Baroness is a band from Savannah, Georgia whose members grew up together in Lexington, Virginia.
Baroness formed in mid-2003, founded by former members of the punk/metal band Johnny Welfare and the Paychecks. Singer John Baizley creates the artwork for all Baroness albums, and has done artwork for other bands and labels.
On May 23, 2011, the band launched their official website. The first content released on the new page gave hints to work on a new album for 2011 or early 2012.