The Province of Québec has always been a hotbed for metal, but most notably the city of Montréal. Ask any international touring band and they will all say that it’s one of their favorite places to play. With so many metalheads populating the fair province, it’s a given that many kick ass bands would be formed and try to outperform each other. In the early 80s, a band from Saint-Bruno rose from its streets and conquered the Montréal metal scene. Plying their craft all around the province, SWORD created some of the most memorable tunes to ever to come out of Québec. In 1986, they released the classic album Metalized to great fanfare. In Part 1 of this Album Autopsy, Mike Plant, Dan Hughes, and Rick Hughes walk us through the early days of the band and their time in the studio in Toronto and Montréal. Québec’s slogan should be changed to La Belle Province Métal! Horns Up!!
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