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Savannah, GA, United States (2003 – present)

Baroness is a metal band that plays an eclectic brand of , embracing the ferocity and sharp technique of new-millennium metal but with melodic accents and intelligent guitar work that suggests the influence of sludge and bands.

Baroness formed in the Summer 2003 in Savannah, GA, United States with all members, past and present, hailing from Lexington, VA in the foothills of the mighty Blue Ridge Mountains. Maybe that’s where the band draws inspiration for their music, or maybe their style is inspired by their name, or maybe it’s just when these four band-mates come together the end result is always bold and impressive?

With a sound built upon a resolute sense of purpose and shaped by hundreds of explosive live shows, Baroness position themselves at the forefront of heavy music with their first full length and Relapse debut Red Album. Red Album is at once powerful, expressive, confident, and commanding. The record sees the band expand its sonic vision; colossal riffs and haunting vocals roll like thunder across epic songs spanning both the intense and the sublime. As with each Baroness recording, Red Album was recorded at the Jam Room Studio in Columbia, SC w/ producer Phillip Cope and engineers Jay Matheson and Steve Slavich.

In 2009, the Blue Record was released by Relapse Records. With this release, they continued to push the envelope and development as their style progresses. This progression ultimately gave them the Album of the Year award from Decibel Magazine and gave them numerous Best of lists from Pitchfork, Village Voice, Popmatters, Revolver, Rock Sound, and Metal Hammer.

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  • sbstratos79

    Their first album that I listened to was Yellow and Green, I liked it. Then I listened to Blue and Red, loved both of them and now First and Second and holy hell, I think I am in love with Baroness again.

    22 Apr 12:41pm Reply
  • dottslakttrad

    @Cabrasevera they are about to, Pete Adams mentioned in his interview for Noisey that they're in the studio at the moment and things are going pretty well

    16 Apr 6:44am Reply
  • IHSjohansson

    Mastodon for sad guys sitting by computers who thinks mastodon is too rough around the edges. NAAH just fuckin wit ya. But I started with First & Second & though theyd keep that up, that unpredictable Cult of Luna-vibe. Red Album had such organic, well-balanced layers of guitar so I embraced it for the psychadelic sludge it started to lean towards (even though the bass player looks like a fuckin overenthusiastic douche & ruins the live experience a little). Blue album had nice artwork, bought the superspecial extra everything LP package but the mixing on it is shit & the hooks doesnt come natural. By yellow & green the Baroness-era was over for me. I return to Tower Falls, Rise & the oriental bridge on Vision sometimes but other than that I'd rather go back to my older gods Sleep & HOF & pray that Matt Pike has shaped up permanently & never repeat the catastrophy that was Snakes for the Divine. For contemplation I rather go for evangelic spirituals, bluegrass & 16HP-americana

    11 Apr 9:31am Reply
  • Cabrasevera

    This band is the Kyuss of our generation. I hope they release a new album soon.

    10 Apr 4:45am Reply
  • Cabrasevera

    Where is my new album?

    10 Apr 4:31am Reply
  • Hatekicks

    Твоюмать не однообразная сладжуха ?

    20 Feb 5:28pm Reply
  • Gurzociurlo

    Tour Europe and visit Switzerland!

    16 Feb 7:53pm Reply
  • Reflechissant

    Sludge for lesbians and hipsters

    31 Jan 4:53pm Reply
  • zabersuv

    this band is kind of a big deal just sayin

    28 Jan 8:52pm Reply
  • Ryus_

    wow it's like mastodon but not absolutely atrocious

    27 Jan 10:12pm Reply
  • xsparklingx

    And If I had a heart I'd waste it on you... <3

    25 Jan 1:50pm Reply
  • dornelasbruno

    20 Jan 12:33am Reply
  • MrPeaceCore

    screw new release, european tour?

    16 Dec 2014 Reply
  • tfaaon

    I didn't hear anything about a new record. still I'm guessing it should be coming out "soon" !

    10 Dec 2014 Reply
  • SoulIter

    Started with Y&G. Now it seems to me that every album is pretty fucking amazing. Any news about next release?

    8 Dec 2014 Reply
  • CrozzWolf

    Eula is amazing, search for live copenhagen and they put so much energy

    28 Nov 2014 Reply
  • Velolciraptor

    Found them through googling Kvelertak's album art. Kinda funny. Awesome band, anyway.

    21 Nov 2014 Reply
  • kosticek

    first and second!

    20 Nov 2014 Reply
  • gim53

    Blue is the best :) Master piece from start to the end

    17 Nov 2014 Reply
  • clintbeed6793

    Blue Record blows Yellow & Green out of the water. I can appreciate Yellow & Green for what it is, but it is definitely their weakest album to date.

    15 Nov 2014 Reply
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