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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 Baroness album. After their horrible bus accident in 2012, half the band handed in their resignations, and leader John Baizley was severely physically mangled. As he wrote of his memory of… More »

By: 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 horrible bus accident that left them physically and psychically shattered — but that doesn’t sate one’s hunger to hear more of the Virginia band’s dizzying twin-guitar pyrotechnics and epic sludge… More »

By: 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 claims that he did so by playing along with the music of Townes Van Zandt, the great country-folk singer-songwriter who died in 1997. At last year’s SXSW, Baizley returned to… More »

By: 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 Death Cab For Cutie playing their now 10-year-old LP Transatlanticism start to finish. Our photographer Alex Crick caught those acts and a bunch more; check out his pics in the… More »

By: 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 — fuck it, triple — in the case of this new live video by the recently recovered Baroness. It opens with the massive crowd chanting “Welcome Back” as frontman John Baizley… More »

By: 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 group. It was also the band’s first show with a new line-up: Nick Jost on bass and Sebastian Thomson on drums. Below, watch fan footage of the first song the… More »

By: Liz Pelly / May 25, 2013 - 1:44 pm

Q&A: Baroness Frontman John Dyer Baizley On His Recovery Albums, Performing Solo, And Returning To The Road

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 »

By: Justin M. Norton / April 1, 2013 - 11:48 am

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 very loud acts — KEN Mode, Full Of Hell, Pallbearer — and one pretty quiet one: John Baizley of Baroness, playing (mostly) solo, doing some Townes Van Zandt covers, some… More »

By: 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 dates and confront their own existence. But they’re slowly climbing back — first came a fantastic video featuring mastermind John Dyer Baizley and guitarist Peter Adams performing a gorgeous acoustic… More »

By: 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 least you won’t die before watching Taylor Swift’s version of a Lana Del Rey video. Because that’s what Stereogum’s readership wants, right? T-Swizzy doing LDR? Check out our picks below. More »

By: 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 numerous members of the band and crew with serious injuries, canceling the rest of their tour dates for the year. The accident left the band unable to perform behind their… More »

By: 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 with serious injuries. Details of the accident had thus far been spare, but today, Baroness frontman John Dyer Baizley published a lengthy essay on the subject. It would be insane… More »

By: 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 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… More »

By: 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. Among them: Björk, A$AP Rocky, the Stone Roses, Chromatics, Baroness, Bon Iver, Odd Future, Florence + The Machine, and Frank Ocean, who ended his set after four songs due to… More »

By: 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 us the video for rip-roaring lead single “Take My Bones Away.” For this one, Jimmy Hubbard filmed the band on tour, capturing as much of their live show as possible. More »

By: 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 at the same time. Debut LP Red Album brought sledgehammer riff-churns, but it married them to a sense of reaching-for-infinity melodic lift that few other underground metal bands even attempt,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 17, 2012 - 2:35 pm

Stream Baroness Yellow & Green

On their new album Yellow & Green, the Philly-via-Savannah stoner-metal swamp monsters in Baroness have crafted a 75-minute monster of a double album, one that roams all around the boundaries of the band’s sound. We’ve already heard a few tracks from this ferocious achievement of an album — “Take My Bones Away,” “March To TheMore »

By: Tom Breihan / July 10, 2012 - 3:59 pm

Baroness’s John Baizley On Six Influential Album Covers

John Dyer Baizley is probably best known as the frontman of Savannah, GA’s Baroness, but his visual artwork is arguably even more famous than his music. Among his other pursuits, for years now Baizley has been producing some of the most unique, intriguing, stylish, and bizarre album covers in the world (including, of course, all… More »

By: Michael Nelson / June 27, 2012 - 1:38 pm

Baroness – “Eula”

There’s probably no album this year that will face more contention than Baroness’s Yellow & Green. (That Lana Del Rey album came out last year, right? No?) The third track to be released from the Savannah, GA quartet’s forthcoming double-LP is also the furthest they have veered from metal to date (including the transitional track… More »

By: Michael Nelson / June 26, 2012 - 2:45 pm

Baroness – “March To The Sea”

I didn’t go to the Meshuggah/Baroness/Decapitated show when it came through town — I’ve never been a huge Meshuggah guy, honestly — but my friend Aaron did, and as he recalls it, Baroness were not received well by those in attendance.

“There were a lot of shouts of ‘PLAY SOME FUCKING METAL,'” Aaro… More »

By: Michael Nelson / June 12, 2012 - 5:20 pm
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