Baron Grod

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Baron Grod
Origin Austin, Texas, U.S.
Genres Post-metal, experimental rock, post-rock
Years active 2007–2011
Members Lance Schibi
Ryoko Minowa
David Finner
Cody Schibi

Baron Grod is a four-piece post-metal/experimental rock band from Austin, Texas. The band is made up of Lance Schibi, Ryoko Minowa, David Finner and Cody Schibi. Tagged as atmospheric and Pink Floyd in drop D, they are known for their fluent, seamless live shows and have shared bills with the oft-compared Russian Circles, This Will Destroy You, Stinking Lizaveta and Giant Squid.


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.

They 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 [1] having been voted Top 10 in the Best Metal, Experimental and Instrumental categories. Baron Grod was again included in these categories in the 2009-10 Music Awards,[2] this year making the Top 5 band in each category.

Baron Grod disbanded late 2011.

Live Sound[edit]

Live, the band entangles their songs to collectively infuse each set 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.


Studio albums


  1. ^ 2008-09 Austin Music Awards
  2. ^ 2009-10 Austin Music Awards

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