The Sword Releases Apocryphon As A Limited-Edition 180 Gram Audiophile Black LP

By on December 26, 2012

The Sword have released a special, limited-edition 180 gram audiophile black LP of their current album, Apocryphon BUY NOW HERE(  To celebrate the post-holidays, the band is also offering fans the opportunity to purchase the vinyl (and additional band merchandise) at a 25% discount by using the special code RT25 at checkout beginning now through January 1st.


Additionally, Apocryphon is also on sale for $5.00 until January 31st on BUY NOW.


The Sword’s Apocryphon album is the band’s fourth album to date. Apocryphon debuted at #17 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart and #3 on the Billboard Independent chart with 16,800 units sold marking the band’s highest career sales week to date.  The album is currently receiving rave reviews and also spent three weeks at #1 on CMJ’s Loud Rock Chart (Metal Radio). The Sword recently wrapped up a headline tour and will tour the UK and Europe next in January (dates below).


Apocryphon Press Raves:

“Fantastical lyrics and rollercoaster riffs, but it also evinces a new and exciting rawness.”

–  SPIN Magazine


“Few modern-day metal bands can match the muscular riffing of the Austin, Texas quartet The Sword.”

Rolling Stone


“These songs are designed to do one thing: rock hard.  Which they do.” – Alternative Press


“The Sword’s Vision is finally powerful enough to swallow listeners in its stampede.” – Billboard


“With an expansive vocabulary and knack for narration, J.D. Cronise continues to pen some of metal’s most original lyrics.” – Austin Chronicle


“Mountain sized riffs.”  – Decibel Magazine


The Sword International Tour Dates


1/7/12   GLASGOW / ABC 2              SCOTLAND

1/8/13   MANCHESTER / ACADEMY 3          UK

1/9/13   BRISTOL / FLEECE            UK

1/10/13                LONDON / UNDERWORLD              UK

1/12/13                ANTWERP / TRIX               BELGIUM

1/13/13                NIJMEGEN / DOORNROOSJE          HOLLAND

1/14/13                KOLN / UNDERGROUND  GERMANY

1/15/13                BERLIN / MAGNET            GERMANY

1/16/13                HAMBURG / LOGO             GERMANY


1/19/13                STOCKHOLM / DEBASER SWEDEN

1/21/13                HELSINKI / TAVASTIA      FINLAND

1/22/13                TAMPERE / KLUBI             FINLAND

1/24/13                OSLO / JOHN DEE              NORWAY

1/25/13                KARLSTAD / ROCKBAREN               SWEDEN

1/26/13                MALMO / DEBASER          SWEDEN

1/27/13                COPENHAGEN / LITTLE VEGA       DENMARK


For all information on The Sword, go to:!/theswordofdoom!/thesword


Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.