An official statement from the bands reads;
Our goal is, was, and will always be to write increasingly superior, more honest and compelling songs, and to develop a more unique and challenging sound. I’m sure we have just finished our best, most adventurous album to date.
We dug incredibly deep, challenged ourselves and recorded a record I’m positive we could never again replicate. I consider myself incredibly fortunate to know Sebastian, Nick and Gina as both my bandmates and my friends. They have pushed me to become a better songwriter, musician and vocalist.
We’re all extremely excited for this release, which includes quite a few “firsts” for the band, and we’re thrilled to be back on tour to play these psychotic songs for our fans. Expect some surprises.
Speaking of the album artwork (see above), Baizley released the following statement;
Here is the full cover painting for our new album, ‘Gold & Grey’. This is just the first piece of a much larger puzzle.
Like the forthcoming album itself, it is the result of an intense, tireless, and psychotically convoluted creative process. Both artistically and musically, Baroness have always taken a no-compromise approach towards our releases, and I can’t express strongly enough how excited we are to be so close to the verge of our newest release.
This painting was born from a deeply personal reflection on the past 12 years of this band’s history and will stand as the 6th and final piece in our chromatically-themed records.
It has been an absolutely wild ride, a truth much stranger than fiction, with nearly as many low points as there have been highs, but throughout all, this band has offered me an inspired place to express myself and find some level of comfort through our visual and sonic output.
I hope you all enjoy this album cover (sorry it’s not called Orange). Don’t look too closely, you might just see all the hidden elements. We want to thank everyone for your heartfelt support over the years, it means the world to us. We also appreciate your continued patience. ‘Gold & Grey’ will be out soon, and then the real fun begins. I assure you, we have no plans to slow down anytime soon.
’Til the wheels fall off – – – Roy G. Biv
The full album’s track listing is as follows;
GOLD & GREY TRACKLISTING
Front Toward Enemy
I’m Already Gone
Throw Me An Anchor
I’d Do Anything
Blankets of Ash
Emmet – Radiating Light
Assault on East Falls
Gold & Grey pre-orders are now available with a very limited run of vinyl. Click here and get yourself one before it’s too late!! Release date on June 11th.
Check out the new single/video for ‘Borderlines‘ below;