Baroness is an American heavy metal band formed in Savannah, Georgia, in 2003. The band's founding members -- singer-songwriter and guitarist John Baizley, guitarist Tim Loose, bassist Summer Welch, and drummer Allen Blickle -- all grew up in Lexington, Virginia, and played initially played together in the band Johnny Welfare and the Paychecks. After the musicians relocated to Georgia, Baroness released three EPs before unveiling its full-length debut, Red Album, in 2007. 2009's Blue Record went to number 15 on Billboard's Hard Rock Albums Chart, while 2012's Yellow and Green reached number 6 on the Hard Rock Chart and number eight on the Top Rock Albums Chart in 2012. The band's roster changed often, but Baroness remained commercially successful with albums like 2016's Purple, which went to number 2 on Billboard's Hard Rock Chart and number 5 on the Rock Chart. Purple also featured the song "Shock Me," which was nominated for a Grammy Award for "Best Metal Performance." The band's sixth album, Gold & Grey, was released in 2019 and became the band's first Top 40 entry on the Billboard 200. Stone followed in 2023, preceded by the singles "Last Word" and "Beneath the Rose."

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