Doom Side Of The Moon Is Coming

Austin, Texas band The Sword has taken some weird/interesting turns in their career. Starting with their debut, Age of Winters and the strong follow up, Gods of the Earth The Sword started me on a path that’s taken me deeper into the metal scene of today. After taking some less then desirable turns with Apocryphon and the most recent High Country it seems guitarist Kyle Shutt is branching out into a new project.

Shutt will be recruiting his Sword bandmates Bryan Richie (bass) and Santiago Vela III (drums) to help out with his new project, Doom Side of the Moon. He also tapped Brownout/Brown Sabbath vocalist Alex Marrero, Hard Proof saxophonist Jason Frey, and keyboardist Joe Cornetti of Croy & The Boys. Stuart Sikes (White Stripes, Rocket from the Crypt) will handle engineering and mixing.

According to the press release, Shutt says, “The idea came to me after getting baked and wanting to hear a heavy version of (Pink Floyd’s) ‘Time.’ I thought, why not just cover the whole album? After sitting down and working out some loose concepts, the arrangement for ‘Money’ materialized and I realized that I could totally do this if I assembled the right band. It felt a little strange messing with someone’s legacy, but I’m treating it as a celebration of one of the greatest bands to ever rock, a party that everyone is invited to.”

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Along with a physical release — which can be ordered here — Shutt will also be doing a one-off performance of the album on August 5th taking place at Emo’s in Austin, Texas. Tickets for the event can be found here. You can also hear the first offering from the project below, “Money” below. While this is the first album they’ve covered, The Sword also has release a cover of ZZ Top’s “Cheap Sunglasses” that can also be heard below.

One comment to “Doom Side Of The Moon Is Coming”
  1. I’m excited! Gonna go see The Sword here in Cali in July. They have a fan in me, since they have what I like to call a Camero space-rock feel. I’d be interested in their side projects too.

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