This post is a bit overdue, but has to be done. You’ve probably heard me talk about my favorite metal band on the blog and Twitter, those heavy rockers from Texas, The Sword. Been a fan of these guys since hearing Age of Winters for the first time back in 2006. Fan for life. Instantly.
The years following I’ve watched the guys explore their own brand of metal, with the raw power of Gods of the Earth (2008), and my favorite to date: Warp Riders (2010). They’re always in my music rotation. Not a dull moment on any of those albums. Just this year I’ve been lucky enough to work with the guys on an official t-shirt for their tour with Kyuss Lives and my poster was used to promote their tours in Australia and Europe earlier this year. Pumped.
This post is to show off their 3 most recent videos, the Warp Riders trilogy. Not only do I love The Sword’s diverse musical ability, but they’re wonderful storytellers diving into myth, legend and in the case of these videos, the cosmic. The videos above for Tres Brujas, Lawless Lands and Night City are in the order you should watch them. They released them in chapters, wonderful bit of forethought right there.
So throw on those headphones, turn up the volume and rock these things.
Man… These guys ROCK!! I love the old school metal feel of this band! I wonder if they’ll ever tour up this way?? Would love to rock one of them shirts you designed for them.
Sweet…some good old 70’s inspired rock when rock was cool and all the production was analogue sounding rather than todays pap that makes most rock bands sound like a mix of Def Lepard, Metallica and Backstreet boys…ugh!!! (i don’t mind a bit of Metallica by the way but when you mix it with the other two…jeez!!!) Cool Band!!! Hey James…if you don’t know them…and you might, being a true rock fan…check out a welsh group from the 70’s called Budgie (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54H3EUAzpVg) classic track from these pioneers of the RAAAAWWWWCCCKKKK!!!!
The first time I heard The Sword was shortly after the debut of their Warp Riders album, and it was love at first listen. To actually see their vision for this album is even cooler. The shirt you did for their tour is so awesome… I popped over to their site on the off-chance that it might be available for purchase, only to be disappointed and then heartened at finding another shirt that’s amazing as well.
I adore Warp Riders to bits, from the music to that awesome cover. I’d love to catch them live one day.