Ironsword is a Barbaric Metal band from Portugal. The band was formed in early 1995 by Tann, who then played all instruments, except for the drums, by himself. A drum machine had to be used since he first couldn't find decent musicians for his band. He used 4 tracker to record a 15 minute promo-tape which featured 3 songs, and this was the first release by the band. Since then the band has released three studio albums, Ironsword in 2002, Return of the Warrior in 2004 and Overlords of Chaos in 2008.