|Scion Rock Fest|
|Genre||Death Metal, Grindcore, Thrash Metal, Doom Metal, Stoner Rock, Sludge Metal, Hardcore Punk, Metalcore, Experimental Metal|
|Location(s)||Atlanta, GA, Columbus, OH, Pomona, CA, Tampa, FL, Memphis, TN,|
Scion Rock Fest was an annual heavy metal music festival held in various cities throughout the United States. The festival lineups included bands from several genres of metal, such as death metal, grindcore, doom metal, metalcore, and experimental metal, and booked headliners that include Cannibal Corpse, Mastodon, Morbid Angel, Down, and Sleep. The festival was produced by Scion's lifestyle marketing brand, Scion AV, and admission was free every year. Live video recordings and band interviews were also released after each fest.
Scion Rock Fest was established in 2009 as part of Scion AV's involvement in the metal music genre. The five festivals that occurred since 2009 featured performances from 110 bands from all over North America, Europe, and Asia.
|Outdoor Stage||The Masquerade "Hell"||The Masquerade "Purgatory"||The Masquerade "Heaven"|
|Newport Music Hall||Skully's||Bernie's Distillery||Circus|
|Fox Theater||The Glass House||Outdoor Tent #1||Outdoor Tent #2|
|The Ritz Ybor||The Orpheum||Czar Bar||Crowbar|
On March 6, 2013, Scion announced that the next festival would take place on June 1, 2013 in Memphis, Tennessee. The full lineup for the 2013 festival was announced on March 26, 2013. The 2013 festival took place at five venues on Beale Street in Memphis.
|New Daisy||Handy Park||Club 152||Hard Rock Cafe||Coyote Ugly|
The 2014 Scion Rock Fest was announced on March 13, 2014 to take place in Pomona, CA. The full festival lineup was announced on March 25, 2014.
|Fox Theater||The Glass House||Sky Fox Lounge||Acerogami|
Aqua Nebula Oscillator
In the weeks leading up to the first Scion Rock Fest in 2009, Scion removed Nachtmystium from the lineup due to alleged ties to Nazism. The band's first album, Reign of the Malicious, was distributed via the National Socialist Black Metal record label Unholy Records. The band was outspoken about the accusations and denied any true ties to the Nazi movement.
Several months before Scion Rock Fest 2012 and before the final lineup had been officially announced, American sludge metal band Eyehategod announced on their Facebook page that they had been banned by Scion from performing at Scion Rock Fest. Brian Patton, a guitarist in the band, later told The Age of Metal in a phone interview that Scion had originally approached the band to perform at the 2012 festival, but later rescinded the offer due to their lyrical content and the religious connotations in the band's name.