For the uninitiated, Magic Sword might seem like a conceptual quagmire. But we assure you, their universe (or, multiverse as they would say) is rich with lore and next-level artistry.
Comprised of three inter-dimensional / interplanetary beings–The Keeper (keyboards), The Seer (guitar) and The Weaver (drums)–Magic Sword encompasses graphic novels, soundtracks, and live performances. Armed with a musical and visual aesthetic that has its roots unabashedly buried deep in the golden era of the ‘70s and ‘80s fantasy and sci-fi, the trio has helped give rise to the emerging “retro wave” and “synth-wave” movements.
Their second full-length album, Endless, is a 50-minute 11-song album of instrumental epics. Released on the heels of 2019’s 30-minute EP Awakening, Endless chronicles the trio of Immortals as they lead the charge against evil in the ongoing Magic Sword multiverse. On March 27, the multiverse will align to bring the people of the land together for the birth of their album, followed by a tour of the realm searching for the greater good. Or so we’re told.
The VIP Edition is limited to 400 hand-numbered copies on the badass Empress Blue & Black Galactic Swirl vinyl with Red splatter (pictured below) and comes with 10″x6″ Comic Book.
Magic SwordEndless(March 27, 2020)
1. Depths of Power
5. Shores of Oblivion
9. A New Quest
DO NOT SNOOZE ON SEEING THIS BAND LIVE
March 27 – Treefort Festival – Boise, ID*
March 29 – Crescent Ballroom – Phoenix, AZ*
March 31 – Barracuda – Austin, TX*
April 01 – Gas Monkey Bar & Grill – Dallas, TX*
April 03 – Masquerade – Atlanta, GA*
April 04 – Soundbar – Orlando, FL*
April 05 – Motorco – Durham, NC*
April 07 – Baltimore Soundstage – Baltimore, MD*
April 08 – Music Hall of Williamsburg – Brooklyn, NY*
April 10 – Underground Arts – Philadelphia, PA*
April 11 – The Sinclair – Boston, MA*
April 13 – L’Anti Bar & Spectacles – Quebec City, QC*
April 14 – Fairmount Theatre – Montreal, QC*
April 15 – Mod Club – Toronto, ON*
April 16 – The Loving Touch – Ferndale, MI*
April 17 – Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL*
April 18 – Turf Club – Minneapolis, MN*
April 19 – The Granada – Lawrence, KS*
April 20 – Bluebird Theater – Denver, CO*
April 22 – Urban Lounge – Salt Lake City, UT*
April 24 – Great American Music Hall – San Francisco, CA*
April 25 – Teragram Ballroom – Los Angeles, CA*
May 01 – Wonder Ballroom – Portland, OR*
May 02 – El Corazon – Seattle, WA
** w/ Dance With The Dead
Dig deeper into the lore:
Magic Sword is an ageless tale of good and evil told through an ever-expanding graphic novel with each volume accompanied by an original, synth-heavy soundtrack as well as immersive live performances. With the three mediums intertwined from conception, together they create an epic experience for those bold enough to bear witness and come away with a deeper understanding of the ultimate hero’s journey. Armed with a musical and visual aesthetic that has its roots unabashedly buried deep in the golden era of the ‘70s and ‘80s fantasy and sci-fi, Magic Sword’s followers are called to another plane of existence where the struggle between light and shadow becomes all too real. The multiverse has aligned to bring the people of the land together for the birth of their album Endless, followed by a tour of the realm searching for the greater good.
The Immortals are:
The Keeper of the Magic Sword – red, keyboards
The Seer of All Truths – blue, guitar
The Weaver of all Hearts and Souls – yellow, drums
The Immortals give a direct account of their vision:
“In the beginning there was light… and darkness. A creation of perfect balance. As time passed, evil spread over the land like a plague, slowly consuming everything in its path. In the final moments, before the light was lost to the shadow for all time, a weapon of infinite power was created, the Magic Sword. Thus, restoring balance to the universe.
The genesis of things is often small. As the single seed grows to a mighty oak, so too did the path of the Keeper begin as a single choice in an age long past. Once a humble king, they were manipulated into unknowingly unleashing the Dark One. All of reality was torn asunder as the Lord of Shadow was released from their ancient prison, having been bound only by the power contained within the Magic Sword. From that day forth, the King was cursed to be the immortal Keeper of this powerful key. He has been relentlessly compelled for millennia to find the Chosen One who will one day unleash the true power of the weapon and cannot rest until the grand design is seen complete with the Darkness bound once again.
Little is known of The Lord of Shadow but death and decay. Since the release from his ancient prison by the hapless Keeper of the Magic Sword, he has pulled all of the existence slowly toward himself in a vortex of darkness and destruction. Any wayward soul that he touches is corrupted to their ultimate demise. He uses his followers, acolytes of death, with no more regard than any other, for his reason for being is simply to end all things. Ensuingly, the forces of good have been searching for the Light to push him back into his eternal prison. The key to operating this cell is the Magic Sword; when wielded by the Chosen One, it has the power to return balance to the Universe.
The Keeper of the Magic Sword searches endlessly for the Chosen One. With the help of the other Immortals, The Seer of All Things and The Weaver of Hearts and Minds, they are ever trying to stem the tide of the Great Shadow from engulfing all life. Through time and space itself, The Immortals are pulled by the power of the Magic Sword to those who hunger for true justice. Whenever the need is great, they appear with the Magic Sword and a high stakes proposition for those who are pure of heart, perpetually hoping that their search is finally over.
This prophesied being contained the ability to wield the power of the Magic Sword and seal the prison that holds Dark One for all eternity. Only then will The Keeper, The Seer, and The Weaver be able to rest. Until the chosen one is revealed, the search continues in this realm and many others throughout all of time and space. In what form will the Magic Sword manifest? Who is the Chosen One? Will it be you? Answers will reveal themselves as the need arises. A tale of high adventure as old as time itself.”
Discography and corresponding novels:
Volume 1: Magic Sword (LP)
Volume 2, Chapter 1: Legend (EP)
Volume 2, Chapter 2: Awakening (EP)
Volume 2, Chapter 3: Endless (LP)