The Sword and their U.S. based label, Razor & Tie are pleased to announce that they have entered into a licensing agreement with Napalm Records for the European distribution of The Sword’s new studio album, 'Apocryphon.' Based in Germany, Napalm has been for many years the home to major hard rock and metal acts in Europe.

To support its European release, The Sword will commence a three week headline tour of the UK, Europe, and Scandinavia beginning on January 6th. Napalm recording artist Lonely Kamel will be one of the support acts with another act to be added. Tour dates for the headline tour are listed below.

'Apocryphon' is set for release in North America on October 22nd – pre order the album now on iTunes.

Starting today leading up to release date, check in at Swordofdoom.com to unlock songs from the new album.

The Sword International Tour Dates:

1/6/13 WOLVERHAMPTON / SLADE ROOMS UK

1/7/12 GLASGOW / ABC 2 SCOTLAND

1/8/13 MANCHESTER / ACADEMY 3 UK

1/9/13 BRISTOL / FLEECE UK

1/10/13 LONDON / UNDERWORLD UK

1/12/13 ANTWERP / TRIX BELGIUM

1/13/13 NIJMEGEN / DOORNROOSJE HOLLAND

1/14/13 KOLN / UNDERGROUND GERMANY

1/15/13 BERLIN / MAGNET GERMANY

1/16/13 HAMBURG / LOGO GERMANY

1/18/13 GOTHENBURG / STICKY FINGERS SWEDEN

1/19/13 STOCKHOLM / DEBASER SWEDEN

1/21/13 HELSINKI / TAVASTIA FINLAND

1/22/13 TAMPERE / KLUBI FINLAND

1/24/13 OSLO / JOHN DEE NORWAY

1/25/13 KARLSTAD / ROCKBAREN SWEDEN

1/26/13 MALMO / DEBASER SWEDEN

1/27/13 COPENHAGEN / LITTLE VEGA DENMARK