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Baroness has added an additional leg to the band's previously announced "Yellow & Green" North American tour, with a number of Midwest and West Coast dates including a stop at Bumbershoot.
The band has also released a candid interview clip sharing thoughts on the Summer 2012 tour bus accident and reveal the first rehearsal footage with Nick Jost (bass) and Sebastian Thomson (drums). Check out the clip below.
Baroness has a full summer ahead withheadlining dates kicking off on May 24th at Union Transfer in Philadelphia and upcoming stops at Chaos in Tejas, The Orion Festival, Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza and Heavy Mtl.
Guitar player Pete Adams comments: "It's hard to find the words to express how excited we are to announce this tour. Seven months ago, who knew when it would be or even if we could get back on the road. But here we are, picking right back up where we left off. A heartfelt thanks to everyone's unconditional love and support for us through, let's hope, the hardest time this band will ever see. We told you we'd be back so let's do this thing!” More...
Baroness's first North American tour supporting the "Yellow & Green" album kicks off May 24th with a performance at Union Transfer in John Baizley's adopted hometown of Philadelphia.
"It's hard to find the words to express how excited we are to announce this tour," explained guitar player Pete Adams. "Seven months ago, who knew when it would be or even if we could get back on the road. But here we are, picking right back up where we left off. A heartfelt thanks to everyone's unconditional love and support for us through, let's hope, the hardest time this band will ever see. We told you we'd be back so let's do this thing!”
Baizley confirmed that drummer Allen Blickle and bass player Matt Maggioni would not be touring with the band via a web posting on Mar. 25, adding that the pair’s departure is “not sensational” and “does not come with hard feelings.” Baizley went on to add that the band has already found two musicians, Nick Jost (bass) and Sebastian Thomson (drums), “who can approach our music with passion and vitality.”
Dates are as follows: More...
Relapse Records has released a new online compilation in honor of Pat Egan, who recently passed away. The label comments:
"Our hearts go out to our brother Pat Egan and his family. Pat was our Director of Sales for over 10 years and passed away on Monday morning after battling pneumonia. We have created a 20 song sampler to benefit his daughter's college fund. Any and all donations are very much appreciated. RIP Pat, we love and miss you!"
The Dillinger Escape Plan also commented on the compilation:
"On Monday Pat Egan, Relapse records director of sales for the past 10 years, passed away after a struggle with Pneumonia and related complications. Pat was a champion and great friend of Dillinger for years and we are very sad to have lost him. He work very had to get our music out to all you guys and now is your chance to show your appreciation.
"Here is a link to a compilation featuring songs by us and a bunch of other bad ass Relapse artists. All proceeds from the download of this compilation will go towards a college fund for his daughter Katie, a scholar and an athlete with a bright future ahead of her. All of the bands on this compilation have waived their royalties and Relapse is passing through all proceeds from the sale of the comp directly to Pat’s wife and daughter.
"The compilation costs a minimum of $5, but you are welcome to donate more than that if you would. There is no limit on how much you can give."
The track listing is as follows: More...
Baroness band members Pete Adams and John Baizley gave their first live performance in nearly five months as an acoustic set at Union Transfer in Philadelphia on Sunday.
Footage of the pair's stripped down rendition of "Foolsong" is now available via Loudwire or in the player below.
Baizley popped up at Decibel Magazine's 100th issue celebration the night before, joining Converge for "Coral Blue." A live clip for “March To The Sea,” culled from 2012 footage from the band, is available at Spin here. Stay tuned for more Baroness news. More...
Baroness has released a live montage for the song "March to the Sea," which can be viewed via Spin.com or in the player below. The clip, filmed by Jimmy Hubbard, also features candid backstage footage filmed during the band's 2012 tour.
"So here is another video for everyone out there!" shared guitarist Pete Adams. "This was filmed while we were on tour with Meshuggah in the Spring of 2012. Some of you may recognize the footage from several of those shows and the 'Take My Bones Away' video as well. We were excited to be back out as it had been since December of 2010 when we had our last tour before taking time off to write Yellow & Green. You can see from the video we were happy to be back on the road. We're happy now to have this video to share with you all. Enjoy."
Baroness's John Baizley and Pete Adams have shared an acoustic performance of "Stretchmarker," which can be viewed below or at the band's website. The clip, recorded in Baizley's Philadelphia art studio, marks the first performance the band members have shared since their bus accident in August.
"Simply put: it's time to get back to it. Since my belated and thankful return to the USA (after our painful test in motor coach-aeronautics) I can definitively say I've exhausted my reserve of potential leisure activities (there's not that many of them, after all)," explained Baizley. "I've come dreadfully close to boredom, and in those moments I can't help but focus on my glaring physical infirmities. Television offers little respite from this relative stasis; I'm sure by now I have sampled every biker-meth-dealer-zombie-low-talking-cop-crime-scene-serial-killer-real-housewife soap opera that is currently being broadcast (and there's no small number of them). I've tried to fill my weekly routine with as much physical therapy as possible but the truth is, PT is not fun, and its benefits come with a great deal of mental/physical/spiritual pain and struggle. Furthermore, I believe I am getting a touch of Stockholm Syndrome when it comes to my doctors and therapists (the highlight of my week should NOT involve a clinic).
"Music might be the best therapy I have right now. Perhaps it's both the cause and the cure (the thought has crossed my mind); but I feel lost without it. Pete and I have just spent a long week surveying our musical wreckage and, surprisingly, we are quite well and intact. Sure, there are some substantial obstacles to overcome before we write, record or perform any time soon; but we still have everything we need to get 'back in' that particular 'saddle again.' Most of my peers are familiar with such high-school-gym-teacher poeticisms as 'risk equals reward' and 'no pain, no gain;' but did any of us every really believe there was any real wisdom in those adolescent platitudes? I didn't. I am, however, starting to understand the essence of these and many of our other favorite clichés. More...
Relapse Records has released a new free winter sampler, which can be download at bandcamp or streamed in the player below. The track listing is as follows:
1. Pig Destroyer - Sis 01:14
2. Ironhorse - Failure 03:03
3. Weapon - Vanguard Of The Morning Star 04:19
4. Baroness - March to the Sea 03:11
5. Royal Thunder - Blue 09:30
6. Christian Mistress - Haunted Hunted 05:57
7. Hooded Menace - Effigies of Evil 05:35
8. Serpentine Path - Crotalus Horridus Horridus 06:27
9. Inverloch - The Menin Road 06:21
10. Dying Fetus - From Womb To Waste 04:56
11. Murder Construct - Compelled by Mediocrity 02:44
12. Spawn Of Possession - Where Angels Go Demons Follow 05:38
13. Primate - Global Division 02:30
14. Horseback - Ahriman 03:55
15. Locrian - Chalk Point 08:13
16. 16 - Ants in my Bloodstream 04:34
17. Liberteer - Build No System 01:34
18. General Surgery - Like An Ever Flying Limb 02:25
19. Cripple Bastards - Senza Impronte 02:09
20. Blockheads - Famine 01:40
21. Death - Living Monstrosity 05:08 More...
Back in August the members of Baroness were in a serious bus crash while on the road, and vocalist John Baizley has now posted a statement online about the incident. You can read the report below, or find photos from the band over at the Baroness website.
On August 15th, just before 11 am, Baroness and our crew were involved in a very bad crash while on tour. The brakes in our bus failed completely, on a notoriously dangerous, incredibly steep (12% grade) hill in Monkton Combe, UK, on our way from a show Bristol to another show in Southampton. Our bus went entirely out of control, and we had no choice other than hitting a perpendicular guardrail going about 50 mph at the bottom of the hill. The guard rail and the 20 or 30 trees we ploughed through snapped like matchsticks as we went fully airborne and fell down more than 30 feet off of a viaduct to the ground below. Half of the band/crew were asleep while we lost our brakes, and a few of us were awake and sitting in the rear lounge. I was up front with our driver, and I bore witness to the entire thing. Once our brakes failed, the bus could do little more than gain momentum and plummet down the hill. There was nothing anyone on the bus could have done during our descent to avoid the crash, and no one, the local residents, the police or any of us can believe we survived the impact.
Most people who have been in accidents understand the pre-trauma sensation of time slowing down. There were almost two minutes during which I knew we were heading for a collision. It felt like two hours. I remember the sound of the air-brakes failing, and the panicked cursing of our driver as we slowly realized how desperate the situation was. I tried as hard as I could to yell and wake everyone up to prepare for impact. I remember the sounds of confusion from behind me as our collective terror rose. I remember seeing the guardrail split, then a cluster of trees smacking against the front windshield. While we were airborne my eyes met with our driver’s. I knew then that we each shared the same look on our face; and I won’t soon forget it. We had spent enough time in the air to appreciate, make peace with and accept a fate we thought inevitable, and we looked at one another with a horribly silent “goodbye” in our eyes.More...
After being in a van crash in the U.K. last week, Baroness has now checked in with the following update thanking fans for their support:
"Thank you to all of you who have been sending the tidal wave of positivity our way. We are uplifted by its sheer magnitude, and power. Every single one of you is making our days and nights easier and our recovery quicker.
"Thank you all so much, we are truly lucky to have such incredible people on our side. A sincere and heartfelt thank you from each of us to each of you. Please note: Pete is already back in the United States." More...
After Baroness was in a bush crash yesterday, the band has now issued the following update:
"The band members of Baroness and their crew are recovering from injuries sustained after their tour bus crashed outside of Bath, England early on Wednesday morning.
"John Baizley has broken his left arm and left leg. Allen Blickle and Matt Maggioni each suffered fractured vertebrae. All three remain in the hospital as of this writing. Pete Adams has been treated and released from the hospital.
"Three of the five crew members who were on the bus have also been treated and released. One member is still undergoing testing. The driver of the bus remains in critical condition.
"Please stay tuned for further updates. Thank you for all the support during this extremely difficult time."
A tour bus carrying the members of the band Baroness skidded off of a sheer 30 foot viaduct in Bath after hours of heavy rain on the A36 at Brassknocker Hill in Bath at around 11.30 GMT this morning. Nine people were taken to the hospital, two with serious injuries.
Baroness had just played a gig in Bristol and was on the way to a show at Talking Heads in Southampton when the wreck occured. An air ambulance, police, twelve fire trucks and four ambulances were deployed to the scene, which closed down the entire road. We will bring you more details on this as they emerge. Read the full article here. More...
Baroness, which recently released new album "Yellow & Green" (reviewed here), recorded a four-song BBC Session while in London earlier this month. Listeners can tune in via the BBC website at this location.
The set, which includes "Take My Bones Away," "March to the Sea," "Cocainium," and "The Line Between," was recorded at Maida Vale Studios in London on July 13th.
The official live music video for "Take My Bones Away" also premieres today on Rolling Stone's website here.
Baroness is in the midst of a seven-week trek across Europe, and a North American tour for fall will be announced soon. Tour dates are: More...
At Metallica's Orion Fest, Metal Injection asked members of The Black Dahlia Murder, Kyng, Baroness, Black Tusk, Red Fang, Charred Walls of the Damned, Liturgy, Thy Will Be Done, Landmine Marathon, and Don Jamison if they could collaborate with any artist outside of their genre, in the vein of Metallica's collaboration with Lou Reed on Lulu, who would it be?
Fun Fun Fun Fest has announced its finalized lineup for 2012. In addition to headliners Run-DMC, Refused, Santigold and David Cross, who appear on genre-related, color-coded stages, the festival features a Black Stage devoted to heavier acts. Some of these acts include Tomahawk, Turbonegro, Earth, Napalm Death, Against Me, Between The Buried & Me, Municipal Waste and many more (see the complete lineup below). More...
With a week until its release, Baroness's "Yellow & Green" album (due out via Relapse on July 17th), is streaming in its entirety via NPR.com here.
"We can do something this year that we were completely incapable of doing last year," Baroness's John Baizley tells NPR in the accompanying interview which goes on to describe "Yellow & Green" as "a lyrically introspective and musically expansive work" and says "there's an embarrassment of melodic and riff-based riches" on the double-album.
Baroness is currently in Europe for a seven-week tour with upcoming performances at Pukkelpop and the Oya Festival. The band's next U.S. date is a free show at the House of Vans in Brooklyn on Aug. 29. Tour dates are: More...
Baroness take fans behind-the-scenes with a new third video clip focused on the recording session from the band's impending release of "Yellow & Green" (Relapse, July 17th). Check out the clip below. Baroness is currently in Europe for a seven-week tour, with full dates available after the jump.
The Metal Injection team was on hand at the Orion Fest, and with the Independence Day holiday today in the United States, they asked members of Red Fang, The Sword, Black Tusk, The Black Dahlia Murder, Baroness, Charred Walls of the Damned, Kyng, Landmine Marathon, Thy Will Be Done and Don Jamison about the most metal way to celebrate America's birthday. Check out the video clip below or over at Metal Injection here. More...
Savannah, Georgia's Baroness posted a second new song online entitled "Eula." The song is taken from the forthcoming new double length release "Yellow & Green," which is due to drop on July 17th, 2012 via Relapse Records in the following formats: 2CD/Deluxe 2CD/2xLP/Deluxe 2xLP/digital download.
The band is also streaming the track "Take My Bones Away," which can be heard over at this location.
The track listing for "Yellow & Green" is as follows:
1. Yellow Theme
2. Take My Bones Away
3. March to the Sea
4. Little Things
7. Back Where I Belong
8. Sea Lungs
9. Eula More...
The second behind-the-scenes clip from Baroness's recording of "Yellow & Green" is available now via Paste Magazine. You can check out the video clip below to find personal insights from the band on the expanded musical palette present on the new album.
"We knew change was coming," singer/guitarist John Baizley says at the clip opens, with the band members addressing the freedom they felt during the recording of the double-disc album. The six-minute video focuses on the recording of "March to the Sea," which was recently released as an iTunes single. A stream of the song is available here.
"Yellow & Green" will be released via Relapse Records on July 17th.
Recently, Georgia hard rockers Baroness posted a new track, "Take My Bones Away" on its Bandcamp page. That song will be on the new eighteen-song album "Yellow & Green," which will be released via Relapse Records on July 17th.
Baroness is heading out on a large European tour this summer, with a couple of American festival dates slated for early autumn. Below is a list of the dates:
Jul 20 Milhoes de Festa Barcelos, Portugal
Jul 22 Apolo 2 Barcelona, Spain
Jul 25 Räucherkammer Wiesbaden, Germany
Jul 26 Sommercasino Basel, Switzerland
Jul 27 Dynamo Zurich, Switzerland
Jul 28 Viper Theatre Florence Fi, Italy
Jul 30 Arena Civica Milan, Italy
Aug 01 59to1 Munich, Germany
Aug 03 Klub 007 Prague, Czech Republic
Aug 04 OFF Festival Katowice, Poland
Aug 05 Magnet Berlin, Germany
Aug 06 Logo Hamburg, Germany
Aug 09 Oya Festival Oslo, Norway
Aug 12 Westcoast Bar Margate, United Kingdom
Aug 13 Corporation Sheffield, United Kingdom
Aug 14 The Fleece Bristol, United Kingdom
Aug 15 Talking Heads Southampton, United Kingdom
Aug 17 Pukkelpop Hasselt, Belgium
Aug 18 Highfield Festival Leipzig, Germany
Aug 19 Area4 Festival Lüdinghausen, Germany
Sep 06 Hopscotch Music Festival Durham, NC
Oct 27 The Fest 11 Gainesville, FL