After being quiet for a while, Americans The Sword are about to enter the studio to record the follow-up to Apocryphon (2012). The stoner metallers will commence recording their fifth album, second for Razor & Tie, on March 16th in Austin, Texas. The album will be produced by Adrian Quesada and is scheduled for a late summer release with worldwide touring to follow. Good news all around!
US stoner/doom metal act The Sword, who are currently touring across the US, have now also announced a headlining European tour, scheduled for January next year. Special guest on the road will be Lonely Kamel.
Stoner metallers The Sword have released a brand new video for the song "The Veil Of Isis". It was directed by Simon Chan (The Mars Volta, Coheed And Cambria) of Artificial Army and is watchable below. This is the first official music video from the band's latest opus Apocryphon, which hit the streets last month via Razor & Tie.
The lyric video for "Apocryphon", the title track off The Sword's fourth upcoming album has premiered at SPIN.com. Alternatively, you can enjoy the video directed by PR Brown below. The band will release their upcoming album Apocryphon on October 22nd under Razor & Tie. A full video for the track "The Veil Of Isis" is currently in production and will premiere the week of release.
Stoner metal lords The Sword have released the first song off their forthcoming opus Apocryphon. You can listen to "The Veil Of Isis", the album's opening track, at this location and get a feel of the new album. Razor & Tie will release Apocryphon on October 22nd. More album details were previously reported here.
Stone metallers The Sword revealed via their official website the cover artwork and track listing of the band's upcoming album, entitled Apocryphon due to be released on October 22 via Razor & Tie. Apocryphon was produced and engineered by J. Robbins (Clutch, Jawbox) at Magpie Cage Studios and will feature cover art by famed comic book artist J.H. Williams III (Batwoman, Promethea).
Stoner/doom metal act The Sword have announced a large headlining US tour this fall in support of their new upcoming album Apocryphon, which will hit the stores on October 22nd in North America via Razor & Tie. Support on the road will come from Gypsyhawk (the whole tour), Eagle Claw (from 10/29 to 11/24) and American Sharks (from 12/02 to 12/18).
Stoner metallers The Sword announced that the release date of the band's upcoming album, Apocryphon, has been set for October 22nd via their new label partners Razor & Tie. Apocryphon is their fourth full-length studio album and was produced and engineered by J. Robbins at Magpie Cage Studios and will feature cover art by famed comic book artist J.H. Williams III (Batwoman, Promethea).
US stoner/doom metal band The Sword has announced that they will embark on a short tour with US stoners Red Fang. The band posted the following update: "We'll be doing a short tour in June with the mighty Red Fang leading up to the Orion Music and More festival. After that we'll be recording a new album which is scheduled to be released next fall."
US stoner/doom metallers The Sword have announced that they have signed a worldwide deal with Razor & Tie. The band issued the following statement: "The Sword has signed a new, multi-album worldwide deal with New York City based label, Razor & Tie. After releasing three critically acclaimed albums on Kemado Records, the Austin TX based quartet featuring guitarist/vocalist J.D. Cronise, guitarist Kyle Shutt, bassist Bryan Richie, and new drummer Santiago 'Jimmy' Vela III will commence recording their fourth album in late June with a projected release date of fall 2012."
"Night City", the new video from US stoner metallers The Sword, can now be watched below.
The video was directed by Artificial Army, and features Esteban Powell, best-known for his role as Carl in Dazed and Confused. The clip is the third and final part of the Warp Riders video trilogy. The first and second chapters of the saga were for "Tres Brujas" and "Lawless Lands".
"Night City" comes off the band's latest album Warp Riders, which was released back in August 2010 through Kemado Records.
On the heels of the cancellation of their European tour, Austin, TX's The Sword are also regretfully canceling the remainder of their scheduled US dates due to the departure of their drummer, Trivett Wingo. The split is amicable and both Trivett and the rest of the band wish each other the best of the luck with their respective plans. The Sword are already working diligently to reschedule their European and US dates.
Trivett Wingo explains: "It is with deep sadness that I am announcing my departure from The Sword. 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. 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. I would like to thank the wonderful people who made this experience what it has been: the fans, the people that I have worked and all of the bands and musicians that have inspired me over the years. I thank you and apologize for any disappointment that this may cause anyone, not least of which The Sword."
Warp Riders, the third full-length album from US metallers The Sword, is available for streaming in its entirety on the band's MySpace page. The album is scheduled for release on August 24 via Kemado Records.
Warp Riders cover art] tracklist:
01. Acheron/Unearthing The Orb
02. Tres Brujas
03. Arrows In The Dark
04. The Chronomancer I: Hubris
05. Lawless Lands
06. Astraea's Dream
07. The Warp Riders
08. Night City
09. The Chronomancer II: Nemesis
10. (The Night the Sky Cried) Tears Of Fire