The Sword is an American heavy metal band that formed in Austin, Texas, in 2003. Since its inception the band has comprised vocalist and guitarist John D. Cronise, guitarist Kyle Shutt and bassist Bryan Richie, and since October 2011 has included drummer Santiago "Jimmy" Vela. Signed to New York–based independent label Razor & Tie, the group released debut album Age of Winters in 2006, which was largely written by Cronise prior to the band's formation. The band's second album, Gods of the Earth, was released two years later and gave the group its first Billboard 200 chart entry. Warp Riders, a concept album centered on an original science fiction narrative, was released in August 2010.
The Sword / Big Business / O'Brother
The Sword: "The Hidden Masters" (lyric video)
The Sword: "Cloak of Feathers"
The Sword: "The Veil of Isis"
The Sword: "Eyes Of The Stormwitch"
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The Sword joins Razor & Tie
Trailer for Metallica's 'Orion Music + More' Festival
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