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Baroness involved in serious bus crash

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 7:42 AM PT


Baroness, currently on tour in Europe, was apparently involved in a bus crash near Bath, England earlier today. The band's bus reportedly veered off the road and plunged roughly 30 feet. Reports indicate that both the driver and a passenger were trapped in the vehicle and had to be freed by emergency personnel. All passengers were taken to the hospital, with the two trapped occupants reportedly injured seriously. We'll keep you posted.


Baroness bus accident


UPDATE #1 The BBC had the following to say:

The fire service said both of the trapped victims had now been released by firefighters.

"Those people are now being treated by ambulance staff," a spokesman said

"There were seven other passengers on board the coach, who have also been receiving medical treatment."





UPDATE #2: The following statement has been issued:

"Baroness were in a serious bus accident last night near Bath, England. The band members and crew are recovering at local hospitals. All tour dates are postponed until further notice."


UPDATE #3: The band has issued another statement with details regarding their injuries (3 members remain in the hospital). You can read that here.


69 comments


anonymous
8/15/2012 7:46:22 AM
wow what irony. i was just about to listen to their new album and then i saw this. hope everyone is ok.

anonymous
8/15/2012 7:46:51 AM
Hope everyone turns out ok!

8/15/2012 7:46:57 AM
cliff burton is stoked

8/15/2012 7:48:49 AM
Damn, that sucks. Those damn European drivers

8/15/2012 7:48:59 AM
maybe now they will write better music

anonymous
8/15/2012 7:50:13 AM
Boner bus flip.

anonymous
8/15/2012 7:50:23 AM
where's the like button?

anonymous
8/15/2012 7:50:45 AM
i heard you drive on the left side over there?

anonymous
8/15/2012 7:54:45 AM
bus flip example 101

8/15/2012 7:58:35 AM
I'm guessing the next album will now be called "Black And Blue"

anonymous
8/15/2012 7:59:21 AM
"wow what irony. i was just about to listen to their new album and then i saw this. hope everyone is ok."

That's not irony.

anonymous
8/15/2012 8:02:08 AM
"wow what irony. i was just about to listen to their new album and then i saw this. hope everyone is ok."

Seriously. That's not even remotely ironic.
"Man. Just read a book today. Stephen King is dead today?! How ironic!"
Idiot.

anonymous
8/15/2012 8:02:40 AM
'"wow what irony. i was just about to listen to their new album and then i saw this. hope everyone is ok."

That's not irony.'

Hahaha, I was literally just about to say that. Coincidence =/= irony. It would have been ironic if you were listening to a Baroness song that was dealing with staying safe on the road.

anonymous
8/15/2012 8:07:05 AM
"wow what irony. i was just about to listen to their new album and then i saw this. hope everyone is ok."

That's not ironic at all. It's like...10,000 spoons when all you need is a knife. Now isn't that ironic? Don't you think??

8/15/2012 8:08:16 AM
"cliff burton is stoked" - PWNED.

anonymous
8/15/2012 8:16:01 AM
It's ironic because there are a million other artists he could have chosen to listen to. Irony and coincidence aren't very far off. You guys will knit pick at anything, it's pathetic.

anonymous
8/15/2012 8:16:52 AM
who the fck says pwned. Are you 15? All of you retards making jokes are worthless scum. Know when it's funny, and know when to keep your mouths shut. Have fun jerking off in your mothers bastufft freaks

anonymous
8/15/2012 8:26:09 AM
anonymous
3 minutes ago
You guys will knit pick at anything, it's pathetic.

Pot calling the kettle black

anonymous
8/15/2012 8:26:34 AM
All the smart ass quips are unneeded. Whether you like their music or not, it is a horrible thing for this to happen. These guys have families and small children for fck sake. Internet tough guy douche canoes.

anonymous
8/15/2012 8:28:01 AM
"It's ironic because there are a million other artists he could have chosen to listen to. Irony and coincidence aren't very far off. You guys will knit pick at anything, it's pathetic."

Irony is when something occurs that, given past circumstances, is contradictory to what is expected. In the most direct sense, listening to Baroness does not increase or decrease their chances of being involved in a vehicular accident. (cont.)

anonymous
8/15/2012 8:28:17 AM
(cont. pt 2) It would be more in line with a coincidence, because while both the events (guy listening to Baroness, Baroness getting in a crash) are related, the former is not expected to prevent the latter from happening, nor is the latter expected based on the former action's occurrence.

anonymous
8/15/2012 8:33:53 AM
Everyone in here is a gay except me.

anonymous
8/15/2012 8:35:36 AM
Would have been funnier if their families and small children were on the bus too. Fingers crossed for next time!

anonymous
8/15/2012 8:35:38 AM
and hell followed with did it first

8/15/2012 8:50:36 AM
anonymous11 minutes ago
Would have been funnier if their families and small children were on the bus too. Fingers crossed for next time!

^This. I hate this group of fcking idiots making shitty music only Axl likes.

anonymous
8/15/2012 8:56:38 AM
There is a god, and he punishes bands that sell out.

anonymous
8/15/2012 9:01:28 AM
IRONY IS WHEN YOU CALL YOUR BAND DECAPITATED AND YOU DIE BY DECAPITATION. coincidence is when you fart in front of the colon cancer ward.

8/15/2012 9:01:53 AM
IT'S LIKE RAAAAIIYYYIIIAAAAIIIIIIIII NNNN ON YA WEDDING DAY

anonymous
8/15/2012 9:02:35 AM
Lets argue the meaning of irony, because everyone's an intellectual suddenly. And fck the Cliff Burton comment. Good band, glad everyone's ok, keep making music.

anonymous
8/15/2012 9:03:45 AM
The guys who spend way too much time lambasting everything on this website have it correct, "coincidence" would have been the better choice. "Irony" would be justifiable if you were to say, "Wow, what irony. These bastufft mongoloids actually crafted a semi-intelligent response for once."

anonymous
8/15/2012 9:17:16 AM
How has Baroness sold out?

anonymous
8/15/2012 9:33:46 AM
ironically enough, i agree with anonymous.

anonymous
8/15/2012 9:43:01 AM
^^ They sold out because they chose to never write good music. Instead, they tried to make something that would appeal to 14 year old girls and fat bearded gays. Metallica endorsed them, so you know they fcking suck. This is single handedly the worst band I have ever heard. And, worst hour of my life waiting for them to stop playing when they opened for meshuggah.

8/15/2012 10:10:06 AM
^ ill change your in a second, here, suck on your binky.

sucks, hope everyone will end up leaving the hospital healthy

8/15/2012 10:18:20 AM
yeeaaa, how did Baroness sell out??? oh wait i know, they sold out SHOWS, you fcking internerd messageboard mutants. go put on your TUI colored vinyl and masturbate to it. idiots.

anonymous
8/15/2012 10:43:36 AM
gay band in gay flip NO CARE EVER

anonymous
8/15/2012 10:48:38 AM
Sucks for them, hope they get better. To the gay that thinks they sold out, they're on Relapse records..pretty sure they're not making very much money. You sir do not know the meaning of the word, thus making your statement a fcking joke. As well as, making yourself looks like a complete moron. GOOD JOB GUY.

anonymous
8/15/2012 10:54:38 AM
That's for ruining the Meshuggah/Decapitated tour.

8/15/2012 11:01:16 AM
Everyone reading this thread is a gay, busflip.

anonymous
8/15/2012 11:15:23 AM
making yourself looks making yourself looks making yourself looks making yourself looks making yourself looks making yourself looks making yourself looks making yourself looks making yourself looks making yourself looks making yourself looks making yourself looks

anonymous
8/15/2012 11:25:57 AM
Some of you fckin internet trolls are truly pathetic. These people just went through a tragedy and could be seriously hurt and all you do is make lame jokes and saying that the victims deserved this! fck you! I hope you get what you deserve, sick twisted fcks!

anonymous
8/15/2012 11:53:11 AM
You don't have to be an intellectual to understand irony, you just have to be a drooling dipshit to misunderstand it.

8/15/2012 12:09:17 PM
i think the real question here is why can't this happen to all the new Rise/Victory/Sumerian bands?

anonymous
8/15/2012 12:12:48 PM
Their bones were taken away on this one! Amirite?!

anonymous
8/15/2012 12:14:34 PM
the only irony here is the irony of dying on your birthday

See what im doing here or should I go on the emmure/static x thread
YEAH YOU PUSH IT

anonymous
8/15/2012 12:16:35 PM
^BACKED

anonymous
8/15/2012 12:17:43 PM
i think the real question here is why can't this happen to all the new Rise/Victory/Sumerian bands?

Great question!!

anonymous
8/15/2012 3:06:02 PM
Literally praying for their deaths

anonymous
8/15/2012 3:17:42 PM
Emmure should be on this

anonymous
8/15/2012 3:25:19 PM
You guys must be the coolest metal heads around. Seven people are hurt and all you can say is "good, the album sucked anyway" Holy fck! This site is lame

anonymous
8/15/2012 3:27:48 PM
^ Lol

8/15/2012 4:02:55 PM
Glad to know google works so all you shitheads can look up "irony" talk about beating a dead horse. A bunch of you fcked the corpse too it would seem.

8/15/2012 5:22:11 PM
Did everyone need to fcking respond to the irony comment?

Anyways, why is this shit always happening in Europe? Get better drivers.

anonymous
8/15/2012 6:31:21 PM
This is where i come for news on bands van/bus flips.

Love it.

Emmure should be on this.

8/15/2012 6:40:56 PM
yeah the last thing i was expecting to read was a fcking english lesson

anonymous
8/15/2012 8:39:39 PM
If you are saying Baroness sold out then the internet is exactly where you belong. You obviously cannot tell what talent sounds like, you obviously cannot appreciate good music, and you sure as hell have no idea what the current state of the music industry is. You would have to be a ignorant jerk who sits in his or her little sphere of internet, sucking down mt. dew, while refusing to believe any band or genre exists outside of Meshuggah or Djent.

anonymous
8/15/2012 9:08:35 PM
Who cares if people pray for them to die and make comments about how they hate their new album? This is a meaningless thread on the internet. It's not like the doctors at whatever hospital they're at are saying "hey, let's go check out some websites and see if posters want us to save them or not."

8/15/2012 9:24:11 PM
This is single handedly the worst band I have ever heard. And, worst hour of my life waiting for them to stop playing when they opened for meshuggah.

Your pitching because you had to wait to see MESHUGGAH? I wish you were on that bus instead of this band that I've never even heard of. (hope them boys pull through)

Also thanks for reminding me that alanis morrieste had a career, now I can't get that fcking song ought my head.

8/15/2012 9:25:24 PM
^^^ bitching not pitching .... fcking autocorrect

anonymous
8/16/2012 2:01:32 AM
God made busses and ravines fit so nicely together for a reason.

anonymous
8/16/2012 7:01:22 AM
Waiting for Mr. Blythe's statement on this situation before I respond.

anonymous
8/16/2012 7:25:04 AM
Thursday fans have no opinion one this

8/16/2012 8:00:43 AM
Reads comments while listening to "Cliff Burton Surprise" by TDTE. LULZ C-C-C-COMBO.

anonymous
8/16/2012 8:37:32 AM
FINALLY. a solid flip.
no loss. die slow.

anonymous
8/16/2012 9:30:37 AM
It was Tony Brummell with a spike strip bringing down all non Victory bands. Hail the Bulldog!

8/17/2012 12:54:52 AM
Apparently 3 members sustained serious injuries:

"John Baizley has broken his left arm and left leg. Allen Blickle and Matt Maggioni each suffered fractured vertebrae. All three remain in the hospital as of this writing. Pete Adams has been treated and released from the hospital.

Three of the five crew members who were on the bus have also been treated and released. One member is still undergoing testing. The driver of the bus remains in critical condition."

anonymous
8/17/2012 7:39:56 AM
too bad they didn't break their hands.

anonymous
8/17/2012 7:48:06 PM
Their needs to be an internet troll holocaust. Or put them all on a bus and throw them off a bridge and hope they all die instead of surviving with serious injuries.
No talent ass clown pieces of shit.

8/19/2012 6:02:57 PM
Thats what you get for driving on the left side of the traffic you dumbass Europeans