The Sword to play with Ozzy Osbourne at iTunes Festival
aaamusic | On 18, Jun 2010
The Sword will be supporting Ozzy Osbourne at the iTunes Music Festival taking place at the Roundhouse in London on July 3rd.
The band is hosting a competition to win pairs of tickets that you can enter by visiting http://www.swordofdoom.com/index2.php
Fans can also apply directly for the chance to win tickets at http://www.itunesfestival.co.uk/
The band are also in town for their recently announced initimate headline show at the Camden Barfly on July 5th that has now Sold Out.
One of the foundations of the metal revival of the past ten years, Austin TX’s The Sword have released two flawless slabs of vintage heaviness on Kemado Records, toured the world with Metallica, and were honored to grace the past three editions of Guitar Hero. This summer, the band casts its gaze to the stars for Warp Riders, their third full-length and their most ambitious effort to date. Hitting stores on August 23rd via Kemado Records, it is the band’s first concept album and is fittingly grand in scope both lyrically and in terms of musical craftsmanship.
This also marks the first release where the group has worked with an outside producer. Helmed by Matt Bayles (Pearl Jam, Mastodon, Isis), Warp Riders is anchored by an epic science-fiction narrative. The storyline is a psychedelic space opera that explores temporal themes of death and rebirth.
Everything you’ve loved about The Sword in the past has been magnified, amplified, boosted and gnarlified. Warp Riders is the most accurately realized effort by the band yet, a tribute to comic books, dimestore sci-fi paperbacks, the legacy of FM rock radio, and the all-consuming power of heavy metal.