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We Shoot: Scion Rock Fest

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This past weekend I went to Columbus for the Scion Rock Fest, where two dozen metal bands that I mostly really like played in four different venues. (Disclosure: I was there both for pleasure and as a paid interviewer for the Scion A/V Web site.) While the single most entertaining aspect of the fest was witnessing the chaos that results when you put a hundred members of metal bands in a fairly nice hotel in Columbus, Ohio, the shows were uniformly incredible. Ben Ratliff wrote some nice words about the proceedings for the New York Times, with a concentration on Yob (who I didn't catch) and Landmine Marathon (who were one of my must-see bands on the bill). I took about 500 variously blurry photos of the shows, a few of which are below the jump.

Corpsegrinder from Cannibal Corpse, who is much funnier and more charming than anyone named 'Corpsegrinder' should be.
  • Corpsegrinder from Cannibal Corpse, who is much funnier and more charming than anyone named "Corpsegrinder" should be.

Canadian thrash legends Voivod in action
  • Canadian thrash legends Voivod in action

Chicago's own Pelican make the magic happen.
  • Chicago's own Pelican make the magic happen.

D.C.'s Magrudergrind kicks out grindcore for the fest's crust contingent.
  • D.C.'s Magrudergrind kicks out grindcore for the fest's crust contingent.

Doom hero Wino sits in with Oakland stoner rockers Saviours
  • Doom hero Wino sits in with Oakland stoner rockers Saviours.

Maybe the sweetest of the many super-sweet metal jackets and vests I saw
  • Maybe the sweetest of the many super-sweet metal jackets and vests I saw

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