was captured in concert by Austin scene documenters the Good Music Club, who pressed the live cuts to colored vinyl..."
"...Austin's metal scene represents nationally behind the Sword and Scorpion Child, both signed to renowned labels and subsequently road warriors, but psychedelic doom trio the Well will soon follow its friends into the national spotlight. Guitarist Ian Graham, bassist Lisa Alley, and drummer Jason Sullivan convened in 2011...."
"...1) Scorpion Child, Scorpion Child (Nuclear Blast)..."
"...› Local rockers Scorpion Child have signed to metal giant Nuclear Blast Records. The heavy, guitar-driven quintet's nine-song self-titled bow, produced by Chris "Frenchie" Smith, comes out in May...."
"...Arclight Records' newest signee, Pack of Wolves, set fire to a few psalms from Lamb of God's New American Gospel, adding a slightly Texas twist to breakdown-heavy metalcore that showed teeth on instrumental closer, "The Death of My Old Self." The Roller, meanwhile, kneeled at the altar of Sabbath, cutting bottom-feeder stoner-metal grooves that could potentially dig as deep as the Sword were it not for the monolithic, Neanderthal vocals. "Are you ready for the heaviest funk-rock showcase of the century?" beckoned headliner Scorpion Child at the start of its set..."
"...Memphis' Sheiks seem to share some Oblivians DNA. Also appearing: Nightmare Boyzzz, Natural Child, Raw McCartney, Liquor Store, and more! Tim Stegall..."
"...As the first weekend went off without a hitch (except for some minor generator problems), the second was shaping up to be the better of the two parties. We saw more onstage collaborations, including Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme guesting with Arctic Monkeys; Bon Iver's Justin Vernon playing lead guitar for recent production project the Blind Boys of Alabama; Carolyn Wonderland trading licks with Hollywood soul fireplugs Vintage Trouble; and Wild Child violinist Kelsey Wilson joining fellow local Shakey Graves, who absolutely packed the BMI stage...."
"...Performing artists will include: The Black & White Years, Wild Child, Black Pistol Fire, Leopold & His Fiction, Eric Tessmer, Scorpion Child, Eagle Claw, Peter & The Wolf, Holiday and many more...."
"...Now, he's expanding into running a label. Promoting a Smith-helmed third album, Black Bone Child (8pm) swaggers first, self-assuredly toking on the blues-rock vibe of long-gone classic rockers like Free..."
"...Toland: Scorpion Child..."
"...The type of riff-oriented heavy rock the Austin quintet wallows in doesn't require innovation so much as expertise, and Sweat Lodge executes it as well anybody flailing power chord licks on Gibsons through Orange amps. Educated at the same school as Scorpion Child, but having smoked more pot behind the bleachers, the Lodgers lay it down thick..."
"...Red Eyed Fly, which opened in 1999, played Red River's redheaded stepchild in recent years, but that stood to change when Elysium/Valhalla owner John Wickham took over the lease this spring. Wickham, who's held ground on Red River since 2001, has long been an unheralded linchpin in the district, and now he's integral to connecting this venture...."
"...I’m looking forward to doing it again. We have some great showcases coming, among that the Nuclear Blast and Roadhouse Management night with our friends from Orchid, [Austin’s] Scorpion Child, and Mothership..."