“This video is so simple,” says The Sword frontman J.D. Cronise of “How Heavy This Axe.” “It really warrants no explanation.”
Kind of like the band’s music, a molten amalgam of doom, thunder and war that draws equally from midtempo Black Sabbath and slow Metallica. The Sword have never denied that their tunes are influenced by songs from a past era (the above, plus Pentagram, Trouble, Cathedral and St. Vitus). Similarly, the new clip is a celebration of another culture and time.
“It’s an homage to the psychedelic rock performance videos of the late ’60s and early ’70s,” Cronise tells HeadbangersBlog.com. “It’s just some dudes rocking out in front of some trippy backgrounds.”
Well, there you go, and here you are. Remember, “How Heavy This Axe” will premiere tonight at 10 p.m. on MTV2 during out week-long celebration of the 20th anniversary of “Headbangers Ball.”
Video Premiere: The Sword’s ‘How Heavy This Axe’
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