In a sudden and unexpected departure, The Sword‘s drummer Trivett Wingo has left the band. Hoping to quash any rumors to the contrary, both sides are reporting that the decision was made amicably. Nevertheless, The Sword has canceled the remainder of its US tour dates, just after canceling a number of European dates.
The Sword: Infectious Riffs Direct Hefty Southern Rock ‘n’ Roll
Following the intense yet melodic works of its first two albums, Age of Winters in 2006 and Gods of the Earth in 2008, The Sword stays true to its heavy, hook-laden aesthetic, delivering its most accessible album in Warp Riders.
What We’re Doing This Weekend
Our plans this weekend include local shows with the massive stoner metal of The Sword, the experimental jazz of the Umbrella Music Festival, and the raw alt-country of O’death.
And our friends in Austin have another great festival of their own, as the Fun Fun Fun Fest run on Saturday and Sunday.
The Sword: The Times Are A Changin’
Despite their wildfire success at shows, The Sword was having a rough time. Years later, things have changed and they’re doing better than ever, with a wide demographic of classy ladies, heshers, and businessmen alike.