Go Inside Baroness’ ‘Gold & Grey’ With New Doc: “We Made Our ‘The Wall'”

Photo by Pam Strohm

In an ongoing series of min-documentaries, revered genre-busting band Baroness break down the work that went into crafting their latest prog-sludge masterpiece Gold & Grey. The introductory few minutes of the latest episode focus on the contrast between the group’s latest offering and their previous album, Purple, which was very rigid and structured compared to the more relaxed creative approach that they took on following the addition of guitarist-vocalist Gina Gleason to the lineup. At one point, drummer Sebastian Thomson recalls the band talking about how they wanted to make their equivalent of Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd. “I kind of think we didn’t make our Wish You Were Here,” he muses. “I kind of think we made our The Wall.”

Later on in the clip, frontman John Baizley outlines the interplay between his own playing and that of Gleason. Noting that there’s quite a bit of theory involved for those with a discerning ear to “pick out,” he then begs the listener, “Please don’t! It’s a nightmare for me to try to figure out all that stuff … the goal is to come out with something you can feel.” Watch the full video — and see Baroness’ very full slate of tour dates — below.

Baroness tour dates:
9/07 – Bogota, Colombia @ Radionica Festival
9/23 – Newcastle Upon Tyne, U.K. @ O2 Academy Newcastle
9/24 – Glasgow, U.K. @ O2 Academy Glasgow
9/26 – London, U.K. @ O2 Academy Brixton
9/28 – Bristol, U.K. @ O2 Academy Bristol
9/30 – Birmingham, U.K. @ O2 Academy Birmingham
10/01 – Manchester, U.K. @ O2 Apollo Manchester
10/03 – Belfast, U.K. @ Ulster Hall
10/04 – Dublin, Ireland @ Olympia Theatre
10/06 – Paris, France @ L’Olympia Bruno Coquatrix
10/07 – Esch-Sur-Alzette, Luxembourg @ Rockhal
10/09 – Madrid, Spain @ Sala Riviera
10/10 – Lisboa, Portugal @ Coliseu Dos Recreios
10/12 – Barcelona, Spain @ Razzmatazz
10/14 – Milano, Italy @ Fabrique
10/16 – Zagred, Croatia @ Vintage Industrial Bar
10/19 – Athens, Greece @ Gagarin 205
10/22 – Vienna, Austria @ Arena
10/24 – Rotterdamn, Netherlands @ Maasilo
10/25 – Saarbrucken, Germany @ Garage
10/26 – Munster, Germany @ Sputnikhalle
10/28 – Krakow, Poland @ Kwadrat
10/29 – Warszawa, Poland @ Cos Torwar Hall Spectacular
10/31 – Prague, Czech Republic @ O2 Universum
11/01 – Berlin, Germany @ Mercedes-Benz Arena
11/03 – Stuttgart, Germany @ Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle
11/04 – Antwerp, Belgium @ SportPaleis Antwerp
11/05 – Zurich, Switzerland @ Hallenstadion
11/07 – Frankfurt Am Main, Germany @ Festhalle Mess Frankfurt GMBH
11/08 – Munchen, Germany @ Kleine Olympiahalle, München
11/10 – Leipzig, Germany @ Arena Leipzig
11/12 – Hamburg, Germany @ Barclaycard Arena Hamburg
11/14 – Köln, Germany @ Lanxess Arena
11/15 – Köln, Germany @ Lanxess Arena
11/17 – Wien, Austria @ Wiener Stadthalle
11/19 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Ziggo Dome
11/23 – Herning, Denmark @ Jyske Bank Boxen
11/25 – Trondheim, Norway @ Spektrum
11/27 – Helsinki, Findland @ Hartwall Arena
11/29 – Stockhold, Sweden @ Tele2 Arena
12/1 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ Royal Arena