Tuesday’s Music

The Sword.

Giving you the music a day early:

Texas heavy metal outfit The Sword returns to Little Rock, this time with a new drummer as Kevin Fender replaces founding member Trivett Wingo. The Sword opened for Metallica in November 2008 at what was then Alltel Arena, but before that, heavy metal worshipers got to see the band storm Vino’s in June 2008. For fans who missed those shows, The Sword — guitarist and singer J.D. Cronise, guitarist Kyle Shutt and bassist Bryan Richie — is classic heavy metal, with tunes filled with hard-hitting, powerhouse rhythms, mythical imagery and blazing guitar solos. The Sword released their third album Warp Riders in August 2010. The Sword returns to central Arkansas, with a show at Juanita’s. The doors open at 8 p.m. with the music at 9 p.m., and tickets are $14 in advance and $16 at the door. Joining the bill are Georgia sludge metal band Kylesa and North Little Rock band Rwake with their mixture of black metal with Southern rock music.

Here’s The Sword with their “How Heavy This Axe”: