Earlier today, Baroness' tour bus crashed and fell down a 30ft viaduct near Bath (at the junction of Brassknocker Hill and the A36).

ITV reports that nine people were on the bus, with seven of the crew being taken to the Royal United Hospital in Bath for minor injuries, with the other two being treated for more serious injuries at Frenchay Hospital in Brtistol.

More information when we have it.


Relapse Records have released the followed statement regarding the accident:

"Baroness have been involved in a motor coach accident in the Bath area of England.

"All band members and personnel on board are currently receiving medical treatment.

"The band had performed in Bristol last night and were traveling to Southampton for a performance at Talking Heads this evening.

"All remaining dates on the band's European tour have been canceled. Additional details to come as more information is available."

Update Two:

A new statement from the band has been posted on their Facebook page.

"The band members of Baroness and their crew are recovering from injuries sustained after their tour bus crashed outside of Bath, England early on Wednesday morning.

"John Baizley has broken his left arm and left leg. Allen Blickle and Matt Maggioni each suffered fractured vertebrae. All three remain in the hospital as of this writing. Pete Adams has been treated and released from the hospital.

"Three of the five crew members who were on the bus have also been treated and released. One member is still undergoing testing. The driver of the bus remains in critical condition.

"Please stay tuned for further updates. Thank you for all the support during this extremely difficult time. "