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Acid Bath

While they didn't gain much more than a cult following during their existence, Louisiana's Acid Bath has since attainedasomewhatlegendary status in the darker corners of the rock/metal underground. Their style -- a blend of Black Sabbath-likesludge, bluesySouthern rock, death metal, hardcore, and hints of goth and industrial -- remains difficult topigeonhole,having elicitedcomparisons to everyone from fellow Bayou-dwellers Silent Green and Eyehategod to less extremeacts suchas Alice in Chains,Soundgarden, and '90s-era Corrosion of Conformity. Formed in 1991, the Kenner, L.A.-basedgroupconsiste ...read more

While they didn't gain much more than a cult following during their existence, Louisiana's Acid Bath has since attainedasomewhatlegendary status in the darker corners of the rock/metal underground. Their style -- a blend of Black Sabbath-likesludge, bluesySouthern rock, death metal, hardcore, and hints of goth and industrial -- remains difficult topigeonhole,having elicitedcomparisons to everyone from fellow Bayou-dwellers Silent Green and Eyehategod to less extremeacts suchas Alice in Chains,Soundgarden, and '90s-era Corrosion of Conformity. Formed in 1991, the Kenner, L.A.-basedgroupconsisted of Dax Riggs(vocals), Mike Sanchez (guitar, backing vocals), Sammy Pierre Duet (guitar, backing vocals),AudiePitre (bass, backing vocals),and Jimmy Kyle (drums). They recorded their first demo, Hymns of the Needle Freak, withthehelp of producer/manager KeithFalgout. This led to a deal with California's Rotten Records, which released the band'sdebutCD in 1994. Entitled When the KiteString Pops, the album was produced by D.R.I.'s Spike Cassidy and featured artworkbyinfamous serial killer John Wayne Gacy.Two years later, Acid Bath returned with the Falgout-produced PaeganTerrorismTactics, this time with a painting by suicide doctorJack Kevorkian gracing the cover. This album leaned in a moremelodichard rock direction, while still featuring a heavy dose of thesort of menacing metal that characterized much of Whenthe KiteString Pops. Both of these albums earned positive reviews,however, neither managed to establish the band all thatwelloutside of their home state and its surrounding area.

Unfortunately, before they were able to release any more material, bassist Pitre was killed in a drunk-driving accident(theotherdriver was at fault). This effectively brought Acid Bath's career to a close -- rumors of another album circulated forawhile, butultimately nothing else surfaced. Riggs and Sanchez went on to form the band Agents of Oblivion, while DuetjoinedfellowLouisiana metal outfit Crowbar on guitar in addition to forming the black metal group Goatwhore. Meanwhile,RottenRecordsmaintained its plans to release a home video featuring live performances along with the video for When theKiteString Pops'"Toubabo Koomi..

































































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Similar Bands: Dax Riggs, Life of Agony, Agents of Oblivion, Shrum, Iron Monkey

LPs
Paegan Terrorism Tactics
1996

4.2
339 Votes
When the Kite String Pops
1994

4.2
478 Votes
EPs
Hymns of the Needle Freak
1993

3.8
4 Votes
Demo II
1993

3.5
4 Votes
Live Albums
Screams of the Butterfly
1992

3.2
3 Votes
Compilations
Demos: 1993-1996
2005

3.6
16 Votes
Wet Dreams of the Insane [as Golgotha]
1991

3
1 Votes

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