The Sword’s New Album Cover Reminds Us Of Something.

Posted by on June 24, 2010

So this is the cover to The Sword’s third album, Warp Riders. It’s awesome, futuristically retro, and should fit in well with the “psychedelic space opera that explores the temporal themes of death and rebirth,” as the band describes the album, which will come out on August 24.

The album will be preceded by “Tres Brujas,” a song that will be made available online and at radio on July 6. That song will be part of a video trilogy consisting of two other songs from the album called “Lawless Lands” and “Night City.”

Maybe because I’m old school, or just old, but the album cover reminded me a lot of something from my childhood. Click through to see what I’m thinking of.

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4 Comments

  • Daniel N. says:

    yea I’m sure that was intentional. Retro-futuristic is a huge design trend and has been for the past couple of years, especially the referencing of old games, 80′s type nostalgia and so forth. Still a cool album cover.

  • Matt says:

    Is that the Millennium Falcon I see?

  • Matt says:

    The Sword rule and that album cover rules. It’s too bad no one gives a shit about album artwork anymore.

  • Chris Colgan says:

    The ship on the cover of Warp Riders looks like a Protoss Carrier from Starcraft. That’s what I think, anyway.

    And Matt, you’d better believe that someone gives a shit about artwork, because I absolutely do!

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