The Sword to release new album ‘Apocryphon’ in Europe on Napalm Records

The Sword’s fourth longplayer will hit the streets on November 5, 2012 in the UK and features cover art by legendary comic book artists J.H. Williams III (Batwoman, Promethea). The new songs were produced and mixed by J. Robbins (Clutch, Jawbox). The Sword will embark on a worldwide tour in support of Apocryphon.

Having sold more than 200,000 units in the U.S. alone, The Sword is one of the major forces in heavy music today. Since its birth in the early 2000s, the Heavy Doom outfit from Austin, Texas has been releasing brilliant and epic albums, presenting countless fans with hymns and soon to be classics like Freya or How Heavy this Axe.  Handpicked by Lars Ulrich, The Sword supported Metallica on their Death Magnetic tour, playing more than 60 shows with the legendary Bay Area Thrashers.

In other news, The Sword will appear Monday, September 3rd at 9 PM ET/PT on Travel Channel’s highly rated show Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations-The Final Tour.  The show was shot in March in Austin, Texas at the SXSW music festival.  You can watch a short clip taken from the show below. In this episode, The Sword introduces Bourdain to their branded hot sauce Tears of Fire. As of Tuesday September 4th, the sauce will be available for sale at here.

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