List of songs recorded by the Sword

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The current lineup of The Sword comprises Kyle Shutt, Santiago "Jimmy" Vela III, J. D. Cronise and Bryan Richie.

The Sword is an American heavy metal band formed in Austin, Texas in 2003. The band released its debut album Age of Winters in 2006; the songs on the album were largely written by frontman J. D. Cronise before the band's formation, although the musical compositions were credited to the band as a whole.[1] In 2007 the band contributed the track "Sea of Spears" to a split extended play (EP) with Swedish band Witchcraft, which was credited to Cronise and guitarist Kyle Shutt, as well as a cover version of Led Zeppelin's "Immigrant Song".[2] In 2008 the band released its second album Gods of the Earth, which was again credited to Cronise (lyrics) and the band as a whole (music),[3] as well as the single "Fire Lances of the Ancient Hyperzephyrians" which featured the previously unreleased track "Codex Corvidae" as the B-side.[4]

After contributing a cover version of Thin Lizzy's "Cold Sweat" to a split single with Year Long Disaster in March,[5] The Sword released its third studio album Warp Riders in August 2010, the music for which was credited to Cronise and Shutt.[6] Second single "(The Night the Sky Cried) Tears of Fire" featured another previously unreleased track as a B-side, "Farstar".[7] The band signed with Razor & Tie in 2012, and released the non-album single "Hammer of Heaven" in May that year, a song written by Cronise during the sessions for Age of Winters.[8] The band's fourth album Apocryphon, the first to feature drummer Santiago "Jimmy" Vela III, followed in October and returned to crediting the music to the whole band.[9]

Songs[edit]

Guitarist Kyle Shutt was credited with co-composing Warp Riders.
Bryan Richie also engineered the band's first two albums.
The Sword released a cover version of "Immigrant Song" by Led Zeppelin in 2007.
In 2010, the band released a cover of Thin Lizzy's "Cold Sweat".
"Cold Sweat" was backed with a cover of "Maiden, Mother & Crone" by Year Long Disaster.
The band have has recorded cover versions of two ZZ Top songs as album bonus tracks.
Key
Song released as a single Indicates song released as a single
Song written by the whole band Indicates song written by the whole band
Song Credited writer(s) Release Year Ref. Notes
"Acheron/Unearthing the Orb" John D. Cronise Warp Riders 2010 [10]
"Agartha" John D. Cronise
Kyle Shutt
Bryan Richie
Santiago Vela Song written by the whole band
High Country 2015 [11]
"Apocryphon" John D. Cronise
Kyle Shutt
Bryan Richie
Santiago Vela Song written by the whole band
Apocryphon 2012 [12]
"Arcane Montane" Song released as a single John D. Cronise
Kyle Shutt
Bryan Richie
Santiago Vela Song written by the whole band
Apocryphon 2012 [13]
"Arrows in the Dark" John D. Cronise Warp Riders 2010 [14]
"Astraea's Dream" Kyle Shutt
Trivett Wingo
Warp Riders 2010 [15]
"Barael's Blade" John D. Cronise
Kyle Shutt
Bryan Richie
Trivett Wingo Song written by the whole band
Age of Winters 2006 [16]
"The Bees of Spring" John D. Cronise
Kyle Shutt
Bryan Richie
Santiago Vela Song written by the whole band
High Country 2015 [17]
"The Black River" John D. Cronise
Kyle Shutt
Bryan Richie
Trivett Wingo Song written by the whole band
Gods of the Earth 2008 [18]
"Buzzards" John D. Cronise
Kyle Shutt
Bryan Richie
Santiago Vela Song written by the whole band
High Country 2015 [19]
"Celestial Crown" John D. Cronise
Kyle Shutt
Bryan Richie
Trivett Wingo Song written by the whole band
Age of Winters 2006 [20]
"Cheap Sunglasses" Billy Gibbons
Dusty Hill
Frank Beard
Apocryphon 2012 [21] [A]
"The Chronomancer I: Hubris" John D. Cronise
Kyle Shutt
Bryan Richie
Trivett Wingo Song written by the whole band
Warp Riders 2010 [24]
"The Chronomancer II: Nemesis" John D. Cronise
Kyle Shutt
Bryan Richie
Trivett Wingo Song written by the whole band
Warp Riders 2010 [25]
"Cloak of Feathers" John D. Cronise
Kyle Shutt
Bryan Richie
Santiago Vela Song written by the whole band
Apocryphon 2012 [26]
"Codex Corvidae" John D. Cronise "Fire Lances of the Ancient
Hyperzephyrians"
2008 [27]
"Cold Sweat" Song released as a single Phil Lynott
John Sykes
"Cold Sweat/Maiden,
Mother & Crone
"
2010 [28] [B]
"Daughter of Dawn" John D. Cronise
Kyle Shutt
Warp Riders 2010 [30] [C]
"The Dreamthieves" John D. Cronise
Kyle Shutt
Bryan Richie
Santiago Vela Song written by the whole band
High Country 2015 [31]
"Dying Earth" John D. Cronise
Kyle Shutt
Bryan Richie
Santiago Vela Song written by the whole band
Apocryphon 2012 [32]
"Early Snow" John D. Cronise
Kyle Shutt
Bryan Richie
Santiago Vela Song written by the whole band
High Country 2015 [33]
"Ebethron" John D. Cronise
Kyle Shutt
Bryan Richie
Trivett Wingo Song written by the whole band
Age of Winters 2006 [34]
"Empty Temples" John D. Cronise
Kyle Shutt
Bryan Richie
Santiago Vela Song written by the whole band
High Country 2015 [35]
"Execrator" John D. Cronise
Kyle Shutt
Bryan Richie
Santiago Vela Song written by the whole band
Apocryphon 2012 [36]
"Eyes of the Stormwitch" John D. Cronise
Kyle Shutt
Bryan Richie
Santiago Vela Song written by the whole band
Apocryphon 2012 [37]
"Farstar" none listed "(The Night the Sky Cried)
Tears of Fire"
2010 [38]
"Fire Lances of the Ancient
Hyperzephyrians" Song released as a single
John D. Cronise
Kyle Shutt
Bryan Richie
Trivett Wingo Song written by the whole band
Gods of the Earth 2008 [39]
"Freya" Song released as a single John D. Cronise
Kyle Shutt
Bryan Richie
Trivett Wingo Song written by the whole band
Age of Winters 2006 [40]
"The Frost-Giant's Daughter" John D. Cronise
Kyle Shutt
Bryan Richie
Trivett Wingo Song written by the whole band
Gods of the Earth 2008 [41]
"Ghost Eye" John D. Cronise
Kyle Shutt
Bryan Richie
Santiago Vela Song written by the whole band
High Country 2015 [42]
"Hammer of Heaven" Song released as a single John D. Cronise
Kyle Shutt
Bryan Richie
Santiago Vela Song written by the whole band
"Hammer of Heaven" 2012 [43]
"Hawks & Serpents" John D. Cronise
Kyle Shutt
Bryan Richie
Santiago Vela Song written by the whole band
Apocryphon 2012 [44]
"He's Waiting" Gerry Roslie Gods of the Earth 2008 [45] [D]
"Hexenringe" none listed "High Country" 2015 [47]
"The Hidden Masters" Song released as a single John D. Cronise
Kyle Shutt
Bryan Richie
Santiago Vela Song written by the whole band
Apocryphon 2012 [48]
"High Country" Song released as a single John D. Cronise
Kyle Shutt
Bryan Richie
Santiago Vela Song written by the whole band
High Country 2015 [49]
"The Horned Goddess" John D. Cronise
Kyle Shutt
Bryan Richie
Trivett Wingo Song written by the whole band
Age of Winters 2006 [50]
"How Heavy This Axe" John D. Cronise
Kyle Shutt
Bryan Richie
Trivett Wingo Song written by the whole band
Gods of the Earth 2008 [51]
"Immigrant Song" Jimmy Page
Robert Plant
The Sword/Witchcraft 2007 [52] [E]
"Iron Swan" John D. Cronise
Kyle Shutt
Bryan Richie
Trivett Wingo Song written by the whole band
Age of Winters 2006 [54]
"Lament for the Aurochs" John D. Cronise
Kyle Shutt
Bryan Richie
Trivett Wingo Song written by the whole band
Age of Winters 2006 [55]
"Lawless Lands" John D. Cronise
Kyle Shutt
Warp Riders 2010 [56]
"Lords" John D. Cronise
Kyle Shutt
Bryan Richie
Trivett Wingo Song written by the whole band
Gods of the Earth 2008 [57]
"Maiden, Mother & Crone" John D. Cronise
Kyle Shutt
Bryan Richie
Trivett Wingo Song written by the whole band
Gods of the Earth 2008 [58]
"March of the Lor" John D. Cronise
Kyle Shutt
Bryan Richie
Trivett Wingo Song written by the whole band
Gods of the Earth 2008 [59]
"Mist & Shadow" John D. Cronise
Kyle Shutt
Bryan Richie
Santiago Vela Song written by the whole band
High Country 2015 [60]
"Nasty Dogs and Funky Kings" Billy Gibbons
Dusty Hill
Frank Beard
Gods of the Earth 2008 [61] [F]
"Night City" John D. Cronise Warp Riders 2010 [63]
"(The Night the Sky Cried)
Tears of Fire
" Song released as a single
John D. Cronise
Kyle Shutt
Bryan Richie
Trivett Wingo Song written by the whole band
Warp Riders 2010 [64]
"Sea of Spears" John D. Cronise
Kyle Shutt
The Sword/Witchcraft 2007 [65]
"Seriously Mysterious" John D. Cronise
Kyle Shutt
Bryan Richie
Santiago Vela Song written by the whole band
High Country 2015 [66]
"Seven Sisters" John D. Cronise
Kyle Shutt
Bryan Richie
Santiago Vela Song written by the whole band
Apocryphon 2012 [67]
"Silver Petals" John D. Cronise
Kyle Shutt
Bryan Richie
Santiago Vela Song written by the whole band
High Country 2015 [68]
"Suffer No Fools" John D. Cronise
Kyle Shutt
Bryan Richie
Santiago Vela Song written by the whole band
High Country 2015 [69]
"The Sundering" John D. Cronise
Kyle Shutt
Bryan Richie
Trivett Wingo Song written by the whole band
Gods of the Earth 2008 [70]
"Tears Like Diamonds" John D. Cronise
Kyle Shutt
Bryan Richie
Santiago Vela Song written by the whole band
High Country 2015 [71]
"To Take the Black" John D. Cronise
Kyle Shutt
Bryan Richie
Trivett Wingo Song written by the whole band
Gods of the Earth 2008 [72]
"Tres Brujas" Song released as a single John D. Cronise
Bryan Richie
Trivett Wingo
Warp Riders 2010 [73]
"Turned to Dust" John D. Cronise
Kyle Shutt
Bryan Richie
Santiago Vela Song written by the whole band
High Country 2015 [74]
"Under the Boughs" John D. Cronise
Kyle Shutt
Bryan Richie
Trivett Wingo Song written by the whole band
Gods of the Earth 2008 [75]
"Unicorn Farm" John D. Cronise
Kyle Shutt
Bryan Richie
Santiago Vela Song written by the whole band
High Country 2015 [76]
"The Veil of Isis" John D. Cronise
Kyle Shutt
Bryan Richie
Santiago Vela Song written by the whole band
Apocryphon 2012 [77]
"The Warp Riders" John D. Cronise Warp Riders 2010 [78]
"The White Sea" John D. Cronise
Kyle Shutt
Bryan Richie
Trivett Wingo Song written by the whole band
Gods of the Earth 2008 [79]
"Winter's Wolves" John D. Cronise
Kyle Shutt
Bryan Richie
Trivett Wingo Song written by the whole band
Age of Winters 2006 [80]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ "Cheap Sunglasses", originally recorded by ZZ Top,[22] was released as a bonus track on special editions of Apocryphon only.[23]
  2. ^ "Cold Sweat" was originally recorded by Thin Lizzy.[29]
  3. ^ "Daughter of Dawn" was released as a bonus track on the Japanese edition of Warp Riders only.[30]
  4. ^ "He's Waiting", originally recorded by The Sonics,[46] was released as a bonus track on special editions of Gods of the Earth only.[45]
  5. ^ "Immigrant Song" was originally recorded by Led Zeppelin.[53]
  6. ^ "Nasty Dogs and Funky Kings", originally recorded by ZZ Top,[62] was released as a bonus track on special editions of Gods of the Earth only.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Age of Winters (Media notes). The Sword. Kemado Records. 2006. 
  2. ^ The Sword/Witchcraft (Media notes). The Sword and Witchcraft. Kemado Records. 2007. 
  3. ^ Gods of the Earth (Media notes). The Sword. Kemado Records. 2008. 
  4. ^ "Fire Lances of the Ancient Hyperzephyrians" (Media notes). The Sword. Kemado Records. 2008. 
  5. ^ "Cold Sweat/Maiden, Mother & Crone" (Media notes). The Sword and Year Long Disaster. Volcom Entertainment. 2010. 
  6. ^ Warp Riders (Media notes). The Sword. Kemado Records. 2010. 
  7. ^ "(The Night the Sky Cried) Tears of Fire" (Media notes). The Sword. Kemado Records. 2010. 
  8. ^ "Hammer of Heaven" (Media notes). The Sword. Razor & Tie. 2012. 
  9. ^ Apocryphon (Media notes). The Sword. Razor & Tie. 2012. 
  10. ^ "Acheron/Unearthing The Orb". American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. Retrieved August 11, 2016. 
  11. ^ "Agartha - The Sword: Song Info". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved August 11, 2016. 
  12. ^ "Apocryphon". American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. Retrieved August 11, 2016. 
  13. ^ "Arcane Montane - The Sword: Song Info". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved August 11, 2016. 
  14. ^ "Arrows In The Dark". American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. Retrieved August 11, 2016. 
  15. ^ "Astraea's Dream". American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. Retrieved August 11, 2016. 
  16. ^ "Barael's Blade". American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. Retrieved August 11, 2016. 
  17. ^ "The Bees Of Spring - The Sword: Song Info". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved August 11, 2016. 
  18. ^ "The Black River". American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. Retrieved August 11, 2016. 
  19. ^ "Buzzards - The Sword: Song Info". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved August 11, 2016. 
  20. ^ "Celestial Crown". American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. Retrieved August 11, 2016. 
  21. ^ "Cheap Sunglasses - The Sword: Song Info". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved August 11, 2016. 
  22. ^ "Song "Cheap Sunglasses"". MusicBrainz. MetaBrainz Foundation. Retrieved August 11, 2016. 
  23. ^ Heaney, Gregory. "Apocryphon - The Sword: Release Info". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved August 11, 2016. 
  24. ^ "The Chronomancer I: Hubris". American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. Retrieved August 11, 2016. 
  25. ^ "The Chronomancer II: Nemesis". American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. Retrieved August 11, 2016. 
  26. ^ "Cloak of Feathers - The Sword: Song Info". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved August 11, 2016. 
  27. ^ "Codex Corvidae". American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. Retrieved August 11, 2016. 
  28. ^ "Recording "Cold Sweat"". MusicBrainz. MetaBrainz Foundation. Retrieved August 11, 2016. 
  29. ^ "Work "Cold Sweat"". MusicBrainz. MetaBrainz Foundation. Retrieved August 11, 2016. 
  30. ^ a b "Recording "Daughter of Dawn"". MusicBrainz. MetaBrainz Foundation. Retrieved August 11, 2016. 
  31. ^ "The Dreamthieves - The Sword: Song Info". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved August 11, 2016. 
  32. ^ "Dying Earth". American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. Retrieved August 11, 2016. 
  33. ^ "Early Snow - The Sword: Song Info". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved August 11, 2016. 
  34. ^ "Ebethron". American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. Retrieved August 11, 2016. 
  35. ^ "Empty Temples - The Sword: Song Info". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved August 11, 2016. 
  36. ^ "Execrator - The Sword: Song Info". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved August 11, 2016. 
  37. ^ "Eyes of the Stormwitch - The Sword: Song Info". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved August 11, 2016. 
  38. ^ "Farstar - The Sword: Song Info". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved August 11, 2016. 
  39. ^ "Fire Lances Of The Ancient Hyperzephyrians". American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. Retrieved August 11, 2016. 
  40. ^ "Freya". American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. Retrieved August 11, 2016. 
  41. ^ "The Frost-Giant's Daughter". American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. Retrieved August 11, 2016. 
  42. ^ "Ghost Eye - The Sword: Song Info". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved August 11, 2016. 
  43. ^ "Hammer Of Heaven". American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. Retrieved August 11, 2016. 
  44. ^ "Hawks And Serpents". American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. Retrieved August 11, 2016. 
  45. ^ a b "The Sword - Gods Of The Earth (CD, Album)". Discogs. Retrieved August 11, 2016. 
  46. ^ "Recording "He's Waiting"". MusicBrainz. MetaBrainz Foundation. Retrieved August 11, 2016. 
  47. ^ "The Sword - High Country (Vinyl)". Discogs. Retrieved August 11, 2016. 
  48. ^ "The Hidden Masters - The Sword: Song Info". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved August 11, 2016. 
  49. ^ "High Country - The Sword: Song Info". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved August 11, 2016. 
  50. ^ "The Horned Goddess". American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. Retrieved August 11, 2016. 
  51. ^ "How Heavy This Axe". American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. Retrieved August 11, 2016. 
  52. ^ "Recording "Immigrant Song"". MusicBrainz. MetaBrainz Foundation. Retrieved August 11, 2016. 
  53. ^ "Song "Immigrant Song"". MusicBrainz. MetaBrainz Foundation. Retrieved August 11, 2016. 
  54. ^ "Iron Swan". American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. Retrieved August 11, 2016. 
  55. ^ "Lament For The Aurochs". American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. Retrieved August 11, 2016. 
  56. ^ "Lawless Lands". American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. Retrieved August 11, 2016. 
  57. ^ "Lords". American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. Retrieved August 11, 2016. 
  58. ^ "Maiden, Mother & Crone". American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. Retrieved August 11, 2016. 
  59. ^ "March Of The Lor". American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. Retrieved August 11, 2016. 
  60. ^ "Mist & Shadow". American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. Retrieved August 11, 2016. 
  61. ^ "Nasty Dogs - The Sword: Song Info". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved August 11, 2016. 
  62. ^ "Song "Nasty Dogs and Funky Kings"". MusicBrainz. MetaBrainz Foundation. Retrieved August 11, 2016. 
  63. ^ "Night City". American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. Retrieved August 11, 2016. 
  64. ^ "Tears Of Fire". American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. Retrieved August 11, 2016. 
  65. ^ "Sea Of Spears". American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. Retrieved August 11, 2016. 
  66. ^ "Seriously Mysterious - The Sword: Song Info". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved August 11, 2016. 
  67. ^ "Seven Sisters - The Sword: Song Info". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved August 11, 2016. 
  68. ^ "Silver Petals - The Sword: Song Info". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved August 11, 2016. 
  69. ^ "Suffer No Fools - The Sword: Song Info". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved August 11, 2016. 
  70. ^ "The Sundering". American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. Retrieved August 11, 2016. 
  71. ^ "Tears Like Diamonds - The Sword: Song Info". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved August 11, 2016. 
  72. ^ "To Take The Black". American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. Retrieved August 11, 2016. 
  73. ^ "Tres Brujas". American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. Retrieved August 11, 2016. 
  74. ^ "Turned to Dust - The Sword: Song Info". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved August 11, 2016. 
  75. ^ "Under The Boughs". American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. Retrieved August 11, 2016. 
  76. ^ "Unicorn Farm - The Sword: Song Info". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved August 11, 2016. 
  77. ^ "The Veil of Isis - The Sword: Song Info". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved August 11, 2016. 
  78. ^ "Warp Riders". American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. Retrieved August 11, 2016. 
  79. ^ "The White Sea". American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. Retrieved August 11, 2016. 
  80. ^ "Winter's Wolves". American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. Retrieved August 11, 2016. 

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