Well, that was quite the trip, but in like, a good way. There wasn’t some breakthrough moment of introspective self-discovery or anything of the sort for me but making it through Asclepius (Southern Lord) does feel nice. Where these songs written well ahead of time or were they discovered and jammed out through the recording process? Don’t know and don’t quite care. Iceburn somehow made it work and sound natural.
The Sword’s triumphant live return from hiatus was scheduled to be with Primus this summer as part of their huge A Tribute To Kings US tour Due to the pandemic, it was postponed to next summer, 2021. The Sword then got creative and so was birthed the “Conquest Of Quarantine” lockdown session. Watch them perform “Children Of The Revolution” right now! Continue reading
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Reactivated stoner doom band The Sword have shared a cover of early KISS classic track ‘She’! The band does a slow-burn riff-fest of the early heavy rock classic! The track is taken from Chronology 2006 – 2018 and Conquest of Kingdoms, the two career-spanning collections that will be released simultaneously, both showcasing the technically dazzling, riff-heavy and far-reaching metal that the band has been known for since forming 15 years ago. You can purchase and stream the new track here and watch the visualizer now! Continue reading
Veteran musician / producer Bryan Richie, known best bassist for American rock band The Sword, has announced a new solo project under the pseudonym Galactic Protector. Full of synths and dreamy Pop and post-Rock song stylings, the project is a respite from the crusty stoner rock jams Bryan was known for in his previous work. Galactic Protector’s debut LP, Evening, will see a June 28 release via UK boutique label Burning Witches Records (Daniel Davies, Deadly Avenger). Watch the clip for “Liseran Sand” now! Continue reading
The time is nigh! For tomorrow Bud Light River City Rockfest number six takes place at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas. The fest has expanded with a huge lineup this year featuring Nine Inch Nails, Primus, Stone Temple Pilots, Bush, Chevelle, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Clutch, Yelawolf, Living Colour, Suicidal Tendencies, and many more. The AT&T Center is San Antonio’s premier live entertainment venue, the home of the San Antonio Spurs and Rampage, and hosts the biggest concerts in South Texas. Check out the full lineup, set times and other experiences on tap. Continue reading
Stoner rock legends The Sword have announced an immediate hiatus for the band following their upcoming string of tour dates. The band made the announcement on Facebook. The band are on the road supporting their new album Used Future, which released earlier this year via Razor & Tie. Continue reading
Bud Light River City Rockfest has expanded is festival with a huge lineup for year number six. Nine Inch Nails, Primus, Stone Temple Pilots, Bush, Chevelle, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Clutch, Yelawolf, Living Colour, Suicidal Tendencies, and many more to booked play the one day festival on September 22nd at the AT&T Center is San Antonio’s premier live entertainment venue, the home of the San Antonio Spurs and Rampage, and hosts the biggest concerts in South Texas.Continue reading
What happens when you take a tired musician and send him to Welcome to Rockville? You AMP him beyond belief, yes pun intended. As I stood in line waiting to get into the venue, I could feel the wave of emotions in the air. Shouts of joy and chants from all over, spurred on by local rock hype group “The Rockvillans”, were just the tip of what I was about to experience.
Welcome to Rockville kicks off the spring/summer festival season in the USA today with three days of incredible rock and metal bands 2018 at Metropolitan Park in Jacksonville, FL, along the St. Johns River. Featuring Foo Fighters, Ozzy Osbourne, Avenged Sevenfold, QOTSA, Billy Idol, Godsmack, Stone Sour, Five Finger Death Punch and more, Ghost Cult’s preview has the day by day breakdowns below. Continue reading