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