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To celebrate 50 years of Pink Floyd, The Sword guitarist Kyle Shutt has produced a heavy metal-psychedelic reimagining of “The Dark Side of the Moon”. Titled Doom Side Of The Moon, the resulting band and album feature Shutt and an all-star cast of Austin musicians (Brownout, Brown Sabbath, Hard Proof, Croy & The Boys).

Choose from a vinyl bundle, cds, shirts, baseball tees, and much more! The store is stocked with killer gear to celebrate this unique and awesome release!


Check out the song “Money” off the album from Doom Side Of The Moon! It rocks!


Clutch is pleased to announce their first annual Earth Rocker Festival at Shiley Acres in Inwood, WV on Saturday, May 20th. The lineup includes: Lucero, The Sword, Bad Seed Rising, Apollo’s Prophecy, and the Frederick Maryland School of Rock band. Tickets for the festival are on sale now at this location:

“The first annual Earth Rocker Festival takes place at Shiley Acres, in West Virginia” states the band’s front man Neil Fallon. “We played at Shiley Acres last year and it was a blast. Our intent is to have a really diverse bill. If all goes as planned, Earth Rocker Festival will continue as an annual event, hopefully growing in scope over the years.”

For more information on the line up, directions, camping, on site food and beverages available, hotel accommodations and all “Things You Should Know”, visit http://www.shileyacres.net

You can also snag official Earth Rocker Festival merch by heading to the link below! Limited posters, shirts, and koozies! Click the image below to order today:

Lastly, the band has crucial tour dates with The Sword and Lucero leading up to the festival so be sure to check those out as well!


The IndieMerchstore Black Friday sale is here! Take 20% off your order* Thursday evening and all day Friday . Use code “BLKFRI2016” at checkout.
The same code can be used on Saturday for 15% off and 10% off Sunday and 10% off Cyber Monday. Now is the time to get stocked up on best selling discounted merchandise from your favorite bands such as The Black Dahlia Murder, Clutch, Carnifex, Thy Art Is Murder, and MUCH MORE!



Check out some of the savings you can take advantage of below! Shirts, hoodies, long sleeves, snapbacks, flags, music, and MUCH MORE is available for 20% off. Now is the time to stock up for you and your friends/family.





In addition to the Black Friday sale, we are also bringing back our highly popular Deal Of The Month promotion! Staff members have hand picked some very popular designs for some serious sales. ​Items are marked down up to 70% off and quantities are limited so be sure to check everything out! 31 days in December = 31 ways to save!



*Select few items are ineligible for discount.

Texan rockers The Sword have released their tour dates for the Spring! Royal Thunder will be opening for the band on the first batch will Purson will open the second. Dates are below, be sure to attend for your fill of heavy riffs!

W/Royal Thunder
March 20 – Tucson, AZ – Rialto
March 22 – Las Vegas, NV – Vinyl
March 23 – Los Angeles, CA – El Rey
March 24 – Sacramento, CA – Harlows
March 25 – San Francisco, CA – Slims
March 26 – Reno, NV – Jub Jub’s
March 28 – Spokane, WA – The Pin
March 29 – Calgary, AB – Dickens
March 30 – Edmonton, AB – Starlite
April 1 – Saskatoon, SK – O’Briens
April 2 – Winnipeg, MB – The Pyramid
April 3 – Fargo, ND – The Aquarium
April 4 – Des Moines, IA – Woolys
April 5 – Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall
April 7 – Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Hall
April 8 – Indianapolis, IN – Vogue Theater
April 10 – Rochester, NY – Montage Music Hall
April 11 – Ottawa, ON – Ritual
April 12 – London, ON – London Music Hall
April 14 – Quebec City, QC – Le Cercle
April 15 – Northampton, MA – Pearl Street
April 16 – Washington, D.C. – DC BRAU
May 7 – Charlotte, NC – Carolina Rebellion*
May 8 – Tallahassee, FL – Sidebar Theater
May 10 – Ft Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room
May 11 – Orlando, FL – The Social
May 12 – Pensacola, FL – Vinyl
May 13 – Atlanta, GA – Shaky Knees*
May 16 – Baltimore, MD – Ottobar
May 17 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Bowl
May 18 – Syracuse, NY – Lost Horizon
May 20 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
May 22 – Columbus, OH – Rock On The Range*
May 24 – Columbia, MO – Blue Note
May 25 – Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theater
May 26 – Lawrence, KS – Granada
May 27 – Pryor, OK – Rocklahoma*
May 28 – Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Live *festival dates


The Sword’s headlining tour with Big Business and O’ Brother starts today! Dates are below so be sure to cruise out to watch some heavy rock and roll mayhem!

02/13 Austin, TX – The Mohawk
02/14 Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s
02/15 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill
02/17 Nashville, TN – Exit Inn
02/18 Charlotte, NC – Tremont
02/19 Wilmington, NC – Ziggys By The Sea
02/21 Washington, DC – Rock & Roll Hotel
02/22 Cambridge, MA – The Middle East
02/23 Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall Of Williamsburg
02/25 Albany, NY – Upstate Concert Hall
02/26 Montreal, QC – Les Foufounes Electriques
02/28 London, ON – London Music Hall
03/01 Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palaces
03/02 Cleveland, OH – The Grog Shop
03/03 Milvale, PA – Mr. Small’s Theater
03/05 Chicago, IL – Double Door
03/06 Indianapolis, IN – The Vogue
03/07 Grand Rapids, MI – The Stache
03/08 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
03/09 Minneapolis, MN – Mill City Nights
03/10 Kansas City, MO – The Riot Room
03/11 Colorado Springs, CO – Black Sheep
03/13 Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
03/14 Boise, ID – Neurolux
03/15 Spokane, WA – The Hop
03/16 Seattle, WA – Neumos
03/17 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
03/19 Sacramento, CA – Harlow’s
03/20 San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
03/21 Anaheim, CA – House Of Blues
03/22 Phoenix, AZ – The Crescent Ballroom
03/23 Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad

The band has also unleashed THREE righteous new designs that can be picked up by clicking the link below. If you can’t make it to a show be sure to pick up some fresh merch!

The Sword official merch store.



Big Business official merch.




The Sword 2×7″ now available!


Remember in the 90’s when your favorite bands would release remix albums and Eps? The Sword does!
Presenting the Hidden Masters/Arcane Montane double 7″ remix set!
Set includes:
– The Hidden Masters 7″,Green vinyl in black sleeve, A-side Album Version, B-side Remix Version by Dylan C
– Arcane Montane 7″, Pink vinyl in black sleeve, A-side Album Version, B-side Remix Version by Dylan C
– Full Color jacket holding both 7″s
– Download code


Snag this awesome 2X7″ and more from the band by clicking the banner below:


Lionize’s awesome new video for the track “Dr. Livingston” is now available for your viewing pleasure:

“Washington, DC quartet LIONIZE recently completed work on a video for their song “Dr. Livingston”. The song is taken from the band’s latest releaseSuperczar and the Vulture. The video was directed by Agent Ogden (Clutch, Primus) and features guest appearances from Jess Margera of CKY, Pietasters, H.R. of Bad Brains and the crew from the 9:30 Club.

The band commented on the video:

“We are looking forward to sharing our second music video ever for Dr. Livingston from the Superczar album. We felt honored to have our friends HR, Jess Margera, the 930 staff and the pie tasters take part in this. We hope everyone enjoys it as much as we enjoyed making it.”

Check it out below:

Be sure to see the band play this song and their other killer jams with fellow IndieMerch bands Clutch and The Sword on tour this spring! Dates are below:

Earth Rocker North American Tour with Orange Goblin/Lionize:
3/8: Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s
3/9: Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works
3/10: Sauget, IL @ Pop’s
3/11: Little Rock, AR @ Juanita’s Cantina Ballroom
3/12: Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom
3/14: Dallas, TX @ Palladium Ballroom
3/15: Austin, TX @ SXSW
3/16: Austin, TX @ SXSW
3/18: Colorado Springs, CO @ The Black Sheep
3/19: Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot
3/21: Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues
3/22: Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee
3/23: Las Vegas, NV @ Hard Rock Café Las Vegas Strip
3/24: Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
3/26: San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom
3/27: Reno, NV @ Knitting Factory
3/29: Seattle, WA @ Showbox at the Market
3/30: Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
3/31: Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory Concert House
4/1: Missoula, MT @ The Wilma Theater
4/2: Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory Concert House
4/3: Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
4/5: Calgary, AB @ Flames Central
4/6: Saskatoon, SK @ Odeon Events Centre
4/7: Edmonton, AB @ Union Hall
4/9: Winnipeg, MB @ The Garrick Centre
4/10: Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
4/11: Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s
4/12: Chicago, IL @ House of Blues

w/The Sword/Lionize
05/01 Richmond, VA – The National
05/02 New York, NY – Terminal 5
05/03 Clifton Park, NY – Upstate Concert Hall
05/04 Portland, ME – State Theatre
05/05 Boston, MA – House Of Blues
05/07 Charlotte, NC – Amos Southend
05/09 St. Petersburg, FL – State Theatre
05/10 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution Live
05/11 Orlando, FL – House Of Blues
05/12 Pensacola, FL – Vinyl Music Hall
05/14 New Orleans, LA – House Of Blues
05/15 Atlanta, GA – Center Stage
05/17 Philadelphia, PA – The Electric Factory
05/18 Columbus, OH – Columbus Crew Stadium (‘Rock On The Range‘)
05/19 Indianapolis, IN – The Vogue
05/21 Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hill Ballroom
05/22 Fargo, ND – The Venue (feat. Papa Roach & Otherwise)
05/23 Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theater
05/24 Pryor, OK – Rocklahoma

On the heels of their latest and greatest album “Apocryphon,” The Sword have unleashed a fury of new merchandise for the metal masses! Choose from some killer designs such as the “Stormwitch” and “Veil Of Isis” shirts as well as as the brand new “Dying Earth” zip up and “Arcane Montane” baseball tee. Accessories such as a giant sticker and new trucker hat round out the collection. Be sure to check out the link below to see all the new items.

The Sword official merch store.

To celebrate this plethora of new merch, The Sword’s classic “Chronomancer” shirt is only $5.99 as part of our deal of the week! Add this design to your order and save big!

The Sword also starts their nationwide headlining tour on Monday the 29th. Dates are below so be sure to cruise out to catch the Texas natives perform jams off their latest album as well as cuts from their earlier works!

10/29 – Corpus Christi, TX @ House Of Rock
10/31 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Acm
11/01 – Little Rock, AR @ Downtown Music Hall
11/02 – Shreveport, LA @ The Riverside Warehouse
11/03 – Austin, TX @ Fun Fun Fun Festival
11/05 – Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theater
11/06 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Ave
11/07 – Chicago, IL @ Double Door
11/08 – Indianapolis, IN @ The Vogue
11/09 – Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
11/10 – Covington, KY @ The Thompson House
11/11 – Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall
11/13 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
11/14 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
11/15 – Pawtucket, RI @ The Met
11/16 – Cambridge, MA @ Middle East Downstairs
11/17 – Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel
11/19 – Birmingham, AL @ Workplay
11/20 – Orlando, FL @ Beacham
11/21 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
11/22 – Nashville, TN @ Exit / In
11/23 – Memphis, TN @ Hi Tone
11/24 – Baton Rouge, LA @ Spanish Moon
12/02 – Tulsa, OK @ Eclipse
12/03 – Kansas City, MO @ Record Bar
12/04 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird
12/05 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
12/06 – Boise, ID @ Neurolux
12/07 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne
12/08 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos
12/10 – Sacramento, CA @ Harlows
12/11 – San Francisco, CA @ Independent
12/12 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey
12/13 – San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick
12/14 – Phoenix, AZ @ Club Red
12/15 – Tucson, AZ @ Congress
12/18 – Houston, TX @ Fitzgeralds

Update 9/25: 15 copies remain of the bundle. This will be gone very shortly. Be sure to snag one of the last packages before it sells out. Thanks to everybody who purchased one!

UPDATE 9/21: WOW. There are less than 100 pieces remaining! This will sell out before October 1st, when they are gone forever. Be sure to snag one before the disappear.

UPDATE: Check out the making of video of their Triptych black light posters featuring a new song titled “Arcane Montane!”

LIMITED TIME OFFER ONLY 500 UNITS AVAILABLE. THIS BUNDLE WILL ONLY BE AVAILABLE FOR ORDER UNTIL OCTOBER 1st, 2012. I would strongly suggest breaking that heavy metal piggy bank open ASAP as these will be gone before you know it. Be sure to snag a piece of history my friends.

Pre-orders will ship on or around Tuesday October 16th, 2012.

The Sword have returned with their fourth full length album, Apocryphon. The first release featuring new drummer, Santiago Vela III, . Produced by J. Robbins (Clutch, Jawbox), Apocryphon embodies everything that The Sword has come to be known for: massive riffs, piercing melodies, and a southern swagger few can rival.


This Limited time offer Bundle includes:
– Autographed Limited edition GLOW IN THE DARK 12″ vinyl
– Apocryphon Deluxe Version Digipak CD (with digital download code)
– 3 Hand Numbered Triptych 11 x 17 lithograph black light reactive Posters (middle one will be signed!)
– Exclusive limited offer Apocryphon T-shirt
– Apocryphon slipmat

The pieces in this pre-order are one of a kind and won’t be found anywhere else. The glow in the dark vinyl and lithograph black light posters are worth the price of admission alone. Frame the posters up on your wall for some crucial limited edition art.

Track Listing:
1. The Veil of Isis
2. Cloak of Feathers
3. Arcane Montane
4. The Hidden Masters
5. Dying Earth
6. Execrator
7. Seven Sisters
8. Hawks and Serpents
9. Eyes of the Stormwitch
10. Apocryphon

Bonus Tracks:
1. Arrows in the Dark (live at Emo’s)
2. Barael’s Blade (live at Emo’s)
3. Chronomancer II: Nemesis (live at Stubb’s)
4. Ebethron (live at Stubb’s)
5. Cheap Sunglasses


Celebrating the October 22nd release of their fourth album Apocryphon, The Sword today announce a 37 date U.S. tour commencing October 29th in Corpus Christi, Texas and running through December 18th. Gypsyhawk will be support on the entire tour while Eagle Claw will appear through November 24th and American Sharks will appear December 2nd through December 18th.


Mon/Oct-29 – Corpus Christi TX – House Of Rock
Wed/Oct-31 – Oklahoma City OK – Acm
Thu/Nov-01 – Little Rock AR – Downtown Music Hall
Fri/Nov-02 – Shreveport LA – The Riverside Warehouse
Sat/Nov-03 – Austin TX – Fun FunFun Festival
Mon/Nov-05 – Lincoln NE – Bourbon Theater
Tue/Nov-06 – Minneapolis MN – First Ave
Wed/Nov-07 – Chicago IL – Double Door
Thu/Nov-08 – Indianapolis IN – The Vogue
Fri/Nov-09 – Cleveland OH – Grog Shop
Sat/Nov-10 – Covington KY – The Thompson House
Sun/Nov-11 – Detroit MI – St Andrews Hall
Tue/Nov-13 – Philadelphia Pa – Union Transfer
Wed/Nov-14 – New York NY- Webster Hall
Thu/Nov-15 – Pawtucket RI – The Met
Fri/Nov-16 – Cambridge MA – Middle East Downstairs
Sat/Nov-17 – Washington DC – Rock & Roll Hotel
Mon/Nov-19 – Birmingham AL-Workplay
Tue/Nov-20 – Orlando FL – Beacham
Wed/Nov-21 – Atlanta GA – Masquerade
Thu/Nov-22 – Nashville TN – Exit / In
Fri/Nov-23 – Memphis TN – Hi Tone
Sat/Nov-24 – Baton Rouge LA – Spanish Moon
Sun/Dec-02 – Tulsa OK – Eclipse
Mon/Dec-03 – Kansas City MO – Record Bar
Tue/Dec-04 – Denver CO – Bluebird
Wed/Dec-05 – Salt Lake City UT – Urban Lounge
Thu/Dec-06 – Boise ID – Neurolux
Fri/Dec-07 – Portland OR – Hawthorne
Sat/Dec-08 – Seattle WA – Neumos
Mon/Dec-10 – Sacramento CA – Harlows
Tue/Dec-11 – San Francisco CA – Independent
Wed/Dec-12 – Los Angeles CA – El Rey
Thu/Dec-13 – San Diego CA – Brick By Brick
Fri/Dec-14 – Phoenix AZ – Club Red
Sat/Dec-15 – Tucson AZ – Congress
Tue/Dec-18 – Houston TX – Fitzgeralds

The Sword will appear Monday, September 3rd at 9 PM ET/PT on Travel Channel’s highly rated show Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations-The Final Tour. The show was shot in March in Austin, Texas at the SXSW music festival. In the episode, the band takes the opportunity to introduce Bourdain to their branded hot sauce “Tears of Fire.” Check out a clip from the show below:

Can’t wait to see the whole episode!

In other news: Apocryphon, the band’s fourth album and first for new label Razor & Tie will be released October 22nd and followed by a U.S tour. Apocryphon was produced and engineered by J. Robbins (Clutch, Jawbox) and recorded at Magpie Cage Studios in Baltimore, MD. The album will feature cover art by famed comic book artist J.H. Williams III (Batwoman, Promethea). Pre-order details will be coming very shortly so stay tuned!

The Sword official merch store.

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