The Sword is an American heavy-metal band from Austin. TX that began their music back near the turn of the century. With six albums in release, their last being Used Future (2018), The Sword has easily set themselves as one of the better heavy metal bands in this era. Modeling their style after legends from the past, The Sword has made their mark.

On June 5, Craft Recordings will provide two separate 3CD collections. one filled with hits and fan favorites, Chronology 2006-2018, and one filled with 30 tracks of rarities and previously unreleased songs from the vaults, called Conquest of Kingdoms.

Chronology 2006-2018 will provide 52 tracks of known songs pulled form their six albums, as well as B-sides, rarities, covers, and live tracks. Of these, 12 of the included tracks are previously unreleased. The included 76-page hardbound book will present with new notes, more photos, and many other things that make books so much fun. Chronology will issue on 3CD, and DD. The CDs are housed in individual sleeves, and boxed in a 2-piece lift-top casebound book.

Chronology 2006-2018The Sword
(* previously unreleased)

01 Freya
02 Winter’s Wolves
03 The Horned Goddess
04 Iron Swan
05 How Heavy This Axe
06 Fire Lances of the Ancient Hyperzephyrians
07 Maiden, Mother & Crone
08 The Black River
09 Acheron/Unearthing the Orb
10 Lawless Lands
11 The Warp Riders
12 (The Night the Sky Cried) Tears of Fire
13 The Horned Goddess (live)*
14 Barael’s Blade (live)*
15 Lament for the Aurochs (live)*
16 Iron Swan (live)*

01 Cloak of Feathers
02 Dying Earth
03 Seven Sisters
04 Apocryphon
05 Empty Temples
06 Mist & Shadow
07 Early Snow
08 The Dreamthieves
09 Seriously Mysterious (acoustic)
10 Buzzards (acoustic)
11 Deadly Nightshade
12 Sea of Green
13 Used Future
14 Come and Gone
15 Sea of Spears (live)*
16 Freya (live)*
17 Night City (live)*
18 The Chronomancer II: Nemesis (live)

01 He’s Waiting (C Average Version)
02 Sea of Spears
03 Immigrant Song
04 Nasty Dogs and Funky Kings
05 Codex Corvidae
06 Freya ’08*
07 Forever My Queen*
08 She*
09 Daughter of Dawn
10 Farstar
11 Cold Sweat
12 Cheap Sunglasses
13 Hammer of Heaven
14 Hexenringe
15 Seriously Mysterious (Level One Remix)*
16 John the Revelator
17 Turnt to Dust*
18 Serpent Weather

Conquest of Kingdoms is a 3LP vinyl set with a collection of 30 rare tracks, 16 of which are previously unreleased. The included tracks are studio, live recordings, and B-sides. These LPs are offered in black vinyl encased in a tri-fold gatefold package, and DD. A limited edition orange/blue/black splatter color vinyl is included in a collector’s bundle pack (250 copies) making the color vinyl edition quite rare. 

Conquest of KingdomsThe Sword
(* previously unreleased)

Side A
01 The Horned Goddess (live)*
02 Barael’s Blade (live)*
03 Lament for the Aurochs (live)*
04 Iron Swan (live)*
Side B
01 The Sundering (live)*
02 Fire Lances of the Ancient Hyperzephyrians (live)*
03 The Black River (live)*
04 The White Sea (live)*

Side A
01 Sea of Spears (live)*
02 Freya (live)*
03 Night City (live)*
04 The Chronomancer II: Nemesis (live)
Side B
01 He’s Waiting (C Average Version)
02 Sea of Spears
03 Immigrant Song
04 Nasty Dogs and Funky Kings
05 Codex Corvidae
06 Freya ‘08*

Side A
01 Forever My Queen*
02 She*
03 Daughter of Dawn
04 Farstar
05 Cold Sweat
06 Cheap Sunglasses
Side B
01 Hammer of Heaven
02 Hexenringe
03 Seriously Mysterious (Level One Remix)*
04 John the Revelator
05 Turnt to Dust*
06 Serpent Weather


By MARowe