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CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Baroness lead guitarist Peter Adams has cheated death twice.
The first was in 2003 in a firefight outside Fallujah, Iraq, as a gunner in a scout platoon. A grenade exploded above his head, sending shrapnel into his right eye and body armor. He required a four-month hospital stay and lost sight in that eye.
The second was last August.
In July 2012, the genre-defying metal band released its third full-length album, "Yellow & Green," on Relapse Records. A month later, touring in England, its tour bus fell 30 feet into a viaduct, injuring nine (including two seriously) and throwing the future of the critically acclaimed band into uncertainty.
Singer/guitarist John Baizley, a childhood friend of Adams, broke his left arm and left leg in the incident. Bassist Matt Maggioni and drummer Allen Blickle each suffered fractured vertebrae. Adams suffered no serious injuries; he was treated and released the next day.
Speaking over the phone from his home in Virginia, Adams' excitement was apparent when asked about picking up where the band left off last August.