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Baroness is a metal band that plays an eclectic brand of sludge, embracing the ferocity and sharp technique of new-millennium metal but with melodic accents and intelligent guitar work that suggests the influence of sludge and post-metal bands.

Baroness formed in the Summer 2003 in Savannah, GA, United States with all members, past and present, hailing from Lexington, VA in the foothills of the mighty Blue Ridge Mountains. Maybe that’s where the band draws inspiration for their music Read more on Last.fm

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Sunday Slaylist: RIP Pat Egan from Relapse Records

February 24th, 2013

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This week we’re turning over the Sunday Slaylist to something a little different – we want you to go buy something. On Monday 18 February, Pat Egan, Relapses Records’ Director of Retail Sales, died following a the result of complications with a case of pneumonia. To raise money for Pat’s daughter’s college fund, the folks over at Relapse have gone and put together a compilation of 20 of the finest bands ever to have worked with the label – and we think it’d be a damn fine gesture if a few of our readers joined us in buying it, in recognition of the awesome music Pat helped bring us over the years, as well as to help out the family of a fellow metal fan when they need it most.

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The Thrash Hits Top 20 Albums of 2012

December 13th, 2012

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Well, it’s all been leading to this. The votes are in, the results have been tabulated, calculated, and any other kind of mathematically something-lated you can think of. This is the Thrash Hits Top 20 Albums of 2012.

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Albums of the Year 2012: Raziq Rauf

December 12th, 2012

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So we’ve already published part 1, part 2 AND Dep Ed, Hugh Platt’s Albums of the Year lists, so now it’s time for the next stage of #RaziqRaufsReignOfTerror. Here’s the eclectic and ridiculous list of Raziq Rauf.

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Photos: Baroness @ Sheffield Corporation – 13 August 2012

August 30th, 2012

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About five minutes after Gary Wolstenholme emailed us his incredible photos from the Sheffield show of Baroness’ recent UK tour, we got the news that the band had been involved in a horrific bus crash just outside of Bath. And we were torn. We really wanted to show these incredible shots off to the world, but at the same time we didn’t want to seem ghoulish and trying to capitalise on the publicity of the tragedy. Well, since the band are now all safely out of hospital – and given that all of the band’s tour dates for the rest of 2012 have been cancelled – we figured now was the time for us to show you these awesome shots in all their awesome glory.

Yeah, we used “awesome” twice in one sentence. Baroness are that kind of band.

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The Thrash Hits Podcast 010: Bloodstock Open Air 2012 REVIEWED

August 20th, 2012

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With Bloodstock Open Air 2012 now over, Hugh Platt and Tom Dare have reconvened in the studio to look back at the highs and lows of Thrash Hits’ Bloodstock experience this year – talking about our high and lows, the winners and losers, and just what Tom was doing with a Hairy Helmet and an Old Growler on the Friday night.

We also took time out to see what nonsense MegaDave has been spouting this week, to discuss Peter Dolving’s revelations about what really went on with his split from The Haunted earlier this year, as well as a check-up on the situation with Baroness, who suffered a truly awful bus crash last week. Get well soon, guys.

The Thrash Hits Podcast 010: Bloodstock Open Air 2012 REVIEWED

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The Thrash Hits Podcast 008: Small But Perfectly Formed

August 2nd, 2012

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It’s a short and (not so) sweet podcast from Raz and Hugh this week, looking at some last minute controversies surrounding Hevy Festival, the consequences of British metal bands moving to major labels, and what the impact will be of Terror deciding to boycott the Czech Republic on their forthcoming European tour in support of Randy Blythe. We might’ve been too busy being drunk and watching the Olympics this last week to prattle on for as long as usual, but that doesn’t stop it degenerating into a discussion regarding the quality of a naked arse pinned to the wall of Raz’s office. What on Earth does that mean? We guess you’re going to have to download the podcast to find out.

The Thrash Hits Podcast 008: Small But Perfectly Formed

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The Thrash Hits Podcast 006: The Art of the Perfect Gig

July 18th, 2012

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It’s been a little longer than normal between podcasts, and it’s for one simple reason – we’ve been to so many gigs since the last podcast that we simply haven’t found the time to be in the same room for long enough to record an episode. Handily, that’s the inspiration for the main topic of conversation on this week’s episode – just what is it that makes a gig great?

Did any of the gigs we’ve been too recently – including Faith No More, Pearl Jam, Baroness, Monuments, Kerouac and Sacred Mother Tongue to name but a few – made the grade as “classic” gigs? Raz and Hugh debate this question, as well as going over their all-time favourite shows.

The Thrash Hits Podcast 006: The Art of the Perfect Gig

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Interview: Baroness – “I’ve never really understood the whole ‘beard’ phenomenon”

February 9th, 2010

It’s been a bloody excellent few months for those Georgia sludge-prog types, Baroness. So much so in fact, that we sent Hugh Platt to corner bassist Summer Welch while he tried to roll cigarettes on the back stairs of the Camden Underworld, to demand the secrets of their success. And their beards.

First off Summer – the big question: are you happy with the level of beard in the band?
[laughs] “To be honest, I’ve never really understood the whole beard phenomenon. This is the first time in my entire life that I’ve even had facial hair , and I wouldn’t even call this a beard. I wouldn’t consider myself to be a bearded person. John [Baizley, Baroness frontman] has always had a beard – that’s his thing. I am aware of the ‘beard phenomenon”, and how people are totally into beards, and that’s cool, but I….really don’t care! [laughs]. I wouldn’t care if John had a shaven face, or a beard, or if we all had beards…I think facial hair is totally benign. It has nothing to do with the music, or who we are as people – it’s your face. No offense to anyone that’s stoked on beards, but to me it’s about the music, and not what you wear, or what books you read, or what you do with your….face “[laughs]

Well, we’re glad we’ve finally answered the beard question once and for all.

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Video: Baroness – ‘A Horse Called Golgotha’

November 8th, 2009

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Not all of us ‘got’ Blue Record from Baroness when it first arrived in the office. Some of us didn’t get it till we started listening to it on our iPod when we were a little…ahem…under the influence, and started to doze off on the last tube train home. Swinging in and out of consciousness, suddenly John Baizley’s soaring growls and post-sludge riffery started to make an awful lot of sense.

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