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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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Rock Out with Clutch Tomorrow Night at Terminal 5

May 1st, 2013

The guys in Clutch—Neil Fallon (vocals, guitar and keys), Jean-Paul Gaster (drums), Dan Maines (bass and vocals) and Tim Sult (guitar and vocals)—have been making their own brand of rock (think: the Venn Diagram overlap of Led Zeppelin and Faith No More, sort of) since forming in Germantown, Md., in 1990. They gained a loyal following and an interest from several indie labels early on, thanks to their high-energy live shows. But despite putting so much emphasis on their stage performances, they still spend a considerable amount of time in the studio recording new material. In fact the quartet recently released their 10th full-length, the well-received Earth Rocker. And now Clutch (above, doing the new disc’s title track) are out on the road in support of it. See them, along with the Sword and Lionize, tomorrow night at Terminal 5.

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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.

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Kyuss Lives!/the Sword – Wellmont Theatre – December 10, 2011

December 12th, 2011


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