baronessBaroness is a heavy metal band from Savannah, Georgia, whose members grew up together in Lexington, Virginia. They formed in mid-2003, founded by former members of the punk/metal band Johnny Welfare and the Paychecks. They has remained silent about the origins of their name. Singer John Baizley creates the artwork for all Baroness albums, and has done artwork for other bands and labels such as Darkest Hour, The Red Chord, Vitamin X, Sounds of the Underground tour, Kylesa, Daughters, Torche, Pig Destroyer, and the Magrudergrind/Shitstorm split grindcore CD on Robotic Empire.

Their 2007 album entitled Red Album was named Album of the Year by heavy metal magazine Revolver. On December 1, 2007, they performed at New York City’s Bowery Ballroom, and the concert was filmed in its entirety and can be viewed on their WoozyFly page. On September 20, 2008, the band announced via MySpace Brian Blickle would be parting ways, while also introducing a new guitarist named Peter Adams. On May 18, 2009, they entered The Track Studio in Plano, TX to record their second full length album produced by John Congleton. It will be released via Relapse Records fall 2009.

Other Information

  • Origin: Savannah, Georgia, United States
  • Genres: Heavy metal, Sludge metal, Progressive metal
  • Years active: 2003–present
  • Labels: Relapse Records, Hyperrealist Records, At a Loss Recordings
  • Website:
  • Members:
  1. John Baizley – guitar, vocals
  2. Peter Adams – guitar
  3. Summer Welch – bass
  4. Allen Blickle – drums


  • First (2004) – EP
  • Second (2005)
  • A Grey Sigh in a Flower Husk (aka: Third), split with Unpersons (2007) – EP, Split
  • Red Album (2007)
  • First/Second (2008) – Compilation
  • TBA (2009)



~ by molco on June 26, 2009.

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