Head over to Rolling Stone to check out “Veil Of Isis,” a brand new song from retro-metal outfit the Sword's upcoming album, Apocryphon. When we last caught up with the band, they were in the studio recording the record, which guitarist Kyle Shutt described as, “just 10 banging hard rockers.” While their old records reflected a more doom or stoner metal vibe, “Veil Of Isis” shows the band becoming a more straight-forward rock act focused on chunky riffs.

Frontman J.D. Cronise said the track is metaphysical in its lyrical matters while speaking to Rolling Stone. “[It's about] moving from one phase of the natural cycle to the next and the recognition of the knowledge revealed when such transitions occur,” he says. He continued, saying the lyrics reference the gods Isis and Osiris and their place as “keepers of sacred knowledge.”

Apocryphon is due out October 22 via Razor & Tie and can be pre-ordered physically or on iTunes now.