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 two years ago, it seems things are heading back to normal for the band. One thing for sure, it doesn’t seem like we’ll see another double-album from the band.
“I don’t feel like I’m talking out of turn or giving away an secrets, but we’re definitely not doing another double record. We wanted to do it once. We knew the idea was preposterous, and we knew that it was asking a lot from people, and that was such a focus the last time we wrote. Now we’re kind of on the opposite end of the spectrum. It’s very much more focused than the last record. I think it’d be interesting if Baroness put out a record that you didn’t need to put on two pieces of vinyl if you were to press it, so we’ll see if that can happen.”
Baizley also speaks of a “big solo show” that he’ll be talking about in “four or five months,” which would mean early 2015. Whatever that may be, we’re crossing our fingers for a new Baroness record next year.
[photo: Maclyn Bean]