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The Sword To Support Metallica In Europe

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According to a posting on THE SWORD's MySpace page, the Austin, TX-based quartet will open for METALLICA on the following European shows:

Jul. 16 - Bergen, Norway - Koengen
Jul. 18 - St. Petersburg, Russia - SKK Hall
Jul. 20 - Riga, Latvia - Skonto Stadium
Jul. 22 - Bologna, Italy - Parco Nord
Jul. 23 - Bucharest, Romania - Cotroceni
Jul. 25 - Sofia, Bulgaria - Vassil Levski Stadium
Jul. 27 - Istanbul, Turkey - Inonu Stadium

Source: Blabbermouth

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1. YAZDAN writes:

JACKASS !!!

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2. YAZDAN writes:

Ninusha

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3. ninusha writes:

yazdan jooninaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

# Apr 8, 2008 @ 5:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Red_Chord writes:

f*** yeah, this band is beyond awesome.

# Apr 8, 2008 @ 8:02 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. O-Matron writes:

who is "The Sword"?

# Apr 8, 2008 @ 8:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Kalis_wrath writes:

What is going on in post 1 to 3?

# Apr 8, 2008 @ 8:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Red_Chord writes:

I dunno, so did you check out The Sword Kalis ? And O-Matron, check the band out, they are pretty cool, very old school yet heavy...

# Apr 8, 2008 @ 9:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Kalis_wrath writes:

I did not. Did I forget to? Hopefuly I will soon.

# Apr 8, 2008 @ 9:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Andrew writes:

I would rather see The Sword by themselves than supporting a bunch of corporate sellouts like Metallica. The Sword's new album is EPIC.

# Apr 8, 2008 @ 11:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Cynic writes:

I've read nothing but bad things about The Sword, to sum it up here's a snipet I found on the metal archives -

"If one hasn't gathered it yet, this band is The Sword. Ignore your Triviums, your Slipknots, your Linkin Parks and neo-Metallicas, THIS is the sort of thing that is genuinely killing metal. This is a parody of all that metal has stood for, and it pours out of every note that vaguely heralds some hobbled combination of genres that has no basis in anything that truly exists in metal. Despite attempting (and generally failing) to mimic the styles and feelings of 'old-school' heavy metal, one can so clearly hear the lack of sincerity in the music which makes this album such an odious listening experience. This is no tribute to tradition: this is a complete sham and mockery of all that we love in this music."

Now Playing: Nile - "Von Unaussprechlichen Kulten"

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11. Cookie writes:

Metallica is awesome but you guys are fat and gay

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12. Flinch writes:

Huh, thats pretty cool.

# Apr 9, 2008 @ 12:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Txmetalhead writes:

The Sword is a metal band from my home state - Texas. They are extremely good at their craft. Fukk that review above...this band has promise...it is apparently too underground, or simply too complicated for the stupid fukk critics to figure out. Texas metal lives on! Just like Kylesa, and other southern bands - this band is incredible.

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14. brandedcfh420 writes:

i read over at blabbermouth.net that DOWN has been added to certain european dates as well. if you think im bullsh1tting go and check it out. i, for one, saw pantera 7 times and heard phil talk mega sh1t on metallica, and cant wait to see what becomes of this one. DOWN is good enough to tour on their own, and it baffles my mind that they would agree to this one, if in fact it is true.

# Apr 9, 2008 @ 2:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. iEATbabies writes:

^^very true. I saw Down in febuary and they didnt have an opener because they dont f***in need one! I think if Down opened for Metallica they would steal the show. by the way has anyone heard the new sword album? Good, bad, worth checking out?

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16. iEATbabies writes:

i realize i spelled February wrong

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17. citrus_tea writes:

iEAT.... there are a few new Sword tracks on their myspace... Straight up power metal?

# Apr 9, 2008 @ 4:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. citrus_tea writes:

....maiden mother and the crone has a lot of Sabbath in it......

# Apr 9, 2008 @ 4:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. DeathInEye writes:

All I have to say is I find it funny how a lot of people complain about Trivium being Metallica wannabes but then the Sword comes around, who is also imitating classic metal, but is less known, is regarded of the best up and coming bands. Make up your minds! You either like imitators or you don't!

# Apr 9, 2008 @ 4:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. citrus_tea writes:

I have no problem with bands drawing influence from what came before. That's how music progresses. Even the most extreme or leftfield bands don't create in a vacuum (Les Claypool cites Geddy Lee as a major influence)

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21. DeathInEye writes:

Influence and Imitation are two very different concepts.

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22. citrus_tea writes:

DeathInEye -----You are very right there!

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23. Txmetalhead writes:

That is fukkin' great that you don't like the Sword - DeathinEye - your choice. They are good, though, and will only get better. Power metal, who ever said that, what the hell are you smoking??? The Sword is not power metal. I hope that was a joke. If you like the Sword, check out Kylesa, Baroness, and the almighty Mastodon. DeathInEye probably talks sh1t about Mastodon, as well.

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24. Txmetalhead writes:

Down is incredible - the best metal band I have ever seen....

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25. DeathInEye writes:

Why would I talk sh!t about Mastodon? I don't think they're as great as a lot of people make them seem, but 1) that's not talking sh!t and 2) like you said, that's my choice. As far as the Sword goes, I never made any negative comments toward anybody who likes them. I just put it out there that it seems like a lot of people who claim to dislike Trivium for being too much like Metallica make claims that the Sword are brilliant. You can enjoy "their" music all you want.

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26. Red_Chord writes:

The problem with Trivium is the switch from Metal to gay a$$ retardallica wannabees. The Sword do have a old school sound, yet they are heavy and nowadays nobody does old school metal as good as they do...now the question is how original are they ? I dunno but it sure as f*** sound great, so does Mastodon and Kylesa and Baroness.

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27. YAZDAN writes:

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# Apr 10, 2008 @ 9:14 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. Red_Chord writes:

No way asshead

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29. YAZDAN writes:

Only 30 Seconds To Mars , c*** Suckers

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30. Red_Chord writes:

We didn't go on your stupid link moron

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31. Txmetalhead writes:

Yes, I will enjoy the SWORD - I have both of their albums. Another band that has an old school feel - or seems to be straight up solid rock is Fireball Ministry. FM, Mastodon, Baroness, Kylesa, Black Stone Cherry, and Alabama Thunderpu$$y - that is some good sh**! Of course the pioneers have always done metal right such as COC or Down.

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32. Txmetalhead writes:

To post 26 - Thanks Red for agreeing with me. The Sword is phenomenal.

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33. iEATbabies writes:

Fireball Ministry is fantastic. Whenever I get in a straight up rock kind of mood, them and Corrosion always do the trick

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34. Txmetalhead writes:

I want pizza! Yes, both bands kick mega-a$$.

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35. Red_Chord writes:

I could I forget about Coc. they are amazing as well. I have always liked the way the drums sounds on old school metal or rock, straight up banging, feels like it's a live album. Now it seems that I will have to check out Fireball Ministry and let you know what I think...

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36. Red_Chord writes:

Alright I checked out Fireball ministry and well it's not bad but it's too nice sounding, I mean it's good but too nice sounding...sorry guys.

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37. KoRNBoY writes:

DeY bEtTa tAkE s0mE HelMETs aNd tEh ArMoR b4 dEy gEt eGG'd ;D

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38. Red_Chord writes:

Hahahahaha, Korn boy is back.

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39. LATIGID writes:

Can you smell it??????
It smells like the stench of Sh!t talkers!!
Lets fukin rock this place muthafukas!! no time for Sh!t........wasted a$$ wanna be posers posting up SH!T

# Apr 11, 2008 @ 10:41 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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40. coldiem writes:

The Sword are decent until their singer starts in and I completely lose interest. I find he drags the music down and sounds out of place. If you're looking for a band along the same vein, I would recommend Sahg.

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41. brandedcfh420 writes:

the stench of sh1ttalkers...o boy, the metallisheep have returned!!!

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42. Txmetalhead writes:

Fukk off - Digital boy...lol.
LATIGID - I mean how much more can you be a fukin' geek that that.

# Apr 11, 2008 @ 1:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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43. Txmetalhead writes:

To post 40 - What kind of vocalist would you prefer for THE SWORD...or better yet what vocal style do you like? Not to fight with you - but just curious. I disagree, though, and think the Sword's vocalist is just fine.

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44. Red_Chord writes:

The Sword vocals are spot on buddy. Old school metal (in the likes of Sabbath) should have those kinds of vocals. They just fit right. The Sword's vocalist with meshuggah would be weird but that dude is the right remedy for the right illness.

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45. bianconeri writes:

metallica live in istanbul???????

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46. Oktay writes:

Metallica in Istanbul @ Ali Sami Yen Stadium not Inonu Stadium

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47. Westfallen writes:

The Sword were slaughtertastic last night at Club Vegas!!! My neck is sore and my ears are ringing. Awesome. Children were really good as well.

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