Baroness Reveal Purple Album Cover via Time Lapse Video

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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:

1. Morningstar
2. Shock Me
3. Try to Disappear
4. Kerosene
5. Fugue
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
Baroness is John Dyer Baizley (guitar, vocals), Pete Adams (guitar, vocals), Nick Jost (bass, keyboards) and Sebastian Thomson (drums).

Baroness Announce Fall Tour

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Baroness, who recently announced the release of their fourth album, Purple (Dec. 18, Abraxan Hymns), launch their first U.S. tour in support of the ten-song album with a round of intimate performances beginning Nov. 27 at the Ace of Cups in Columbus, Ohio.

“We’ve been off tour for too long,” said John Baizley. “It’s time forBaroness to start playing shows in the U.S. again. We’re doing a short run through the eastern half of the States, in small clubs, getting our new songs stage ready for 2016. Who knows, maybe we’ll even throw in a few songs from the very early EPs and albums. See you soon…”

In conjunction with the tour announcement, the band have unveiled the official music video for “Chlorine & Wine” via their website (www.yourbaroness.com). The clip, which was directed by Jimmy Hubbard, gives fans a raw, behind-the-scenes peek into the making of the song, including fo
otage ofBaroness writing and rehearsing the track as well as recording at producer Dave Fridmann’s Tarbox Road Studios.

A European outing kicked off the band’s live dates in support of Purple, with slots at both the Reading and Leeds Festivals, saw the first live performance of “Chlorine & Wine.”Baroness also joined Metallica for the Sept. 16 opening at the Centre Videotron in Quebec.

Dates for the band’s forthcoming U.S. tour are listed below, tickets are on-sale now via www.yourbaroness.com/tour.

November 27     Columbus, OH     Ace of Cups
November 28     Chicago, IL     Beat Kitchen
November 29     Madison, WI     Frequency
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
December 6     Austin, TX     Mohawk
December 8     Houston, TX     Rudyard’s
December 9     New Orleans, LA     Gasa Gasa
December 11     Gainesville, FL     8-BIT Bar
December 12     Savannah, GA     The Jinx
December 13      Atlanta, GA     The Earl
December 15      Chapel Hill, NC     Local 506
December 16     Richmond, VA     Strange Matter
December 18     Baltimore, MD     Metro Gallery
December 19     Philadelphia, PA     Johnny Brenda’s
December 20     Brooklyn, NY     Saint Vitus Bar

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).

Yellow & Green landed atop most 2012 year-end lists with Entertainment Weekly awarding the release the #1 spot on their best metal albums round-up and saying “’Take My Bones Away’ hit harder and popped sharper than anything on rock radio in a decade. The double album was similarly lauded by Decibel (#2), Pitchfork (#3), Revolver (#4), Village Voice (#6), Spin (#6) and the BBC (#13).

Baroness is John Baizley (guitar, vocals), Pete Adams (guitar, vocals), Nick Jost (bass, keyboards) and Sebastian Thomson (drums).

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Baroness to Release Purple on Dec. 18 via Abraxan Hymns

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The first quadrant of Purple cover art revealed Link to high-resolution band photo (credit Jimmy Hubbard): http://bit.ly/1hXFmxP

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 28, 2015 – Baroness return with their first new music in three years, as they releases their fourth album, Purple, on Dec. 18 via their recently formed label, Abraxan Hymns.  The first song from the ten-track album, “Chlorine & Wine,” is available now, with an animated clip featuring “Chlorine & Wine” artwork below.

“After releasing a lengthy and investigative record like Yellow & Green we all felt that we needed to make something much more direct and immediate,” explains band founder and singer John Baizley of the approach behind Purple. The album was produced by Dave Fridmann (The Flaming Lips, MGMT) at Tarbox Road Studios in the secluded town of Cassadaga, New York. “We wanted to write with our normal focus on artistry, balanced against an increased level of energy and focus. It was important for us to write our new songs with the type of enthusiasm and expressiveness that could act as a counterpoint to the album’s dark themes.  As a result, the music came out in an intense, heavy and sonically captivating in a new way, which was important, loathe, as we are to fall into any kind of complacency pitfall or formulaic songwriting routine. Purple is the most fully realized representation of our intention as a band; considering the amount of physical and mental energy spent writing it, we have accomplished something which would have seemed impossible to us a couple of years ago.”

In late July, Baroness shared news that the release would come via their own label, dubbed Abraxan Hymns. Baizley discusses Baroness’ move towards independence: “We have been incredibly fortunate to work with a series of amazing labels, producers, management, crew members, etc., all of whom we not only consider a critical part of our development as musicians and performers but also our personal friends. After working for so long as a recording and touring band, it seemed like a no-brainer when the opportunity arose to start our own label.”

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 on pledgemusic.comiTunes, Amazon and Google Play are offering pre-orders now.

Purple track list:

1.    Morningstar
2.    Shock Me
3.    Try to Disappear
4.    Kerosene
5.    Fugue
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

Baroness will be performing tomorrow at the Reading Festival and at the Leeds Festival on Sunday. North American tour dates will be announced soon.

 

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