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BARONESS – Release Limited Edition “Live at Maida Vale BBC – Vol. II” For Record Store Day’s Black Friday

Posted in Hard Rock, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on October 7, 2020 by Metal Odyssey

Oct. 7, 2020 – Baroness release Live at Maida Vale BBC – Vol. II, a limited edition vinyl release featuring four tracks from the band’s Fall 2019 session at the famed London studio, as part of this year’s Record Store Day Black Friday event (Nov. 27, Abraxan Hymns).

Live at Maida Vale BBC – Vol. II track list:

  1. Throw Me An Anchor
  2. Borderlines
  3. I’m Already Gone
  4. Tourniquet/Can Oscura

The EP was recorded during the band’s European tour in support of Gold & Grey, with Baroness joining BBC Radio 1 Rock Show host Daniel P. Carter and producer Simon Askew at Maida Vale Studios on Sept. 27. Live at Maida Vale BBC – Vol II features black splatter vinyl with an etched b-side, custom artwork created by Baroness’ John Baizley and will retail for $23.98.

Baroness released Live at Maida Valle – BBC in 2013, following the band’s Yellow & Green tour. Pitchfork said the four-song offering “displayed the same grit and drive for which Baroness first garnered acclaim,” while PopMatters said the collection “crackles with energy.”

The band’s most recent release, Gold & Grey (http://smarturl.it/baroness-goldandgrey) arrived in June of 2019 with Stereogum saying the collection “is the best thing Baroness has ever done… a masterpiece,” NME declaring it “a work of art in the truest sense of the word “ and NPR, noting the synchronicity between Baroness’ music and imagery, observing that “Gold & Grey feels like a callback to the heyday of the rock album as art object.” The 17-track release debuted atop Billboard’s Hard Rock Albums Sales and Independent Albums’ Charts and found the band gracing the covers of both Revolver and Kerrang! magazines. The band documented the album’s creation in a series of videos, dubbed “Making Gold & Grey” (https://smarturl.it/makinggoldandgrey).

With Baroness’ 2020 tour schedule canceled, the four-piece released “Tourniquet (Socially Distant)” in April, offering fans a new, stirring rendition of the song (https://youtu.be/HeZw2W2L4Ss) and a message of hope: “Be safe. Be good to each other. Act with personal and civic responsibility. We’ll see you again soon.” The band convened last month for a livestream event that saw them perform Gold & Grey live in its entirety for the first time ever. Metal Insider said the special performance was “mesmerizing, emotional and, perhaps, the band at its creative height thus far.”

photo courtesy of Baroness

About BARONESS:

The GRAMMY® Award nominated Baroness is John Baizley (vocals/guitar), Gina Gleason (guitar), Nick Jost (bass) and Sebastian Thomson (drums). The Philadelphia-meets-New York based band have grown to be one of rock music’s most critically-revered as well as one of the most inventive artists of the modern era with each release in their kaleidoscopic canon seeing the band further defining their unique musical vantage point. Baroness’ catalog of studio recordings is: Gold & Grey (2019), Purple (2015), Yellow & Green (2012), Blue Record (2009), Red Album (2007), A Grey Sigh in a Flower Husk (Split LP, 2007), Second (EP, 2004) and First (EP, 2004).

BARONESS – Gold & Grey Tour Dates Announced For Mexico And South America

Posted in Hard Rock, Music, music news, news, rock concerts, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on April 1, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

BARONESS have announced their Gold & Grey Tour in Mexico and South America for this June. Tickets become available HERE on Friday, April 5 at 10amET.

LONG LIVE BARONESS.

STONE.

BARONESS – New Album GOLD & GREY Out June 14th – Listen To New Single “Borderlines” NOW!

Posted in Hard Rock, Metal, Music, music news, news, rock bands, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on March 18, 2019 by Metal Odyssey

From: Baroness Newsletter:

Our new album Gold & Grey is out June 14 and our new song “Borderlines” is out now, via Abraxan Hymns.

You can pre-order Gold & Grey HERE and get an instant download of “Borderlines,” which you can listen to everywhere HERE. Limited run vinyl is available in the Baroness store.

Our goal is, was, and will always be to write increasingly superior, more honest and compelling songs, and to develop a more unique and challenging sound. I’m sure we have just finished our best, most adventurous album to date. We dug incredibly deep, challenged ourselves and recorded a record I’m positive we could never again replicate. I consider myself incredibly fortunate to know Sebastian, Nick and Gina as both my bandmates and my friends. They have pushed me to become a better songwriter, musician and vocalist. We’re all extremely excited for this release, which includes quite a few “firsts” for the band, and we’re thrilled to be back on tour to play these psychotic songs for our fans. Expect some surprises.

GOLD & GREY – TRACKLISTING:

  1. Front Toward Enemy
  2. I’m Already Gone
  3. Seasons
  4. Sevens
  5. Tourniquet
  6. Anchor’s Lament
  7. Throw Me an Anchor
  8. I’d Do Anything
  9. Blankets of Ash
  10. Emmet – Radiating Light
  11. Cold-Blooded Angels
  12. Crooked Mile
  13. Broken Halo
  14. Can Oscura
  15. Borderlines
  16. Assault on East Falls
  17. Pale Sun

LONG LIVE BARONESS.

STONE.

BARONESS – ANNOUNCE NEW U.S. TOUR DATES

Posted in Hard Rock, Music, music news, news, rock music with tags , , , , on June 13, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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Photo credit: Jimmy Hubbard

AFTERSHOCK, HOPSCOTCH, ROCK ALLEGIANCE, HOUSTON OPEN AIR AND PSYCHO LAS VEGAS FESTIVAL PERFORMANCES

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PHILADELPHIA, June 13, 2016  – Baroness, who just wrapped up an extensive North American tour in support of their most recent album, Purple, return to the road this summer, kicking off a new round of U.S. dates on Aug. 12 at The Howard Theater in Washington, D.C..

The six-week outing includes stops at a number of festivals including Hopscotch, Houston Open Air, Psycho Las Vegas and Monster Energy Rock Allegiance. The band recently confirmed a spot on the Oct. 22 date of the Aftershock Festival as well. Footage from the Baroness’ recent performance at Sasquatch! Music Festival can be seen here:

https://www.yahoo.com/music/baroness-morningstar-162824660.html.

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“The cathartic experience of playing live music has not changed over the 13 years of performing,” John Baizley said in a recent interview with the SF Weekly. “But the sense of relief and release I feel as an adult is as intense, if not more than, when I was younger.  The response to this record has been really, really overwhelming. There have been some pretty dramatic changes in the way that our audiences react to our songs, and I couldn’t be happier about that.”

Tickets for all non-festival performances are on-sale this Friday at 10 am local time with pre-sales available tomorrow at 12 pm eastern via http://www.yourbaroness.com. Pallbearer opens on all non-festival dates.

Tour Dates:

July 4  Bogota, Colombia  Rock Al Parque

August 12 Washington, DC The Howard Theater
August 13 Northampton, MA Pearl Street Ballroom
August 14 New York, NY Webster Hall
August 16 Providence, RI Fete Ballroom
August 17 Buffalo, NY Waiting Room
August 19 Cleveland, OH House of Blues
August 20 Detroit, MI St. Andrew’s Hall
August 21 Chicago, IL The Metro
August 23 Minneapolis, MN The Varsity Theatre
August 24 Lawrence, KS The Granada Theatre
August 26 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theatre
August 27 Phoenix, AZ Club Crescent
August 28 Las Vegas, NV Psycho Las Vegas
August 30 San Diego, CA The Observatory Northpark
August 31 Tucson, AZ The Rock
September 2 Dallas, TX Granada Theatre
September 3 Memphis, TN New Daisy Theatre
September 4 Baton Rouge, LA The Varsity Theatre
September 6 Orlando, FL The Beachum Theater
September 7 Tampa, FL State Theater
September 8 – 10 Raleigh, NC Hopscotch Music Festival
September 9 Charleston, SC The Music Farm
September 17 Chester, PA Monster Energy Rock Allegiance Festival
September 24 – 25 Houston, TX Houston Open Air
October 22 Sacramento, CA Aftershock Festival

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Purple was released on Dec. 18 via the band’s own Abraxan Hymns label. The Dave Fridmann (The Flaming Lips, Mercury Rev) produced album has been universally praised with Pitchfork saying Purple features “some of the biggest, strong songs Baroness has ever written,” Entertainment Weekly calling the album “their finest release yet,” Rolling Stone Australia dubbing it “the most dynamic, robust guitar album this year,” Mojo echoing those sentiments, saying “Baroness have delivered their masterpiece: an album grounding their cosmic heaviosity with earthbound, compelling drama,” and German magazine Visions declaring “the quasi-comeback Purple is their best album to date.”

Purple and the songs from the album also landed on a number of year-end best of lists with “Shock Me” coming in at #10 on Entertainment Weekly’s Top 40 Songs of 2015, Pitchfork awarding it #6 on their Best Metal Albums of 2015 round-up and Rolling Stone placing the release at #7 on their 20 Best Metal Albums of 2015.

For more BARONESS:

http://www.yourbaroness.com
http://www.facebook.com/yourbaroness
http://www.twitter.com/yourbaroness
http://www.youtube.com/baronessmusic
http://www.instagram.com/yourbaroness

 

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BARONESS – Announce Performances At Local Record Stores

Posted in Hard Rock, Metal, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , on November 6, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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We are going to do a few performances at local record stores on our upcoming tour. Pre-order a copy of Purple at the store to guarantee entry and also receive a limited edition signed lithograph of Purple artwork. All tour information can be found at YourBaroness.com/tour.

Today we have shared “Just Jost” [Making Purple], the 6th episode in the series, which can be seen at Bass Player Magazine. Episodes 1-5 can be seen on our YouTube channel.

Our new album Purple comes out via our own Abraxan Hymns label. Pre-orders are available at iTunes and Amazon in addition to the Deluxe bundles.

– Baroness

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BARONESS ANNOUNCE FALL TOUR; SHARE “CHLORINE & WINE” VIDEO

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on September 24, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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Photo credit: Jimmy Hubbard

PURPLE SET FOR DEC. 18th RELEASE; PRE-ORDER BUNDLES AVAILABLE NOW

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PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 24, 2015 – Baroness, who recently announced the release of their fourth album, Purple (Dec. 18, Abraxan Hymns), launch their first U.S. tour in support of the ten-song album with a round of intimate performances beginning Nov. 27 at the Ace of Cups in Columbus, Ohio.

“We’ve been off tour for too long,” said John Baizley. “It’s time for Baroness to start playing shows in the U.S. again. We’re doing a short run through the eastern half of the States, in small clubs, getting our new songs stage ready for 2016. Who knows, maybe we’ll even throw in a few songs from the very early EPs and albums. See you soon…”

In conjunction with the tour announcement, the band have unveiled the official music video for “Chlorine & Wine” via their website (www.yourbaroness.com). The clip, which was directed by Jimmy Hubbard, gives fans a raw, behind-the-scenes peek into the making of the song, including footage of Baroness writing and rehearsing the track as well as recording at producer Dave Fridmann’s Tarbox Road Studios.

Click the link to view the official video for Chlorine & Wine or watch below: https://youtu.be/DnYO7iQfQDQ.

A European outing kicked off the band’s live dates in support of Purple, with slots at both the Reading and Leeds Festivals, saw the first live performance of “Chlorine & Wine.” Baroness also joined Metallica for the Sept. 16 opening at the Centre Videotron in Quebec.

Dates for the band’s forthcoming U.S. tour are listed below, tickets are on-sale now via http://www.yourbaroness.com/tour.

November 27 Columbus, OH Ace of Cups
November 28 Chicago, IL Beat Kitchen
November 29 Madison, WI Frequency
December 1 St. Louis, MO The Demo
December 2 Lawrence, KS Jackpot Music Hall
December 4 Oklahoma City, OK 89th Street Collective
December 5 Dallas, TX Double Wide
December 6 Austin, TX Mohawk
December 8 Houston, TX Rudyard’s
December 9 New Orleans, LA Gasa Gasa
December 11 Gainesville, FL 8-BIT Bar
December 12 Savannah, GA The Jinx
December 13 Atlanta, GA The Earl
December 15 Chapel Hill, NC Local 506
December 16 Richmond, VA Strange Matter
December 18 Baltimore, MD Metro Gallery
December 19 Philadelphia, PA Johnny Brenda’s
December 20 Brooklyn, NY Saint Vitus Bar

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Pre-order packages for Purple, which feature an instant download of “Chlorine & Wine” as well as a limited edition colored vinyl version of the new album, two picture discs, t-shirts and other unique items are available now via this link: http://smarturl.it/dpurple.

Digital pre-orders, which also include an instant download of “Chlorine & Wine,” are available via iTunes (http://smarturl.it/ipurple), Amazon (http://smarturl.it/apurple) and Google Play (http://smarturl.it/gpurple).

Yellow & Green landed atop most 2012 year-end lists with Entertainment Weekly awarding the release the #1 spot on their best Metal albums round-up and saying “’Take My Bones Away’ hit harder and popped sharper than anything on rock radio in a decade. The double album was similarly lauded by Decibel (#2), Pitchfork (#3), Revolver (#4), Village Voice (#6), Spin (#6) and the BBC (#13).

Baroness is John Baizley (guitar, vocals), Pete Adams (guitar, vocals), Nick Jost (bass, keyboards) and Sebastian Thomson (drums).

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Source: Speakeasy PR & Marketing

For more info on BARONESS:

www.yourbaroness.com

www.facebook.com/yourbaroness

www.twitter.com/yourbaroness

www.youtube.com/baronessmusic

www.instagram.com/yourbaroness

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BARONESS RELEASE LIVE VIDEO FOR “MARCH TO THE SEA” VIA VEVO

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock news, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news, rock videos with tags , , , , , on August 27, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Photo Credit: Doug Seymour

CLIP FROM BAND’S FIRST LIVE PERFORMANCE OF 2013

Aug. 27, 2013, Philadelphia – Baroness has unveiled a live video for March To The Sea via Vevo (http://youtu.be/m3UgeEbI028), which was filmed at the Union Transfer in singer/guitar player John Baizley’s adopted hometown of Philadelphia.

The four-minute clip, which opens with the enthusiastic crowd chanting “welcome back” to the obviously emotional band, highlights Baroness’ first live performance following the well-documented accident that left the band members severely injured.

Baroness has been on the road steadily since May, having performed at several festivals including Bonnaroo, Orion Music + More, Lollapalooza and most recently FYF Fest. Entertainment Weekly described the band’s Lollapalooza performance as “a volcanic eruption of thick riffs, spry solos, and wicked vocal bellows” while Rolling Stone’s FYF Fest review highlighted Baroness’ “feats of stunning metal artistry.” The band wraps up their North American tour dates on Sept. 6 at KISW’s Pain in the Grass before heading to Europe in late September as well as trekking to Australia in February for the Soundwave Festival.

FOR A COMPLETE BARONESS TOUR SCHEDULE, CLICK ON LINK BELOW:

http://baronessmusic.com/tour/

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Purchase the new Baroness album, Yellow & Green, here:

http://smarturl.it/YellowandGreeniTunes

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BARONESS – Add Additional Tour Dates For 2013; Band Share Candid Behind-The-Scenes Video

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock albums, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, Metal, metal music, Music, rock concerts, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on May 14, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Photo Credit – Doug Seymour

Philadelphia – Baroness have added an additional leg to their 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 where they share their thoughts on the Summer 2012 tour bus accident and reveal the first rehearsal footage with Nick Jost (bass) and Sebastian Thomson (drums). Watch below:

Baroness has a full summer ahead of them with their headlining dates kicking off on May 24 at Union Transfer in Philadelphia and upcoming stops at Chaos in Tejas, The Orion Festival, Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza and Heavy Mtl.

Baroness announced their eagerly awaited return to the road in early April with guitar player Pete Adams saying: “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!”

Inter Arma opens May 25 & 26; True Widow opens May 28 – 31; Coliseum opens June 4 to 15; Royal Thunder opens on headlining dates from Aug. 1 to Sept. 4

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Tickets for the additional dates are on-sale this Friday at 10 am local time except Denver, which is on-sale Saturday at 10 am.

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Baroness was sidelined when their tour bus plunged off a viaduct in the Bath area of England on Aug. 15, leaving the band and crew members with a variety of serious injuries. Yellow & Green had been released less than a month when the accident happened, and with just four shows remaining in the six-week trek before the band could return home to enjoy the praise that was being heaped upon the double-album. Singer/guitar player Baizley suffered extensive injuries, which, at one point, clouded the future of both the band and his return to music.

In October, after an unprecedented outpouring from fans, peers and friends, Baizley posted an open letter in which he painfully recounted the horrific crash (http://baronessmusic.com/update-from-baroness/), ending the ten-paragraph note with a fierce determination to return to music and touring.  By December, a clip of Baizley and Adams performing an acoustic rendition of “Stretchmarker” was posted on the Baroness website (http://baronessmusic.com/a-message-from-john-stretchmark-video/) with a brief note that started with “Simply put: it’s time to get back to it.”  With that, Baroness’s return to touring was not a matter of if but when.  Adams and Baizley made their first public appearance with a performance in late January at Decibel Magazine’s 100th issue celebration in Philadelphia.  Earlier this month, Baizley ventured to SXSW for a solo performance at Invisible Oranges/Brooklyn Vegan’s showcase as well as pair of art exhibits (Baizley’s art can be viewed at www.aperfectmonster.com).

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Yellow & Green has garnered enormous praise and landed on various best of and year-end lists worldwide including reigning over Spin’s “20 Best Metal Albums of 2012,” iTunes awarding “Take My Bones Away” the distinction of the best metal song of the year, Metal Hammer Germany placing the release at #2 on their year-end list and BBC Music describing the album as a “nearly flawless collection” while giving Yellow & Green the #13 spot in their Top 25 albums of 2012.  The 18-track record also landed on year-end lists from Amazon (#46), Close Up Sweden (#4), Decibel (#2), Guitar World (#15), Loudwire (#4), Magnet (#12), Metal Hammer Norway (#4), Metal Hammer UK (#14), Paste (#47), Pitchfork (#27), PopMatters (#4), Revolver (#4), Stereogum (#18), Terrorizer (#2), Treble (#2), Village Voice (#6) and Visions Germany (#4).

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(Source: Speakeasy PR & Marketing)

For more info on BARONESS, click on the links below!

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http://www.baronessmusic.com

http://twitter.com/YourBaroness

http://www.youtube.com/baronessmusic

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BARONESS – RETURN TO THE ROAD FOR NORTH AMERICAN TOUR

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock news, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on April 1, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Photo Credit: Jimmy Hubbard

FIRST NORTH AMERICAN DATES SINCE RELEASE OF YELLOW & GREEN INCLUDES STOPS AT BONNAROO AND CHAOS IN TEJAS

Apr. 1, 2013, Philadelphia — Baroness’s first North American tour supporting their critically-acclaimed album, Yellow & Green, kicks off May 24 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 (http://baronessmusic.com/update-3/), adding that the pair’s departure is “not sensational” and “do[es] 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.

Yellow & Green tour dates:

May 24     Philadelphia, PA     Union Transfer

May 25     Baltimore, MD     Ram’s Head Live

May 26     Norfolk, VA     Jewish Mother

May 28     Charleston, SC     The Music Farm

May 29     Atlanta, GA     Center Stage

May 31     Dallas, TX     Trees

June 01     Austin, TX     Chaos in Tejas (Mohawk)

June 02     Houston, TX     Free Press Summer Festival

June 04     Lawrence, KS     Granada Theatre

June 05     St. Louis, MO     The Firebird

June 08     Grand Rapids, MI     The Pyramid Scheme

June 09     Madison, WI     The Majestic Theatre

June 11     Indianapolis, IN     Deluxe @ Old National Centre

June 12     Cincinnati, OH     Taft Ballroom

June 14     Pittsburgh, PA     Mr. Small’s

June 15     Huntington, WV     V Club

June 13 – 16     Manchester, TN     Bonnaroo (performance date to be announced soon)

August 10 – 11   Montreal, QC   Heavy MTL (performance date to be announced soon)

Inter Arma opens May 25 & 26; True Widow opens May 28 – 31; Coliseum opens June 4 to 15

Tickets for all headlining dates are on-sale Friday, Apr. 5 at 12 Noon eastern.

Baroness was sidelined when their tour bus plunged off a viaduct in the Bath area of England on Aug. 15, leaving the band and crew members with a variety of serious injuries. Yellow & Green had been released less than a month when the accident happened, and with just four shows remaining in the six-week trek before the band could return home to enjoy the praise that was being heaped upon the double-album.  Singer/guitar player Baizley suffered extensive injuries, which, at one point, clouded the future of both the band and his return to music.

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In October, after an unprecedented outpouring from fans, peers and friends, Baizley posted an open letter in which he painfully recounted the horrific crash (http://baronessmusic.com/update-from-baroness/), ending the ten-paragraph note with a fierce determination to return to music and touring. By December, a clip of Baizley and Adams performing an acoustic rendition of “Stretchmarker” was posted on the Baroness website (http://baronessmusic.com/a-message-from-john-stretchmark-video/) with a brief note that started with “Simply put: it’s time to get back to it.”

With that, Baroness’s return to touring was not a matter of if but when. Adams and Baizley made their first public appearance with a performance in late January at Decibel Magazine’s 100th issue celebration in Philadelphia. Earlier this month, Baizley ventured to SXSW for a solo performance at Invisible Oranges/Brooklyn Vegan’s showcase as well as pair of art exhibits (Baizley’s art can be viewed at www.aperfectmonster.com).

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BARONESS’ “MARCH TO THE SEA” VIDEO MONTAGE AVAILABLE VIA SPIN

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock albums, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock albums, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on January 17, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Photo Credit: Jimmy Hubbard

Philadelphia — Baroness have released a live montage for the song  March to the Sea via Spin (http://www.spin.com/articles/baroness-video-march-to-the-sea-yellow-and-green-tour). 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.”

Yellow & Green was released in July via Relapse Records and debuted at #30 on Billboard’s Top 200 Album chart.  The double-album was dubbed a “thrilling hard-rock epic” by Rolling Stone, the New York Times said the 18-track release included “a grand sprawl of riffs and ruminations” and Artist Direct, after awarding the band “Rock Band of the Year” honors said “they epitomize the spirit of the greats like Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath, while remaining wholly unique.  It’s something we need more of.  Baroness are everything that a rock band should be — and more.”

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As the year came to a close, Baroness dominated year-end lists with Entertainment Weekly and Spin both naming Yellow & Green their #1 Metal release of 2012 and iTunes awarding “Take My Bones Away” the distinction of best Metal song of the year.  Decibel (#2), Guitar World (#15), Loudwire (#4), Magnet (#12), Pitchfork (#3 on Metal Albums, #25 Best Albums of 2012), Revolver (#4), Stereogum (#18) and the Village Voice (#6) also gave the album top honors.

Internationally, the album fared similarly, receiving top honors from Terrorizer (#2), BBC Music (#13), Metal Hammer Germany (#4), Metal Hammer Norway (#4), Metal Hammer UK (#14), Close Up Sweden (#4) and Visions Germany (#4).

Stay tuned for more Baroness news.

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(Source: Speakeasy PR & Marketing)

For more info on BARONESS, click on the links below!

www.facebook.com/yourbaroness

www.baronessmusic.com

www.relapse.com

www.facebook.com/relapserecords

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BARONESS – Share Video Of John Baizley And Pete Adams Acoustic Performance

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on December 18, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

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Dec. 17, 2012, Philadelphia — Baroness’s John Baizley and Pete Adams share an acoustic performance of “Stretchmarker” via their website (www.baronessmusic.com).  The clip, recorded in Baizley’s Philadelphia art studio (www.aperfectmonster.com), marks the first performance the band members have shared since their horrific 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.

As odd as it might be for me to write these ‘updates’ after 10 years of personal silence on the internet, I feel that I owe everyone who’s voiced or given their support to  Baroness a brief synopsis of our situation and more importantly a heartfelt thanks.  Honestly, it has made this ordeal much easier on me.  What little publicity that surrounds our crash has given voice to so many people who have shared their own stories of injury, trauma and struggle with us, and has furthered my own faith in the communicative and universal strength of music.  As every singer on every stage has nightly said, ‘we wouldn’t be where we are without you.’  Thanks everyone.  We look forward to seeing you soon.  Here’s a short clip of a song we wrote.”

Baroness - Yellow & Green - promo covers!!

Yellow & Green, Baroness’s breakthrough double album, has garnered enormous praise on various best of and year-end lists worldwide including reigning over Spin’s “20 Best Metal Albums of 2012,” iTunes awarding “Take My Bones Away” the distinction of the best metal song of the year, Metal Hammer Germany placing the release at #2 on their year-end list and BBC Music describing the album as a “nearly flawless collection” while giving Yellow & Green the #13 spot in their Top 25 albums of 2012.  The 18-track record also landed on year-end lists from Amazon (#46), Close Up Sweden (#4), Decibel (#2), Guitar World (#15), Loudwire (#4), Magnet (#12), Metal Hammer Norway (#4), Metal Hammer UK (#14), Paste (#47), Pitchfork (#27), PopMatters (#4), Revolver (#4), Stereogum (#18), Terrorizer (#2), Treble (#2), Village Voice (#6) and Visions Germany (#4).

Baizley recently did a number of interviews where he discussed Baroness’s upcoming plans, telling Decibel Magazine:  “I have no doubt that within six months, we’ll be playing shows  again.”  The full interview can be read here and here.

Limited quantities of the Yellow & Green Deluxe 2xLP Hardbound Book Vinyl edition from the band’s personal collection are available via Baroness’s website (www.baronessmusic.com) with all proceeds going directly to the band.

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(Source: Speakeasy PR & Marketing)

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LONG LIVE BARONESS.

MUSIC HEALS.

Stone.

BARONESS ISSUE UPDATE – October 2nd, 2012

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on October 2, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

John Baizley of Baroness

www.baronessmusic.com

Oct. 2, 2012, Philadelphia — Baroness, in a letter to their fans, have issued their first post-accident update since August.  The statement, with new photos, is available via baronessmusic.com.

The four band members and five person crew suffered a variety of injuries in the harrowing Aug. 15 accident which saw the band’s bus plummet 30 feet down off of a viaduct outside of Bath, England. The East Coast-based band were in the final week of an extensive European tour following the release of their critically acclaimed double album, Yellow & Green.

Singer/guitar player John Baizley broke his left arm and leg, drummer Allen Blickle and Matt Maggioni each suffered fractured vertebrae while guitar player Pete Adams was treated for minor injuries.

Baroness previously announced all remaining 2012 tour dates are cancelled.

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(Source: Speakeasy PR & Marketing)

LONG LIVE BARONESS.

Stone.

BARONESS – Updated Conditions Of Band Members

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, progressive metal, progressive rock, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on August 16, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

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.

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Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone involved in this accident. – Stone

(Source: Speakeasy PR & Marketing)

(Photo Credit: Jimmy Hubbard)

BARONESS – Involved In Serious Bus Accident

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, progressive metal, progressive rock, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on August 15, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Baroness were in a serious bus accident last night near Bath, England. The band members and crew are recovering at local hospitals. All tour dates are postponed until further notice.

More updates to come.

(Source: Speakeasy PR & Marketing)

(Photo Credit: Jimmy Hubbard)

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Thoughts and prayers are with each member of Baroness and their crew.  – Stone

BARONESS’S YELLOW & GREEN LANDS IN BILLBOARD’S TOP 30

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, metal music, Music, progressive metal, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on July 25, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

(Photo Credit: Jimmy Hubbard)

July 25, 2012, Philadelphia – Yellow & Green, the third album from Baroness, has debuted at #30 on Billboard’s Top 200.

The album sold 12,660 copies in its first week of release, the highest debut in Relapse Record’s history.

Baroness spent the entirety of 2011 writing, demoing and recording Yellow & Green, marking the East Coast-based band’s first lengthy break from touring in eight years. John Congleton co-produced the 18-track release, which was recorded at Water Music in Hoboken, N.J. and Elmwood Studio in Dallas, Texas. The album was released on July 17 and is currently streaming at baroness.bandcamp.com.

A video for “Take My Bones Away” premiered yesterday via Rolling Stone’s website (http://www.rollingstone.com/music/videos/premiere-baroness-take-my-bones-away-20120724). The live clip was filmed by Jimmy Hubbard during the band’s Spring tour with Meshuggah.

Baroness performs tomorrow in Basel, Switzerland at the Sommercasino. The band returns to the States with an Aug. 29 performance at House of Vans in Brooklyn.

TOUR DATES ARE:

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(Source: Speakeasy PR & Marketing)

For more info on BARONESS, click on the links below!

http://www.baronessmusic.com

http://twitter.com/YourBaroness

http://www.youtube.com/baronessmusic

LONG LIVE BARONESS.

Stone.

BARONESS – Discuss Expanded Sound Of “Yellow & Green” In New Studio Clip Available Via Paste

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock albums, Heavy Metal, Music, rock albums, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on June 24, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

(Photo Credit: Jimmy Hubbard)

BARONESS – The second behind-the-scenes clip from Baroness’s recording of Yellow & Green, available now via Paste (http://www.pastemagazine.com/blogs/av/2012/06/video-premiere-baroness—yellow-green.html) and on Baroness’s website (www.baronessmusic.com), shares personal insights from the band on the expanded musical palette present on the highly anticipated album.

“We knew change was coming,” singer/guitarist John Baizley says at the clip opens, with the band 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 (http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/march-to-the-sea-single/id533819524).  A stream of the song is available here:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IxNYPOaPhE&list=UUyLHwuG01TYfbeFdzNZGI0w&index=1&feature=plcp.

Pre-orders for the 2CD or 2xLP album are available now: http://bit.ly/BaronessYellowGreen.

Baroness performed at the Orion Music & More festival in Atlantic City before heading to Europe for a seven-week tour before returning to the States to perform at the FYF Fest in early September.  Tour dates are:

July 01    Helsinki, Finland    Tuska Open Air

July 03    Gothenburg, Sweden    Sticky Fingers

July 04    Stockholm, Sweden    Debasser Slussen

July 06    Roskilde, Denmark    Roskilde Festival

July 09    Birmingham, UK    Academy 3

July 10    Glasgow, UK    Stereo

July 11    Manchester, UK    Moho Live

July 12    London, UK    Barfly, Camden    SOLD OUT

July 14    Nijmegen, Netherlands    De Affaire

July 15    Dour, Belgium    Dour Festival

July 17    Beaumont, France    Le Tremplin

July 19    Bilbao, Spain    Kafe Antzokia

July 20    Barcelos, Portugal    Milhoes de Festa

July 22    Barcelona, Spain    Apolo 2

July 25    Wiesbaden, Germany    Raucherkammer

July 26    Basel, Switzerland    Sommercasino

July 27    Zurich, Switzerland    Dynamo

July 28    Florence, Italy    Viper Theatre

July 30    Milan, Italy    Civic Arena

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August 01    Munich, Germany    59to1

August 03    Prague, Czech Republic    Klub 007

August 04    Katowice, Poland    Off Festival

August 05    Berlin, Germany    Magnet

August 06    Hamburg, Germany    Logo

August 09    Oslo, Norway    Oya Festival

August 13    Sheffield, UK    Corporation

August 14    Bristol, UK    The Fleece

August 15    Southampton, UK    Talking Heads

August 17    Hasselt, Belgium    Pukkelpop

August 18    Leipzig, Germany    Highfield Festival

August 19    Ludinghausen, Germany    Area4 Festival

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September    Los Angeles, CA    FYF Fest

September 6    Raleigh, NC    Hopscotch Music Festival

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October 27    Gainesville, FL    The Fest 11

November    Austin, TX    Fun Fun Fun Fest

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(Source: Speakeasy PR & Marketing)

For more info on BARONESS, click on the links below!

www.baronessmusic.com

www.relapse.com

LONG LIVE BARONESS.

Stone.

BARONESS – “TAKE MY BONES AWAY” Free MP3 Available Via RCRD LBL; DECIBEL Magazine’s July Cover Story And Pitchfork Video Interview

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal news, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on June 1, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Baroness, who are set to release Yellow & Green on July 17 via Relapse Records, are offering a free download of the album’s first single “Take My Bones Away” on Rcrd Lbl’s website at http://rcrdlbl.com/2012/05/31/download_baroness_take_my_bones_away.

Decibel Magazine’s July cover story on Baroness gives an in-depth look into the making of Yellow & Green: “I had the idea very early on that we had a lot of demons that we wanted to exorcise musically,” John Baizley tells Decibel writer J. Bennett in the sprawling seven-page article.

The band, who recently wrapped up a North American tour with Meshuggah, are featured in this week’s episode of Pitchfork Weekly (http://pitchfork.com/tv/youtube/11-pitchfork-weekly/186-baroness/).  The clip includes live footage from Baroness’s recent New York date as well as interviews with the band about the new album.

Baroness perform at the Orion Music & More festival on June 23 in Atlantic City before heading to Europe for a seven-week tour before returning to the States to perform at the Hopscotch Music Festival in Durham, N.C. on Sept. 6.  Tour dates are:

June 23     Atlantic City, NJ @ Orion Music & More

July 1     Helsinki, Finland @ Tuska Open Air

July 3     Gothenburg, Sweden @ Sticky Fingers

July 4     Stockholm, Sweden @ Debasser Slussen

July 6     Roskilde, Denmark @ Roskilde Festival

July 9     Birmingham, UK @ Academy 3

July 10     Glasgow, UK @ Stereo

July 11     Manchester, UK @ Moho Live

July 12     London, UK @ Barfly, Camden

July 15     Dour, Belgium @ Dour Festival

July 25     Wiesbaden, Germany @ Raucherkammer

July 28     Florence, Italy @ Viper Theatre

July 30     Milan, Italy @ Civic Arena

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August 1     Munich, Germany @ 59to1

August 4     Katowice, Poland @ Off Festival

August 5     Berlin, Germany @ Magnet

August 6     Hamburg, Germany @ Logo

August 9     Oslo, Norway @ Oya Festival

August 13     Sheffield, UK @ Corporation

August 14     Bristol, UK @ The Fleece

August 15     Southampton, UK @ Talking Heads

August 17     Hasselt, Belgium @ Pukkelpop

August 18     Leipzig, Germany @ Highfield Festival

August 19      Ludinghausen, Germany @ Area4 Festival

September 6     Raleigh, NC @ Hopscotch Music Festival

October 27     Gainesville, FL @ The Fest 11

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(Source: Speakeasy PR & Marketing)

For more info on BARONESS, click on the links below!

www.baronessmusic.com

www.relapse.com

LONG LIVE BARONESS.

Stone.

BARONESS – Share “Take My Bones Away” Via Facebook; First Round Of European Tour Dates Announced

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on May 14, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Photo Credit: Jimmy Hubbard

May 14, 2012, Philadelphia – Baroness are giving fans an early listen to music from the eagerly anticipated new album, Yellow & Green (July 17, Relapse Records) with new song, “Take My Bones Away,” posted today on the band’s website (www.baronessmusic.com), YouTube (http://youtu.be/PZKPpeuHvJk) and Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/YourBaroness/app_178091127385) pages.

Take My Bones Away” will be available via iTunes on May 15.  Pre-orders for Yellow & Green are currently available via http://bit.ly/BaronessYellowGreen.

Baroness, who are currently on a North American tour with Meshuggah, have also announced their first round of European tour dates in support of Yellow & Green which includes stops at the Roskilde and Oya Festivals.

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Baroness Tour Dates:

w/Meshuggah through May 23 

May 15    Chicago, IL    House of Blues

May 16    Detroit, MI    St. Andrew’s Hall

May 17    Toronto, ON    Sound Academy

May 18    Philadelphia, PA    Theatre of Living Arts

May 19    Worcester, MA    Palladium

May 20    Montreal, QC    Olympia de Montreal

May 22    Silver Spring, MD    The Fillmore

May 23    New York, NY    Terminal 5

July 01    Helsinki, Finland    Tuska Open Air

July 03    Gothenburg, Sweden    Sticky Fingers *

July 04    Stockholm, Sweden    Debasser Slussen *

July 60    Roskilde, Denmark    Roskilde Festival

July 15    Dour, Belgium    Dour Festival

July 25    Wiesbaden, Germany    Raucherkammer *

July 28    Florence, Italy    Viper Theatre *

July 30    Milan, Italy    Civic Arena

August 1    Vienna, Austria    Chelsea

August 4    Katowice, Poland    Off Festival

August 5    Berlin, Germany    Magnet *

August 6    Hamburg, Germany    Logo *

August 9    Oslo, Norway    Oya Festival

August 17 – 19    Luedinghausen, Germany    Area4

August 18    Leipzig, Germany    Highfield Festival

September 6    Raleigh, NC    Hopscotch Music Festival

* indicates headlining show.  More dates to come.

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(Source: Speakeasy PR & Marketing)

For more info on BARONESS, click on the links below!

www.baronessmusic.com

www.relapse.com

LONG LIVE BARONESS.

Stone.

BARONESS – Posts Trailer For YELLOW & GREEN; Pre-Orders For New Album Available Now

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on May 3, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

May 3, 2012, Philadelphia – Baroness, currently on tour previewing material from their forthcoming album Yellow & Green (July 17, Relapse Records), have posted a trailer for the upcoming release, giving listener’s their first hint of music from the eagerly anticipated album.

Pre-orders for Yellow & Green are available now with the release available in multiple formats: 2CD, Deluxe 2CD, 2xLP and Deluxe 2xLP.  The deluxe versions are limited edition, one time pressings of 2CD and 2LP sets with expanded artwork.  The deluxe 2CD and 2LP sets will each be housed in a heavy-duty 28+ page perfect-bound hard covered book set featuring the art of front man John Baizley.  The pre-order link:  http://bit.ly/BaronessYellowGreen.

Take My Bones Away,” the first single from Yellow & Green, will premiere online on  May 14 via Baroness’s  YouTube page (www.youtube.com/baronessmusic) and the band’s website (www.baronessmusic.com).  The single will be available via iTunes on May 15.

Yellow & Green – Album Trailer:

Baroness Tour Dates Are (all dates with Meshuggah):

May 3  Tempe, AZ  Marquee Theatre

May 4  Anaheim, CA  House of Blues

May 5  West Hollywood, CA  House of Blues

May 6  San Francisco, CA  The Fillmore

May 8  Vancouver, BC  Commodore Ballroom

May 9  Seattle, WA  Showbox at the Market

May 11  Denver, CO  Ogden Theatre

May 13  Minneapolis, MN  First Avenue

May 15  Chicago, IL  House of Blues

May 16  Detroit, MI  St. Andrew’s Hall

May 17  Toronto, ON  Sound Academy

May 18  Philadelphia, PA  Theatre of Living Arts

May 19  Worcester, MA  The Palladium

May 20  Montreal, QC  Olympia de Montreal

May 22  Silver Spring, MD  The Fillmore Silver Spring

May 23  New York, NY  Terminal 5

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(Source: Speakeasy PR & Marketing)

For more info on BARONESS, click on the links below!

www.baronessmusic.com

www.facebook.com/yourbaroness

LONG LIVE BARONESS.

Stone.

ROYAL THUNDER – Live Performance Of “Sleeping Witch” Available From indieATL; Currently On Tour With BARONESS

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal news, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , on April 27, 2012 by Metal Odyssey

Photo credit: Christy Parry

Philadelphia — Royal Thunder, the Atlanta-based quartet who release their debut album CVI on May 22 (Relapse Records), recently recorded an in-studio performance of “Sleeping Witch” for indieATL, which can be viewed at http://indieatl.com/indieatl-videos/first-video-from-royal-thunder-indieatl-session-sleeping-witch/.

“Filming with indieATL was a very pleasant, professional experience,” said Mlny Parsonz, vocalist and guitar player for Royal Thunder.  “We are grateful to have been considered for this amazing experience. The end result is stellar footage.” Three additional songs were filmed during the session, which will be made available soon.

The band is currently on tour with Baroness and have a hometown show on May 2 as part of Decibel Magazine’s first national tour. Royal Thunder will be announcing additional dates shortly.  Tour dates are:

April 27  Nashville, TN  The End *

May 2  Atlanta, GA  The Masquerade

* = w/Baroness

Royal Thunder’s CVI will be streaming in its entirely via AOL Spinner beginning May 21 for one week. The band is currently giving fans an opportunity to hear another track from the forthcoming album via a lyric video for “Whispering World,” which can be found on Royal Thunder’s Facebook page (facebook.com/royalthundermusic).  Pre-orders for CVI are available here: www.relapse.com/label/artist/royal-thunder.html.

indieATL is a video partner to Georgia State University’s radio station, WRAS 88.5.

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(Source: Speakeasy PR & Marketing)

LONG LIVE ROYAL THUNDER.

Stone.

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