Baroness have been teasing us with new material since last Friday (8th) as a Metal Injection reader tried to crack their clue and guessed the follow-up to 2015’s Purple would be titled Grey & Gold. The group later debuted the new song “Borderlines” live on Friday as well at their show in Houston, TX (check out tour dates here). And now, these Georgia metallers have officially unveiled the title and artwork of their new album. The Metal Injection reader was very close with the title. However, the official name of the record will be Gold & Grey. While we have no idea when the album will be released, the group’s own John Baizley created the below cover artwork and shared the following information:
“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 “
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 [1/5] pic.twitter.com/VoZNd8ufKH
— Baroness (@YourBaroness) March 12, 2019