Georgia rockers Baroness have just added a bunch of new dates to their upcoming North American tour. Along with the new shows, Baroness have offered a short video introducing the band's new drummer and bassist, while chronicling where the band currently finds itself nine months after a terrifying 2012 bus crash nearly killed the band's members.
Last August, Baroness were involved in a bus crash that would forever change their lives. Their vehicle fell 30 feet off the freeway into the woods after crashing through a guardrail and three of the four band members were significantly injured. Knowing that a costly and lengthy recovery process was ahead, three of the band's cohorts -- sound engineer Jason "Loopy" Lupietuu, manager Rennie Jaffe and webmaster Nath Core -- began organizing a fundraising auction using their contacts to help the band.
Baroness endured one of the scariest moments of 2012 when their tour bus broke through a guardrail while traveling in England and plunged 30 feet into a wooded area below. The bus driver in the incident, Norman Markus, was charged earlier this year with using a vehicle that had defective brakes, breaching the bus' 7.5 ton weight limit and not adhering to sufficient daily and weekly rest periods. He was also charged with not having the correct license entitlement and using a vehicle in a condition likely to cause injury. However, with that laundry list of charges, it's possible that Markus will never have to answer to the courts.
We've got some incredible news to share with you all! Seven months after rock band Baroness sustained serious injuries in a terrifying bus crash, the group has announced a full North American tour! Baroness are set to get back on the road beginning May 24 in Philadelphia, and they're bringing Inter Arma, True Widow + Coliseum with them.
It's been well over six months since Georgia rockers Baroness suffered through a devastating bus crash while on tour in England. The band has been nursing their wounds ever since, focused on the goal of getting back on the road and finally performing a mass of songs from their latest album, 'Yellow & Green.'
In sad news from the world of Baroness, it has been revealed that bassist Matt Maggioni and drummer Allen Blickle have left the band. Although specific details have not been offered, and likely will not be offered by the band, the departure of Baroness' rhythm section is linked to the band's horrific bus crash last year, which left the group's members and other passengers with serious injuries.
When fellow metalheads are in dire need, the underground music community has a strong history of coming together and selflessly lending a hand. After a gruesome bus crash last year, the members of Baroness were left with serious injuries and daunting medical bills. In response, acts such as Mastodon, Meshuggah, Napalm Death, Neurosis, Circle Takes the Square, Municipal Waste and many more have donated rare items for the upcoming Baroness Relief auction.
As widely reported,pProgressive rock masters Baroness were injured in a serious bus accident on Aug. 15 in the United Kingdom. After the band's tour bus crashed through a guard rail and plummeted 30 feet into a wooded area, various passengers sustained serious and gruesome injuries. The crash was attributed to a freak break failure at first, but now the bus driver is facing multiple charges, including exceeding the bus's weight limit, not possessing the correct type of driver's license and more.
Baroness had an incredibly successful year in 2012 with not only the release of the masterful 'Yellow & Green' double album, but also as a touring act with Meshuggah and Decapitated. Despite what was possibly the greatest year of their career musically, a horrifying bus accident has curbed the band since August 2012. However, frontman John Baizley and guitarist Pete Adams have slowly been picking themselves back up, as evidenced in this exclusive video of the duo performing 'Foolsong' live.
Decibel Magazine recently celebrated their 100th issue with an insane concert in Philadelphia, a show we dedicated ourselves not to miss. The show's lineup itself was incredible, presenting Converge, Pig Destroyer, Repulsion, Municipal Waste, Tombs + Evoken live, but the most incredible parts of the evening came from Baroness frontman John Baizley, who offered not only a surprise speech, but shared the stage with Converge for the song 'Coral Blue.'