GALLERY: Baroness

Baroness reigned supreme over the Observatory North Park on Aug. 30.

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Baroness reigned supreme over the Observatory North Park on Tuesday, Aug. 30.
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The alt-metal band hails from Savannah, Georgia. Their original members grew up together in Lexington, Virginia.
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The show was chock full of the band’s rabid fans who soaked up every note.
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The group formed in mid-2003 and now consists of singer/guitarist John Dyer Baizley (pictured), singer/guitarist Peter Adams, bassist Nick Jost and drummer Sebastian Thomson.
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Baizley creates all of the artwork for the band’s instantly recognizable albums, and is also commissioned to do artwork for other bands as well.
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Baroness released their debut EP “First” in 2004, which was followed by their “Second” EP in 2005 and a split EP (with Unpersons) called “A Grey Sigh in a Flower Husk” in 2007.
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They released their debut full-length, “Red Album,” in September of 2007, which was produced by Kylesa’s Phillip Cope.
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Revolver magazine named it Album of the Year.
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In 2008, Valkyrie’s Peter Adams joined the band.
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In 2009, they released “Blue Record” via Relapse Records. It was produced by John Congleton, who is known for his work with the Roots, Explosions in the Sky, Black Mountain and others.
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“Blue Record” was named the 20th Greatest Metal Album in History by LA Weekly in 2013.
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They released their third studio album, “Yellow & Green,” on 2012, also through Relapse.
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On Aug. 15, 2012, the band’s tour bus crashed near Bath, England when it fell from a viaduct. Nine people were injured.
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As a result of the crash, Baizley suffered a broken left arm and left leg. Then-members Allen Blickle and Matt Maggioni suffered fractured vertebrae.
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On Dec. 18, Baroness released “Purple,” their fourth fell-length, on their newly formed record label, Abraxan Hymns.
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Their Aug. 30 show featured the following 15-song set list: “Kerosene,” “March to the Sea,” “Morningstar,” “Shock Me,” “Board Up the House” …
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“Green Theme,” “The Iron Bell,” “If I Have to Wake Up (Would You Stop the Rain?)” into “Fugue,” “Little Things” …
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“Chlorine & Wine,” “Try to Disappear,” “Desperation Burns,” and “The Gnashing.”
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Their two song encore consisted of “Isak” and “Take My Bones Away.”
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