Mexico’s Search Destroy has posted video footage of THE SWORD‘s June 3, 2011 concert in Mexico City. You can check out the clips below.
THE SWORD‘s third full-length album, “Warp Riders”, sold around 8,900 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 47 on The Billboard 200 chart.
“Warp Riders” marked the first release where the group has worked with an outside producer. Helmed by Matt Bayles (PEARL JAM, MASTODON, ISIS), the album is anchored by an epic science-fiction narrative. The storyline is a psychedelic space opera that explores temporal themes of death and rebirth. “Warp Riders” also finds THE SWORD expanding its range from pure metal to include bone-crunching hard rock at large. Rather than dampening its sound, the band actually sounds more amplified than ever, spewing out some of its most scalding riffs to date and channeling an unearthly bellow from its low end.
After an amicable split with drummer Trivett Wingo forced THE SWORD to cancel a number of U.S. tour dates, the band last year found someone to fill in for behind-the-kit duties. Joining them on the road is Kevin Fender, best known for his work with the Texas hardcore outfit EMPLOYER, EMPLOYEE.