Vinyl LP pressing including digital download. 2018 release, the sixth album from the Austin, Texas-based metal band. After worldwide touring and critical acclaim on High Country, The Sword returns with Used Future. Produced, recorded and mixed by Tucker Martine and Recorded at Flora Recording and Playback, Portland, OR. Includes the single 'Deadly Nightshade'. The Sword formed in 2003. During it's early career, The Sword was categorized primarily as a doom metal band, with the group's members citing bands including Black Sabbath and Sleep as influences. In recent years, the group's style has generally been classified as hard rock or stoner rock. The Sword has toured with a wide range of fellow rock and metal artists since it's formation, including Metallica, Lamb of God and Clutch, and in recent years has also headlined it's own tours.