Baroness is an American band from Savannah, Georgia whose original members grew up together in Lexington, Virginia.

They formed in mid-2003, founded by former members of the punk/metal band Johnny Welfare and the Paychecks.
Singer John Dyer Baizley creates the artwork for all Baroness albums, and has done artwork for other bands and labels such as Darkest Hour, The Red Chord, Vitamin X, Skeletonwitch, Sounds of the Underground, Kylesa, Kvelertak, Black Tusk, Daughters, Torche, Pig Destroyer, and the Magrudergrind/Shitstorm split CD.

To date, the band have released 3 albums with their fourth, Purple, being released late 2015.