PODCAST: Episode 48: Sebastian Thomson of Baroness Talks “Gold and Grey” Success

Ghost Cult was fortunate to chat with Sebastian Thomson of Baroness recently. Recognized as one of the greatest drummers in the word, the Brooklyn resident talked about the new album Gold & Grey (Abraxan Hymns), what success looks like for the band, the new writing dynamic in the band with guitarist Gina Gleason, insights into his other work with Publicist and even his old band Trans AM, drums and his drumming technique, and much more. The band kicks off their European tour, tonight, September 23rd with Volbeat, and Danko Jones.   Continue reading

Baroness Live at Rough Trade Records + Art Exhibition

6/14/2019, Rough Trade Records, Ghostcult Magazine, Brooklyn.

Ghost Cult was lucky enough to be among the select few to witness one of Baroness’s special record release gigs. The band released their stellar new album Gold & Grey via their own Abraxan Hymns imprint and wanted to celebrate with their fans. The small intimate affairs dotted the east coast and saw the band perform both unplugged (as a duo) and also with the full band. Even as we waited in line to get into the tiny room at Rough Trade Brooklyn for the show, making conversation with fans who were pumped for the new album, talk of “all-time great bands” was bandied about. It was legit exciting just to be there. People already had bought the album to be signed as well as other merch. Rough Trade does a terrific job with these events and we have been to many diverse ones over the years from Wardruna to most recently, Amanda Palmer. Continue reading

Watch Fan-filmed Video of Baroness Performing at Their Record Release Event

Baroness released their acclaimed new album Gold & Grey yesterday, June 14th, via their own label Abraxan Hymns. The band performed a short set at Rough Trade Records in Brooklyn, NY, as well as signing for fans. Then the band headed over to the Revolver-sponsored Art Exhibition, focusing on the artwork of frontman John Baizely and Marald van Haasteren, taking fans piece by piece process of how the art of Gold & Grey, and some of his other iconic work has come into being. Watch fan-filmed videos and check out some of the photos from the gallery. A proper review and photo set is coming to Ghost Cult next week.  Continue reading

Baroness – Gold & Grey

Baroness is back with a new album, and once again it is one of the centerpieces of the release schedule for this year. Still, a band that does things on their own terms, in a DIY punk rock way, but still creating heady music for music lovers by music lovers. Gold & Grey (Abraxan Hymns) is an album that arrives with a justified glow of hype, especially following Purple. The former album is actually the standard Ghost Cult uses in our grading system as “perfect”, in case you had been wondering about what kind of esteem we hold this band. Continue reading

Baroness To Release Gold and Grey Album In June, New Video For “Borderlines” Streaming

Baroness has announced their next album Gold & Grey will drop on June 14th via their own label Abraxan Hymns. The band launched their own imprint with their last album, Purple. The band has released the official first single and video for the track ‘Borderlines’, which they have been playing on their new tour with Deafheaven and Zeal and Ardor. Pre-orders for the album are also live at the link below. Continue reading

Baroness Teases Potential New Album News

Baroness has been working on their new album, due later this year via their label, Abraxan Hymns. The band has been teasing some possible news via Instagram where they have been posting their classic albums Red, BlueYellow & Green; with the corresponding Pantone Colors in the text area. We speculated that the next album in the series would be “Orange” following the classic color wheel “ROYGBIV” since the only two colors left (they already have an album for Violet or Purple) would be Orange or Indigo, which can be a shade of blue or purple. We don’t really mind whatever they want to call the album, we’re just excited for some new Baroness music! The band kicks off their co-headline tour soon with Deafheaven.  and Zeal and Ardor. Continue reading

Baroness Releases Behind The Scenes Tour Video

Baroness, by OmarCordy/ OJC Pics

Baroness, by OmarCordy/ OJC Pics

Baroness continues to excite fans on their current run of tour dates and festival appearances. The band has released another tour-centric behind the scenes video, which you can see below: Continue reading

Video: Baroness – Try To Disappear, Tour Kicks Off Tonight!

Baroness, by Evil Robb PhotographyPhotography

Baroness, by Evil Robb PhotographyPhotography

Baroness has premiered their new music video today, a live performance-based clip for the track Try To Disappear, from their acclaimed 2015 album Purple (Abraxn Hymns). Continue reading