Official press release:

Following the worldwide success of their fourth album Apocryphon, The Sword will commence recording their fifth album, second for Razor & Tie, March 16th in Austin, Texas. The album will be produced by Adrian Quesada and is scheduled for a late summer release with worldwide touring to follow. Apocryphon debuted at #17 on the Billboard Album Chart with its release in October 2012. In preparation for recording, the band is announcing a short run of four shows. The shows currently on sale are as follows:

3/11 – New Orleans, LA | One Eyed Jacks
3/12 – Monroe, LA | Live Oaks Bar and Ballroom
3/13 – Memphis, TN | 1884 Lounge
3/14 – Oklahoma City, OK | ACM Performance La