Baroness va encore envoyer du lourd cet été avec la sortie de « Gold & Grey » le 14 juin, une sortie que le groupe fera sur son propre label Abraxan Hymns. Niveau production, nos rockeurs ont joué la carte de la sécurité en faisant appel au producteur de leur précédent album « Purple », Dave Fridmann (qu’on a vu également auprès de Mogwai et The Flaming Lips). Pour fêter cette belle annonce, Baroness nous offre un premier extrait, le titre « Borderlines » et en bonus quelques commentaires histoire de bien nous mettre l’eau à la bouche !

John Baizley explique au magazine The PRP : “Our goal is, was, and will always be to write increasingly superior, more honest and compelling songs, and to develop a more unique and challenging sound. I’m sure we have just finished our best, most adventurous album to date. We dug incredibly deep, challenged ourselves and recorded a record I’m positive we could never again replicate. I consider myself incredibly fortunate to know Sebastian, Nick and Gina as both my bandmates and my friends. They have pushed me to become a better songwriter, musician and vocalist. We’re all extremely excited for this release, which includes quite a few ‘firsts’ for the band, and we’re thrilled to be back on tour to play these psychotic songs for our fans. Expect some surprises.”

Le batteur Sebastian Thomson en vas de son petit commentaire également : “On ‘Gold & Grey‘ we have taken some unexpected paths on a labyrinthine sonic adventure. We accepted sounds and styles that have not appeared on previous Baroness albums, and I’m excited to welcome our fans into our new lair.”

Tout comme la guitariste Gina Gleason : “Having the chance to create music without any preconceived boundaries was both liberating and intimidating. As we pushed past our fear and comfort zone, the four of us connected in a way that allowed us to create freely, uplift one another and build the unique sonic world that is ‘Gold & Grey‘. As a longtime Baroness listener, it is exciting to have created something new while still maintaining a deep love and understanding of the band’s roots. To say that the making of this record was quite a journey would be an understatement. We are beyond excited to share this experience and music with everyone!”

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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

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Tracklist de « Gold & Grey » :
01 – “Front Toward Enemy”
02 – “I’m Already Gone”
03 – “Seasons”
04 – “Sevens”
05 – “Tourniquet”
06 – “Anchor’s Lament”
07 – “Throw Me An Anchor”
08 – “I’d Do Anything”
09 – “Blankets Of Ash”
10 – “Emmett-Radiating Light”
11 – “Cold Blooded Angels”
12 – “Crooked Mile”
13 – “Broken Halo”
14 – “Can Oscura”
15 – “Borderlines”
16 – “Assault On East Falls”
17 – “Pale Sun”