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Baroness Mastermind John Baizley on The Quarantinecast #23


You’re quarantined, we’re quarantined, everyone’s quarantined — or whatever this half-in, half-out version of life we’re all doing is — including all the metal musicians we love. On The MetalSucks Quarantinecast, we’ve been connecting with metal musicians in their homes to find out how they’re coping with isolation, how they’re staying busy, and how the coronavirus pandemic has impacted their band’s plans.

Baroness mastermind John Baizley is our latest guest. We discuss the band’s upcoming livestream performance and all the anxieties, difficulties, safety precautions and tremendous planning efforts that have gone into it, as well as new material the band has been working on over the past few months. We also reminisce about a sweaty, cramped, dangerous but absolutely raucous, energy-filled Baroness show I attended in the back of Don Pedro, a now-defunct Mexican restaurant in Brooklyn, in 2007.

Baroness will livestream a performance of their most recent album, Gold & Grey, in its entirety this Thursday, September 10, at 8pm EDT / 5pm PDT, from the Culture Lab LIC at The Plaxall Gallery in New York City. Tickets for the livestream are $14.99 and include a 48-hour replay of the event through the weekend.

Listen to the chat via the streaming embed below, or download the episode here. No YouTube video this time, sorry folks!

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