We've been trying to come up with a descriptor that adequately describes Atlanta's upcoming Scion Rock Fest. Rockmageddon? Destructioniptica? Metalgeddonocoplyse?
Sponsored by Scion
, and set at the metalest venue in Atlanta (The Masquerade) on the
metalest day of the metalest month of the year (Feb. 28, obvs.), the Scion Rock Fest will bring together metal heavyweights from as far
away as Japan and Norway. The festival will feature a who's who line-up
that includes Neurosis, Boris, 1349, Cryptopsy, Torche, Baroness,
Wolves in the Throne Room, Krallice, Harvey Milk, the hometown heroes of
Mastodon, and many more. Dear Sharon Osboure, if you want Ozzfest to be successful
again, start putting together line-ups like this one. Oh, and the best part
about the festival? It's absolutely, positively, 100% free. More bands will be added and ticketing details will be released soon.
While we're on the topic, Mastodon is still busy at work on its upcoming record Crack the Skye, which is still tentatively scheduled for sometime in March. The band recently posted
a snippet of one of album's upcoming tracks, "Oblivion," on its
website. Frontman Troy Sanders has been gabbing about the new record, telling Stereogum that "[Crack The Skye]
is a departure from everything we've previously recorded in the sense
that we kinda strapped on our aeroshells and departed from Earth for a
while, and then captained to the ethereal element of the universe and
kind of slept on the roof of the world for a while to get a perspective
on this record." Far out, man. Far out.
Scion Rock Fest current line-up:
High on Fire
Wolves in the Throne Room
A Storm of Light
And finally, just for extra credit, check out this incredible poster/flow chart
of metal band names.