Back in February, we reported that Austin metalheads The Sword were hard at work on their third album with producer Matt Bayles. Today, the band confirmed that Warp Riders is due out August 24th on Kemado Records. According to the press announcement, “Warp Riders is anchored by an epic science-fiction narrative. The storyline is a psychedelic space opera that explores temporal themes of death and rebirth.”

Album opener “Acheron/Unearthing The Orb” boasts a “fog-drenched atmosphere before a flurry of nimble fretwork and galloping drums storm out of the gate,” proving that The Sword have come to conquer… again.