Great news! The Sword are to begin recording their third album this fall! It will be a science fiction concept album. For those not familiar with The Sword, they are an extremely talented band from Austin, Texas that has huge potential to become THE next big thing in the metal scene. Their sound is like a cross between the best 1980's thrash and speed metal bands such as early Metallica, and the heavy, 1970's, frayed nerve-endings doom of Black Sabbath and Pentagram. The Sword's popularity has already grown tremendously, with their songs showing up on the Guitar Hero game. Can't wait for this one to be released. In the meantime, here's "How Heavy This Axe", from their second album "Gods of the Earth". Enjoy.