Relapse Records has officially announced the signing of Savannah, Georgia's Baroness. Baroness recently finished writing their first proper full-length. The band will enter the Jam Room in Columbia, SC in April with Phillip Cope (of Kylesa) at the production helm to begin recording their Relapse debut. Baizley elaborates on this new record and future plans: "We have completed writing and formulating the vast bulk of material that will comprise our first full-length. We have been actively writing and performing this material since the beginning of last summer and have toured Europe, playing a good cross section of the new album. This will be our first recording with our second guitar player (Brian Blickle), who has been in the band for nearly two years. The album is expected to be 10 tracks, and will have no formal title. Upon its release, we plan on touring the U.S. and Europe extensively in support of it." Baroness has previously released two EPs (First and Second respectively) on local Savannah indie, Hyperrealist Records and will soon see the release of their "third" EP by way of a split with The Unpersons titled A Grey Sigh in a Flower Husk via At A Loss Recordings. Tracks from Baroness's previous efforts can be heard via the band's Myspace page.
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