BARONESS Reveal ‘Gold & Grey’ Release Date And New Album Details

baronessAmerican heavy metal band, Baroness, have just announced they will release their highly-anticipated fifth full-length album ‘Gold & Grey’ on June 14th, 2019 via Abraxan Hymns. In anticipation for the new LP, the band just dropped a music video for the song “Borderlines,” which you can check out below.

 “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,” says John Baizley (lead vocals/guitar). “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.”

Dave Fridmann (The Flaming Lips, Mogwai), who also produced the band’s previous album ‘Purple,’ returns to lend his hand on the 17-track long ‘Gold & Grey.’ The new album also marks the debut of Gina Gleason’s guitar playing on a Baroness record. The band, who took a decidedly different approach to recording this time around, tracked portions of guitars and overdubs in Baizley’s home studio. Additionally, they opted for a more improvisational approach on ‘Gold & Grey,’ as opposed to the meticulously pre-planned format of previous efforts, which resulted in Baroness’ most collaborative and emotionally evocative release to date.

“On ‘Gold & Grey’ we have taken some unexpected paths on a labyrinthine sonic adventure. We accepted sounds and styles that have not appeared on previous Baroness albums, and I’m excited to welcome our fans into our new lair,” added Sebastian Thomson (drums).

“Having the chance to create music without any preconceived boundaries was both liberating and intimidating,” says Gina Gleason (guitar). “As we pushed past our fear and comfort zone, the four of us connected in a way that allowed us to create freely, uplift one another and build the unique sonic world that is ‘Gold & Grey.’ As a longtime Baroness listener, it is exciting to have created something new while still maintaining a deep love and understanding of the band’s roots. To say that the making of this record was quite a journey would be an understatement. We are beyond excited to share this experience and music with everyone!”

‘Gold & Grey’ track list:

  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. Emmett-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

Catch Baroness on tour now (co-headline w/Deafheaven; Zeal & Ardor open on all dates):

March 14 Anaheim, CA House of Blues Anaheim

March 16 Berkeley, CA The UC Theatre

March 18 Portland, OR Roseland Theater

March 19 Seattle, WA The Showbox

March 20 Vancouver, BC Vogue Theatre

March 22 Edmonton, AB Union Hall

March 23 Calgary, AB The Palace Theatre

March 24 Spokane, WA Knitting Factory

March 26 Salt Lake City, UT The Complex

March 27 Denver, CO The Ogden Theater

March 29 Minneapolis, MN Skyway Theatre

March 30 Madison, WI The Sylvee

March 31 Chicago, IL Riviera Theatre

April 2 Toronto, ON Danforth Music Hall

April 3 Montreal, QC Corona Theatre

April 5 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom

April 6 Worcester, MA The Palladium

April 7 Albany, NY Upstate Concert Hall

April 9 Cleveland, OH Agora Theater

April 10 Silver Spring, MD The Fillmore

April 12 New York, NY Terminal 5

April 13 Philadelphia, PA Decibel Metal & Beer Fest (The Fillmore Philadelphia)

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