The Sword’s New Album Streaming, Band Tours



    THE SWORD has made its brand new album, Gods of the Earth, available for streaming in its entirety on the band’s MySpace page.  Check it out now at this location.

THE SWORD’s Gods of the Earth will drop on April 1, via Kemado Records.  The follow up to the band’s critically acclaimed debut Age of Winters, Gods of the Earth was recorded at Folkvang Studios in Austin, TX, and is said to be “more ambitious, more accomplished and simply bigger.”

The final track listing for Gods of the Earth is as follows:

1.) The Sundering
2.) The Frost-Giant’s Daughter
3.) How Heavy This Axe
4.) Lords
5.) Fire Lances of the Ancient Hyperzephyrians
6.) To Take the Black
7.) Maiden, Mother & Crone
8.) Under the Boughs
9.) The Black River
10.) The White Sea

THE SWORD has announced two U.S. headlining tours in support of the impending new release.  Support on THE SWORD tours will be provided by a host of artists, including Torche, Slough Feg, Stinking Lizaveta and Brooklyn progressive thrash trio Children.  The Austin, TX-based band is currently in the midst of a massive UK tour featuring Oakland, CA quartet Saviours as direct support.

THE SWORD will also perform as one of the featured artists of the 2008 Bonnaroo Music Festival, set to take place June 12-15 in Manchester, TN.  Known for showcasing “some of the best performers in rock and roll, along with dozens of artists in complementary styles,” Bonnaroo 2008 will see THE SWORD perform alongside such acts as Metallica, Sigur Ros, Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, The Raconteurs, M.I.A. and Willie Nelson.  A full listing of upcoming THE SWORD live dates follows this message.

THE SWORD features guitarist / vocalist J.D. Cronise, guitarist Kyle Shutt, bassist Bryan Richie and drummer Trivett Wingo.

THE SWORD is available to speak with interested media now.  To chat with the band / attend a live performance / request an advance copy of Gods of the Earth, simply contact ACTION! PR via any of the means listed below.  Updated THE SWORD news and tour information will be made available via the Kemado Records website:, THE SWORD web domains:  / and the ACTION! website:

To check out the Gods of the Earth E-card, featuring “Fire Lances Of The Ancient Hyperzephyrians,” visit this location.

Check out THE SWORD’s brand new music video – for the song ‘Fire Lances of the Ancient Hyperzephyrians’ –online now at this location.

“You know how Indians used to hunt buffalo by forcing them off a cliff, and they’d fall to the rocks?  That’s kind of what they sound like…like a bunch of bison being pushed over a cliff.” – SPIN

“THE SWORD believe in loud the way it used to be” – ROLLING STONE

“Like the strongest, most authentic poets (or metal bands), THE SWORD’s might reforms the past, deforms the present and informs the future. Long may they slash.” – DECIBEL


“axe-wielding metal warriors” – KERRANG!

incredible” – METAL EDGE

      “The maddening infectiousness of THE SWORD’s pummeling metal is undeniable, as it’s equal parts groove-oriented heaviness and gloomy riffage…a powerful metal statement.” – HARP

THE SWORD tour dates:

UK “Gods of the Earth” tour (with support from Saviours + Black Cobra)

April 1         Newport          TJ’s

April 2         Portsmouth     Wedgewood Rooms

April 3         London           Underworld

April 4         Colchester       Arts Center

U.S. “Gods of the Earth” west coast tour (with support from Slough Feg and Children)

April 14    Lubbock, Texas     Jake’s Sports Center

April 15    Albuquerque, New Mexico     Launchpad

April 16    Phoenix, Arizona    The Brickhouse

April 17    San Diego, California      The Casbah

April 18    Los Angeles, California    El Rey Theatre

April 19    San Francisco, California   Slim’s

April 21    Pan Portland, Oregon     Berbati’s

April 22    Seattle, Washington        Neumo’s

April 24    Boise, Idaho                   Neurolux

April 25    Salt Lake City, Utah         Club Vegas

April 26    Denver, Colorado            Bluebird Theatre

April 28    Wichita, Kansas               BarleyCorns

April 29    Oklahoma City, Oklahoma   Conservatory

U.S. “Gods of the Earth” east coast tour (with support from Torche and Stinking Lizaveta)

May 9         Ft Worth TX      Lola’s

May 10       Memphis TN      Hi Tone

May 11       Nashville TN      Exit / In

May 12       Covington KY   The Mad Hatter

May 13       Detroit MI          The Magic Stick

May 14       Columbus OH   Ravari Room

May 15       Washington DC             Rock and Roll Hotel

May 16       Philadelphia PA             First Unitarian Church

May 17       Brooklyn NY                  Music Hall of Williamsburg

May 18       Cambridge MA              Middle East Downstairs

May 20       Raleigh NC        Lincoln Theater

May 21       Savannah GA    The Jinx

May 22       Tallahassee FL  The Beta Bar

May 23       St. Petersburg FL          State Theatre

May 24       Orlando FL        The Social

May 25       Gainesville FL   Common Grounds

May 26       Atlanta GA        Lenny’s

May 27       Birmingham AL              Bottle Tree

May 28       Baton Rouge LA            Spanish Moon
May 29       Houston TX       Rudyard’s

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