DFW Music News

The Sword's John Cronise: Metal Fans Deserve Better Than the New Black Sabbath Album

Formed in Austin nearly a decade ago, The Sword is one of the heaviest bands to emerge from that scene. Full of monstrous guitar riffs and typically bombastic sci-fi themes, the four Sword albums are intense, thought-provoking and filled with good humor. The band's most recent effort, Apocryphon, is a diverse collection of doom metal that should expose the band to a bigger audience.

From his home in North Carolina and in anticipation of Thursday night's show at the Granada Theater, guitarist/vocalist John Cronise spoke with DC9 about leaving Austin, digging science fiction and not digging the new Black Sabbath album.

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