Nine Hospitalized After Baroness’s Tour Bus Crashes

    Sludge metal band Baroness were traveling on the UK leg of their album tour when their tour bus allegedly swerved off the road to fall 30 feet from a Viaduct near the city of Bath this morning. Two individuals were trapped in the wreckage and had to be cut free by emergency personnel. A total of nine individuals have been hospitalized and are currently being treated for their injuries, the nature of which still remains unknown. 

    Baroness had just played Bristol the night before and were touring in support of their new album Yellow & Green. All our best wishes for a speedy recovery to the band and their crew. [BBC]

    Update: The band has released the following official statement.

    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.