Everybody’s favourite stoner merchants from space (well, Texas really), The Sword, have been hard at work writing for their follow up to the 2010 space odyssey Warp Riders and now, during a hometown show, the band decided to air out some new material. Naturally, it sounds exactly like it should – swaggering, huge riffs circling primitive drums and John Cronise’s distinctive voice. So whilst the band’s music hasn’t changed dramatically over the years, the shift from classic fantasy and mythology to science fiction based tracks was an interesting move and I’ll be intrigued to see what concept they take on next. The band is set to enter the studio later this year, but a release schedule hasn’t been confirmed as of yet.

[-via The PRP]

– DL

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