It is reported that sludge-metal band Baroness have been involved in a serious road accident on their journey between gigs in Bath and Southampton.
Emergency services were called to Brassknocker Hill, in Monkton Combe, on the B3108 at its junction with the A36 Warminster Road at 11:30 BST. Two people on board suffered multiple fractures and were later freed by firefighters whilst seven other members had minor injuries. Details as to what caused the crash remain unclear, however eye witnesses have reported that there was low visibility due to weather at the time of the accident.
On the band’s official Facebook page the following statement was posted:
“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.”
Meanwhile, the promoter for the Baroness show in Southampton, scheduled for tonight, announced:
“It is with great regret that we have to inform you that Baroness were involved in a very serious road accident earlier today and will not be able to perform at Talking Heads tonight. Our thoughts are with the band at this time and we wish them and their crew a speedy recovery.”
Here at Crossfire, we would like to reflect the words of many fans and wish Baroness all the best and a quick recovery.
Words: Emma Wallace