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The Sword Parts Ways With Drummer Trivett Wingo, Cancels All Tour Dates

Austin, Texas based heavy metal outfit The Sword has announced that they have amicably split with drummer Trivett Wingo. As a result of this, all of the band's scheduled tour dates have been cancelled.

A message from the band reads as follows: “We wish Trivett nothing but the best, and it is with heavy hearts that we bid him farewell. He is a phenomenal musician and has been an integral part of this band’s success. He helped to lay the foundation that we will continue to build upon, and we wouldn’t be where we are without him. We wish he could continue the adventure with us, but we understand that the life of a touring musician is not for everyone. It’s been a hell of a ride, and we’re sad to see this part of the journey end. The show must go on, though, and we'll be back on the road as soon as humanly possible.”

Wingo himself states: “It is with deep sadness that I am announcing my departure from The Sword. After nearly seven years and some of the most amazing adventures of a lifetime, I have arrived at a place where I am physically and emotionally unable to continue on as part of The Sword. If I could go any further, I would as I love the music and JD, Bryan and Kyle are people that I deeply respect, but I have reached a point where I just can’t do this anymore. I would like to thank the wonderful people who made this experience what it has been: the fans, the people that I have worked and all of the bands and musicians that have inspired me over the years. I thank you and apologize for any disappointment that this may cause anyone, not least of which The Sword.”

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1. The_Avant_Garde writes:

damn man, this sucks.....and I just interviewed him last month about the new album......REALLY nice guy

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2. Spaghetti_Motel writes:

weak sauce, ah well they'll get someone else

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3. winterwollllve writes:

Thats too bad, when I saw them live it seemed he has some social anxiety issues, no eye contact, intense concentration, just didn't seem to be having any fun. still he was a stellar drummer. now the sword should get brant bjork!!

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4. gripper writes:

wow canceling all of their scheduled tour dates is big
those are some serious cities/venues that they had ahead and live shows are The Sword's strength
let me say this again their new album is damn good

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