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Tag Archives: John Baizley

Hot Topic having massive metal t-shirt sale

Posted by on May 16, 2017

If you were raised in the woods of Norway or live in a major city, the thought of a Hot Topic might not appeal to you, but in suburbs and mall culture everywhere, they’re really a gateway to metal. Once a place to buy CDs, it’s also where you could pick up a metal shirt […]

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‘Two Minutes to Late Night’ return with second full-length episode; John Baizley plays Prince

Posted by on May 1, 2017

A little less than a year ago, Two Minutes To Late Night seemingly exploded out of nowhere. A metal-themed faux late night talk show, it definitely had a lot of cred. Hosted by “Gwarsenio Hall” and featuring house band Mutoid Man, it was filmed at Brooklyn’s Saint Vitus, and was essentially what would happen if The […]

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Converge releasing live ‘Jane Doe’ album with awesome alternate covers

Posted by on January 16, 2017

If there’s one band that’s defined modern hardcore for the last 20 years, it’d have to be Converge. And if there’s one album of theirs that’s definitive, it’s their 2001 album Jane Doe. Released one week before September 11th, it separated them from their earlier word that, while solid metalcore, lacked the dynamics, lyrical depth and […]

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Baroness release “Shock Me” video

Posted by on April 7, 2016

With it’s December release date, Baroness’ Purple is almost indanger of being overshadowed by 2016’s releases. However, the album stands on its’ own as a culmination of the heaviness of Red and Blue, and the proggy/catchiness of Yellow and Green. Now the band have released a video for “Shock Me,” and it’s a pretty trippy video. Filmed in rural […]

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Baroness’ John Baizley recalls James Hetfield call

Posted by on December 1, 2015

The release of Baroness’ Purple on December 18th was a long time coming. They’re essentially starting over, given that this is on their own label (Abraxan Hymns), their first album with a new rhythm section, and most importantly, the first album since a 2012 bus crash almost ended the band’s career. In an interview with Rolling […]

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Watch Baroness’ ‘Purple’ artwork come together in time-lapse video

Posted by on October 27, 2015

As the mastermind of Baroness, frontman John Baizley isn’t just a good musician, he’s also a talented artist wit ha signature style. In addition to drawing all of his band’s album covers and designing more than a handful of T-shirts, he’s also done artwork for Kvelertak, Kylesa, Skeletonwitch and many more. With Purple coming out in December, today […]

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John Baizley of Baroness speaks about passing of Black Tusk’s Jonathan Athon

Posted by on November 10, 2014

The metal community is in shock following the untimely death of Black Tusk bassist Athon yesterday following a motorcycle accident on Friday. While tributes continue to pour in about him, we were struck by the words that Baroness’ John Baizley had to say about his longtime friend. Having known him since before either band formed, he […]

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Don’t expect another double album from Baroness

Posted by on September 23, 2014

Baroness vocalist and guitarist John Baizley recently spoke to Steel for Brains about the band’s next album, their fourth, saying “I hope that we’re entering the second half of writing right now.” This would be their first studio album since their Yellow & Green double album in 2012. After the abrupt line-up change due to the bands’ horrible bus accident just […]

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The First Unitarian Church sloweth thy shows

Posted by on September 18, 2014

The legendary First Unitarian Church in Philadelphia, PA basement will be seeing fewer shows in the coming months. With R5 Productions opening two venues, Union Transfer and Boot & Saddle, they say it’s getting harder to book shows at the iconic venue: “With these new venues and a slew of other that have opened up around Philadelphia, it’s become […]

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Metal Insider’s top 5: musicians that came back from health issues

Posted by on July 21, 2014

Metal Insider’s Top 5 is a column where we count down the top five of…well basically anything. As we write this, Primus drummer Tim Alexander has just successfully underwent triple bypass heart surgery following a heart attack on Friday. An update from the band suggests that everything went well, stating: “The Mighty Tim ‘Herb’ Alexander […]

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