Trivett Wingo Quits Austin Metal Outfit The Sword

By Andy Doerschuk Published October 11, 2010

After canceling all the dates on their European tour, Austin’s own retro-metal outfit The Sword has wiped the slate clean by also canceling the band’s remaining U.S. gigs due to the departure of drummer Trivett Wingo. The band has no hard feelings, though, saying in a statement, “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.”

The drummer also has a few conciliatory words of his own to share. “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,” Wingo stated. “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.”