As Pitchfork points out, ITV reports that the great Georgia metal band Baroness, who made the year’s best metal album with Yellow & Green, were touring in England today when their bus crashed near Bath. The bus fell 30 feet over a viaduct, trapping two people inside. Firefighters freed those two, and two of the passengers, presumably those two, are being treated for “serious” injuries. Seven others are also being treated for minor injuries. This is obviously a scary situation, and hopefully everyone comes out of it OK.
Baroness released the following update on their Facebook page:
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.