The Sword

Aaron Paul Raises a ‘Hellion’ in Unflashy Broken-Home Drama

SPIN is in Park City, Utah, traversing snow and cutting queues to bring you reviews of the next big films (and flops) as they make…
Chris Martins / January 18, 2014

The Sword Breed a Powerful She-Devil in ‘Veil of Isis’ Video

We recently sat down with Austin metal masters the Sword to discuss their Black Sabbath- and sci-fi-inspired new album Apocryphon, and the first video to…
Chris Martins / November 16, 2012

Sabbath and Sci-Fi: Behind the Sword’s ‘Apocryphon’

Austin, Texas' sci-fi metal masters the Sword stocked their October 22 album Apocryphon with fantastical lyrics and rollercoaster riffs, but it also evinces a new…
Lindsay MaHarry / October 25, 2012

Hear the Sword’s New ‘Apocryphon’ in Trippy Lyric Video

Modern stoner-thrash wildmen the Sword are returning on October 22 with their fourth album, Apocryphon released on CD, deluxe CD digipak, picture disc vinyl, "lava…
SPIN Staff / October 2, 2012

The Sword on ‘Huge Sounding’ Fall Album ‘Apocryphon’

There's no rest for the heavy. When Austin metalheads the Sword left the stage at Metallica's Orion Music + More Festival in Atlantic City at…
Rachel Lazar / July 27, 2012

EXCLUSIVE: New Sci-Fi Video from the Sword

A redheaded sorceress! Spaceships! A damsel in distress! It's a true sci-fi storyline in "Lawless Lands," the new music video from Austin metal act, the…
Katie Derogatis / November 23, 2010

The Sword Chat with SPIN at ACL Music Festival

During this weekend's ACL Music Festival in Austin, TX, artists stopped by the American Express® ZYNC ZONE, to chat with SPIN about their summer festival…
Luke McCormick / October 14, 2010

The Best Moments of Austin City Limits 2010

Now in its eighth year, the Austin City Limits festival has worked hard to broaden the city's laid-back, hippies-and-roots-rockers reputation by booking edgier acts like…
Dan Solomon / October 11, 2010

The Sword, ‘Warp Riders’ (Kemado)

These metal loyalists' third monolith is steeped in hokey, dystopian sci-fi, but Warp Riders' interplanetary narrative possesses a charming conviction. It's also somewhat at odds…
Kenny Herzog / August 9, 2010

Metallica Shred New Jersey A New One

"How old are you?" Metallica leader James Hetfield quizzed a boy in the front row during a break in the chaos of Saturday night's show…
Matt Kiser / February 2, 2009

Metallica Kick Off World Tour

If the opening night of Metallica's world tour in Glendale, AZ, Tuesday was any indication, rock's not dead. Check its pulse, and you'll hear the…
Niki Dandrea / October 22, 2008

Metallica Reveal an Extensive North American Tour

Who? Los Angeles-based hard rockers Metallica, plus a bevy of opening acts, including faves/Southern headbangers the Sword.
William Goodman / August 12, 2008

Bonnaroo Reviewed: The Sword

Like a robotic, muscle-laden extra from the action flick Universal Soldier, Trivett Wingo, drummer of Austin, TX's the Sword, led the chattering, speed metal of…
William Goodman / June 14, 2008