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The Sword

The Sword

The Sword Biography

Biography

There are two bands that Last FM classifies as "The Sword": 1) A doom/stoner metal band from Texas, USA. 2) A melodic punk band from Leeds, UK, called The sWord who formed in 2004 by ex-members of Joe Ninety and Dugong. Their debut album was released on Clean it up! Records. Here follows a more detailed description of the former: The Sword is a doom/stoner-metal four-piece hailing from -- of all places -- the singer/songwriter oasis of Austin, TX. First conceived in 2003, the Sword really hit their stride about a year later, when founding vocalist and guitarist J.D. Cronise joined forces with guitarist Kyle Shutt, bassist Bryan Richie, and drummer Trivett Wingo, and made a much raved-over appearance at Austin's famed SXSW festival. National touring stints with everyone from Clutch to indie rock darlings ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead followed, and by mid-2005 the Sword had been picked up by New York-based indie label Kemado Records, with their much-anticipated debut album, Age of Winters, appearing early the next year. Before completing their second album, they contributed two songs (one original and one Led Zeppelin cover) to a split 12" EP with Swedish heavy rockers Witchcraft in November 2007. Gods of the Earth arrived in spring 2008.

The Sword Metal Albums

Gods of the Earth Thumbnail Image
★★★★½

The sword is a colossal, high-energy powerhouse. Utilizing a potent combination of intense songwriting chemistry, eye-opening creativity and talent and a distinctly unique vision, the sword [...]

Age of Winters Thumbnail Image
★★★★☆

CD/DVD. The title of the 2008 album by Amon Amarth is Twilight of the Thunder God. It will feature guest appearances by Lars G”ran Petrov of [...]

The Sword Box Thumbnail Image
★★★☆☆

This boxset includes both albums Age Of Winters and Gods Of The Earth packaged together for one low price. It also comes with a limited edition [...]

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