Austin’s The Sword have premiered a new track from their forthcoming full-length, High Country, over at Rolling Stone. The new track is titled “Empty Temples” and it trades in the band’s crunchy heavy metal stylings for a more classic hard rock sound. Guitarist Kyle Shut had the following to say about the new tune:
“‘Empty Temples’ could be considered our mission statement for the record,…We’ve shed our old trappings and embraced a livelier, more upbeat approach to songwriting while still maintaining the vision we shared when we started this band over a decade ago. High Country has more flavors than any of our previous records, everything from folk to pop to boogie to straight-up rock, and proves that we are the other ‘Little Ol’ Band From Texas.'”
High Country will be released on August 21.