Friday, July 16, 2010
[classicrockmagazine.com] Texan band The Sword are about to unleash their new album. To give everyone a taste of what to expect, they’ve provided the latest Track Of The Day. Check out all Tracks Of The Day.
From Austin, the band started in 2003, with the current line-up coming together the following year: J. D. Cronise (vocals/guitar), Kyle Shutt (guitar), Bryan Richie (bass) and the gloriously named Trivett Wingo (drums).
Debut album Age Of Winters came out in 2006, with Gods Of The Earth following two years later. And on August 23, they’ll be putting out Warp Riders, a concept album, an interplanetary sword & sorcery epic.
Says Cronise, who came up with the original story: “I’m pretty sure the first concept album I ever heard was Operation: Mindcrime by Queensrÿche when I was a kid, which I was way into. Even though I never really understood the whole story, I was nonetheless enthralled by how the album created its own world.
"I wanted to create a setting for our songs that would be unique and different, but still a place where epic sagas unfold in proper Sword fashion.” Inspiration took hold from “lots of things … the legend of Atlantis, old Heavy Metal magazines, the films of René Laloux, a childhood dream, and The Teachings Of Don Juan by Carlos Castaneda to name a few”.
You can now download the song "Tres Brujas" for free right HERE. You have to sign up. Find out more about the band at the same website.
Posted by Dan Goldin at 1:21 AM