I’m going to have to label this as awesome. When fans purchase a copy of Texas metal band The Sword‘s new album Apocryphon, they will also get a free, limited-edition, hand-numbered version of the new album on cassette tape (while supplies last). This promotion is only being offered through independent record stores and is part of Record Store Day. You can see if your local record shop is participating by checking here.
This is just such a cool little thing to do, in my opinion. Cassettes are basically never used these days, so the novelty of this is pretty much sky high. You can see a picture of the cassette below. You can also pre-order the album in multiple bundles here.
The Sword will be hitting the road for a 37-date US tour with support coming from Gypsyhawk. Check out the tour dates below.
The Sword Tour Dates
Mon/Oct-29 – Corpus Christi TX – House Of Rock
Wed/Oct-31 – Oklahoma City OK – Acm
Thu/Nov-01 – Little Rock AR – Downtown Music Hall
Fri/Nov-02 – Shreveport LA – The Riverside Warehouse
Sat/Nov-03 – Austin TX – Fun FunFun Festival
Mon/Nov-05 – Lincoln NE – Bourbon Theater
Tue/Nov-06 – Minneapolis MN – First Ave
Wed/Nov-07 – Chicago IL – Double Door
Thu/Nov-08 – Indianapolis IN – The Vogue
Fri/Nov-09 – Cleveland OH – Grog Shop
Sat/Nov-10 – Covington KY – The Thompson House
Sun/Nov-11 – Detroit MI – St Andrews Hall
Tue/Nov-13 – Philadelphia Pa – Union Transfer
Wed/Nov-14 – New York NY– Webster Hall
Thu/Nov-15 – Pawtucket RI – The Met
Fri/Nov-16 – Cambridge MA – Middle East Downstairs
Sat/Nov-17 – Washington DC – Rock & Roll Hotel
Mon/Nov-19 – Birmingham AL–Workplay
Tue/Nov-20 – Orlando FL – Beacham
Wed/Nov-21 – Atlanta GA – Masquerade
Thu/Nov-22 – Nashville TN – Exit / In
Fri/Nov-23 – Memphis TN – Hi Tone
Sat/Nov-24 – Baton Rouge LA – Spanish Moon
Sun/Dec-02 – Tulsa OK – Eclipse
Mon/Dec-03 – Kansas City MO – Record Bar
Tue/Dec-04 – Denver CO – Bluebird
Wed/Dec-05 – Salt Lake City UT – Urban Lounge
Thu/Dec-06 – Boise ID – Neurolux
Fri/Dec-07 – Portland OR – Hawthorne
Sat/Dec-08 – Seattle WA – Neumos
Mon/Dec-10 – Sacramento CA – Harlows
Tue/Dec-11 – San Francisco CA – Independent
Wed/Dec-12 – Los Angeles CA – El Rey
Thu/Dec-13 – San Diego CA – Brick By Brick
Fri/Dec-14 – Phoenix AZ – Club Red
Sat/Dec-15 – Tucson AZ – Congress
Tue/Dec-18 – Houston TX–Fitzgeralds
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