Like most bands out there, 2020 was a year where things were placed on hold for The Sword. The Austin metal riff masters however began a series of live performances that kept them active and delighted fans. The Conquest of Quarantine, Lockdown Sessions definitely gave fans of the band’s searing sounds plenty to be happy about. Add two new releases with Conquest of Kingdoms and Chronology: 2006-2018 and you have a nice recipe for fan’s delight. Taking that happiness further, the band has released a new live video for their song “The Warp Riders” that’s pretty amazing.
The song, taken from the concept album Warp Riders sounds just as great here as it did when the album was released. The mix of steely vocals and hearty riffs against the crashing drums and the thumping bass sounds wonderful in this setting. The Sword has always impressed in a live setting and even here, they don’t disappoint.
The video can be watched above or on the official YouTube channel for the band. Conquest of Kingdoms and Chronology: 2006-2018 can both be purchased directly from Craft Recordings. The Sword will be on tour beginning June 25 at Virginia Credit Union Live! at Richmond Raceway in Richmond, VA until July 15 in Columbus, OH at Express Live. Their tour dates can be accessed here.
Image Credits: Photo by Sandy Carson.