So there's this music album 'Warp Riders' by a band called 'The Sword', which follows the storyline written by the vocalist/guitarist J.D. Cronise. Wikipedia makes it sound like an actual book and not just a rough skectch:

The story of Warp Riders, entitled "The Night The Sky Cried Tears Of Fire" (written by Cronise), follows Ereth as he discovers ... - from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warp_Riders

So my question is, is there any information on the state in which this back-story exists (notes, concept, novel)?

Note: I know they plan on releasing a comic to go along with Warp Riders. That's not what I mean.

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There's a synopsis for the story that was originally posted on the band's website;

Warp Riders

"Warp Riders tells the tale of Ereth, an archer banished from his tribe on the planet Acheron. A hardscrabble planet that has undergone a tidal lock, which has caused one side to be scorched by three suns, and the other enshrouded in perpetual darkness, it is the background for a tale of strife and fantasy, the battle between pure good and pure evil. ….The story of Warp Riders, entitled “The Night The Sky Cried Tears Of Fire” (written by Cronise), follows Ereth as he discovers a mysterious orb and meets the Chronomancer, a being beyond time and space who enlists him in a quest to restore the planet’s balance. Along the way he encounters strange warriors, mysterious witches, ancient androids, and a crew of space pirates with a vessel that will alter the course of history… a vessel known as, The Sword"

With the exception of song lyrics for his various albums, there don't seem to be any published or copyrighted works of fiction written by John "J. D." Cronise, the lead songwriter of The Sword

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