UNVEIL "WINTER'S WOLVES" THE SECOND TRACK FROM THE CONQUEST OF QUARANTINE LOCKDOWN SESSION THE THREE-TRACK MINI SET IS ROLLING OUT AS A WEEKLY SERIES WATCH "WINTER'S WOLVES" HERE “Few modern-day metal bands can match the muscular riffing of the Austin, Texas quartet The Sword.” - Rolling Stone
Los Angeles (July 30th, 2020) – Texan riff masters The Sword have unveiled "Winter's Wolves", the second installment of their 3-song Conquest Of Quarantine lockdown session. "Winter's Wolves" premiered earlier today with Louder (Classic Rock, Metal Hammer, Prog) and can also be seen here or by clicking the image below. The track was originally released in 2006, on The Sword's "Age Of Winters" debut album.
Frontman JD Cronise comments, "The original demo title of this song was “A Druid’s Curse”, and the lyrics are in fact intended to be a literal curse. Although it was written in the early 2000’s, I find it to be even more relevant today." Bassist Bryan Richie adds, "Envision large plumes of cannabis smoke or get DIY on it and create your own as you listen to this quarantine rendition of our classic track Winter's Wolves. It was just as fun and lively as the original version we cranked out in my bedroom some 15 years ago now! Hope y'all enjoy!" The lockdown session marks The Sword's first live performance together since the band went on hiatus in 2018. The first track shared, which premiered last week with Consequence Of Sound, showed the band putting their own inimitable spin on the T-Rex classic, "Children of the Revolution". Watch that here and stay tuned for the final installment soon.
The Sword's triumphant live return from hiatus was scheduled to be with Primus this summer as part of their mammoth A Tribute To Kings US trek. But the pandemic had other plans. Not wishing to deprive fans of the live performances they've been waiting so long to see, The Sword got creative and so was birthed the Conquest Of Quarantine lockdown session. Explains bassist Bryan Richie, “It was a lot of fun getting together with Kyle and Jimmy to record these tracks, and thanks to the miracles of modern technology we were able to lay down a wicked session with JD all the way from North Carolina. Crank this from the comforts of your couch, Conquest of Quarantine brought to you with minimal overdubs and maximum rocking.” “Children Of the Revolution” and "Winter's Wolves" will be followed by one final clip, released next week, so be sure to keep it locked to their socials or subscribe at YouTube so you don't miss the full epic session.