Jimmy Kay from Canada's The Metal Voice spoke with lead singer Rick Hughes of the classic Canadian Metal band Sword at this years HEAVY Montreal Festival 2018
Watch interview here
When asked about how they got signed to David Ellefson's Combat
"We had the pleasure of being signed by Megadeth's David Ellefson record label Combat Records. We got a brand new deal with him. David told me that when Megadeth was on tour they used to listen to Sword's Metalized for a while. The Sword song 'Stoned Again' of the Metalized album was their anthem. So now Combat Records will be our distributor for the rest of the world. "
When asked when their new upcoming studio album will be released
"We are in the process of doing the album right now, we think it will be done by the end of 2018. It will be produced by Glen Robinson (Voivod Nothingface, Annihilator Never Neverland), its a blend of what we did before, its got that old school metal vibe but it has today's technology today in terms of production .The band sounds even bigger today. We will announce the release in 2018."
When asked about the time they opened up for Metallica on the Master of Puppets tour and Cliff Burton died
"Sword was riding the music wave, we were doing great and we received a phone call from Metallica's management and they told us that Metallica were listening to our album Metazlized on their tour bus and they wanted us to join their tour. However the dates had to be postponed twice because that is when Cliff Burton died, then James Hetfield broke his arm skateboarding. On the dates we did play together Metallica the band was dazed and confused cause they had lost their best friend Cliff. "
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