Infused with the bluesy swagger and the semi-mystic, thunderous kick-drum assault of iconic bands like Led Zeppelin, Uriah Heep, Rainbow, and Black Sabbath, hard-hitting Austin, Texas-based quintet Scorpion Child offer up a heady mix of classic rock, old-school heavy metal, and Southwest-kissed psych-rock. Formed in 2010 around the talents of guitarists Chris Cowart and Tom "The Mole" Frank, bassist Shaun Avants, drummer Shawn Alvear, and frontman Aryn Jonathan Black, the band eventually inked a deal with Nuclear Blast, which issued their eponymous full-length debut in 2013. ~ James Christopher Monger, Rovi