Marking Zetro’s First U.S. Show with EXODUS!
METALLICA Guitar Player & Legendary Bay Area Thrashers EXODUS to Perform Together in San Diego on July 25th
Scion Audio Visual celebrates San Diego’s enormous comic & entertainment convention with iconic METALLICA guitar player Kirk Hammett and his namesake toy company Kirk Von Hammet Toys with an exclusive, RSVP-only celebration dubbed the “Fear FestEvil After Party” that will showcase a performance by legendary Bay Area thrashers EXODUS on July 25th at F6IX located at 526 F Street in San Diego, California. This show marks Zetro’s first U.S. performance since his official return to EXODUS!
This special EXODUS performance will be highlighted by Hammett joining the band on-stage for a few songs.
“Through Scion A/V, we are always looking for creative ways to merge the worlds of music and art that strike a chord with our customers,” explained Jeri Yoshizu, manager of sales promotions at Scion. “In addition to sponsoring several tours and dozens of special events each year, we also have the Scion A/V Installation where we support independent visual artists. Partnering with Kirk Hammett and his toy company helps bring distinctive music and art forms to an enthusiastic audience, which is what Scion A/V is all about.”
The free event will open for RSVPs today via Scionav.com/Fearfestevil.
About KIRK HAMMETT and KIRK VON HAMMETT TOYS:
Since he was a young boy in San Francisco’s Mission District, Kirk Hammett has been fascinated by all things “monster” and “sci-fi.” From early years spent watching Creature Features to his present status as one of the foremost collectors of horror memorabilia in the world, the METALLICA lead guitarist’s passion for the macabre and mysterious has only grown deeper. In 2011, Kirk formed KVH Toys to enable him to create custom horror collectibles for like-minded fans, and in 2012 he published his critically-acclaimed first book, Too Much Horror Business (now in its third print run via Abrams Press) which documented the highlights of his famous collection. Hammett has also hosted special event screenings of his favorite classic horror movies at venues such as the Chinese Theatre in Hollywood and the Balboa Theatre in San Francisco. In February 2014, Hammett launched his inaugural horror convention, Kirk Von Hammett’s Fear FestEvil, at the historic Regency Ballroom in San Francisco. Featuring a wide array of guests from the worlds of horror & music (The Walking Dead’s Greg Nicotero to British legends of extreme metalCarcass and fellow Bay Area thrashers Death Angel) as well as some of the most creative vending yet seen (including a taxidermy class), Fear FestEvil was lauded by horror fans and critics alike as a unique entry into the world of horror conventions. Further products, events and publications are forthcoming, details of which can be found at KVHToys.com
With a career spanning 34 years and over five million albums sold worldwide, EXODUS has helped shape and define the Bay Area thrash metal genre for over three decades. Formed in 1980 by Tom Hunting and Kirk Hammett (Metallica), the current incarnation of EXODUS charges into the future with returning frontman Steve “Zetro” Sousa on vocals, Gary Holt and Lee Altus on guitars, Tom Hunting on drums, and Jack Gibson on bass. In 2014, the band will embark on the “ScionPresents: SLAYER / SUICIDAL TENDENCIES / EXODUS” tour and will release a new full-length album in Fall 2014 via Nuclear Blast. For upcoming tour dates, visit www.exodusattack.com
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 A/V has created and championed projects for over 100 underground musical artists, supported tours and special events, created film documentaries, curated art installations, and produced a collection of ‘zines. In addition, Scion A/V executes the annual Scion Music(less) Music Conference and operates 7 broadband radio stations via Scion Streaming Radio. For more information, visit ScionAV.com.
Scion, from Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., was developed with a new generation of youthful buyers in mind. Scion‘s mission is to provide distinctive products, the opportunity to personalize, and an innovative, consumer-driven process at the retail level. The brand features five groundbreaking models with a wide array of standard features: the xD urban subcompact five-door, the iconic xB urban utility vehicle, the tC sports coupe, the premium micro-subcompact iQ and the FR-S rear-wheel drive sports car. The Scion brand often applies new practices in all aspects of its business and pushes the creativity envelope with non-traditional advertising and marketing to engage young consumers. Scion also supports originality through its programs in the artistic community. For more information, visit Scion.com.