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  • Watch THE SWORD's Hometown 'Used Future' Kick-Off Concert
    on March 21, 2018 at 21:32

    Austin, Texas metal luminaries THE SWORD kicked off their 2018 "Used Future" tour earlier today (Wednesday, March 21) at the Mohawk in their hometown. The entire performance was streamed live worldwide on YouTube and can now be seen below. THE SWORD's sixth studio album, "Used Future", will be released on March 23. The disc was recorded in Portland, Oregon with producer Tucker Martine (MY MORNING JACKET, THE DECEMBERISTS, FIRST AID KIT). Multiple pre-order bundles are available from both the band's webstore and the label's store. This includes an exclusive "eight-track" version featuring a USB drive containing the full album and visualizer, housed in an authentic eight-track cassette shell, and a vinyl version with bonus 12-inch "Serpent Weather" single featuring art by Thomas Hooper. THE SWORD's live album "Greetings From..." , was released last May via Razor & Tie. The band recorded all of the shows on its fall 2016 tour with OPETH and chose nine songs to make up the track listing on the disc. Photo credit: Jack Thompson […]

  • ROYAL HUNT: 'Fistful Of Misery' Video Released
    on March 21, 2018 at 19:08

    "Fistful Of Misery", the new video from Danish power and progressive metal masters ROYAL HUNT, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's 14th studio album, "Cast in Stone", which was released in Japan on February 7 by King Records and in the rest of the world on February 21 by NorthPoint Productions. "Cast in Stone" track listing: 01. Fistful Of Misery 02. The Last Soul Alive 03. Sacrifice 04. The Wishing Well 05. Cast In Stone 06. A Million Ways To Die 07. Rest In Peace 08. Save Me II Formed in 1989, ROYAL HUNT is the brainchild of keyboardist and main songwriter André Andersen, whose goal was to combine basic values of classic rock with progressive, current musical elements. Says Andersen: "This album took a while to complete… mind you, between the very first idea and until the final mix, we did two tours and released two live albums… so this one's been in the making for quite some time. In a way, it's been very practical: you could work on it for a while, than go on doing something else and then come back later to re-evaluate what's been done before. As a result, all songs on the album are solid and well crafted, showing every aspect of ROYAL HUNT today: originality, catchy hooks, strong melodies, great musicianship and larger-than-life production. On that — the production — we definitely did quite a job: all the vital recorded parts were done in analog as well as the final mixing/mastering so there're no 'loudness wars' in sight; no brickwall limited, over-compressed, lifeless wall of sound… the album breaths just like a real rock album should. I could also go on for hours praising everybody's contribution — musicians and singers alike — but as my opinion will inevitably be very biased, I would prefer to leave the final judgment to you… after all this album's been made for you to enjoy (although we're enjoying it immensely ourselves at the moment)." ROYAL HUNT is: André Andersen - keyboards DC Cooper - vocals Andreas Passmark - bass Jonas Larsen - guitar Andreas HABO Johansson - drums […]

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