2019 Viola Award Finalist for Excellence in Music
Unique to Flagstaff and recognized globally, Ice Sword describes their music as high power fantasy metal. Their 2018 release ‘Dragon Magic’ has been compared to Metallica meeting J.R.R. Tolkien. The group’s jaw-dropping performance is marked with costumes, keytars, skilled musicianship, and loyal fans. According to FlagBrew Booker and around town audio engineer, David Stackany, “No one on the local scene, in any genre, puts on half the show that Ice Sword does. And the music is catchy, and the musicianship is stellar.” Beyond Flagstaff, the band has been highly praised in metal communities worldwide with reviews ranging in Languages from English, Greek, Italian, and German.
From the band…
“We hath finished laying proverbial brush to canvas and now our full-length double-LP lay complete…. Boasting unbelievable gatefold album artwork by incredible artists Sam Ford and Bryan Buswell, recorded in the heart of the Metal Zone with Andy Lane, and mastered by the legendary Dan Randal at Mammoth Sound, the complete concept-album/tale of our hero-changed (of which the demo is part) is now told in full, the whole story unfurled, and with painstaking effort put forth to best serve the glacial blade… We are honored and proud to bestow this new release… . Thanks for all the support, power, and glory bestowed! The Ice Sword awaits us all!”
Ice Sword hosted an album release concert and launched a west coast tour in celebration of the debut of Dragon Magic.
*Listen to Dragon Magic of Bandcamp Here
Support from the Community:
“This thing is epic, DIY-to-the-bone, and many years in the making. No one on the local scene, in any genre, puts on half the show that Ice Sword does. And the music is catchy, and the musicianship is stellar. If you haven’t heard it, Metallica meets Lord Of The Rings would be a quick shortcut to grocking what these Flagstaffians are all about. Add a keytar and flowing luscious dude-locks to the mix and you’ve got yourself Ice Sword, Flagstaff’s dearly prized fantasy metal band.”