Slacker Logo

The Sword

ON AIR
Advertisement
Advertisement

Bio

Not to be confused with the Canadian heavy metal band from the late '80s simply named Sword, the Sword are a retro-metal four-piece hailing from -- of all places -- the singer/songwriter oasis of Austin, Texas. First conceived in 2003, the Sword really hit their stride about a year later, when founding vocalist and guitarist J.D. Cronise joined forces with guitarist Kyle Shutt, bassist Bryan Richie, and drummer Trivett Wingo, and made a much raved-about appearance at Austin's famed SXSW festival. National touring stints with everyone from Clutch to indie rock darlings ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead followed, and by mid-2005, the Sword had been picked up by New York-based indie label Kemado Records, with their much anticipated debut album, Age of Winters, appearing early the next year. Before completing their second album, they contributed two songs (one original and one Led Zeppelin cover) to a split 12" EP with Swedish heavy rockers Witchcraft in November 2007. Gods of the Earth arrived in spring 2008. Changing their muse from fantasy to science fiction, the Sword released Warp Riders in 2010, a concept album featuring an original narrative written by the band. In 2012 they came back from their sci-fi journey with their fourth full-length, Apocryphon, which blended the fantasy elements of their earlier work with a more far-out, metaphysical vibe. The band further tweaked its sound for 2015's High Country, eschewing some of the heavier doom metal tendencies of prior outings for a more streamlined, Southern hard rock feel. Low Country, a companion LP that saw the band further strip back its sound and deliver new acoustic versions of the songs from High Country, followed in 2016. ~ Eduardo Rivadavia
Read All Read Less

Albums by
The Sword

false

    10 songs

    On Air

    Low Country

    1 song

    On Air

    Seriously Mysterious [Acoustic]

    15 songs

    On Air

    Apocryphon

    15 songs

    On Air

    High Country

    9 songs

    On Air

    Age of Winters

    15 songs

    On Air

    High Country

    10 songs

    On Air

    Warp Riders

    11 songs

    On Air

    Gods of the Earth

    9 songs

    On Air

    Age of Winters

    1 song

    On Air

    Hammer of Heaven

    11 songs

    On Air

    Gods of the Earth

    2 songs

    On Air

    Fire Lances of the Ancient Hyperzephyria

    1 song

    On Air

    Empty Temples

    1 song

    On Air

    Mist & Shadow

    1 song

    On Air

    The Dreamthieves

    2 songs

    On Air

    Freya/Iron Swan

    10 songs

    On Air

    Apocryphon

    20 songs

    On Air

    Age of Winters/Gods of the Earth


Top Songs by
The Sword

  1.   Song
    Popularity
  2.   Freya
  3.   Tres Brujas
  4.   Fire Lances of the Ancient Hyperzephyrians
  5.   Hammer of Heaven
  6.   Maiden, Mother & Crone
  7.   The Black River
  8.   Acheron/Unearthing the Orb
  9.   (The Night the Sky Cried) Tears of Fire
  10.   Arrows in the Dark
  11.   Apocryphon
  12.   The Dreamthieves
  13.   The Warp Riders
  14.   Mist & Shadow
  15.   Hawks & Serpents
  16.   The Chronomancer, Pt.1: Hubris
  17.   How Heavy This Axe
  18.   Cheap Sunglasses
  19.   High Country
  20.   Night City
  21.   The Veil of Isis
  22.   Silver Petals
  23.   [Untitled Hidden Track]
  24.   Seriously Mysterious
  25.   Lords
  26. See All Songs

Stations & Shows Featuring
The Sword

    On Air

    Pedal to the Metal

    On Air

    Rooster Teeth: I Am The DJ

    On Air

    Frontline Radio

    On Air

    Motorhead: DNA

    On Air

    Metallica: DNA

    On Air

    Black Sabbath: DNA

    On Air

    AC/DC: DNA


Artists Related to
The Sword

On Air

Wolfmother

On Air

Witchcraft

On Air

Torche

On Air

Orange Goblin

On Air

Electric Wizard

On Air

Children

On Air

Lions of Tsavo

On Air

Lento

On Air

Bison B.C.

On Air

Big Business

On Air

Pelican

On Air

High On Fire

On Air

Like a Kind of Matador

On Air

Sleep

On Air

The Obsessed

On Air

The Curtains of Night

On Air

Voodooshock

On Air

Wolf & Cub

On Air

Penance

On Air

Ani Kyd

On Air

The Hidden Hand

On Air

Caltrop

On Air

The Confession

On Air

Zoroaster

See All Related Artists

Loading Sliders...
  1. + -

 
 
Advertisement

LIVE STREAM...

LIVE STREAM...
Casting to |