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The Sword Chat with SPIN at ACL Music Festival

Austin Metalheads talk about what they learned from Metallica.

picture-18132-1372868531Luke McCormick // October 14, 2010

During this weekend’s ACL Music Festival in Austin, TX, artists stopped by the American Express® ZYNC ZONE, to chat with SPIN about their summer festival experiences and much more, among them Austin’s own metal dudes the Sword– watch our video interview, plus performance footage below!

Hot off a quick West Coast jaunt, the Sword blasted hometown fans with a blistering set this weekend, and being from Austin, the band has always wanted to play the fest.

“It’s about time, if you know what I mean,” quipped guitarist Kyle Shutt.

The metal mainstays have logged many hours on the road, including a stint with Metallica where the band learned some valuable lessons.

“Being on tour with Metallica, we learned how to play a show on a stage with lasers and propane tanks on it, where you could die any minute,” Shutt said.”It’s a rough game out there.”

See our exclusive interview with the Sword below, and click here to check out more interviews from the American Express® ZYNC ZONE!Scalable, non-watermarked