Alongside a new track.
After weeks of album title speculation and art teasers, BARONESS have announced the next outing in the band's renowned career. Their highly anticipated new album Gold & Grey will be out on June 14, 2019 via Abraxan Hymns, perfectly fronted by another one of John Baizley's profound paintings. The effort was produced by Dave Fridmann (The Flaming Lips, Mogwai) at Tarbox Road Studio.
Frontman John Baizley comments on the new album:
Our goal is, was, and will always be to write increasingly superior, more honest and compelling songs, and to develop a more unique and challenging sound. I’m sure we have just finished our best, most adventurous album to date. We dug incredibly deep, challenged ourselves and recorded a record I’m positive we could never again replicate. I consider myself incredibly fortunate to know Sebastian, Nick and Gina as both my bandmates and my friends. They have pushed me to become a better songwriter, musician and vocalist. We’re all extremely excited for this release, which includes quite a few ‘firsts’ for the band, and we’re thrilled to be back on tour to play these psychotic songs for our fans. Expect some surprises.
Drummer Sebastian Thomson comments:
On Gold & Grey we have taken some unexpected paths on a labyrinthine sonic adventure. We accepted sounds and styles that have not appeared on previous Baroness albums, and I’m excited to welcome our fans into our new lair.”
Guitarist Gina Gleason adds:
Having the chance to create music without any preconceived boundaries was both liberating and intimidating. As we pushed past our fear and comfort zone, the four of us connected in a way that allowed us to create freely, uplift one another and build the unique sonic world that is Gold & Grey. As a longtime Baroness listener, it is exciting to have created something new while still maintaining a deep love and understanding of the band’s roots. To say that the making of this record was quite a journey would be an understatement. We are beyond excited to share this experience and music with everyone!
Gold & Grey Tracklist:
1. Front Toward Enemy
2. I’m Already Gone
6. Anchor’s Lament
7. Throw Me An Anchor
8. I’d Do Anything
9. Blankets of Ash
10. Emmett-Radiating Light
11. Cold Blooded Angels
12. Crooked Mile
13. Broken Halo
14. Can Oscura
16. Assault on East Falls
17. Pale Sun
Stream the marvelous lead single Borderlines below and pre-order your copy of Grey & Gold via the band's official webstore here.
BARONESS graze the cover of Decibel Magazine's May 2019 Issue, where they dive deeper into the new record. Keep your eyes peeled for order links in the coming days.