primary-swordGenre: Doom Metal
Website:
www.swordofdoom.com
Myspace:
www.myspace.com/thesword

Not to be confused with the Canadian heavy metal band from the late ’80s, named simply Sword, the Sword is a retro-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.

Source: Wikipedia

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