THE SWORD have launched an official stream “Daughter Of Dawn” online. The track appears on both of their upcoming career-spanning compilation releases, which will be out on June 05th. Those outings include “Conquest Of Kingdoms“, which compiles 30 tracks as a three-vinyl set including covers, b-sides, live recordings and more. It will also be included on “Chronology 2006-2018“, a 52-song collection packed with fan favorites, covers and rarities.
“Daughter Of Dawn” was originally a b-side for the Japanese edition of their 2010 album “Warp Riders.”
“A doomy, retro-metal four-piece hailing from Austin, Texas, the Sword draw from a wide array of influences and hard rock subgenres. First conceived in 2003, the Sword really hit their stride about a year later, when founding vocalist and guitarist J.D. Cronise joined forces with guitarist Kyle Shutt, bassist Bryan Richie, and drummer Trivett Wingo, and made a much raved-about appearance at Austin’s famed SXSW festival. National touring stints with everyone from Clutch to indie rock darlings …And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead followed, and by mid-2005, the Sword had been picked up by New York-based indie label Kemado Records, with their much-anticipated debut album, Age of Winters, appearing early the next year. Before completing their second album, they contributed two songs (one original and one Led Zeppelin cover) to a split 12″ EP with Swedish heavy rockers Witchcraft in November 2007. Gods of the Earth arrived in spring 2008.” – All Music