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Make Sunday a Fun Day with the Sword at Music Hall of Williamsburg

August 16th, 2013

The Sword—singer-guitarist John D. Cronise, bassist Bryan Richie, guitarist Kyle Shutt and drummer Jimmy Vela—have been making quality heavy metal since forming in Austin, Texas, in 2003. While some have labeled the band’s genre doom metal, stoner rock or even hipster metal, make no mistake, that influenced by Black Sabbath and Slayer, the Sword straight-up rock. They’re back out on the road again in supports of their fourth LP, the acclaimed Apocryphon (stream it below), released last year, which, with its increased focus on songwriting, is “more diverse musically…. It’s a little more a rock album than previous records,” says Cronise. Fortunately their current tour brings the Sword (above, doing “Freya” at Bonnaroo) to Music Hall of Williamsburg on Sunday.

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The Sword Rock Webster Hall Tomorrow Night

November 13th, 2012

The Sword—singer-guitarist John D. Cronise, bassist Bryan Richie, guitarist Kyle Shutt and drummer Jimmy Vela—have been making quality heavy metal since forming in Austin, Texas, in 2003. While some have labeled the band’s genre doom metal, stoner rock or even hipster metal, make no mistake, that influenced by Black Sabbath and Slayer, the Sword straight-up rock. They recently released their fourth LP, the acclaimed Apocryphon, which, with its increased focus on songwriting, is “more diverse musically…. It’s a little more a rock album than previous records,” says Cronise. And now the Sword (above, doing “Freya” at last year’s Bonnaroo) are out on the road, crisscrossing the country in support of their new LP. See them tomorrow night at Webster Hall. Just be ready to rock.