It’s been a while since I’ve discussed awesome rockers The Sword on here. I reviewed their album a couple of years ago and still feel as if it’s the band’s crowning achievement. In the years since, it’s never lost the spark it set off in me when I first heard it, and I think that it will eventually go down as a classic in the genre. The band have been quiet as of late, hard at work in the studio recording their new album. Now, we have more news about it, because the band announced that the new album is expected to be released in August!

The album, titled High Country, is due out August 21 via Razor and Tie. It was recorded in Austin, Texas with Adrian Quesada and J. Robbins, and has 15 songs. That’s quite a hefty album. If these songs are like ones from the past, they’ll average around 4-5 minutes, which means potentially this record could be over an hour long. Another way to look at it is that the band are writing shorter songs, and that the album has an overall theme to it that ties each song together. Whatever the case, I’ll be looking forward to it! In addition, the band will embark on a 25 date European run that covers the UK, Scandinavia, and a good portion of Europe. Check out the dates below! We’ll have more news as it comes in!

August 21 – Trondheim, Norway – Pstereo Festival
August 22 – Oslo, Norway – Parkteatret
August 23 – Goteborg, Sweden – Sticky Fingers
August 25 – Helsinki, Finland –Tavastia
August 27 – Stockholm, Sweden – Debaser Strand
August 28 – Malmo, Sweden – KB
August 29 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Lille Vega
August 30 – Hamburg, Germany – Rock Café St Pauli
August 31 – Berlin, Germany – Magnet
September 2 – Wien, Austria – Arena
September 3 – Munich, Germany – Magnet
September 4 – Milan, Italy – Legend
September 5 – Salzburg, Austria – Rockhouse
September 6 – Winterthur, Switzerland – Salzhaus
September 7 – Stuttgart, Germany – Universum
September 9 – Antwerp, Belgium – Trix Club
September 10 – Tilburg, Netherlands – Extase
September 11 – Cologne, Germany – Luxor
September 12 – Paris, France – La Boule Noire
September 14 – Nottingham, United Kingdom – Basement
September 15 – Glasgow, United Kingdom – King Tuts
September 16 – Manchester, United Kingdom – Academy 3
September 17 – Wolverhampton, United Kingdom – Slade Rooms
September 18 – London, United Kingdom – Underworld
September 19 – Bristol, United Kingdom – The Thekla

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