Baroness has announced the departure of guitar player Brian Blickle. Drummer (and brother) Allen Blickle has issued the following: "Please welcome our new guitarist Peter Adams to Baroness. He is a long-time friend of the band and we are very excited to have him on our side. Peter is quite the talent. An all around great musician. He also plays in the VA band Valkyrie. "Brian played his last show with us at HOVE festival in Norway, which was a great last performance. He has decided to go back to school and pursue a career in law. We are very happy for him and know he will be very successful in his future endeavors. As a band member and brother, I will dearly miss having him on tour. Love you brother." Baroness tour dates
Savannah, GA's BARONESS has announced a string of headlining tour dates in support of their most recent release, Red Album. BARONESS will team-up with label-mates COLISEUM and MINSK for this November tour kicking-off in Columbus, OH. A listing of confirmed tour dates and cities can be found here. BARONESS are currently set to embark upon a cross-Canada tour with GENGHIS TRON and BISON B.C. next week in Montreal. This 2008 edition of the Exclaim Magazine Aggressive Tendencies Tour will work its way westward, concluding in Portland, OR. Immediately following, BARONESS will join OPETH and HIGH ON FIRE for a three-week U.S. tour starting in San Francisco, CA on October 6th.