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Swift

SWIFT hail from the "Camel City" (Winston-Salem) and surprisingly enough, DO NOT play metallic hardcore. SWIFT formed in 1998, andquickly established itself in the southeastern heavy music scene. With influences from Foo Fighters and Radiohead to Testament, Pantera andMetallica they wanted to mesh the excitement and power of aggressive music and the beauty of melody and song structure. They alsofocused on their stage show, attempting to captivate from a visual standpoint as well. In 1999 they released their debut EP "Thoughts AreThought," which has sold a stunning 2400 copies without t ...read more

SWIFT hail from the "Camel City" (Winston-Salem) and surprisingly enough, DO NOT play metallic hardcore. SWIFT formed in 1998, andquickly established itself in the southeastern heavy music scene. With influences from Foo Fighters and Radiohead to Testament, Pantera andMetallica they wanted to mesh the excitement and power of aggressive music and the beauty of melody and song structure. They alsofocused on their stage show, attempting to captivate from a visual standpoint as well. In 1999 they released their debut EP "Thoughts AreThought," which has sold a stunning 2400 copies without the benefits of ANY distribution. This impressive amount of sales naturally garneredthe attention of the major labels. Labels including the likes of MCA, Atlantic and Dreamworks all expressed an interest in signing SWIFT, butnot wanting to sacrifice their creative control left SWIFT unable to sign away everything they had worked so hard to achieve. They decided toforge on, independently, determined to succeed and to achieve that success on their own terms. So after touring and promoting throughout2000 and 2001, SWIFT decided it was time to work on a new record. The band funded and recorded that new record independently, and thena copy landed in the hands of TRIBUNAL RECORDS. Both SWIFT and TRIBUNAL RECORDS then realized that their goals of achieving successon their own terms were identical, so a partnership was born. SWIFT's TRIBUNAL RECORDS debut "Waging War" is simply a stunning releasefor an independent band, which is partially due to the exceptional production of drummer, Jamie King. Those of you not familiar with JamieKing's previous engineering work, please reference the latest releases by BLOODJINN, BELOVED and BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME. "WagingWar" is 11 tracks of melodic, yet aggressive rock with a dash of pop sensibility, which will surely appeal to all fans of DEFTONES, GLASSJAWand INCUBUS. Check out tracks such as "Lovesick," "The Guatemalan" and "Breathless" to grasp SWIFT's brightest and most awe-inspiringmoments. « hide

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LPs
The Worst Of All Things Possible
2017

3
1 Votes
The Absolute Uncontrollable
2005

3.5
2 Votes
Waging War
2002

3.8
2 Votes
EPs
A Communication Manual
2003

3.5
2 Votes
Compilations
Thoughts Are Thought
2003

3.3
2 Votes

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