Baron Grod
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Baron Grod

Austin, Texas, United States | SELF

Austin, Texas, United States | SELF
Band Rock Metal


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"Baron Grod wins Deli Austin Best of 2010 Fans' Poll"

Big congrats to Baron Grod, who made a late move to capture our Best of 2010 fans' poll. It's not the first and surely not the last accolade to be thrown at the instrumental post-rocker quartet. - The Deli Magazine

"Austin Music Awards 2009-2010 Best Performing Bands"

4. Baron Grod

4. Baron Grod

4. Baron Grod
- Austin Chronicle

"Austin Music Awards 2008-2009 Best Performing Bands"

Best Experimental
7. Baron Grod

Best Instrumental
10. Baron Grod

Best Metal
5. Baron Grod - Austin Chronicle

"Texas Platters - Metallurgy"

Mostly instrumental Austin progressives Baron Grod cite genre trendsetters Isis as an influence and, though the band's eponymous disc could use Hydra Head production from Aaron Turner's indie imprint, its oceanic poundscapes push lemmings off jagged cliffs without mercy. Ryoko Minowa's piano plays fire to the crescendo reign of guitarist David Finner and an appropriately seismic rhythm section on 11 minutes of "Whitechapel," while the white-water vocal roar of "With the Look of a Gentleman" is in direct contrast to Asiatic atmospherics coloring another 11 minutes of "Thousand Year Lament." Full-length at five songs, Baron Grod's debut finesses epic keelhaul. - Austin Chronicle


Baron Grod LP (self titled)



Formed in late 2007 by guitarist David Finner (formerly of the short-lived Austin band, Cardinale), bassist Lance Schibi and drummer Cody Schibi (identical twin brothers!), the three quickly recruited keyboardist Ryoko Minowa to complete the current lineup.

Live, the band entangles their sets to collectively infuse each song into a seamless, cohesive piece. Although each member love crowd banter and vocals, the band feels it's necessary to introduce the songs with instruments, feedback and the appropriate silence so that the listener can interpret the meaning of the performance on their own. Predominantly an instrumental band, Baron Grod are known to insert jarring, distorted screams and beautifully haunting vocal melodies when appropriate. But for the most part, the band plays like a soundtrack to a disturbingly addictive Kubrick film.

Baron Grod recorded their self-titled debut album in 2008 which was self-released the fall of 2008. The band was quickly recognized at the 2008-09 Austin Music Awards, having been voted Top 10 in the Best Metal, Experimental and Instrumental categories. They were again included in these categories in the 2009-10 Music Awards, this year making the Top 5 band in each category. Having plans to begin recording their sophomore album early 2011, there is no reason to think that Baron Grod will capture the top spots in each of these categories at future Austin Music Awards.

Baron Grod have shared the stage with bands such as Russian Circles, Bad Brains, Dub Trio, Burst, Dysrhythmia, This Will Destroy You, Stinking Lizaveta, Intronaut, Giant Squid and Big Business among hundreds of other acts.