In August 2012, inventive Georgia metal quartet Baroness was involved in a catastrophic tour bus crash near Bath, England, that irrevocably altered its future. In the months that followed, two members left the band, no longer wishing to make a living on the road, while frontman John Baizley went through extensive rehab in an effort to recover from his numerous injuries, which included a broken leg and an arm so badly shattered it required two titanium plates, 20 screws, 50 staples and a foot-and-a-half of wire to reconstruct.

In August 2012, inventive Georgia metal quartet Baroness was involved in a catastrophic tour bus crash near Bath, England, that irrevocably altered its future. In the months that followed, two members left the band, no longer wishing to make a living on the road, while frontman John Baizley went through extensive rehab in an effort to recover from his numerous injuries, which included a broken leg and an arm so badly shattered it required two titanium plates, 20 screws, 50 staples and a foot-and-a-half of wire to reconstruct.

Even at the time, Baizley never doubted the group's return. "Baroness doesn't stop because we got hurt on the way to work," he wrote in a letter posted to the band's website following the accident. With a new album, Purple, now complete and ready for a mid-December release, the band can finally call the comeback complete.

Earthling opens the show.