Today, the staff and patrons of Walter's on Washington will brace themselves for a visit by a musical act that's been dubbed Austin's most dangerous band. Yes, the quartet of deadly doomsayers known as the Sword will be unleashing cutthroat riffage, guttural screams, powerful melodies rich with mythical themes and heavy-handed drumming. Touring in support of Age of Winters, their debut album for the indie label Kemado, the band will open for Early Man and Priestess â? two other groups who fittingly share a love for Iron Maiden, Slayer and a healthy dose of sludge-metal. Rock on.
Fri., Feb. 10, 9 p.m.