Torrance, Calif,, Sept. 3, 2015 – Scion, whose partnership with iconic thrash metal outfit, Slayer, birthed the now legendary Slayer-inspired tC sports coupe, have joined forces to offer fans a free download of the song “You Against You.”The song, which is from the band’s forthcoming album Repentless (Sept. 11, Nuclear Blast), will be available as a free download to the first 15,000 fans tomorrow, Sept. 4, at 10 am pacific time via ScionAV.com. “You Against You” will also be available as an ongoing streaming track to those that miss out on the download. A limited run of 7” vinyl records of the single will be available in January.
Fans of the band can also view a video Scion offered this fall, featuring behind-the-scenes studio footage, a tour of the ESP Factory via Tom Araya, and a visit to Kerry King’s Psychotic Exotics’ reptile house and herpetology nursery (http://www.scionav.com/2014/11/14/scion-x-slayer-driven/). Araya also recently spoke with Scion AV All Purpose Show’s Prince Paul for an extensive interview ranging from the band’s humble beginnings to the work behind Repentless:http://www.scionav.com/2014/12/02/tom-araya-of-slayer-interview-on-scion-av-all-purpose-show/.
For more than three decades, Slayer’s onslaught has proven the band to be the supreme thrash-metal band on the planet. The two-time Grammy-winners have also accumulated an abundance of Certified Gold Albums along with “Best…” awards from media outlets all over the world, including Kerrang!, SPIN, Metal Hammer, Revolver, and Esquire. Throughout Slayer’s history, the band has never faltered in unleashing its extreme and focused sonic assault, and, unlike many of its contemporaries who “commercialized” their sound, Slayer has remained crushing and brutal, steadfastly refusing to cater to the mainstream. Slayer’s founding member, guitarist Jeff Hanneman passed in 2013, and Exodus guitarist Gary Holt has been filling in since. Paul Bostaph, who was Slayer’s drummer from ’94 – ’01, has rejoined bassist/vocalist Tom Araya and guitarist Kerry King, and is back behind the kit. Slayer is set to release “Relentless,” its 11th studio album on 9/11/15, which Guitar World has already declared as “The Metal Album of The Year.”
About Scion Audio Visual
Scion Audio Visual (AV for short) is a creative enterprise of Scion devoted to the discovery, nurture, funding and distribution of compelling music and arts programming. Scion AV has created and championed projects for hundreds of underground musical artists, supported tours and special events, created film documentaries, curated art installations, and produced the Scion AV All Purpose Show. For more information, visit ScionAV.com.
Scion continues to be the test laboratory division for Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc. From its start in 2003, Scion’s goal was to offer products and processes that stand apart from the crowd. Scion offers distinctive vehicles that reflect owners’ passions with a model line-up that includes the all-new iM five-door hatchback, the all-new iA sports sedan, the iconic xB urban utility vehicle, the tC sports coupe, and the FR-S rear-wheel drive sports car. Scion also appeals to a youthful audience by offering a simple, no-haggle buying experience and by engaging with potential customers in meaningful and creative ways. For more information, visit www.scion.com.