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Baroness Debut “Last Word” Video From New Album “Stone”, Announce Fall Tour With Jesus Piece, KEN mode, Empire State Bastard & More


Progressive alternative metal quartet Baroness will be dropping their sixth studio album “Stone” on September 15th via Abraxan Hymns. “Last Word” has been selected as the first single to emerge from the record, with a video for it directed by the band’s bassist, etc. Nick Jost now available online below.

The group took on the production duties of the album themselves, while Joe Barresi (Tool, Queens Of The Stone Age) was tasked with mixing the opus. Vocalist/guitarist John Baizley commented:

“An important through line in Baroness is we don’t like to repeat ourselves. 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.”

Drummer Sebastian Thomson added:

“The recording process was completely self-contained. Having just the four of us in a rented house in the mountains for a month resulted in not only a cohesive and authentic sound, but also an intense collective mentality.”

As for the new video, Jost offered:

“I had been developing this process for video and animation, and this being our first self-produced album, we thought ‘why not extend that ethos to the video, too?’ It was really nerve racking to direct and create my first music video, but having a lifetime of nightmares and a love for strange animation turned out to be very useful.”

Stone” track listing:

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

Pre-orders are available here. In addition to an elaborate series of vinyl variants, the limited edition deluxe CD edition of the album will arrive with a bonus disc of live songs recorded amid the band’s ‘Your Baroness Tour‘.

In other news, the group have rolled out the dates for their ‘Sweet Oblivion Tour‘, which will find them sharing stages with the likes of Jesus Piece, Portrayal Of Guilt, Primitive Man, KEN mode and many more. Tickets for that run will be up this Friday, June 23rd at 10:00AM local time.

With Jesus Piece & Escuela Grind:

10/13 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Sound Stage
10/14 Richmond, VA – Canal Club
10/15 Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel
10/17 Tampa, FL – The Ritz Ybor
10/18 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade

With Portrayal Of Guilt and Escuela Grind:

10/20 Dallas, TX – The Echo Lounge & Music Hall
10/21 Houston, TX – House of Blues
10/22 Austin, TX – Empire Control Room & Garage

With Primitive Man & Midwife:

10/24 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
10/25 Mesa, AZ – Nile Theater

With Primitive Man, Midwife & Agriculture:

10/27 Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory
10/28 Los Angeles, CA – The Bellwether
10/29 Berkeley, CA – UC Theater Taube Family Music Hall

With KEN mode & Hoaxed:

10/31 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre

With KEN mode & Empire State Bastard:

11/03 Seattle, WA – The Crocodile
11/04 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre
11/06 Edmonton, AB – Union Hall
11/07 Calgary, AB – The Palace Theater

With Wayfarer & Empire State Bastard:

11/09 Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
11/11 Denver, CO – Summit
11/12 Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room Lounge

With Chat Pile & Empire State Bastard:

11/14 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
11/15 Chicago, IL – The Vic Theatre

With Vile Creature:

11/17 Columbus, OH – The King of Club
11/18 Detroit, MI – St. Andrews Hall (feat. Cloud Rat)
11/19 Toronto, ON – The Danforth Music Hall
11/20 Montreal, QC – Théâtre Beanfield

With Soul Glo:

11/22 Albany, NY – Empire Live
11/24 Cleveland, OH – Agora Theater & Ballroom (feat. Cloud Rat)
11/25 Pittsburgh, PA – Roxian Theatre
11/26 Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom

With Sheer Mag & Imperial Triumphant:

11/28 Boston, MA – Royale
11/29 New York, NY – Webster Hall

With Sheer Mag & Uniform:

12/01 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer

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