The Sword know no boundaries. JD Cronise [vocals, guitar], Kyle Shutt [guitar], Bryan Richie [bass], and Santiago Vela III [drums] take their own conception of heavy psychedelic rock beyond the realms of perception. You feel the pounding in your ears and you feel that vibration in your diaphragm, but this is an attack that is wholly joyous and uplifting.
Inspired by classic rock originators such as Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, Thin Lizzy, Iron Maiden, ZZ Top and classic era Metallica, the Sword have forged their own identity melding buzzsaw guitars, 60’s garage, 70’s psychedelia and a decent dollop of sludge with lyrics exploring mythology, science fiction literature and introspective philosophy. The result is a spellbinding concoction of gut wrenching bliss.
The Sword bring beauty and brutality evocative of rock’s golden age, but with a consciousness and bravura devastatingly shaped by these hammers of the gods for the 21st century and beyond.
The Sword Australian Tour Dates:
Perth – Wednesday 5th Sept – Rosemount Hotel
Adelaide – Thursday 6th Sept – Fowlers Live
Sydney – Friday 7th Sept – Factory Theatre
Melbourne – Saturday 8th Sept – Max Watts
Brisbane – Sunday 9th Sept – The Zoo
Presale – Thursday 3rd May 10.00am local time (runs till 11.59pm local time)
Onsale – Friday 4th May 10.00 am local time