Grammy-nominated progressive sludge metallers Baroness have unveiled “Borderlines”, the first single off their upcoming fifth full-length Gold & Grey. Continuing their well-known color-coded album series the band promise ‘increasingly superior, more honest and compelling songs‘, with vocalist/guitarist John Baizley adding that ‘I’m sure we have just finished our best, most adventurous album to date. We dug incredibly deep, challenged ourselves and recorded a record I’m positive we could never again replicate.‘ The band have also taken a different approach to recording this time around, opting for a looser, more improvisational method, as opposed to their erstwhile ethic of having everything completely nailed down during the recording process.

You can check out the wonderfully weird music video to “Borderlines” for a first taste of Gold & Grey below.

The confirmed track listing for Gold & Grey is as follows:

1. Front Toward Enemy
2. I’m Already Gone
3. Seasons
4. Sevens
5. Tourniquet
6. Anchor’s Lament
7. Throw Me An Anchor
8. I’d Do Anything
9. Blankets of Ash
10. Emmett-Radiating Light
11. Cold Blooded Angels
12. Crooked Mile
13. Broken Halo
14. Can Oscura
15. Borderlines
16. Assault on East Falls
17. Pale Sun

Gold & Grey releases worldwide on June 14 via Abraxan Hymns on CD, limited edition vinyl and digital – all pre-order options can be found by following this link. You can also catch Baroness on tour across the US starting today alongside Deafheaven and Zeal & Ardor. Here are the dates:

03/19 Seattle, WA – The Showbox
03/20 Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theatre
03/22 Edmonton, AB – Union Hall
03/23 Calgary, AB – The Palace Theatre
03/24 Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory
03/26 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
03/27 Denver, CO – The Ogden Theater
03/29 Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theatre
03/30 Madison, WI – The Sylvee
03/31 Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre

04/02 Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall
04/03 Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre
04/05 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
04/06 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
04/07 Albany, NY – Upstate Concert Hall
04/09 Cleveland, OH – Agora Theater
04/10 Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
04/12 New York, NY – Terminal 5
04/13 Philadelphia, PA – Decibel Metal & Beer Fest (@The Fillmore Philadelphia)

As always, be sure to keep up with Baroness via their Facebook and official website.



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