Baroness Reveal Title And Cover Of Their New Album
There’s been rumblings in the ether about the upcoming new album by experimental metal stars Baroness. Now, the band has announced the title and revealed the cover for the album, and man, does it deliver.
The album will be called Gold & Grey, and the cover is a a massive poster-sized image by Baroness guitarist/vocalist and longtime artist John Baizley that looks like this:
In a five-tweet thread on the band’s Twitter, Baroness described the cover’s design:
“Here is the full cover painting for our new album, Gold & Grey. This is just the first piece of a much larger puzzle. Like the forthcoming album itself, it is the result of an intense, tireless, and psychotically convoluted creative process. Both artistically and musically, Baroness have always taken a no compromise approach towards our releases, and I can’t express strongly enough how excited we are to be so close to the verge of our newest release. This painting was born from a deeply personal reflection on the past 12 years of this band’s history, and will stand as the 6th and final piece in our chromatically-themed records. It has been an absolutely wild ride, a truth much stranger than fiction, with nearly as many low points as there have been highs, but throughout all, this band has offered me an inspired place to express myself and find some level of comfort through our visual and sonic output. I hope you all enjoy this album cover (sorry it’s not called Orange). Don’t look too closely, you might just see all the hidden elements. We want to thank everyone for your heartfelt support over the years, it means the world to us. We also appreciate your continued patience. Gold & Grey will be out soon, and then the real fun begins. I assure you, we have no plans to slow down anytime soon.
’Til the wheels fall off - - - Roy G. Biv”
Whether Gold & Grey will be a double album, like 2012’s Yellow & Green, remains to be seen. What can be agreed upon is that as far as covers to end a six-part journey on go, this one is a doozy.
We’ll let you know more about Gold & Grey when we do. For now, you can show the band your support by catching them live at one of the following dates:
12 - Phoenix, AZ The Van Buren
13 - Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern
14 - Anaheim, CA House of Blues
16 - Berkeley, CA The UC Theatre
18 - Portland, OR Roseland Theater
19 - Seattle, WA The Showbox
20 - Vancouver, BC Vogue Theatre
22 - Edmonton, AB Union Hall
23 - Calgary, AB The Palace Theatre
24 - Spokane, WA Knitting Factory
26 - Salt Lake City, UT The Complex
27 - Denver, CO The Ogden Theater
29 - Minneapolis, MN Skyway Theatre
30 - Madison, WI The Sylvee
31 - Chicago, IL Riviera Theatre
2 - Toronto, ON Danforth Music Hall
3 - Montreal, QC Corona Theatre
5 - Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom
6 - Worcester, MA The Palladium
7 - Albany, NY Upstate Concert Hall
9 - Cleveland, OH Agora Theater
10 - Silver Spring, MD The Fillmore
12 - New York, NY Terminal 5
PLUS! Rammstein, FEVER 333, Neck Deep, YONAKA, Amyl And The Sniffers, Andy Black, Bikini Kill and LOADS more!
Zao will be on the road in August with Hollow Earth and Wolf King.