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Baroness

Baroness is a sludge metal band from Savannah, Georgia, known for embracing the ferocity and sharp technique of new- millenniummetalwhile alsointegrating melodic accents and intelligent guitar work that suggests the influence of indie rock and post-metal. The grouphasshared the stage withmany of the biggest names in modern metal, including Mastodon, Lamb of God, Opeth, HighonFire, ...read more

Baroness is a sludge metal band from Savannah, Georgia, known for embracing the ferocity and sharp technique of new- millenniummetalwhile alsointegrating melodic accents and intelligent guitar work that suggests the influence of indie rock and post-metal. The grouphasshared the stage withmany of the biggest names in modern metal, including Mastodon, Lamb of God, Opeth, HighonFire, Torche,Kylesa, Intronaut, and many more. Baroness was formed in 2003 by vocalist, guitarist and bandleader John Dyer Baizley, guitarist Tim Loose, bassist SummerWelch,anddrummer AllenBlickle. After releasing two EPs through local label Hyperrealist Records, Loose left the band, replaced by drummerAllenBlickle's brother Brian. In2007, the band signed on to Relapse Records, already known for launching the careers of similarly-mindedactssuch as Mastodon and High ofFire. Baroness' Phillip Cope-produced debut, "Red Album", was released in September2007.Thealbum was received well by the metal communityand sold modestly well. Brian Blickle parted ways with the band a year after thealbum'srelease, and was replaced by Pete Adams. Baroness enlisted respected indie producer John Congleton for their second studio album, 2009's "Blue Record". It was widely regardedasanimprovement over their debut, and peaked at #117 in the American charts. Baroness spent the next year playing a series of high-profileshows,including appearances at Coachella, Bonnaroo, and the Australian Soundware Festival, as well as an opening gig forMetallicaalongside Lamb of God. Founding bassist Summer Welch quit just before the band began work on their third album. Unable to find a replacement in time, Baizleyhadtoassume bass duties while Baroness was in the studio. The double album "Yellow and Green" arrived in July of 2012. Moremoody&subduedthan theirprevious work, "Yellow and Green" marked a stylistic departure for Baroness, it became their highest-selling releaseby a widemargin due to its appealacross multiple genres. Baroness, joined by replacement bassist Matthew Maggioni, embarked on tour ofEurope,where the new album was charting inseveral countries. However, less than a month into the tour, the band's tour bus fell morethan30 feetoff a viaduct near Bath, England. The accidentcrushed Baizely's left hand, an injury that required an 8-hour reconstructive surgeryand a 2-week stay in a Bath hospital. Several crew members alsoreceived serious injuries, and Blickle and Maggioni both sufferedfracturedvertebrae, and left the band as a result. With only 2 members remaining andBaizley facing months of grueling physical therapy in anattemptto fully regain use of his left arm and hand, the future of Baroness was momentarily inquestion, until Baizley posted a letter toBaroness’website stating “Baroness doesn’t stop because we got hurt on the way to work.”, and that the crashhad only made the band “moreresoluteand passionate about our music than ever.”In spring 2013, the band recruited bassist/keyboardist Nick Jostand drummerSebastianThompson (formerly of Trans Am) and announced a 2013 US headlining tour. After over 2 years of international touring, Baroness announced their fourth album, Purple, would be released on their own newlyformedlabel,Abraxan Hymns. The album was released in December 2015 to critical acclaim and strong sales. « hide

Similar Bands: Mastodon, Kylesa, Opeth, High on Fire, Torche

LPs
Purple
2015

3.8
609 Votes
Yellow and Green
07/17/2012

3.6
1,003 Votes
Blue Record
2009

3.9
1,495 Votes
Red Album
2007

3.9
1,423 Votes
EPs
Second
2005

3.6
190 Votes
First
2004

3.7
204 Votes
Live Albums
Live at Maida Vale
07/23/2013

3.6
21 Votes
Compilations
First & Second
2008

3.9
80 Votes

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