ALBUM REVIEW: Baroness – Stone


 

Since the music of Baroness has been unlike any other band to me, and more akin to a spiritual experience since I first got into them in 2007, I set the mood for myself before listening. I turned the lights down low, cracked the window open to get a nice breeze going, and heard the sound of large late summer raindrops filling my ears. The city’s heartbeat in the deep background was the only other sound besides my breathing. I just stared at the new album artwork for five straight minutes. At peace for a change, in the still and calm of myself, and by chance, present in the city of my birth for a few days, I hit play on the promo and then let the first notes hit me.

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Baroness to Perform “Gold and Grey” in Full on Upcoming Livestream


6/14/2019, Rough Trade Records, Ghostcult Magazine, Brooklyn.

Heavy Rock legends Baroness will perform their last album Gold & Grey (review here) in full and live for the first time ever performance, on Sept. 10 at 8 pm Eastern as a livestream from Long Island City’s Culture Lab LIC at The Plaxall Gallery. Tickets, which are $14.99 and available now via the link below. The link will grant access to the premier livestream event as well as unlimited viewing for 48 hours beginning at the time of redemption. The concert is available throughout the weekend, ending at 11:59 pm Eastern on Sunday, Sept. 13. A limited-edition collection of merch items to commemorate the special outing will also be available to ticket purchasers.Continue reading


PODCAST: Episode 48: Sebastian Thomson of Baroness Talks “Gold and Grey” Success


Ghost Cult was fortunate to chat with Sebastian Thomson of Baroness recently. Recognized as one of the greatest drummers in the word, the Brooklyn resident talked about the new album Gold & Grey (Abraxan Hymns), what success looks like for the band, the new writing dynamic in the band with guitarist Gina Gleason, insights into his other work with Publicist and even his old band Trans AM, drums and his drumming technique, and much more. The band kicks off their European tour, tonight, September 23rd with Volbeat, and Danko Jones. Continue reading


Baroness Live at Rough Trade Records + Art Exhibition


6/14/2019, Rough Trade Records, Ghostcult Magazine, Brooklyn.

Ghost Cult was lucky enough to be among the select few to witness one of Baroness’s special record release gigs. The band released their stellar new album Gold & Grey via their own Abraxan Hymns imprint and wanted to celebrate with their fans. The small intimate affairs dotted the east coast and saw the band perform both unplugged (as a duo) and also with the full band. Even as we waited in line to get into the tiny room at Rough Trade Brooklyn for the show, making conversation with fans who were pumped for the new album, talk of “all-time great bands” was bandied about. It was legit exciting just to be there. People already had bought the album to be signed as well as other merch. Rough Trade does a terrific job with these events and we have been to many diverse ones over the years from Wardruna to most recently, Amanda Palmer. Continue reading


Watch Fan-filmed Video of Baroness Performing at Their Record Release Event


Baroness released their acclaimed new album Gold & Grey yesterday, June 14th, via their own label Abraxan Hymns. The band performed a short set at Rough Trade Records in Brooklyn, NY, as well as signing for fans. Then the band headed over to the Revolver-sponsored Art Exhibition, focusing on the artwork of frontman John Baizely and Marald van Haasteren, taking fans piece by piece process of how the art of Gold & Grey, and some of his other iconic work has come into being. Watch fan-filmed videos and check out some of the photos from the gallery. A proper review and photo set is coming to Ghost Cult next week. Continue reading


ALBUM REVIEW: Baroness – Gold & Grey


Baroness is back with a new album, and once again it is one of the centerpieces of the release schedule for this year. Still, a band that does things on their own terms, in a DIY punk rock way, but still creating heady music for music lovers by music lovers. Gold & Grey (Abraxan Hymns) is an album that arrives with a justified glow of hype, especially following Purple. The former album is actually the standard Ghost Cult uses in our grading system as “perfect”, in case you had been wondering about what kind of esteem we hold this band. Continue reading


Baroness To Release Gold and Grey Album In June, New Video For “Borderlines” Streaming


Baroness has announced their next album Gold & Grey will drop on June 14th via their own label Abraxan Hymns. The band launched their own imprint with their last album, Purple. The band has released the official first single and video for the track ‘Borderlines’, which they have been playing on their new tour with Deafheaven and Zeal and Ardor. Pre-orders for the album are also live at the link below. Continue reading


Baroness Teases Potential New Album News


Baroness has been working on their new album, due later this year via their label, Abraxan Hymns. The band has been teasing some possible news via Instagram where they have been posting their classic albums Red, Blue, Yellow & Green; with the corresponding Pantone Colors in the text area. We speculated that the next album in the series would be “Orange” following the classic color wheel “ROYGBIV” since the only two colors left (they already have an album for Violet or Purple) would be Orange or Indigo, which can be a shade of blue or purple. We don’t really mind whatever they want to call the album, we’re just excited for some new Baroness music! The band kicks off their co-headline tour soon with Deafheaven. and Zeal and Ardor.Continue reading