Scorpion Child

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Scorpion Child
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Scorpion Child at Hellfest 2014.
Background information
Origin Austin, Texas
Genres Hard rock, heavy metal, psychedelic rock, blues rock, stoner metal
Years active 2006–present
Labels Nuclear Blast
Members Aryn Jonathan Black
Christopher Jay Cowart
Jon "The Charn" Rice
Alec Padron
Past members Chris Hodge
Shaun Avants
Asa Savage
Jeremy Cruz
Dave Finner
Erick Sanger
Shawn Alvear
Tom "The Mole" Frank

Scorpion Child is a hard rock band from Austin, Texas, formed in 2006.


Scorpion Child aka "The Child" is composed of Aryn Jonathan Black (vocals), Christopher Jay Cowart (lead guitar), Alec Padron (bass) and Jon Rice (drums). Signed to German-based independent label Nuclear Blast, the group released their self-titled debut album in 2013, which was produced, recorded, and arranged by Grammy-nominated producer Chris “Frenchie” Smith.

"The Child" is commonly categorized as early 1970s Krautrock and Psychedelic rock with a modern heavy metal twist and is heavily influenced by groups such as Rainbow, Pentagram, and Lucifer’s Friend.

The self-titled album by "The Child" debuted at #26 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart & #99 on the Hard Music Album chart.[1] The single "Polygon of Eyes" off the LP was the iTunes “SINGLE OF THE WEEK” for the week of June 25, 2013.[2] Scorpion Child have since been nominated in 2013 as the "Best New Band" for Classic Rock Magazine's "Classic Rock Roll Of Honour."[3]

On February 5, 2014, it was announced that rhythm guitarist Tom Frank and drummer Shawn Alvear have departed the band, and former Job for a Cowboy drummer Jon "The Charn" Rice would be Alvear's replacement. The band has stated then would not be finding a replacement rhythm guitarist, thus making them a four-piece band for the first time.[4]

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Studio albums
  • Scorpion Child (2013)
  • New Album TBA (2015)

Singles 'Polygon of Eyes 7" (2013) Livin with a witch 7" (2010)

EP's Thy Southern Sting (2009)


  1. ^ "SCORPION CHILD DEBUTS ON TWO BILLBOARD CHARTS". Nuclear Blast. Retrieved 3 July 2013. 
  2. ^ "iTunes Single Of The Week – [June 30, 2013]". RAZORIANFLY. Retrieved 30 June 2013. 
  3. ^ "Scorpion Child – Polygon Of Eyes". Classic Rock Magazine. Retrieved 28 August 2013. 
  4. ^ "SCORPION CHILD Recruits Former JOB FOR A COWBOY Drummer JON 'CHARN' RICE". Blabbermouth. Retrieved 6 February 2014. 

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