The Sword Unveil High Country Artwork And Stream First Song; Album Pre-Order Live

The Sword have unveiled the cover art for their fifth album, High Country, scheduled for release on August 21st on Razor & Tie.  The artwork can be seen at At the same site, the title track “High Country” can also be streamed. 

As with their previous release, Apocryphon, High Country will be available today for preorder through Razor & Tie as well as the band’s merch site.  Access to both preorders is at  The Razor & Tie preorder includes multiple bundles featuring double colored vinyl, cassettes, three t-shirt designs, a hoodie, as well as a lithograph of the album art.  The CD and double vinyl can also be preordered as standalone pieces.  

The band’s preorder features one bundle which includes the CD, an exclusive double colored vinyl with earth and sky printing, a custom engraved and numbered stash box with album art featured on the inside the of the lid, a custom shredder card, a custom packet of rolling papers, and a custom engraved dugout.  The band will also be releasing at the store new t-shirt designs. 

As previously reported, the band will be commencing a Europe/ UK/ Scandinavia tour August 21st. An extensive North American tour commencing in October will be announced in August. 

Dates for the first international leg of the High Country tour are below:

August 21 – Trondheim, Norway – Pstereo Festival

August 22 – Oslo, Norway – Parkteatret

August 23 – Goteborg, Sweden – Sticky Fingers

August 25 – Helsinki, Finland –Tavastia

August 27 – Stockholm, Sweden – Debaser Strand

August 28 – Malmo, Sweden – KB

August 29 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Lille Vega

August 30 – Hamburg, Germany – Rock Café St Pauli

August 31 – Berlin, Germany – Magnet

September 2 – Wien, Austria – Arena

September 3 – Munich, Germany – Magnet

September 4 – Milan, Italy – Legend

September 5 – Salzburg, Austria – Rockhouse

September 6 – Winterthur, Switzerland – Salzhaus

September 7 – Stuttgart, Germany – Universum

September 9 – Antwerp, Belgium – Trix Club

September 10 – Tilburg, Netherlands – Extase

September 11 – Cologne, Germany – Luxor

September 12 – Paris, France – La Boule Noire

September 14 – Nottingham, United Kingdom – Basement

September 15 – Glasgow, United Kingdom – King Tuts

September 16 – Manchester, United Kingdom – Academy 3

September 17 – Wolverhampton, United Kingdom – Slade Rooms

September 18 – London, United Kingdom – Underworld

September 19 – Bristol, United Kingdom – The Thekla


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