In the third of our Download Festival 2013 mini-podcasts, we talk to Kyle Shutt from The Sword, and the one and only Vinnie Paul from Hellyeah (and, of course, formerly of Pantera) about just what it is that makes their home state of Texas so great.
May 6th, 2011
Austin stoner metallers, The Sword have just released the third video of their Warp Riders Trilogy and are about to tour the UK. Totally related to this, you can win a crazy hexagonal vinyl thing that will play ‘(The Night the Sky Cried) Tears of Fire’ on it if you put it in your record player. Fancy. Win it. Watch the video. Go see them play. Standard.
March 20th, 2009
Austin, Texas. That’s where everyone is this week at SxSW festival. We mean EVERYONE. Even Metallica are there doing a “secret show” that’s about as secret as the secret that beer makes you drunk.
The Sword are from Austin. The Sword have been touring with Metallica and now they’re re-releasing Gods Of The Earth and Age Of Winters in a fancy boxset package thing on April 6th. There’s a sticker in there too.
October 20th, 2008
Metallica are due to tour the UK’s arenas in February 2009. They haven’t done this since October 1996 so this is a pretty big deal. Support will come from the equally fantastic Machine Head and The Sword. That is heavy.
Just like the September show at London’s O2 Arena, all shows will be performed in the round and tickets go on sale on Friday October 24 2008.
Metallica February/March 2009 tourdates
25 Nottingham Trent FM Arena 08444 124 624
26 Manchester Evening News Arena 08448 478 000
28 Sheffield Arena 0114 256 56 56
2 London O2 Arena 0844 856 0202
3 Newcastle Metro Radio Arena 0844 493 6666
25 Birmingham LG Arena 0121 780 4133
26 Glasgow SECC 0870 040 4000