There are reports of injuries but no fatalities in the crash today near Bath of the bus for metal band Baroness, which was founded here in Savannah.
The members of alt-metallers Baroness were involved in a serious accident today when their bus fell 30 feet off a viaduct near Bath in the U.K., landing on its side, at about 11:30 am British Standard Time, the BBC reports. The band â€” whose latest release, Yellow & Green is a SPIN Essential we dubbed the “metal album of the year” â€” was headed from a show in Bristol to Southampton, where they were to play tonight. Firefighters released two passengers who were trapped on board â€” one was the driver, according to ITV, but it’s not clear whether the other was a band members or crew â€” who were immediately treated by first responders and brought to a hospital in Bristol. The other seven passengers, who were able to escape on their own, are also receiving medical attention at a hospital in Bath.
From Relapse Records via Pitchfork:
Baroness have been involved in a motor coach accident in the Bath area of England.
All band members and personnel on board are currently receiving medical treatment.
The band had performed in Bristol last night and were traveling to Southampton for a performance at Talking Heads this evening.
All remaining dates on the band’s European tour have been canceled. Additional details to come as more information is available.
I’ll post updates later today as additional information becomes available.
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