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

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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

Baroness Books Tour Of Australia And New Zealand For December

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Baroness is currently in the midst of a tour of the US supporting their album Purple (Abraxan Hymns). The band has booked a tour of Australia and New Zealand to round out 2016, of which you can see the tour dates below. In the course of the current headline run of dates, the band will play festivals such as Hopscotch, Houston Open Air, Psycho Las Vegas, Monster Energy Rock Allegiance, Aftershock Festival, and Sound on Sound Festival in McDade, Texas.

Baroness, Australia And New Zealand Tour 2016

Dec 05: Studio – Auckland, NZ

Dec 07: The Metro – Sydney, AU

Dec 08: The Triffid – Brisbane, AU

Dec 09: The Prince – Melbourne, AU

Dec 10: Meredith Music Fest – Meredith, AU

Dec 12: The Gov – Adelaide, AU

Dec 13: Capitol – Perth, AU

 

 

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On The Road… with Baroness

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Baroness continues to tour heavily all over the globe behind late 2015 release Purple, released on their own Abraxan Hymns label. Purple is not just the latest release in the bands’ storied career, but represents a zenith of songcraft and musicianship they may not be able to top. Like every step in their career, all the music of Baroness is cinematic in the best sense. It doesn’t just tell a story, it envelopes you in all the peaks and valleys emotionally you could imagine. When we look back on it, this may be the band to define this generation. Purple is that great an album that the band doesn’t shy away from leaning heavily on new songs like ‘Kerosene’, ‘Shock Me’, ‘Chlorine And Wine’ and ‘Morningstar’ to name a few. They also peppered in hits on this night from across their impressive album catalog. The entire crowd singing a long with every word, moving with every chord and beat, non-stop. The band was captured on this night for Ghost Cult, by Evil Robb Photography at Royale in Boston:

Baroness, by Evil Robb PhotographyPhotography

Baroness, by Evil Robb PhotographyPhotography

 

Baroness, by Evil Robb PhotographyPhotography

Baroness, by Evil Robb PhotographyPhotography

 

Baroness, by Evil Robb PhotographyPhotography

Baroness, by Evil Robb PhotographyPhotography

 

Baroness, by Evil Robb PhotographyPhotography

Baroness, by Evil Robb PhotographyPhotography

 

Baroness, by Evil Robb PhotographyPhotography

Baroness, by Evil Robb PhotographyPhotography

 

Baroness, by Evil Robb PhotographyPhotography

Baroness, by Evil Robb PhotographyPhotography

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Guest Post- Bidi Van Drongelen Top 20 Heavy Albums of 2015

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As we dash towards the holidays and the end of the year Ghost Cult is feeling good about this season of giving. So we are giving our fans a chance to get to know our partners, peers, and friends  from bands in the world of music. They will chime in with some guest blogs, end of year lists, and whatever else is on their minds as we pull the plug on 2015. Today we have Bidi van Drongelen, Dutch booker and manager who has worked with the likes of The Devil’s Blood, Saint Vitus, Ghost, In Solitude and many more. Every year a multitude of his bands get booked at the excellent Roadburn festival, and we have asked him what he feels were the best releases of 2015.

 

1. KloneHere Comes The Sun

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Great songwriting, amazing vocals, and a crystal clear though heavy production blending prog and post metal.

 

2. Ghost – Meliora

Ghost has it all to become one of the leading melodic heavy rock bands in the world

 

3. BliksemGruesome Masterpiece

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If you like Metallica’s Master of Puppets of Death Angel’s ACT III….with the a raw female voice like Doro.

 

4. Royal ThunderCrooked Doors

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Great atmospheric rock album with the amazing voice of Mlny Parsonsz

 

5. TribulationChildren of the Night

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Melodies of occult rock like The Devil’s Blood drenched with a satanic black voice which reminds of Satyricon.

 

6. Chelsea WolfeAbyss

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Refreshing approach of doom & drone. ART with capital A!

7. Paradise LostThe Plague Within

8. Steak Number EightKosmokoma

9. MelecheshEnki

10. EnslavedIn Times

11. ClutchPsychic Warfare

12. Thy CatafalqueSgurr

13. AmorphisUnder The Red Cloud

14. RAMSvbversvm

15. BRING ME THE HORIZONThat’s The Spirit

16. MgłaExcercises In Futility

17. BaronessPurple

18. LeprousThe Congregation

19. Graveyard Innocence & Decadence

20. Hangman’s ChairThis Is Not Supposed To Be Positive

 

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