The Sword are one of the best metal bands on the planet, and they happen to be from Austin. The band just wrapped up a nine-month world tour with Metallica, and haven't played a local show since October of last year. I was at that show, and reviewed it for Soundcheck Magazine.
Earlier today it was announced that The Sword will be playing at The Mohawk on Friday, August 28th. This will mark their first appearance in Austin in way too long, and I recommend you check it out. Tickets go on sale this Saturday. Don't sleep on it, because this one will sell out fast.