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Baroness release new single and music video »Anodyne«; new studio album »Stone« out now via Abraxan Hymns!

American progressive sludgers Baroness have released new single and music video »Anodyne« taken from their new studio album, »Stone«, out on September 15th, 2023 via Abraxan Hymns.

01. Embers
02. Last Word
03. Beneath The Rose
04. Choir
05. The Dirge
06. Anodyne
07. Shine
08. Magnolia
09. Under The Wheel
10. Bloom

Courtesy of Speakeasy PR:

“Baroness might be breaking their long-running streak of color-themed albums with »Stone«, but the band’s tight progressive metal sound remains honed and intact.” – Consequence

“»Stone«… finds the group in scintillating form, tracing a wild ride full of triumphant sludge metal and soaring, shoegazing progressive rock.” – Revolver

“… rocks on a primal and instinctive level…” – Stereogum

“Soaring…” – Guitar World

Baroness’ eagerly-awaited new album, »Stone« (Abraxan Hymns) is out now, with the 10-song collection being celebrated both in-person tonight at NYC’s Rough Trade and via today’s release of their self-created video for »Anodyne«.

“»Anodyne« is one of the more pointed songs of »Stone«,” says Gina Gleason. “It throws you directly into a dreamy fuzz world with a super driving groove and loads of guitar layers. It does not take its time to unfold, in contrast to a lot of the record, but there are plenty of peaks and valleys packed into this three-and-a-half minute ride!”

Photo by Ebru Yildiz

Fans and critics alike have embraced the DIY-nature of »Stone«, with Baroness self-producing the album and the slate of videos that have accompanied its release. Revolver, in their current Baroness cover story, said “their sixth full-length is a cathartic testament to both fearless self-reflection and the important of strengthening bonds.” Kerrang!, from their newly released cover feature, declared “»Stone« marks the beginning of a bold new era,” and Brooklyn Vegan described said the new music finds “Baroness at their most alive and direct.”

“An important through line in Baroness is we don’t like to repeat ourselves,” John Baizley shared as the band publicly announced the album earlier this Summer. “It’s all about the willingness to take risks. When I was younger, the whole point of music was to be different, not to do the same thing, and not to listen to parents or play by the rules. That’s kind of goofy, but in practice, it works. It’s really sort of terrifying to be at the sixth record in your career and think that you’ll have to keep up with your history rather than continually invent. So, we doubled down on continuously inventing to see where it takes us. I think this record is a good reflection of that. »Stone« is a lot more alive, more direct.”

Previously released videos include »Shine«, »Beneath The Rose« and »Last Word«.

This evening, the band kicks off a week of acoustic performances at independent record stores, followed by an extensive North American tour that sees the four-piece championing their favorite bands, with a near festival like array of openers, including Agriculture, Chat Pile, Cloud Rat, Destiny Bond, Escuela Grind, Hoaxed, Imperial Triumphant, Jesus Piece, KEN mode, Midwife, Portrayal Of Guilt, Primitive Man, Sheer Mag, Soul Glo, Spotlights, Uniform, Vile Creature, Wayfarer and Zorn. Tickets are on-sale now via

Baroness Record Store Tour:
Sep 15 New York, NY Rough Trade
Sep 16 Poughkeepsie, NY Darkside Records
Sep 17 Baltimore, MD The Sound Garden
Sep 18 Richmond, VA Plan 9 Music
Sep 19 Raleigh, NC Schoolkids Records
Sep 20 Charleston, SC Monster Music
Sep 21 Atlanta, GA Criminal Records

“Sweet Oblivion” Tour:
Oct 13 – Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Sound Stage
Oct 14 – Richmond, VA – Canal Club
Oct 15 – Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel
Oct 17 – Tampa, FL – The Ritz Ybor
Oct 18 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
Oct 20 – Dallas, TX – The Echo Lounge & Music Hall
Oct 21 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
Oct 22 – Austin, TX – Empire Control Room & Garage
Oct 24 – Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
Oct 25 – Mesa, AZ – Nile Theater
Oct 27 – Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory
Oct 28 – Los Angeles, CA – The Bellwether
Oct 29 – Berkeley, CA – UC Theater Taube Family Music Hall
Oct 31 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
Nov 3 – Seattle, WA – The Crocodile
Nov 4 – Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre
Nov 6 – Edmonton, AB – Union Hall
Nov 7 – Calgary, AB – The Palace Theater
Nov 9 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
Nov 11 – Denver, CO – Summit
Nov 12 – Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room Lounge
Nov 14 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
Nov 15 – Chicago, IL – The Vic Theatre
Nov 17 – Columbus, OH – The King of Club
Nov 18 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrews Hall
Nov 19 – Toronto, ON – The Danforth Music Hall
Nov 20 – Montreal, QC – Théâtre Beanfield
Nov 22 – Albany, NY – Empire Live
Nov 24 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Theater & Ballroom
Nov 25 – Pittsburgh, PA – Roxian Theatre
Nov 26 – Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom
Nov 28 – Boston, MA – Royale
Nov 29 – New York, NY – Webster Hall
Dec 1 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer

About Baroness:

Baroness, founded in 2003, is John Baizley (vocals/guitar), Gina Gleason (guitar), Nick Jost (bass) and Sebastian Thomson (drums). The Philadelphia-meets-Brooklyn foursome have released five full-length albums to date: »Gold & Grey« (2019), »Purple« (2015), »Yellow & Green« (2012), »Blue Record« (2009), and the »Red Album« (2007). The band have won widespread praise throughout their career, continually finding their albums on year-end best of lists, and receiving their first Grammy nomination in 2017 for the song »Shock Me«. On their most recent album, »Gold & Grey«, NPR said the collection ‘feels like a callback to the heyday of the rock album as art object” before confidently declaring the album as “the sound of a band becoming a universe unto itself.” The Savannah-born Baroness continue to reach new heights, with each release providing a spellbinding new chapter in the storied history of one of modern hard rock’s most critically-acclaimed and beloved bands.

Order / listen »Stone« now:

Bojan Bidovc // music enthusiast, promoter, misanthrop and sometimes a journalist as well

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