Sword Singer Explains How Metallica's Lars Ulrich Discovered Band By Walkman & Brought on Tour '86
The Metal Voice recently interviewed Canadian band Sword at 'The House of Rock'
In the interview the band talks about the making of their new album SWORD III, recalls stories about touring with Motorhead in the 80's and how Metallica's Lars Ulrich became a fan of the band and brought them on their Master of Puppets tour.
Singer Rick Hughes explains the Metallica connection, "Kerrang magazine editor was doing an interview with Lars Ulrich (around 1986) and he (editor) had his Walkman at the time (cassette). Just before he (editor) left the interview, Lars asked him what are you listening to, I'm curious to know what's in your Walkman? Oh it's a band from Montreal (Sword) and he gave him (Lars) the tape." Off camera Rick Hughes explained the story a bit more to The Metal Voice. " Lars took the tape and not too long after we got a call from Metallica's management to open for the band in Canada on the Master of Puppets tour in 1986. (tour was postponed 2 times) Lars told me this Kerrang story backstage, in his dressing room on the first night of the Sword / Metallica tour."
Canada's Sword consists of the classic line-up of lead vocalist Rick Hughes, drummer Dan Hughes, guitarist Mike Plant and bassist Mike Larock. They will be releasing their third studio album III via Massacre Records on November 25, 2022.
After years of silence, the guys from SWORD never thought that a box of demos and company rejects from the late 80’s would light a fire under their asses, hot enough to want to revisit this (new old stock) in order to actualize it with the vengeance it deserved.
Originally formed in 1980, the band has since released two well-received studio albums, and got the chance to open for bands such as Metallica, Alice Cooper, Motörhead in the past, among others.
Sword will go on tour in Canada in 2023 - get your ticket here » https://www.evenko.ca/en/search/Sword
Jan. 14, 2023 Montreal - Théâtre Corona - https://fb.me/e/2lemgL8mN
Jan. 15, 2023 Quebec - Impérial Bell - https://fb.me/e/2YRonbJYy
Jan. 20, 2023 Alma - Boîte à Bleuets - https://fb.me/e/1Vh1hvlQ2
Jan. 21, 2023 Trois-Rivières - Amphithéâtre Cogeco - https://fb.me/e/2kJ8qIQYZ
Track List for Sword III:
01. Bad Blood
02. (I Am) In Kommand
03. Dirty Pig
05. Unleashing Hell
06. Spread The Pain
07. Took My Chances
08. Not Me, No Way
1988 Sweet Dreams
2006 The Best Of Sword (Compilation)
2016 Live Hammersmith