Gods of the Earth is turning out to be a prophetic title for The Sword‘s latest album. First off, congrats goes to the band for topping the Billboard Heatseeker chart this week and also showing up at 102 on the top 200. Not bad for an indie metal band from Texas. I don’t know if that means their rich yet, but I’m sure they’ll have extra cash for medieval weapon replicas and sweet bongs.
They also premiered a new video for my favorite song on the new album “Maiden, Mother and Crone,” which you can view on the MTV’s Headbangers Blog. It’s got beards, eerie backgrounds and a hot, witch-y chick, so pretty much everything you could ever want from a metal video.
If that weren’t enough, the band will now tour with fuckin’ Metallica in Europe. No shit. The Sword/Metallica tour starts in June in the most metal place on Earth, Norway. With any luck, the boys from Austin will remind Metallica that they used to be a metal band.
I’d like to think that some of this success has to do with me blogging about them everyday. Just saying.
Here are The Sword’s dates with Metallica:
06/16: Bergen, Norway @ City of Bergen Festival*
06/18: St. Petersburg, Russia @ SKK Hall*
06/20: Riga, Latvia @ Skonto Stadium*
06/22: Bologna, Italy @ Parco Nord*
06/23: Bucharest, Romania @ Cotroceni Football Stadium*
06/25: Sofia, Bulgaria @ Levski Stadium*
06/27: Istanbul, Turkey @ Inonu Stadium*