Louder Than Life 2022 Festival Books Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nine Inch Nails, Slipknot, KISS, and More!


 

Louder Than Life Festival has announced its lineup for 2022, seeking to top the epic edition in 2021. Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nine Inch Nails, Slipknot and KISS will headline the festival of 100 artists over 4 days! Joining them will be Rob Zombie, Bring Me The Horizon, Alice In Chains (And A Separate Set From Jerry Cantrell), Alice Cooper, Incubus, Evanescence, Lamb Of God, Tenacious D, Yungblud, Chevelle, Papa Roach, Halestorm, Mastodon, In This Moment, The Pretty Reckless and many more! Taking place from September 21st – 25th 2022, the fest takes place at The Highland Festival Grounds at KY Expo Center Passes are on sale now for $10 down (through March 31) at the link below. Continue reading


Brume, Geezer, Mother Iron Horse, Howling Giant, Green Druid and Greenbeard Are All Booked for Desertfest NYC


Desert Fest NYC – the US version of the classic European stoner doom festival has added their final bands and set their daily lineups. Brume, Geezer, Mother Iron Horse, Howling Giant, Green Druid, and Greenbeard are all added to the bill while Fatso Jetson has dropped off the bill. You can also see the daily lineups on the poster below. 4-day passes are sold out but 3-day and single-day passes are on sale now. Desertfest takes place Knockdown Center May 13th – May 15th, 2022 with a pre-party at Saint Vitus. Poster artwork by Arik Roper.

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CONCERT REVIEW: Baroness – Live at Saint Vitus Bar


It’s a strange time to be a touring band. Faced with these difficult COVID-related circumstances, Baroness did what they do best. They chose to get creative with it. Instead of a traditional tour, the four piece embarked on the “Your Baroness – An Intimate Evening With Baroness” tour. Having seen Baroness perform at the 2,500 capacity Starland Ballroom and the 3,000 cap Terminal 5 on their 2019 trek with Deafheaven and Zeal and Ardor, getting the opportunity to see them at my second home, the 250 capacity Saint Vitus, was an opportunity I couldn’t pass up. Also intriguing was that the show was an all-request set voted on by the attendees of each performance. This meant we could potentially hear songs they haven’t played in years or possibly ever. What a neat idea! As a fan I was super stoked by the idea and was eager to see what my fellow Baroness acolytes would choose to hear.

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Desertfest New York 2022 Books Baroness, Monster Magnet, Corrosion of Conformity, Torche and More


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

The bands are set for the return of Desertfest New York 2022! Taking place May 13th – May 15th 2022 at Knockdown Center, Brooklyn with a pre-party on May 12th 2022 at Saint Vitus Bar, Brooklyn, tickets are on sale now! Heading up the tremendous list of talented bands are Baroness, along with Monster Magnet, Corrosion Of Conformity, Torche, Stoned Jesus, Planet Of Zeus, Green Lung, High On Fire, Orange Goblin, Red Fang, Inter Arma and many more!

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Baroness Books “Your Baroness – An Intimate Evening with Baroness”


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

Like most bands, Baroness have been off the road for the entirety of the pandemic era. That changes now as the band has booked “Your Baroness – An Intimate Evening with Baroness,” where ticket buyers will be provided with a link to cast their vote for the ten songs they want to hear at the show. Baroness’ entire catalog will be fair game with no song off limits. Voting will close one week prior to each performance. Tickets are on-sale this Friday, Oct. 1, at 10 am local time. COVID-19 protocols will vary by venue and municipality but all attendees will be required to show proof of vaccination or have the option to provide a negative PCR test within 24 hours of the event (where allowed). All concertgoers will be required to wear masks. The band continues to support 2019’s Gold & Grey (Abraxan Hymns) album and are working on new music.

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Tuska Festival 2021 Canceled Due to The Pandemic, Set to Return in 2022


Another festival bites the dust due to the pandemic as Tuska Festival has been forced to cancel their 2021 event, and plan to rebook for 2022. Some rock and metal festivals worldwide are trying their best to bounce back from the last year, but in the case of Tuska, they didn’t feel like the conditions worked for hosting the fest. Tuska 2021 was to have been headlined by Korn, Deftones, Gojira, Devin Townsend, Baroness, insomnia,, Beast In Black, Eluveitie, Jinjer, Finntroll, High on Fire, Perturbator, Oranssi Pazuzu, Vltimas, Gaahls Wyrd, Korpiklaani, and many more. Information about refunds and rolling over your tickets to next year (please do this if you can) are at the link below.

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Relapse Records Shares 30th Anniversary Sampler ft. Mastodon, Obituary, Death, Baroness, Repulsion, Pig Destroyer, Yob and More


Relapse Records, one of the leaders in releasing some of the best albums in metal history has shared a 30th-anniversary sampler from their entire catalog. It is available now via all streaming platforms. The sampler features over 200 songs and includes bands from across their history such as Mastodon, Baroness, Obituary, Death, Incantation, Repulsion, Pig Destroyer, Nasum, Yob, Neurosis, Nothing, Torche, Inter Arma, and more.

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Alice In Chains, Corey Taylor, Chris Cornell, Post Malone, Anthrax, Puscifer, Baroness, and Ice-T All Have Releases for Record Store Black Friday 2020


Today is the final Record Store Day event of 2020, Record Store Black Friday 2020. While this has been a devastating year for the entire world financially, the music industry has suffered the most. None more so than DIY bands and Record shops, the lifeblood of purchasing music and supporting the ecosystem. As many in the media have pointed out, of the countless great Record Store Day special releases out this year, today’s seem to be among the very best including Alice In Chains, Corey Taylor, Chris Cornell, David Gilmour, Anthrax, Puscifer, Post Malone, Masters of Reality, Baroness, Ice-T, Best Coast, Motorhead, Sonny Rollins and many more. If you have the cash and can support record stores and your favorite bands, today is one of the last days in 2020 to do it. Continue reading


Baroness to Release “Live at Maida Vale BBC – Vol. II” for Record Store Day Black Friday


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

Baroness has announced the release Live at Maida Vale BBC – Vol. II, a limited edition vinyl release featuring four tracks from the band’s Fall 2019 session at the famed London studio, as part of this year’s Record Store Day Black Friday event (Nov. 27, Abraxan Hymns). The release features black splatter vinyl with an etched b-side, custom artwork created by Baroness’ John Baizley, and will retail for $23.98.

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PODCAST: Episode 121: Gina Gleason of Baroness Talks Livestreaming and Writing New Music


We caught up with Gina Gleason of Baroness to discuss their upcoming Gold & Grey full album Livestream event on September 10th, 2020 (buy tickets here), and a bunch of other stuff in the Baroness universe. She chatted about how she and the band have been coping under lockdown with no touring, how her town of Philadelphia is fairing with the virus and protests, her thoughts on live streaming and the success of some bands such as Code Orange, how the band writes together, the depth of Gold & Grey (Abraxan Hymns), why that album lends itself to a full album performance, how much new material the band has been working on during this time, the influence of Pink Floyd‘s Live At Pompei film had on the album, the need for artists spaces live Culture Lab LIC at The Plaxall Gallery, her covers jams with Two Minutes To Late Night, and much more. Buy Gold & Grey here and check out our chat. Continue reading