Guitarist/vocalist John Baizley of progressive metal band Baroness has released a statement in which he announces that drummer Allen Bickle and bassist Matt Maggioni have left the group. No replacements have been announced.
This news comes less than a year after the band was involved in a serious bus accident that seriously injured nine people, including crew and members of the band. The group was touring in the UK in support of their newly released album Yellow & Green (review).
Below is the full statement. READ MORE
In mid 2012, Southern sludge rockers Baroness were involved in a very serious bus accident while touring in the UK in support of their latest album Yellow & Green. A total of nine people were injured, including three members of Baroness. Singer/guitarist John Baizley suffered a broken arm and a broken leg.
The accident was caused when the bus fell 30ft from a viaduct, crashing into trees and brush. The weather conditions were apparently dreadful at the time of the crash, including “torrential rain” and it being “quite windy”.
Now, BBC is reporting that the driver, 39-year old Norman Markus, will be charged for the accident. He is facing charges of “…using a vehicle with defective brakes and breaching a 7.5 tonne weight limit. Mr Markus is also facing charges of insufficient daily and weekly rest periods and using a vehicle in a condition likely to cause danger of injury.”
We’ll report more on this as news breaks. READ MORE
Bloody-Disgusting is excited to bring you the exclusive music video premiere for Coliseum‘s “Black Magic Punks”, which comes off their upcoming album Sister Faith. The video is full of occult imagery and uses vivid colors similar to the style of Dario Argento. You can watch this exclusive premiere below.
John Baizley of Baroness recently wrote, “Musical progression tends to come at the expense of quality or ethics, and Coliseum have sacrificed neither. Though punk-rock may have been the template (and paradigms DO shift), songwriting and emotional content have become Coliseums focus, and to that end they have gracefully transitioned from the unrelenting anger, rage, and rawness of youth to a more thought-provoking, yet no-less-powerful or insightful sound that is entirely their own.”
Sister Faith comes out Apr. 30th via Temporary Residence LTD. A North American tour is in plans for May/June. READ MORE
Prog sludge metal band Baroness singer/guitarist John Baizley has issued an update regarding the band’s current situation as well as his own personal recovery since the bus accident that left him with a broken arm and a broken leg earlier this year.
In the update, Baizley also posted a video of himself and guitarist Pete Adams performing their song “Stretchmarker” acoustically. The song comes from their latest album Yellow & Green (review). This is the first performance footage from the band since the bus accident. It’s a beautiful rendition and well worth checking out.
You can read the full statement and watch the video below. READ MORE
On August 15th, hard rock band Baroness was involved in a serious bus crash that saw nine members and crew injured, some minor and some serious. Luckily, everyone has recovered. Now, guitarist/vocalist John Baizley has written an extensive update that details a firsthand account of the accident as well as the weeks since. It’s a fascinating read that includes a moment when Baizley need to break his own arm as well as the first time he picked up a guitar since the accident. You can read the full update below.
Personally speaking, I’m thrilled to hear that everyone is doing well. Yellow & Green (review) is an album that I find myself continuously coming back to. “Eula” is an incredible song that I’ve listened to more times than I care to imagine. READ MORE