Baronesss Announce ‘Stone’ Album, Release ‘Last Word’ Single

June 22, 2023

Baroness is set to release their sixth album, “Stone”, on September 15! 

Singer John Baizley said, “An important through line in Baroness is we don’t like to repeat ourselves. It’s all about the willingness to take risks. When I was younger, the whole point of music was to be different, not to do the same thing, and not to listen to parents or play by the rules. That’s kind of goofy, but in practice, it works. It’s really sort of terrifying to be at the sixth record in your career and think that you’ll have to keep up with your history rather than continually invent. So, we doubled down on continuously inventing to see where it takes us. I think this record is a good reflection of that. ‘Stone’ is a lot more alive, more direct.”

The band recorded everything in a vacation rental (no kidding), before going back to Baizley’s basement studio to record vocals. Then it was off to mix master Joe Barresi (Kyuss, Tool) and mastering legend Bob Ludwig (Led Zeppelin, Nirvana).

Drummer Sebastian Thomsen said, “The recording process was completely self-contained. Having just the four of us in a rented house in the mountains for a month resulted in not only a cohesive and authentic sound, but also an intense collective mentality.”

Guitarist Gina Gleason added, “I think we were able to strip everything away on this record. We were unified in that. So, we just jumped in and did our best. That felt really good. It was a really cool, empowering, creative experience.”

“Stone” track listing:

01. Embers
02. Last Word
03. Beneath The Rose
04. Choir
05. The Dirge
06. Anodyne
07. Shine
08. Magnolia
09. Under The Wheel
10. Bloom

Meanwhile, you can catch Baroness on the seven-week “Sweet Oblivion” tour this fall. Tour dates are below. They’ll be playing shows with some of their favourite bands, including Jesus Piece, Portryal Of Guilt, Primitive Man, Ken Mode, Wayfarer, Chat Pile, Vile Creature, Cloud Rat and more!

Oct. 13 – Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Sound Stage
Oct. 14 – Richmond, VA – Canal Club
Oct. 15 – Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel
Oct. 17 – Tampa, FL – The Ritz Ybor
Oct. 18 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
Oct. 20 – Dallas, TX – The Echo Lounge & Music Hall
Oct. 21 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
Oct. 22 – Austin, TX – Empire Control Room & Garage
Oct. 24 – Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
Oct. 25 – Mesa, AZ – Nile Theater
Oct. 27 – Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory
Oct. 28 – Los Angeles, CA – The Bellwether
Oct. 29 – Berkeley, CA – UC Theater Taube Family Music Hall
Oct. 31 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
Nov. 3 – Seattle, WA – The Crocodile
Nov. 4 – Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre
Nov. 6 – Edmonton, AB – Union Hall
Nov. 7 – Calgary, AB – The Palace Theater
Nov. 9 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
Nov. 11 – Denver, CO – Summit
Nov. 12 – Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room Lounge
Nov. 14 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
Nov. 15 – Chicago, IL – The Vic Theatre
Nov. 17 – Columbus, OH – The King of Club
Nov. 18 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrews Hall
Nov. 19 – Toronto, ON – The Danforth Music Hall
Nov. 20 – Montreal, QC – Théâtre Beanfield
Nov. 22 – Albany, NY – Empire Live
Nov. 24 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Theater & Ballroom
Nov. 25 – Pittsburgh, PA – Roxian Theatre
Nov. 26 – Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom
Nov. 28 – Boston, MA – Royale
Nov. 29 – New York, NY – Webster Hall
Dec. 1 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer

If you’re not super familiar with Baroness, dive in! The water’s great!


Written by Todd Hancock