The Sword announce the release of their new record, High Country

Due 21 August, High Country will be the fifth album for The Sword and the good folk in UK/Europe/Scandinavia will get the first live taste of their new material with the tour kicking off on release day

Following the worldwide acclaim of their fourth album, Apocryphon, The Sword have announced that they will release their new album, High Country, worldwide through Razor & Tie on August 21st and in France on September 4th.  Recorded in Austin, Texas, the album was produced by Adrian Quesada and mixed by J. Robbins.  High Country features 15 new compositions and will be released simultaneously in CD and double vinyl formats.  

In conjunction with the release of High Country, The Sword will embark on a 25 show tour encompassing Scandinavia, Europe, and the UK. The tour begins on release day, August 21st, at the Pstereo Festival in Trondheim , Norway and ends in Bristol in the UK on September 19th. The band will be touring throughout the remainder of 2015 and 2016.

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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