The Sword to release two compilation albums

The Sword has been unsheathed: Two career-spanning collections will be released simultaneously, both showcasing the riff-heavy and far-reaching metal the band has been known for since forming 15 years ago.

“Conquest of Kingdoms,” a three-disc vinyl collection of rarities and oddities, offers 30 tracks (16 previously unreleased) and is housed in a triple-gatefold package, including B-sides, oddities and live recordings of fan favorites like “Freya,” “Iron Swan” and “Fire Lances of the Ancient Hyperzephyrians,” as well as cover versions of “Immigrant Song” (Led Zeppelin), “Nasty Dogs and Funky Kings” (ZZ Top), “She” (KISS), “Forever My Queen” (Pentagram) and more. A truncated digital version also will be available. In addition to the standard vinyl release, a limited-edition color variant (1,000 pressings worldwide) will be available exclusively via and independent retailers

“Chronology 2006-2018” is a three-disc CD compendium, which—in addition to the aforementioned rarities—also includes The Sword’s greatest hits and fan favorites. Distilling the band’s complete discography, this collection comprises 52 tracks (12 previously unreleased), including the studio recordings of “Freya,” “Iron Swan,” “Cloak of Feathers” and “Deadly Nightshade.” The set also features expansive new liner notes with contributions from the band, plus Lars Ulrich (Metallica), Mark Morton (Lamb of God) and Neil Fallon (Clutch).

Both titles will be released June 5 and are available for pre-order now. Accompanying the pre-order is an advance single of a previously unreleased version of “Freya,” recorded live at Stubbs in Austin, Texas, in 2011. Listen to the track and pre-save/pre-order “Conquest of Kingdoms” here.

Conquest of Kingdoms” track listing
*previously unreleased
Click here to pre-save/pre-order.

Side A
1.    The Horned Goddess (live)*
2.    Barael’s Blade (live)*
3.    Lament for the Aurochs (live)*
4.    Iron Swan (live)* 
Side B
1.    The Sundering (live)*
2.    Fire Lances of the Ancient Hyperzephyrians (live)*
3.    The Black River (live)*
4.    The White Sea (live)* 
Side C
1.    Sea of Spears (live)*
2.    Freya (live)*
3.    Night City (live)*
4.    The Chronomancer II: Nemesis (live) 
Side D
1.    He’s Waiting (C Average Version)
2.    Sea of Spears
3.    Immigrant Song
4.    Nasty Dogs and Funky Kings
5.    Codex Corvidae
6.    Freya ‘08* 
Side E
1.    Forever My Queen*
2.    She*
3.    Daughter of Dawn
4.    Farstar
5.    Cold Sweat
6.    Cheap Sunglasses 
Side F
1.    Hammer of Heaven
2.    Hexenringe
3.    Seriously Mysterious (Level One Remix)*
4.    John the Revelator
5.    Turnt to Dust*
6.    Serpent Weather

1.The Horned Goddess (Live)*
2. Barael’s Blade (Live)*
3. Lament for the Aurochs (Live)*
4. Iron Swan (Live)*
5. The Sundering (Live)*
6. Fire Lances of the Ancient Hyperzephyrians (Live)*
7. The Black River (Live)*
8. The White Sea (Live)*
9. Sea of Spears (Live)*
10. Freya (Live)*
11. Night City (Live)*
12. The Chronomancer II: Nemesis (Live)
13. He’s Waiting (C Average Version)
14. Nasty Dogs and Funky Kings
15. Freya ‘08*
16. Forever My Queen*
17. She*
18. Daughter of Dawn
19. Farstar
20. Cheap Sunglasses
21. Hammer of Heaven
22. Hexenringe
23. Seriously Mysterious (Level One Remix)*
24. John the Revelator
25. Turnt to Dust
26. Serpent Weather

Chronology 2006-2018″ track listing
*previously unreleased
Click here to pre-order

Disc 1 
1. Freya
2. Winter’s Wolves
3. The Horned Goddess
4. Iron Swan
5. How Heavy This Axe
6. Fire Lances of the Ancient Hyperzephyrians
7. Maiden, Mother & Crone
8. The Black River
9. Acheron/Unearthing the Orb
10. Lawless Lands
11. The Warp Riders
12. (The Night the Sky Cried) Tears of Fire
13. The Horned Goddess (live)*
14. Barael’s Blade (live)*
15. Lament for the Aurochs (live)*
16. Iron Swan (live)*

 Disc 2 
1.Cloak of Feathers
2.Dying Earth
3. Seven Sisters
5.Empty Temples
6. Mist & Shadow
7.Early Snow
8.The Dreamthieves
9.Seriously Mysterious (acoustic)
10. Buzzards (acoustic)
11. Deadly Nightshade
12. Sea of Green
13. Used Future
14. Come and Gone
15. Sea of Spears (live)*
16. Freya (live)*
17. Night City (live)*
18. The Chronomancer II: Nemesis (live)

Disc 3 
1.He’s Waiting (C Average Version)
2.Sea of Spears
3.Immigrant Song
4.Nasty Dogs and Funky Kings
5.Codex Corvidae
6.Freya ’08*
7.Forever My Queen*
9. Daughter of Dawn
10. Farstar
11. Cold Sweat
12. Cheap Sunglasses
13. Hammer of Heaven
14. Hexenringe
15. Seriously Mysterious (Level One Remix)*
16. John the Revelator
17. Turnt to Dust*
18. Serpent Weather

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