Published May 07, 2009Grammy-nominated producer/engineer John Congleton (Buddy Miles, the Roots, Explosions in the Sky) has been selected to helm the boards for the next album by Savannah, GA-based groove metallers Baroness.
Very few details have been released at this point, other than the Congleton connection and that the sophomore full-length/follow-up to 2007's critically-acclaimed Red Album will be recorded in Dallas, TX. Once the album is complete and titled, it will be released by Relapse Records in the fall of 2009.
The album is sure to cause quite a stir, given Baroness's penchant for coming out of leftfield. After releasing two praised EPs, 2004's First and 2005's Second, Red Album caused a major stir for its more melodic tendencies, which were vastly divergent from the sonic girth of its predecessors. Still, even after shocking most, the album went on to top many critics lists. At this point, the band haven't commented on whether or not this new album will follow suit or take yet another turn.
There must be something in the Georgian water that starts bands off as massively aggressive then slowly calms them down after a while. The same thing seems to have happened to their buddies in Mastodon.