Reunited Montreal Metallers SWORD Rehearsing For Live Shows

'80s Montreal power metallers SWORD (not to be confused with Texas-based luminaries THE SWORD) have reunited and have begun rehearsing for upcoming live shows.

SWORD was formed in early 1985 by brothers Rick Hughes (vocals) and Dan Hughes (drums), guitarist Mike Plant, and bassist Mike Larock. After signing with local label Aquarius Records, the band released its debut album, "Metalized", in 1986 and a follow-up effort, "Sweet Dreams", in 1987.

SWORD never made much headway south of the border and split up soon after the release of its sophomore album.

SWORD's sound was previously described as "a muscular brand of classic metal with tasteful riffs and solos by Plant and infectious shout-along choruses."

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Rick Hughes released a solo album in 2006 entitled "Train D'Enfer".

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