Longstanding rock band, Baroness, has officially released the cover art and title for their upcoming album. The album, titled Gold & Grey, will be the group’s sixth record. Throughout the past, Baroness has kept each of their album covers within a certain artistic style, but the group said in their announcement post that Gold & Grey will be the last in the sequence. So far the band has delivered beautiful artwork along with each of their albums, and the newly revealed album cover is no exception. Shared in a post made on Instagram, the new album art is some of the group’s most elaborate and intricate so far. The first song from the new album has already been shared with fans live, being performed last week at one of the band’s recent tour stops. The track, titled “Borderlines,” is the only new track from the album to be released so far.
Right now Baroness is busy co-headlining a winter tour with fellow band Deafheaven, with shows taking place throughout the months of March and early April. After their current set of shows, Baroness has also been scheduled to perform at the Decibel Beer and Metal Festival; taking place on April 13-14. With the upcoming release of Gold & Grey and a full slate of tour dates, Baroness has a very busy season ahead of them. While the release date for Gold & Grey has yet to be announced, they promised fans it would be out soon in their reveal of the album title. The full Instagram post made announcing the album and revealing the cover art can be found below.
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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
Photo Credits: Owen Ela