The Sword - Drummer Quits, All Remaining Live Dates Cancelled

Official press release

On the heels of the cancellation of their European tour, Austin, TX's The Sword are also regretfully canceling the remainder of their scheduled US dates due to the departure of their drummer, Trivett Wingo. The split is amicable and both Trivett and the rest of the band wish each other the best of the luck with their respective plans. The Sword are already working diligently to reschedule their European and US dates.

Trivett Wingo explains: "It is with deep sadness that I am announcing my departure from The Sword. After nearly seven years and some of the most amazing adventures of a lifetime, I have arrived at a place where I am physically and emotionally unable to continue on as part of The Sword. If I could go any further, I would as I love the music and JD, Bryan and Kyle are people that I deeply respect, but I have reached a point where I just can't do this anymore. I would like to thank the wonderful people who made this experience what it has been: the fans, the people that I have worked and all of the bands and musicians that have inspired me over the years. I thank you and apologize for any disappointment that this may cause anyone, not least of which The Sword."

Here is an official statement from The Sword: "We wish Trivett nothing but the best, and it is with heavy hearts that we bid him farewell. He is a phenomenal musician and has been an integral part of this band's success. He helped to lay the foundation that we will continue to build upon, and we wouldn't be where we are without him. We wish he could continue the adventure with us, but we understand that the life of a touring musician is not for everyone. It's been a hell of a ride, and we're sad to see this part of the journey end. The show must go on, though, and will be back on the road as soon as humanly possible."

Band profile: The Sword
Posted: 12.10.2010 by SlaytallicA


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Comments: 5   Visited by: 82 users
12.10.2010 - 13:13
WTH!! ,, anyway u can bring Lars Ulrich as a touring drummer
12.10.2010 - 13:18
I think they can still get a temporary replacement drummer just so they can complete the tour
Freeze! Step away from the hubris.
12.10.2010 - 15:56
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Hey Portnoy, here's your big break! Get in there and show us what you've got.
12.10.2010 - 17:28
Metal slave
Whew! glad he didnt quit a few days ago
13.10.2010 - 15:51
Witch Hunter Gen
Written by Guest on 12.10.2010 at 15:56

Hey Portnoy, here's your big break! Get in there and show us what you've got.

haha yea might as well!
Written by Dangerboner on 02.11.2009 at 08:11

Everything he doesn't like is metalcore. Britney Spears, Elton John, Michael Moore, and green beans are also metalcore, in case you guys didn't know.

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