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brutal_descent
06-05-2012, 09:53 AM
ALBUM ANNOUNCEMENT!
We head into the studio later this month to begin work on our fourth album, to be entitled Apocryphon. It will be produced/engineered by J. Robbins and feature cover art by J.H. Williams III! Release is slated for early this fall with a worldwide tour starting in October.

:allan:

Chris_M_S
06-05-2012, 10:27 AM
Them using actual producers on the last album and now this one are definitely the right call. 'Warp Riders' sounds so good compared to the other two, they needed a producer.

VoidFlame
06-05-2012, 10:36 AM
:party:

Yep, Warp Riders' production was a bit too clean.

Northern_Shaman
06-05-2012, 11:10 AM
Yes! These guys can do no wrong. I'm really curious about what kind of themes will be present on this album. Also wonder if they'll continue in the direction of Warp Riders or head back towards their previous stuff. Either way, hope that tour comes here again!

Xenocide
06-05-2012, 12:45 PM
Them using actual producers on the last album and now this one are definitely the right call. 'Warp Riders' sounds so good compared to the other two, they needed a producer.

I dunno man, Warp Riders was great but so was Gods of the Earth.

HugeRockStar
06-06-2012, 08:08 AM
I prefer the more raw sound of the first 2 than the clean sounding Warp Riders. Looking forward to the new stuff.

El Gordo
06-07-2012, 06:00 PM
Agreed. Warp Riders sounds way too polished.

jd091
06-07-2012, 06:36 PM
Bring the old logo back! :snivel:

mastodon421
06-07-2012, 06:57 PM
The polished sound of Warped Rider made them sound so much better. I hope the new record continues that trend.

anomynous
09-08-2012, 10:06 AM
Found a track listing:


1 The Veil Of Isis
2 Cloak Of Feathers
3 Arcane Montrane
4 The Hidden Masters
5 Dying Earth
6 Execrator
7 Seven Sisters
8 Hawks & Serpents
9 Eyes Of The Stormwitch
10 Apocryphon

Natrlhi
09-11-2012, 10:38 AM
Found a track listing:


1 The Veil Of Isis
2 Cloak Of Feathers
3 Arcane Montrane
4 The Hidden Masters
5 Dying Earth
6 Execrator
7 Seven Sisters
8 Hawks & Serpents
9 Eyes Of The Stormwitch
10 ApocryphonTo go with the above, here's some additional info regarding a deluxe edition, as well as a target release date:

Deluxe Edition Of The Sword’s “Apocryphon” Detailed (Updated)

09.10.12 at 11:20am Posted by wookubus 139 views 4 comments The bonus songs set to grace the deluxe edition of The Sword‘s forthcoming new album “Apocryphon” have been unveiled. Those songs include:

01 – “Arrows In The Dark” (live at Emo’s)
02 – “Barael’s Blade” (live at Emo’s)
03 – “Chronomancer II: Nemesis” (live at Stubb’s)
04 – “Ebethron” (live at Stubb’s)
05 – “Cheap Sunglasses” (ZZ Top cover)

The deluxe edition will also be part of a special limited edition pre-order bundle for the new album. Only 500 of that set will manufactured and it will feature the following content:

“-Limited edition GLOW IN THE DARK 12″ vinyl
- Apocryphon Deluxe Version Digipak CD
- 3 Autographed and Hand Numbered Triptych 11 x 17 lithograph black light reactive Posters
- Exclusive limited offer Apocryphon T-shirt
- Apocryphon slipmat
- Includes Digital Download Code”

You can purchase that now at Indiemerch.com. “Apocryphon” is on course for an October 22nd release date on Razor & Tie.

Source: http://www.theprp.com/2012/09/10/news/deluxe-edition-of-the-swords-apocryphon-detailed/

Natrlhi
09-12-2012, 11:50 AM
Bring the old logo back! :snivel:

http://blog.indiemerch.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/b1b0422301-535x535.jpg

BOOM. DONE.


Also, apparently, there is a show at Saint Andrews Hall in Detroit on Sunday, November 11 featuring The Sword, Karma to Burn and Mount Carmel. I received an e-mail about it from LiveNation last Friday. I can't find any other info about whether this is part of a tour, so I'm guessing that (1) it's not, and (2) maybe it's a make-up date for a show that was canceled when these three groups toured together back in 2010 (for which I saw the show in Cleveburg (http://www.metalsetlists.com/showthread.php?t=15509) :rocker:).

The show is all ages, tickets are $16, and doors are at 7:00.

You're welcome.

IrritatedTrout
09-12-2012, 11:58 AM
The cover art is pretty sweet.

Northern_Shaman
09-12-2012, 01:32 PM
I've been looking forward to this one since they first hinted at it. The Sword can simply do no wrong.

Album artwork is fucking awesomem as are the two song samples I've heard:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=liruqknvlDU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JjuDQ1ryUHY

(There are also a number of live clips from a while back showing full songs from the new album, and they're all awesome as well.)

street_burial
09-25-2012, 08:38 AM
new track "Veil Of Isis" (http://www1.rollingstone.com/hearitnow/player/thesword.html)

:drool::drool::drool::drool: