The Sword: Details for New Album & Pre-Order Bundles On Sale Now

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Hey, here’s another bit of good news for you — since you’ve all been good boys and girls (as far as I know!)…

Texan stoner metal ensemble The Sword — who saw their career really take off with the inclusion of one of their early singles as part of the Guitar Hero II video game (at least, that’s when they first popped onto my radar screen) — are now just a few weeks away from releasing their fourth full-length album!

Apocryphon will hit store shelves (as well as the iTunes equivalent of shelves, whatever that may be) on Monday, the 22nd of October. And I’ve got the cover art and tracklisting right here, in addition to a whole plethora of pre-order bundles you can choose from! Also, there will be some tour dates further down, if you keep on reading.

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From the band’s official announcement:

It feels like we’ve been waiting forever to show you this, so here it is, the Apocryphon cover art.  JH Williams III (D.C. Comics’ Batwoman, Promethea) knocked it out of the park.  You can see more of his handiwork in the latest issue of Batwoman, which hits shelves September 19th.  Snag yourself a copy at your local comic book store!

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Apocryphon Tracklist:
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1.    The Veil of Isis
2.    Cloak of Feathers
3.    Arcane Montane
4.    The Hidden Masters
5.    Dying Earth
6.    Execrator
7.    Seven Sisters
8.    Hawks & Serpents
9.    Eyes of the Stormwitch
10.  Apocryphon

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The limited-edition “Ultimate” bundle includes the album on CD, picture-disc vinyl, cassette, AND a digital download! Plus an autographed lithograph, baseball-style t-shirt, and a regular t-shirt!!

All sorts of combinations of these items are available in various other pre-order bundles, too — two different t-shirt designs, two different shirt styles, the album on CD, lava orange colored vinyl, or picture-disc vinyl; and most of these come with a digital download or a poster, or both!

Find the details about the entire assortment of bundles at www.swordofdoom.com.

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The Sword – Fall 2012 Tour Dates

10/29 – Corpus Christi, TX – House Of Rock#
10/31 – Oklahoma City, OK – ACM#
11/01 – Little Rock, AR – Downtown Music Hall#
11/02 – Shreveport, LA – The Riverside Warehouse#
11/03 – Austin, TX – Fun Fun Fun Festival#
11/05 – Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theater#
11/06 – Minneapolis, MN – First Ave#
11/07 – Chicago, IL – Double Door#
11/08 – Columbus, OH – The A&R Bar#
11/09 – Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop#
11/10 – Covington, KY – Madison Theater#
11/11 – Detroit, MI – St Andrews Hall#
11/13 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer#
11/14 – New York, NY – Webster Hall#
11/15 – Pawtucket, RI – The Met#
11/16 – Cambridge, MA – Middle East Downstairs#
11/17 – Washington, DC – Rock & Roll Hotel#
11/19 – Birmingham, AL – Workplay#
11/20 – Orlando, FL – Beacham#
11/21 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade#
11/22 – Nashville, TN – Exit / In#
11/23 – Memphis, TN – Hi Tone#
11/24 – Baton Rouge, LA – Spanish Moon#
12/02 – Tulsa, OK – Eclipse*
12/03 – Kansas City, MO – Record Bar*
12/04 – Denver, CO – Bluebird*
12/05 – Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge*
12/06 – Boise, ID – Neurolux*
12/07 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne*
12/08 – Seattle, WA – Neumos*
12/10 – Sacramento, CA – Harlows*
12/11 – San Francisco, CA – Independent*
12/12 – Los Angeles, CA – El Rey*
12/13 – San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick*
12/14 – Phoenix, AZ – Club Red*
12/15 – Tucson, AZ – Congress*
12/18 – Houston, TX – Fitzgeralds*

# = w/ Gypsyhawk and Eagle Claw
* = w/ Gypsyhawk and American Sharks

 
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