About Us

Runescarred 2018 (L to R): Josh, Ven, Skunk, Tim, Payton
Rising out of the ashes of Austin legends Dead Earth Politics and joining forces with regional heroes Southern Front, Runescarred are hurtling towards success. Veterans of a thousand nights on the road and countless packed clubs, they have worked hard to polish their distinct prog metal assault and confidently stand beside some of the biggest names in the genre as talented musicians and songwriters. The dynamic voice of frontman Ven Scott guides the band from titanic highs to stunning lows and sees the group fusing the musical stylings of everyone from Lamb Of God to Iron Maiden.

Their release We Are sees the band preparing for a bevy of regional dates through Dropout Booking. With their previous band being nationally known for their thrilling stage show, Runescarred are looking to up the ante and engage the audience as much as they possibly can. Their debut EP promises to see the band delivering a veritable tour de force, exploring every aspect of their sound and proving definitively that they are one of the most potent bands on the scene right now.

With deep connections throughout the underground, and a passion for the road that has rarely been matched, Runescarred sit on the precipice of great things. Embracing the dark realities of humanity, Runescarred’s music explores bleak fantasy worlds and the brokenness of the human condition, giving us strength to face a new day. Fusing groove with bombast, riffs with sonic poetry and destructive growls with transcendent cleans, there is something mesmerizing and powerful about Runescarred. Just as likely to pull you into the pit as they are to bow a head in self reflection, it’s hard not to be impressed by this Texas metal legion.