It’s been two years since The Sword released their overall fifth studio album High Country in 2015 via Razor & Tie. Following the release, the group embarked on a handful of tours, released the acoustic album Low Country, a live record Greetings From, and managed to open for Opeth at the iconic Radio City Music Hall in New York City. Despite their extensive efforts, it doesn’t look like they gave themselves much room for a break.
Today (11), the Black Sabbath/70s metal inspired act will be completing their sixth studio album entitled Used Future in November. The band will be recording the upcoming LP in the studio next month with producer Tucker Martine (My Morning Jacket, The Decemberists, Modest Mouse) at Flora Recording and Playback in Portland, Oregon. They are aiming for an early 2018 release and a tour will soon follow.
We don’t have any additional details but, we can only hope their next effort would pair well with 2012’s Apocryphon mixed with 2008’s Gods of the Earth. Only time will tell but let’s not forget those unforgettable riffs from the song “Dying Earth.”