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Albums Of The Week : Baroness | Stone

The heavyweight Philly rockers tighten the screws on their lean, mean and fittingly titled sixth studio album — which also hapens to be their first not named for a colour.


THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: Grammy-nominated heavy rock band Baroness are back with their new album Stone. The Philly-based quartet of John Baizley (guitar/vocals/illustration), Gina Gleason (guitar), Nick Jost (bass) and Sebastian Thomson (drums) embrace a vast multi-genre vocabulary on their sixth album Stone.

The followup to their critically acclaimed predecessor Gold & Gray (2019), this is still very much Baroness — just refocused to be more efficient and rethought for stability. Stone’s standout tracks — Last Word, Beneath the Rose, Shine and Anodyne — reflect thoughtfully, groovy, and effortlessly break up the tumult.

While Baroness were still writing Stone, Baizley recorded and premixed the album. After the group finished recording the drums, guitars and bass, they took everything back to Baizley’s basement — also where parts of Gold & Gray were recorded — to record the vocals and add other details. Stone was then turned over to Grammy-nominated mixmaster Joe Barresi (Kyuss, Alice In Chains) and Grammy-winning mastering guru Bob Ludwig (Led Zeppelin, Nirvana) at Gateway Mastering Studios for final mixing and polishing.

Baroness received a Grammy nomination for the song Shock Me (from the 2015 album Purple) in the category Best Metal Performance. The band’s catalog of studio albums is: Gold & Gray (2019), Purple (2015), Yellow & Green (2012), Blue Record (2009), Red Album (2007).”


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