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.
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 →
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 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 announced last week that longtime guitar player, Pete Adams, amicably left the group, and introduced Gina Gleason as their new guitarist (more details). Today the band has shared two video of the new lineup in action, and they sound as good as ever. Continue reading →