The Sword “Arcane Montane” Video Live Today At Swordofdoom‏

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(Austin, TX)- In conjunction with the start tonight of their final North American tour on the Apocryphon album cycle, The Sword today release a lyric video for the track “Arcane Montane.” The video appears here at
The tour, which starts tonight in the band’s hometown of Austin, TX, brings to an end the touring for Apocryphon,  which was released in October of 2012. Dates for the tour are below.
Thu/Feb 13 – Austin, TX @ Mohawk
Fri/Feb 14 – Houston TX @ Fitzgeralds
Sat/Feb 15 – Dallas TX @ Gas Monkey
Mon/Feb 17 – Nashville TN  @ Exit / In
Tue/Feb 18 – Charlotte NC @ Tremont
Wed/Feb 19 – Wilmington NC @ Ziggys By The Sea
Fri/Feb 21 – Washington DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel
Sat/Feb 22 – Cambridge MA @ The Middle East
Sun/Feb 23 – Brooklyn NY @ Music Hall Of Williamsburg
Tue/Feb 25 – Albany NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
Wed/Feb 26 – Montreal QC @ Foufounes Électriques
Fri/Feb 28 – London ON @ London Music Hall
Sat/Mar 01 – Toronto ON @ Lees Palace
Sun/Mar 02 – Cleveland OH @ Grog Shop
Mon/Mar 03 – Pittsburgh PA @ Mr Smalls
Wed/Mar 05 – Chicago IL @ Double Door
Thu/Mar 06 – Indianapolis IN @ The Vogue
Fri/Mar 07 – Grand Rapids MI @ The Stache
Sat/Mar 08 – Milwaukee WI @ The Rave Bar
Sun/Mar 09 – Minneapolis MN @ Mill City Nights
Mon/Mar 10 – Kansas City MO @ Riot Room
Tue/Mar 11 – Colorado Springs CO @ Black Sheep
Thu/Mar 13 – Salt Lake City UT @ Urban Lounge
Fri/Mar 14 – Boise ID @ Neurolux
Sat/Mar 15 – Spokane WA @ The Hop
Sun/Mar 16 – Seattle WA @ Neumos
Mon/Mar 17 – Portland OR @ Hawthorne Theater
Wed/Mar 19 – Sacramento CA @ Harlows
Thu/Mar 20 – San Francisco CA @ Slims
Fri/Mar 21 – Anaheim CA @ House Of Blues
Sat/Mar 22 – Phoenix AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
Sun/Mar 23 – Albuquerque NM @ Launchpad
Mon/Mar 24 – El Paso TX @ Lowbrow Palace



     The Sword did a very cool thing with the release of WARP RIDERS. They filmed a trilogy of very cool videos for the songs “Tres Brujas”, “Lawless Lands” , and “Nigth City” . Directed by Artificial Army, these videos have a cool vintage sci-fi look to them and I enjoy the hell out of them and thought you might as well. Check them out and tell me what you think!

Part one: “Tres Brujas”

Part two: “Lawless Lands”

Part three: “Night City”


the Hellion


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

J. D. Cronise – vocals, guitar, production
Kyle Shutt – guitar, production
Bryan Richie – bass, synthesizers, production
Santiago “Jimmy” Vela III – drums, percussion, production

     In 2006 I picked up Age Of Winters based on the cover art and song titles. I put the CD in my player and was hooked, and I wondered why I wasn’t hearing The Sword on the radio. Oh yeah, not on the corporate play list. I have been a listener ever since and eagerly await each new release. Apocryphon came out on Oct. 2012 and is a slam dunk as expected. Dark, brooding, and HEAVY, this CD deserves to be played at 11 and no less. I am sad to see orginal drummer Trivett Wingo leave the band however new drummer  Santiago “Jimmy” Vela III fills in quite well. The songs are tight and well thought out giving the CD a nice flow.  I feel that with each subsequent release the band continues to grow and perfect its craft. I have only been fortunate to see them once live on support of Metallica’s Death Magnetic Tour in 2008 and they kicked my ass then, so hopefully they come near me on this tour. I HIGHLY recommend catching them if you can. At the least go to your local record store and pick up some CDs and you will NOT be disappointed. Stand out tracks for me are: “The Veil Of Isis” , ” Execrator”, “Hawks & Serpents”, and “Eyes Of The Stormwitch” . Here is the link to the lyric video for “Eyes Of The Stormwitch”:

Another kick ass band for ya!

the Hellion