Posted in metal | music on February 6, 2013

John Baizley of Baroness at Union Transfer, Jan 2013 (more by Maclyn Bean)
Baroness

The driver of a coach that plunged 30ft (9m) from a viaduct near Bath is to be charged with dangerous driving.

Norman Markus was driving the band Baroness in the coach after a Bristol gig at the time of the crash in August.

...German national Mr Markus, 39, also faces charges of using a vehicle with defective brakes and breaching a 7.5 tonne weight limit.
...Mr Markus is also facing charges of insufficient daily and weekly rest periods and using a vehicle in a condition likely to cause danger of injury.

He has also been charged with not having the correct licence entitlement to drive the coach involved in the crash.

He is due to appear before Bath Magistrates' Court on 5 April. -[BBC]

In the months since the accident, John Baizley and the Baroness crew have recovered slowly but surely, and Baizley along with guitarist Pete Adams have ventured out to play some live gigs. Check out photos from their Philadelphia date with Neurosis at Invisible Oranges and a couple photos of John Baizley at the Decibel show.

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Comments (18)

those chinatown bus companies are always looking for drivers

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2013 4:08 PM

The universe spoke, YOUR BAND STINKS, PLEASE STOP.

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2013 5:01 PM

You fucking chud. I understand if you don't like a band, shut the fuck up and keep your childish remarks to yourself. This isn't just because I like Baroness, a band more diverse and talented than most of the crap pumped at us by corporate media. Fucks like you are the reason music fans are so divided. I don't waste my free time plaguing the comments of articles on Kanye West or One Direction or any of that crap with my opinion. As a sensible person speaking, NO ONE GIVES A SHIT ABOUT YOU, SHUT THE FUCK UP.

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2013 5:56 PM

ahahahah "CHUD"
(and agreed)

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2013 6:00 PM

You are charged with insufficient rest. Put your fucking hands in the air and get on your knees, dirtbag!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2013 6:35 PM

I'm sorry to say that BV is far from the first place I go to for One Direction news and gossip.

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2013 8:46 PM

l o l

b a r o n e s s ?

m o r e l i k e b a r i n g a s s

a m i r i t e ?

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2013 9:07 PM

Seriously though, wish these faggot sausages had all died in that bus crash. Now you're just tempting fate with your bullshit kidult "music", you troglodytes.

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2013 9:11 PM

8:46 gets the award for "misses the point guy"

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2013 11:13 PM

5:56, which fucking chud are you tslking about?

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2013 11:21 PM

going from adult film star to bus driver has been a difficult transition for Mr. Marcus, apparently.

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2013 1:36 AM

9:11 I hope you get cancer

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2013 10:21 AM

RIP Mr. Marcus

Posted by Anonymous | February 7, 2013 11:05 AM

We’re glad to hear that everyone is recovering from their injuries. It sounds like the driver bears some responsibility for negligent driving, but the bus operating company may also be partially responsible. If Markus was driving without a license, it is his employer’s responsibility to make sure that all drivers all licensed and qualified to operate a bus. In the US, drivers must undergo yearly testing and evaluation to ensure that they are still capable of driving buses.

Posted by Latherow Law Office | February 12, 2013 4:21 PM

I love how loud he is. Damm very nice.

Posted by mike | June 26, 2013 11:01 AM

yea, has been a difficult transition for Mr. Marcus, apparently.

Posted by massagem tantrica | August 17, 2014 10:21 PM

john is a lot more humble in this interview and i think this more relaxed way of speaking is good for his band

Posted by Jenson | September 16, 2014 8:49 AM

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