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The Sword – Warp Riders Interview

Unfairly tagged as ‘hipster’ metal by those that consider themselves to be ‘real’ metal, Texan metal warriors The Sword may be cooler than most metal bands but they are without doubt 100% genuine and irony free heavy fucking metal.

Back with a new album – ‘Warp Riders’ through Kemado Records – The Sword have created a sci-fi heavy metal concept album that recounts the saga of Ereth the archer, banished from his tribe on the planet Acheron, which is scorched on one side by the heat of three suns and the landscape for a battle between pure good and evil. The frankly bewildering story is back up by some of the best Metal riffs of all time. And that’s The Sword all over. A constant barrage of bulldozer riffs that threaten to flatten you at any point. Metal Hammer magazine were moved to state recently that The Sword ‘shit planetoid-size riffs with ease’, which sums it up better than I could. The Sword are the real deal. Start polishing yours now.

You can see our interview filmed by Alan Christensen with the band about their new album ‘Warp Riders‘ below back stage at The Barfly Club in Camden in July this summer, but be sure to make note of the UK live dates below and make plans to see them, you won’t be disappointed.


29th – Portsmouth, Wedgewood Rooms
30th – Bristol, Fleece & Firkin


1st – Birmingham, Bar Academy
3rd – Leeds, Cockpit
4th – Glasgow, G2
5th – Newcastle Academy 2
6th – Manchester, Academy 3
8th – Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
9th – London, Islington Academy
10th – Brighton, Audio