I just got word that one of the band’s that I am set to review this month was involved in a serious bus crash. Baroness is a progressive metal/rock/punk band that is from Savannah, Georgia and were recently touring in England. These guys sing, “Take My Bones Away” which has been steadily played on Octane Sirius and is from their new album; “Yellow and Green”. More on their music at a later time, now the details of the crash.
It has been reported that they had been travelling from their Bristol show at the Fleece heading to South Hampton and their bus fell 30 ft from a viaduct near Bath. Emergency services were called out to Brassknocker Hill in Monkton Combe at the intersection of B3108 and A36 Westminster Road at 11:30 BST. Firefighters arrived on the scene with 7 of the 9 passengers outside the bus and they had to utilize their hydraulic cutting equipment to free the remaining 2 passengers. All nine passengers which includese driver were taken to two hospitals with the most serious going to Frenchay Hospital in Bristol.
A statement from Baroness’s tour promoter has been released, ” It is with great regret that we have to inform you that Baroness were involved in a very serious road accident earlier today and will not be able to perform at Talking Heads tonight. Our thoughts are with the band at this time and we wish them and their crew a speedy recovery.”
It is unknown at this time the cause of the accident but it has been reported that heavy rains in the area reduced visibility and it was not even possible for the air ambulance to land. This could provide some insight as to the cause.
I am really hoping everyone is okay from this crash and they can finish their European tour which only has a couple more dates and then they return to the US in September with a show in Los Angeles, CA on September 1st at the FYF Fest. I am still hoping that they are going to add a Northern California show and we shall see.
I hope you join me with sending them positive vibes and wishes for a speedy recovery to all.
- Website: www.baronessmusic.com
- Facebook: www.facebook.com/YourBaroness
- Twitter: www.twitter.com/YourBaroness
- Youtube: www.youtube.com/baronessmusic
Video for “Take My Bones Away” http://youtu.be/4V0N1x675FQ