After signing to Razor And Tie last spring, Texas metal warriors the Sword announced they would be heading into the studio for the summer to craft their follow-up to 2010’s sci-fi opus Warp Riders, and now the wait is over. The Austin-based hard rock group will release Apocryphon, their fourth studio album, on October 22. While “Apocryphon” is a word for “secret writings,” it’s no secret what the Sword have been up to lately: promoting their hot sauce.
That’s right, the Sword have joined KISS and Aerosmith’s Joe Perry in that esteemed club of “Musicians With Hot Sauces.” The Sword’s hot sauce is called Tears Of Fire and its named after the final song on Warp Riders “(The Night the Sky Cried) Tears Of Fire,” which sounds scary but actually makes for a great hot sauce name. You can order the sauce here.
In a press release the creator of the sauce, Brian Rush, says, “They wanted something hot, but with a good flavor. I already make a really hot red habanero sauce (August in Austin), so it was just a matter of taking that over the top. I added the infamous Ghost Chile, the hottest pepper in the world along with some extra spice to give it another dimension of zing.”
The group is also slated to appear (and promote their hot sauce) on an episode of the Travel Channel’s Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations scheduled to air on September 3. You can watch a clip of the band’s appearance below, which features the guys eating fish tacos and oysters. It will probably make you hungry.