Drummer Allen Blickle and bassist Matt Maggioni have resigned from Georgia-based alternative metal band Baroness. While details are scarce, the band’s website alluded to the horrific bus accident that hospitalized all four band members last August while on tour in the UK in which Blickle and Maggioni suffered fractured vertebrae.
“Nothing can truly prepare you for a brush with death. The event is a unique one, singular to the observer,” singer-guitarist John Baizley wrote. “For some of us, the accident necessitated a change that would prevent them from performing music or touring.”