In addition to their new album Apocryphon (set to come out on October 22), The Sword will also be pimping out their own hot sauce Tears Of Fire on September 4. That’s why it’s rather fitting that the stoner metal group will be appearing on the Travel Channel’s Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations – The Final Tour the day before.
Filmed at SXSW last March in Austin, TX, the episode supposedly features The Sword sharing a few drinks and fish tacos with host/legendary chef Anthony Bourdain (along with a plug for their hot sauce of course). The episode airs at 9pm on September 3, but a preview clip can be seen above. Can we just say how cool it is to see The Sword on the Travel Channel (let alone hanging out with Bourdain)?! It might be the most metal thing to happen to a reality food show since Hull’s appearance on Cake Boss.
Guitarist Kyle Shutt recently spoke to Alternative Press about Apocryphon, saying that the record is a little more straightforward. “This record is just 10 banging hard rockers,” he said. “There’s no real ‘stick out’ thrash song, or, like, this one is the ballad. I don’t think there’s going to be any instrumental songs on this record, either, so that’ll be a first for us. It’s just 10 kick-ass rock songs.”