Baroness is an American sludge metal band from Savannah, Georgia. The members grew up together in Lexington>.
The band was formed in 2003 by members of the punk / metal band Johnny Welfare and the Paychecks. For the moment Baroness did not reveal the origin of their name>.
The singer John Baizley develops the artwork of Baroness's albums but also that of other groups and labels like Darkest Hour, The Red Chord, Kylesa, Genghis Tron, Daughters, Torch, Kvelertak and Pig Destroyer.
Their debut album, entitled Red Album , was recorded in March 2007. Cope de Kylesa continues to produce Baroness on this album. Red Album is published on September 4, 2007> and is well received by the trade press. He was elected album of the year by the American heavy metal magazine Revolver. The band plays in France on the occasion of Hellfest 2008 (on the discover stage).