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The Sword (US)

Not to be confused with the Canadian heavy metal band from the late '80s, named simply Sword, the Sword are a retro-metal four-piece hailing from -- of all places -- the singer/songwriter oasis of Austin, Texas. 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. Changing their muse from fantasy to science fiction, the Sword released Warp Riders in 2010, a concept album featuring an original narrative written by the band. In 2012 they came back from their sci-fi journey with their fourth full-length, Apocryphon, which blended the fantasy elements of their earlier work with more a more far-out, metaphysical vibe. ~ Eduardo Rivadavia, Rovi
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badass 10/10 would listen again. such wow. much rock.
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Turn it up, close ur eyes and hold on to those socks!
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My New Favorite band. ..its like someone took Sabbath, ZZtop, Clutch, COC, Down and sprinkled The Melvins on top=THE SWORD Love Them!
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bob179458
MuthafawkinS K I L L S .
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Dood!
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Me gusta. Good stuff.
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Such great stuff, a modern day group with retro-metal skills & style
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Nice
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Excellent show in OKC last week. Very crunchy live!
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Great in concert.
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My neck hurt after this show a few years ago. Jameson + The Sword = good times.
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My neck hurt after this show a few years ago. Jameson and The Sword = good times.
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This song sounds like corrosion of conformity
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Head banger!!!! lol
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Headhunter for sure!!! :-D
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My dad thought it sounded like Sabbath lol. You influenced me well dad ♡
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Me likey.
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This music makes me think of riding a triceratops mounted with M-50s through an Al Qaeda terrorist camp, mowing all of them down in a hail of bullets. ALL HAIL THE SWORD \m/
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What about a sword up your a**
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They're playing New Years Austin!!!
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Well, crap. I just found out last night that they're playing in Atl next month but it's sold out! A**.
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Go see them live
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F-ck Yeah!!!!
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My favorite band out right there music is just truly amazing
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antchriscond u c t o r p h a s e 2
false metal posers.
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On top of their game.
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F%#&;?! AWESOME!! One of the baddest bands I've heard lately
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I'd see these guys in concert.
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Why name your band after a 80s metal band
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Jizz jizz c*m c*m
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Sounds like ozzy with clutch to me
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Their first album is the heaviest. If you like it go jam Venomous Maximous from Houston.
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Introduced by Clutch station, badass!
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I feel like a tomahawk doing the war dance when I am at the gym listing to the sword.
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Just discovered them on clutch station, lyrics are awesome and instrumental s are awesome'er?
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Love these guys...cant wait to see them rip the roof off of House of Rock in Corpus AGAIN !!!!
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No doubt one of the best ever, and even tops my best lists! Never miss any chance to see them preform live. I will see them every chance I get. All hail the Sword.
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forgiven2180 1
Truly one of the best, better than Sabbath!
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grecot84
Seen them twice, when they opened for Metallica and once when they headlined. Better metal for your money...you will not find. Awesome.
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great music.straig h t rock!!!
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deathrowbodi n e s
RAWK!
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The Sword reigns supreme as Gods of Modern Retro-Metal!

On another note, I don't care for this guy referring to Austin as a singer/songw r i t e r oasis. It is more about musicians and bands, a mecca for true craftspeople of the melodic arts. Not the Taylor Swifts of the world.
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Seen em twice now and they are my new favourite live band...absol u t e l y rocked...
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larry_the_lo b s t e r
I've seen them twice this month and 5 times overall. I ferking love this band!!
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Cool a loud band that rocks with excellent sound and I hope they play new enqland.
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Gonna see these guys soon, can't wait!!!!!!
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sweeet, this band makes me wanna ride a chimera into the sun. came here from sleep radio, likin this band.
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yep...winrar
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@skybroadway : Much agreed! I still choose Pandora over my own playlists 'cause of the great new music to be discovered here such as this super cool band.
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I've heard quite a few of the swords songs on here and not a single one didn't I like.lovelov e
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