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Baroness play an eclectic brand of heavy metal, embracing the ferocity and sharp technique of new-millennium metal but with melodic accents and intelligent guitar work that suggest the influence of indie rock and post-punk bands. The four members of Baroness -- John Baizley on guitar and vocals, Brian Blickle on guitar, Summer Welch on bass, and Allen Blickle on drums -- are all originally from Lexington, Virginia, but they pulled up stakes and relocated to Savannah, Georgia, when they formed the band in mid-2003. Baroness made their recording debut in 2005 with First, a three-song EP released through Savannah-based indie label Hyperrealist Records. A second EP from Baroness, simply called Second, appeared in stores later the same year. In 2006, Baroness teamed up with another offbeat but powerful band from Savannah, Unpersons, for a split EP entitled A Grey Sigh in a Flower Husk, released through At a Loss Records. In 2007, Baroness signed with the well-respected independent metal label Relapse Records, and in the fall of 2007 they issued their first full-length disc, The Red Album, followed by extensive touring. In the fall of 2009, the group released its sophomore effort, Blue Record. Baroness spent the following year touring, opening for bands like Metallica, Mastodon, and Deftones before heading back into the studio to begin work on their third album, Yellow & Green, which would arrive in 2012. After the release of the album, while on tour in England, Baroness were involved in a terrible accident when their tour bus went over the side of a viaduct near Bath, falling 30 feet. Though many of the bandmembers and their crew were injured, with Baizley suffering a broken arm and leg and Blickle and bassist Matt Maggioni (who had earlier replaced Summer Welch) both hospitalized with fractured vertabrae, there were no fatalities. After recovering from their injuries, Baroness began scheduling tour dates again in 2013, though the announcement they would be on the road again was followed shortly by the announcement that Blickle and Maggioni would be parting ways with the band. Bassist Nick Jost and drummer Sebastian Thomson were recruited to take their place, and made their live debut on a headlining tour later that year. The live album Live at Maide Vale would arrive in the summer of 2013, and would be the last release from the band to feature their pre-accident lineup. ~ Mark Deming
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  2.   Take My Bones Away
  3.   Wanderlust
  4.   A Horse Called Golgotha
  5.   Board Up the House
  6.   Green Theme
  7.   Mtns. (The Crown & Anchor)
  8.   Little Things
  9.   Foolsong
  10.   The Line Between
  11.   Collapse
  12.   If I Forget Thee, Lowcountry
  13.   Psalms Alive
  14.   Stretchmarker
  15.   O'er Hell and Hide
  16.   Isak
  17.   War, Wisdom and Rhyme
  18.   Swollen and Halo
  19.   Jake Leg
  20.   March to the Sea
  21.   Ogeechee Hymnal
  22.   Cavite by Unpersons
  23.   Rays on Pinion
  24.   Eula
  25.   Back Where I Belong
  26.   Twinkler
  27.   Teiresias by Unpersons
  28.   The Sweetest Curse
  29.   The Gnashing
  30.   Steel That Sleeps the Eye
  31.   Blackpowder Orchard
  32.   Cockroach en Fleur
  33.   The Birthing
  34.   Grad
  35.   Cocainium
  36.   Bullhead's Lament
  37.   O'Appalachia
  38.   Teeth of a Cogwheel
  39.   Sea Lungs
  40.   Yellow Theme
  41.   Bullhead's Psalm
  42.   Aleph
  43.   Wailing Wintry Wind
  44.   [Untitled]
  45.   Anodyne for Heather, Pt. 2
  46.   Anodyne for Heather (Pt. 1)
  47.   Be
  48.   Go Play Outside!
  49.   Coeur
  50.   Rise
  51.   Tower Falls
  52.   Bonus Track 1
  53.   Red Sky
  54.   Son of Sun
  55.   Vision
  56.   Bikeage
  57.   Black Finnegan by Unpersons
  58.   Number by Unpersons
  59.   Dry Hand by Unpersons
  60.   A Small Gesture, A Thousand Small Happy Gestures by Unpersons
  61.   Morningstar
  62.   Shock Me
  63.   Try to Disappear
  64.   Kerosene
  65.   Fugue
  66.   Chlorine & Wine
  67.   The Iron Bell
  68.   Desperation Burns
  69.   If I Have to Wake Up (Would You Stop the Rain)
  70.   Crossroads of Infinity

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