BARONESS has revealed the cover for the band’s fourth album, “Purple” (due on December 18 through Abraxan Hymns), via a time lapse video that shows John Baizley‘s process for creating the album artwork. This clip follows fans piecing together quadrants of the album cover that were revealed via t-shirts shipped last week as part of the band’s deluxe album pre-order bundles.

Baizley has done the artwork for all of BARONESS‘s releases as well as fine art and album art for bands including SKELETONWITCH, BLACK TUSK, KVELERTAK and KYLESA.

The latest video is part of a series of clips the band is sharing with fans, documenting the making of “Purple”, from lineup changes, to recording and now artwork. All four already released videos as well as the video for “Chlorine & Wine” are viewable via YouTube.

Pre-order packages for “Purple”, which feature an instant download of “Chlorine & Wine” as well as a limited-edition colored vinyl version of the new album, two picture discs, t-shirts and other unique items, are available now. Digital pre-orders, which also include an instant download of “Chlorine & Wine”, are available via iTunes, Amazon and Google Play.

BARONESS will head out on a series of intimate club shows in late November, with the bulk of the tour already sold out.

BARONESS is John Baizley (guitar, vocals), Pete Adams (guitar, vocals), Nick Jost (bass, keyboards) and Sebastian Thomson (drums).