I’ve been unabashedly in favor of all of Scion’s metal-related activities — from my perspective, giving talented artists money to create something that their fans can have for free, be it an EP or an entire performance,  is a good thing, and if the company’s logo has to appear somewhere on the accompany art to make that happen, well, worse things have happened. Of course, not everyone agrees with me, and it seems safe to assume that Eyehategod are probably on that list of dissenters. The band posted the below message on their Facebook page earlier today:

We don’t know anything else right now, like what might be the cause of the ban, but presumably every Eyehategod interview for the next year will touch upon the subject, so we should have some answers soon enough.

In the meantime, here’s better news regarding the most metal-friendly line of vehicles on the market today: Scion A/V Metal posted the below photo of the Ritz Theatre in Tampa, Florida earlier this week, along with the caption “Scion Rock Fest 2012.” Now, I know this a stretch, but I’m thinking that might mean that Scion Rock Fest 2012 is going to take place at the Ritz Theatre in Tampa, Florida. I know, I know, I’m reaching, but it kinda makes sense when you think about it.

Lambgoat surmises a time frame for this year’s edition of the free metal fest:

“Previous Scion Rock Fest events have all taken place on a Saturday, and were officially announced about a month prior to the shows. As such, we speculate that Scion Rock Fest 2012 will take place on June 2nd, since the venue is booked that day for an undisclosed event.”

Seem plausible. In any case, previous versions of Scion Rock Fest have had ridiculously cool line-ups, and, again, were 100% free to concert goers, so I think it’s okay to start getting excited about another installment. More details as they become available.


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