The Skinny: Gods of the Earth is the second studio album by American heavy metal band The Sword, released in the United States on April 1, 2008. It gave the band their first experience of commercial success when it peaked at #102 on the Billboard 200 chart. The single released from the album was “Fire Lances of the Ancient Hyperzephyrians”, which did not chart.
Gods of the Earth was later re-released as part of a two-disc box set with Age of Winters on November 25, 2008. Their track “The Black River” was featured in the game Guitar Hero: Metallica, released in March 2009. “Maiden, Mother & Crone” is featured in Guitar Hero 5, released in September 2009. Dan Brown of Dan 3.0 has expressed his enjoyment of the album to his viewers. Source: Wikipedia.