The Sword's J.D. Cronise: "All Rock Is Stoner Rock"

Austin metal quartet The Sword has gone through some significant changes since the release of 2010's Warp Riders, a high-concept album taking place on the halves of a fictional planet each locked in eternal day and nighttime.

They replaced their drummer, signed to a new label, and toned their earlier doom metal into a more streamlined hard rock momentum with this year's full-legnth, Apochryphon.

Singer JD Cronise talks about staying focused, ignoring the noise, and metal before the age of Twitter.

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