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A few weeks back, I came across the following YouTube video. It’s an 8-bit, early video game-style rendition of “Chapel Of Ghouls,” one of death-metal greats Morbid Angel’s signature tunes. As you can imagine, it sounds pretty weird, especially if you know the original:… More »

It’s Friday leading into Labor Day Weekend, and New York City feels like a ghost town — like half the place has already emptied out, and the other half is hurriedly trying to wrap up whatever it is they’re working on so they don’t get stuck in too much traffic this afternoon. Pretty soon those… More »

Baroness announced a summer tour today, the first proper domestic jaunt to promote Yellow & Green, the double album that received critical raves and introduced the band to a much wider audience. Normally, this would be another in a series of summer tour announcements. However, this is the first tour for Baroness since a busMore »

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Baroness – “Chlorine & Wine” Video

After the triumph their 2012 album Yellow & Green and the trial of their devastating tour-bus crash, Baroness are coming back later this year with…
Tom Breihan | September 24, 2015 - 1:39 pm

Baroness – “Chlorine & Wine” + Purple Album Details

In July's Black Market, we noted that the back half of 2015 is gonna be filthy with notable metal albums. I'm personally excited about Horrendous'…
Michael Nelson | August 28, 2015 - 9:12 am

Baroness Are Recording With Dave Fridmann

Georgia sludge-prog giants Baroness were high on our list of 2015's most-anticipated albums, but there was a real chance 2015 wouldn't bring a new Barone…
Michael Nelson | June 10, 2015 - 7:07 pm

Valkyrie – “Wintry Plains” (Stereogum Premiere)

It's been too long since Baroness' last album, 2012's Yellow & Green. The delay is totally understandable, of course -- Baroness were involved in a…
Michael Nelson | April 27, 2015 - 10:37 am

John Baizley & Katie Jones – “If I Needed You” (Townes Van Zandt Cover)

When he was recovering from his band's horrific bus crash in 2012, Baroness frontman John Baizley had to relearn how to play guitar, and he…
Tom Breihan | February 6, 2014 - 9:26 am

Photos: Bumbershoot 2013

Over 100,000 fans hit the Seattle Center for this year’s Bumbershoot over Labor Day weekend. Performers included Kendrick Lamar, MGMT, Fun., Heart, Gary Numan, and…
Miles Bowe | September 3, 2013 - 2:53 pm

Baroness – “March To The Sea” Live Video

As great as a showy music video can be, sometimes it's far more satisfying to see live footage. You'll realize that that goes double --…
Miles Bowe | August 28, 2013 - 12:42 pm

Watch Baroness Play First Full-Band Song Since Accident

Last night, Baroness played their first show as a full band since a bus accident in England last August that injured every member of the…
Liz Pelly | May 25, 2013 - 1:44 pm

Bassist, Drummer Leave Baroness

The last night at SXSW, while everyone else was seeing Prince and Justin Timberlake, I went to the Invisible Oranges showcase, which was loaded with…
Michael Nelson | March 25, 2013 - 5:18 pm

Baroness – “March To The Sea” Video

The excellent Georgia metal quartet Baroness found their triumphant 2012 cut short by a harrowing bus accident that left them hospitalized, forced to cancel tour…
Michael Nelson | January 17, 2013 - 12:42 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of the Week

People don't tend to save their best music videos, so this is a thinner list than most. But if the world does end today, at…
Tom Breihan | December 21, 2012 - 1:53 pm

Baroness – “Stretchmarker” Acoustic

One of music's most heartbreaking stories of 2012 came in August, when the tour bus carrying Georgia metal band Baroness crashed in the UK, leaving…
Michael Nelson | December 17, 2012 - 5:06 pm

Baroness Detail Bus Accident

On 8/15, the excellent Georgia metal band Baroness was involved in a terrible bus accident that left numerous members of the band and their crew…
Michael Nelson | October 2, 2012 - 1:45 pm

Baroness Bus Crash Injures Nine

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…
Tom Breihan | August 15, 2012 - 10:57 am

Øyafestivalen 2012 In Photos

The always-eclectic Øya collected dozens of big name international acts and local bands to Oslo’s Medieval Park and neighboring clubs over four days last week.
Scott Lapatine | August 14, 2012 - 12:56 pm

Baroness – “Take My Bones Away” Video

Last week, Georgia swamp monsters Baroness won Album Of The Week for their huge, ambitious, generally very badass double-LP Yellow & Green. Today, they give…
Tom Breihan | July 24, 2012 - 10:38 am

Album Of The Week: Baroness Yellow & Green

Even amidst the ridiculously fertile and fun Georgia metal scene, Baroness have always stood out because they've figured out how to be heavy and approachable…
Tom Breihan | July 17, 2012 - 2:35 pm