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EARTH PRIME TIME: INTERVIEW WITH J.H. WILLIAMS III (PART TWO)

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Batwoman #14 - J.H. Williams IIILast week, in Part One, we revealed the cryptic mystic secrets of a metal band called The Sword and their collaboration with artist J.H. Williams III (Batwoman, Promethea, Chase) to create the artwork for Apocryphon. This week, we continue our talk with J.H. on such varied topics as Batwoman, The Sandman and about the process of writing comics for other artists to draw. Continue reading

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EARTH PRIME TIME: INTERVIEW WITH J.H. WILLIAMS III (PART ONE)

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The Sword 'Apocryphon' Cover - J.H. Williams IIIWhen we can open our eyes and see the connections between people, places, and things as more than just coincidence, but rather as a web stretching across the universe and back home to Earth, great discoveries happen on a spiritual level. Metal band The Sword thinks about these ethereal associations and tapped modern comic book maestro J.H. Williams III (Batwoman, Promethea, Chase) to create the artwork for Apocryphon. Following a sold out show at The Middle East Downstairs last week, we talked to the artist about his craft and the collaboration that brought the band back to Earth after spending some time in outer space. Continue reading

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UNSHEATHE THY METAL

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I’m not as much of hard rock fan these days, more-so the blues, though the feeling of being so close to the roar–the double base pounding, the quick repetitive riffs blaring–it boosts your moving body into this aggressive, but cleansing trance. In preparation for the impending metal, I took the opportunity between sets to loosen up with a quick whiskey and ginger reprieve. The Sword was somewhere plotting to seize Royale Boston’s stage at any moment while we all waited, standing, drinking. Continue reading

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DEFEND YOURSELF! THE SWORD

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Riddled with sci-fi and heavy-metal, the Sword are celebrating the release of their third album, Warp Riders, with a trek around the globe. Guitarist Kyle Shutt phoned the Dig from the road to talk about the new record, childhood influences and hanging out with Metallica.
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THE SWORD @ ROYALE

It’s kinda hard to believe that we had to wait till 2003 before somebody finally realized that The Sword was a pretty fucking perfect name for a heavy metal band. Everyone must have just assumed it was already taken. Well, we here at the Dig want all you prospective van-dwellers to know—King Motherfucker is all yours. We’d better see that gem on a flyer in Allston within the month. These Austin-bred longhorn-throwers who led the retro headbanging revival into your dorm’s common room with Guitar Hero 2′s Freya are coming to Royale. Peep Clay Adamczyk’s exclusive interview over at digboston.com. [279 Tremont St., Boston. 6:30pm/18+/$15. boweryboston.com]

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