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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 attained asomewhat legendary status in the darker corners of the rock/metal underground. Their style -- a blend of Black Sabbath. likesludge, bluesy Southern rock, death metal, hardcore, and hints of goth and industrial -- remains difficult to pigeonhole,having elicited comparisons to everyone from fellow Bayou-dwellers Silent Green and Eyehategod to less extreme acts suchas Alice in Chains, Soundgarden, and '90s-era Corrosion of Conformity. Formed in 1991, the Kenner, L.A.-based ...read more

While they didn't gain much more than a cult following during their existence, Louisiana's Acid Bath has since attained asomewhat legendary status in the darker corners of the rock/metal underground. Their style -- a blend of Black Sabbath. likesludge, bluesy Southern rock, death metal, hardcore, and hints of goth and industrial -- remains difficult to pigeonhole,having elicited comparisons to everyone from fellow Bayou-dwellers Silent Green and Eyehategod to less extreme acts suchas Alice in Chains, Soundgarden, and '90s-era Corrosion of Conformity. Formed in 1991, the Kenner, L.A.-based groupconsisted 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, with thehelp of producer/manager Keith Falgout. This led to a deal with California's Rotten Records, which released the band's debutCD in 1994. Entitled When the Kite String Pops, the album was produced by D.R.I.'s Spike Cassidy and featured artwork byinfamous serial killer John Wayne Gacy. Two years later, Acid Bath returned with the Falgout-produced Paegan TerrorismTactics, this time with a painting by suicide doctor Jack Kevorkian gracing the cover. This album leaned in a more melodichard rock direction, while still featuring a heavy dose of the sort of menacing metal that characterized much of When the KiteString Pops. Both of these albums earned positive reviews, however, neither managed to establish the band all that welloutside 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 (theother driver was at fault). This effectively brought Acid Bath's career to a close -- rumors of another album circulated for awhile, but ultimately nothing else surfaced. Riggs and Sanchez went on to form the band Agents of Oblivion, while Duet joinedfellow Louisiana metal outfit Crowbar on guitar in addition to forming the black metal group Goatwhore. Meanwhile, RottenRecords maintained its plans to release a home video featuring live performances along with the video for When the KiteString Pops' "Toubabo Koomi..

















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LPs
Paegan Terrorism Tactics
1996

4.2
279 Votes
When the Kite String Pops
1994

4.2
378 Votes
EPs
Hymns of the Needle Freak
1993

4.2
3 Votes
Demo II
1993

3.5
2 Votes
Live Albums
Screams of the Butterfly
1992

3.5
1 Votes
Compilations
Demos: 1993-1996
2005

3.4
12 Votes

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