Former Baroness Drummer Reveals Dance Project

Following his critical bus-crash injury, Allen Blickle has re-emerged with a rock-inspired rock act which puts other dance music to shame.

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Former Baroness drummer Allen Blickle, who left the band after sustaining major injuries in a bus crash in 2012, has re-emerged with a new project alongside his ex-step brother Juston Nuckois called Alpaca.

But it doesn't sound quite how you'd expect.

Alpaca presents a strange new dance sound which sounds a million miles from Baroness' progressively minded metal sound, albeit with a rock-inspired twist. But then, given the dramatic end to his time in Baroness, perhaps it's no surprise that he's focussing on something different.

Blickle acts as a multi-instrumentalist on their debut album which has been slowly recorded over five years, and launched this week on Robotic Empire records.

Listen to Alpaca's debut stream "FNYC" here:

What do you think of Bickle's new direction? Would you have every guessed he played drums in Baroness? Let us know what you think of his new work in the comments.

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    Wow! a 'rock inspired rock act'....Why has no one ever done this before!?
    Im still extremely bummed he left baroness, but this sounds awesome. Best of luck to him.
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    SO glad to see Allen still in the industry, even if it isn't drumming for Baroness, he was such a beast behind the kit
    Wow, I was going to make a lame joke about a severe brain injury but this sounds f'ing great!