So this is the cover to The Sword’s third album, Warp Riders. It’s awesome, futuristically retro, and should fit in well with the “psychedelic space opera that explores the temporal themes of death and rebirth,” as the band describes the album, which will come out on August 24.

The album will be preceded by “Tres Brujas,” a song that will be made available online and at radio on July 6. That song will be part of a video trilogy consisting of two other songs from the album called “Lawless Lands” and “Night City.”

Maybe because I’m old school, or just old, but the album cover reminded me a lot of something from my childhood. Click through to see what I’m thinking of.