Episode 455: Album Autopsy – Sword’s Metalized – Part 2

May 5, 2017 Roch Vaillancourt 0

In Part 2 of this Album Autopsy, Mike Plant, Dan Hughes, and Rick Hughes join us again to talk about the songs on SWORD‘s debut, Metalized. We talk about the songwriting process, the record company putting in “special orders”, and the inspiration behind the lyrics (Bikers, Aleister Crowley, drugs, and The Poltergeist, oh my!) We talk about gigs in Montreal at the Moustache Club, the selection of the album name, the promo videos, and touring. We especially […]

Episode 454: Album Autopsy – Sword’s Metalized – Part 1

April 28, 2017 Roch Vaillancourt 0

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 […]

Episode 445: Life on the Sharp Edge

February 17, 2017 Roch Vaillancourt 0

We’ve always been one for the underdog. In terms of recognition, 80s Montreal metallers SWORD never quite got up there with some of their Canadian counterparts. But in our hearts and minds, they’ve always been up there with the best of ’em. Now on the comeback trail with a brand new live album, it’s a good time to give Sword their deserved accolades. We caught up with guitarist Mike Plant to discuss the new live CD, how tight they […]