Baroness To Return With 'Purple' In December

Huw Baines 28 August 2015

Baroness have announced their return with news of a new album.

‘Purple’, the follow up to ‘Yellow & Green’, is out on December 18 through the band’s own label, the newly-minted Abraxan Hymns, and is the first Baroness record to feature bassist Nick Jost and drummer Sebastian Thomson, who joined the band in the wake of their 2012 bus accident.

You can check out a new song, Chlorine & Wine, below, along with a statement from John Baizley (via Rolling Stone):

“After releasing a lengthy and investigative record like ‘Yellow & Green’ we all felt that we needed to make something much more direct and immediate. We wanted to write with our normal focus on artistry, balanced against an increased level of energy and focus. It was important for us to write our new songs with the type of enthusiasm and expressiveness that could act as a counterpoint to the album’s dark themes.

“As a result, the music came out in an intense, heavy and sonically captivating in a new way, which was important, loathe, as we are to fall into any kind of complacency pitfall or formulaic songwriting routine. Purple is the most fully realized representation of our intention as a band; considering the amount of physical and mental energy spent writing it, we have accomplished something which would have seemed impossible to us a couple of years ago.”

  


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