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Scion Audio Visual Rock San Diego with Kirk Von Hammett’s Fear FestEvil After Party on July 25



Metallica Guitar Player and Legendary Thrash Metal Outfit Exodus To Perform at Special Event

Kirk Hammett

Kirk Hammett

Scion Audio Visual celebrates San Diego’s enormous comic and entertainment convention with iconic Metallica guitar player Kirk Hammett, his namesake toy company, Kirk Von Hammett Toys, and the legendary thrash metal band Exodus with an exclusive, RSVP-only party dubbed the Fear FestEvil After Party on July 25 at F6IX.

kirk-hammett-fear-festevilThe special evening, which bears the name of Hammett’s recently inaugurated Fear FestEvil, features a performance from Exodus with Hammett joining the Bay Area band for a few songs.

“Through Scion AV, 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 AV 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 AV is all about.”



The free event will open for RSVPs today via F6IX is located at 526 F. Street in San Diego.

About Kirk Hammett/Kirk Von Hammett Toys

ToysSince 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 (Abrams Press) which documented the highlights of his famous collection and which has just entered its 3rd re-print. Hammett has also hosted special event screenings of his favorite classic horror movies at venues including the Chinese Theatre in Hollywood and the Balboa Theatre in San Francisco. Earlier this year, in February, Hammett also 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 and music (from Carcass to “The Walking Dead”’s Greg Nicotero to 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. Additional products, events and publications are forthcoming, details of which can be found at

About Exodus


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 Scion Presents Slayer/Suicidal Tendencies tour, as well as release a new full-length album in Fall 2014 via Nuclear Blast.

About Scion Audio Visual

Scion AVScion 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 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 AV executes the annual Scion Music(less) Music Conference and operates 7 broadband radio stations via Scion Streaming Radio. For more information, visit

About Scion

ScionScion, 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