Wednesday, June 12, 2013
BARONESS is one of the most powerful forces in “heavy” music today. Don’t miss their return to Cincinnati when they perform at The Ballroom at the Taft with Louisville’s finest, Coliseum on June 12th!
BARONESS formed in 2003 in Savannah, GA, comprised of a group of friends who grew up together in Lexington, VA, a small town in the Blue Ridge Mountains. From their origin BARONESS toured non-stop throughout America and Europe, building up a steady underground fan base.
BARONESS’ mission statement has always been simple: keep an open mind, confront challenges, avoid repetition and take the music to diverse audiences. BARONESS toured constantly and extensively for two years straight with Blue Record, sharing the stage with such bands as METALLICA, MASTODON, DEFTONES, and ISIS.
The band also played a variety of festivals, including Coachella (US), Oya (Norway), Bonnaroo (US) and Soundwave (AUS).
BARONESS took the year off in 2011 for the first time in nearly a decade in order to focus on writing a new and more challenging third full-length album. After a year of writing and refining, the band entered Water Music Studios in Hoboken, NJ with co-producer John Congleton to record Yellow & Green. Tracked in both Hoboken and Congleton’s own Elmwood Studio in Dallas, TX, the new full-length was released on July 17th.
Yellow & Green was released in July via Relapse Records and debuted at #30 on Billboard's Top 200 Album chart. The double-album was dubbed a "thrilling hard-rock epic" by Rolling Stone, the New York Times said the 18-track release included "a grand sprawl of riffs and ruminations" and Artist Direct, after awarding the band "Rock Band of the Year" honors said "they epitomize the spirit of the greats like Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath, while remaining wholly unique. It's something we need more of. Baroness are everything that a rock band should be -- and more."
Celebrating their 10th year as one of independent music's most substantive bands, Louisville's Coliseum return with their fourth full-length, the stunning Sister Faith, to be released on April 30 on Temporary Residence Ltd. Expanding on the anthemic direction the trio veered toward on 2010's highly acclaimed House With a Curse, Sister Faith's 13 songs are the most dynamic and immediately captivating of the band's career, bristling with galvanizing melodies at the collision point between punk and noise-rock.