Baroness reveal the cover for the band’s fourth album, Purple (Dec. 18, Abraxan Hymns), via a time lapse video that shows John Baizley’s process for creating the album artwork (https://youtu.be/WpUUnRtHbHc). This clip follows fans piecing together quadrants of the album cover that were revealed via t-shirts shipped last week as part of the band’s deluxe album pre-order bundles.
Baizley has done the artwork for all of Baroness’ releases as well as fine art and album art for bands including Skeletonwitch, Black Tusk, Kvelertak and Kylesa. A gallery can be seen at www.aperfectmonster.com.
The latest video is part of a series of clips the band is sharing with fans, documenting the making ofPurple, from line-up changes, to recording and now artwork. The most recent clip focused on the guitar work for the 10-song album arrived via Guitar World (http://bit.ly/1RYWm38) and all four already released videos as well as the video for “Chlorine & Wine” (https://youtu.be/DnYO7iQfQDQ), are viewable via YouTube (www.youtube.com/baronessmusic).
Baroness will head out on a series of intimate club shows in late November, with the bulk of the tour already sold out. Tickets for the available dates can be found via www.yourbaroness.com/tour.
November 27 Columbus, OH Ace of Cups
November 28 Chicago, IL Beat Kitchen SOLD OUT
November 29 Madison, WI Frequency SOLD OUT
December 1 St. Louis, MO The Demo
December 2 Lawrence, KS Jackpot Music Hall
December 4 Oklahoma City, OK 89th Street Collective
December 5 Dallas, TX Double Wide SOLD OUT
December 6 Austin, TX Mohawk SOLD OUT
December 8 Houston, TX Rudyard’s SOLD OUT
December 9 New Orleans, LA Gasa Gasa
December 11 Gainesville, FL 8-BIT Bar SOLD OUT
December 12 Savannah, GA The Jinx SOLD OUT
December 13 Atlanta, GA The Earl
December 15 Chapel Hill, NC Local 506 SOLD OUT
December 16 Richmond, VA Strange Matter SOLD OUT
December 18 Baltimore, MD Metro Gallery SOLD OUT
December 19 Philadelphia, PA Johnny Brenda’s SOLD OUT
December 20 Brooklyn, NY Saint Vitus Bar SOLD OUT
Pre-order packages for Purple, which feature an instant download of “Chlorine & Wine” as well as a limited edition colored vinyl version of the new album, two picture discs, t-shirts and other unique items are available now via this link: http://smarturl.it/dpurple. Digital pre-orders, which also include an instant download of “Chlorine & Wine,” are available via iTunes (http://smarturl.it/ipurple), Amazon (http://smarturl.it/apurple) and Google Play (http://smarturl.it/gpurple).
Purple track list:
2. Shock Me
3. Try to Disappear
6. Chlorine & Wine
7. The Iron Bell
8. Desperation Burns
9. If I Have to Wake Up (Would You Stop the Rain)
10. Crossroads of Infinity