Now that the Olympics are officially over, England can go back to being a rainy, miserable place where only maudlin things occur. Pitchfork is reporting that stoner metal band Baroness were in what sounds like a pretty major car accident while traveling from Bristol to Southampton between shows. The band’s van careened over a viaduct near Bath, falling over 30 feet. Though the specific cause of the accident is not known yet, inclement weather is believed to have contributed.
All nine passengers were taken to a hospital, with two unidentified riders suffering particularly “serious” injuries following their removal from the accident by firefighters, according to ITV. The band’s label, Relapse Records, has issued a statement stating that all of Baroness’ remaining European tourdates have been cancelled. TMT wishes all a speedy recovery.
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