Austin, Texas metal luminaries THE SWORD will release their sixth studio album, “Used Future”, on March 23. The disc was recorded in Portland, Oregon with producer Tucker Martine (MY MORNING JACKET, THE DECEMBERISTS, FIRST AID KIT).
Pre-order begins today with multiple bundles available from both link textthe band’s webstore and the label’s store. This includes an exclusive “eight-track” version featuring a USB drive containing the full album and visualizer, housed in an authentic eight-track cassette shell, and a vinyl version with bonus 12-inch “Serpent Weather” single featuring art by Thomas Hooper.
The first single, “Deadly Nightshade”, can be streamed below. The song is available as an instant-grat track for anyone pre-ordering the album from iTunes.
THE SWORD will take part in extensive touring throughout 2018. Support on the first leg of the tour will come from KING BUFFALO.
THE SWORD‘s live album “Greetings From…” , was released last May via Razor & Tie. The band recorded all of the shows on its fall 2016 tour with OPETH and chose nine songs to make up the track listing on the disc.
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