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Baroness: How To Cheat Death And Influence People

In 2012, acclaimed US art-metallers Baroness almost died in a horrific bus crash. Three years later they’re turning near-tragedy into triumph.

As the Baroness tour bus smashed through the guard rail on Brassknocker Hill and plunged 30 feet into woodland below, the band’s frontman John Baizley locked eyes with driver Norman Markus and accepted that his fate was no longer within his control. Sitting at the front of the bus as it travelled from Bristol to Southampton, he’d heard the airbrakes fail on the steep incline outside Bath, heard the driver’s panicked swearing and knew the day would not end well.

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