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Acid Bath

Formed: 1991
From: Kenner, LA, United States
Last Known Status: Disbanded

Latest Acid Bath News

Below is our complete Acid Bath news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Fourth NOLA Metal Video Clip Posted Online

In an ongoing journey through The Big Easy, today Noisey delivers the fourth segment of the seven-part "NOLA: Life, Death And Heavy Blues From The Bayou" documentary.

The series explores the people and culture that helped spawn bands like Down, Eyehategod, Crowbar, Acid Bath, and so many others.

Tday Noisey talks with Goatwhore's Sammy Duet and Crowbar's Kirk Windstein. From the shrimp boats to zydeco to the cocaine tray, Duet and Windstein discuss influences from the Crescent City from childhood until now.

Acid Bath breaks into the New Orleans scene with a maniacal DIY work ethic, but Sammy's discovery of Darkthrone leads to an entirely different path. Check out this latest episode below. More...

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Second Episode In NOLA Metal Series Now Online

The second of seven episodes of "NOLA: Life, Death And Heavy Blues From The Bayou" is now online and can be seen below, courtesy of Noisey.Vice.com.

The series examines the people and the culture that helped spawn bands like Down, Eyehategod, Crowbar, Acid Bath and so many others.

In part two, Mike IX Williams discusses finding kindred spirits in Jimmy Bower and Joey LaCaze and creating a band, "that's like Sabbath, but a punk band," with EyeHateGod. Enduring hardships like drugs and Hurricane Katrina, EyeHateGod persevered into 2013, only to have tragedy strike yet again.

The previously posted first episode in the NOLA metal documentary can also still be seen at this location. More...

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Noisey Releasing NOLA Music Series

Noisey, the music arm of Vice, is proud to present "NOLA: Life, Death And Heavy Blues From The Bayou," a seven-part series examining the people and the culture that helped foster bands like Down, Eyehategod, Crowbar, Acid Bath, Goatwhore and many others.

Launching on September 16th, the series features appearances from names like Philip H. Anselmo (Housecore Records, Down, ex-Pantera), Mike IX Williams (Eyehategod), Jimmy Bower (Eyehategod, Down, Superjoint Ritual), Kirk Windstein (Crowbar, ex-Down), Pepper Keenan (Corrosion Of Conformity, Down), and Sammy Duet (Goatwhore, ex-Acid Bath) amongst others, discussing the bands, Hurricane Katrina, drugs, suicide, murder, and records that helped shape the New Orleans sound known the world over.

From the crawfish-littered tables of the secluded Anselmo compound to a fishing boat with Eyehategod in the swamps, Noisey delves in deep with the NOLA natives on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting on September 16th and coming to a conclusion on October 7th.

Check out a teaser trailer below, courtesy of Metal Sucks. More...

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Acid Bath Comments On Reunion Rumors

Sammy Duet of Acid Bath has issued the following statement after rumors began circulating of a band reunion:

"In response to the post by 'Acidbath The Bayou Kid' on June 3rd, 2014, I'd like to clarify a few things: [Drummer] Jimmy Kyle created that post without prior discussion with [guitarist] Mike Sanchez or myself [guitarist, Sammy Duet].

"Acid Bath is not looking for a vocalist. There is no Acid Bath without [late bassist] Audie Pitre, so there will never be 'new' Acid Bath material.

"Currently, most of the surviving members of Acid Bath -- Jimmy, Mike, and myself -- have been considering the possibility of doing some shows in the future, as an Acid Bath tribute band, but nothing has been set in stone, and it is still just an idea. Unfortunately, [vocalist] Dax Riggs declines to be a part of such a tribute. We respect Dax and his decision.

"If we decide to put together an Acid Bath tribute band, the vocalist will be carefully chosen, but it is way too early to discuss choosing a vocalist at this time.

"I'd like to thank the loyal, diehard Acid Bath fans for their years of support, not just while ACID BATH was together, but for supporting us in all of our individual music projects." More...

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Dax Riggs Premieres "Say Goodnight To The World"

Former Acid Bath vocalist Dax Riggs (also Agents of Oblivion, Deadboy and the Elephant Men) is premiering the title track off of his second solo album, "Say Goodnight To The World," exclusively on Metalunderground.com. "Say Goodnight To The World" will be released August 3rd on Fat Possum Records and is currently available for pre-order on the label's website. You can stream or download the title track below.

Download an MP3 of "Say Goodnight To The World" here (right-click and "Save Target As")

The tracklisting for "Say Goodnight To The World" is as follows:

1. Say Goodnight to the World
2. I Hear Satan
3. You Were Born to Be My Gallows
4. Gravedirt on My Blue Suede Shoes
5. Like Moonlight
6. No One Will Be a Stranger
7. Heartbreak Hotel
8. Sleeping With the Witch
9. Let Me Be Your Cigarette
10. See You All in Hell or New Orleans

Metalunderground.com recently caught up with Dax for an interview, where he discussed his new album, what he believes his sound is exactly, and the BP Oil Spill Disaster that has affected his hometown.

Dax Riggs is currently touring the U.S. in support of "Say Goodnight To The World."

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New Dax Riggs Song Online For Free Download

Today Spin.com premiered "No One Will Be A Stranger," the first MP3 off of the sophomore album from Dax Riggs, "Say Goodnight To The World." The song can be downloaded here. "Say Goodnight To The World" will be released August 3rd on Fat Possum Records and is currently available for pre-order on the label's website.

In addition to two previously announced shows this weekend in Louisiana, Riggs - formerly of deadboy & The Elephantmen and Acid Bath - is also now set to head out on a national headlining tour. Launching July 30th at Lochrann's in Frisco, TX, and wrapping up September 24th at Hal and Mal's in Jackson, MS, the tour includes two nights each at the Mercury Lounge in New York, NY, and Spaceland in Los Angeles, CA.

"Say Goodnight To The World" was recorded at Riggs' Austin, TX, home over two weeks in January. He co-produced the album with Robbie Lee (guitar and multi-instrumentalist; also of The Howling Hex, Baby Dee), with mixing by Eric Wofford (The Black Angels, Bill Callahan). Bandmates Charley Siess and Kevin Fitzsimmons handle drums and bass, respectively.

The tracklisting for "Say Goodnight To The World" is as follows:

1. Say Goodnight to the World
2. I Hear Satan
3. You Were Born to Be My Gallows
4. Gravedirt on My Blue Suede Shoes
5. Like Moonlight
6. No One Will Be a Stranger
7. Heartbreak Hotel
8. Sleeping With the Witch
9. Let Me Be Your Cigarette
10. See You All in Hell or New Orleans

Here are the latest Dax Riggs tour dates: More...

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Sunday Old School: Acid Bath

Back in the dark days of metal, the 90's, New Orleans' Acid Bath formed and began rising through the underground ranks with their unique mesh of death, thrash, groove, stoner/doom, and sludgy NOLA sound and themes that largely centered around death, drugs, and serial killers. The band did not last long enough for a full ascent, however, releasing just two albums and finally disbanding in 1997 when bassist Audie Pitre and his parents were killed by a drunk driver. Those two studio albums, "When the Kite String Pops" (1994) and "Paegan Terrorism Tactics" (1996), however, were then cemented as underground classics.

Members of Acid Bath went on to form numerous other bands including Agents of Oblivion, Vual, Ritual Killer, and most notably, Goatwhore.

Being an underground band, Acid Bath played mostly smaller clubs and never had an impressive light show. When they came to Baltimore (and I regrettably passed on seeing them for another show), they played some little hole in the wall that I'd never heard of before. So you can't expect too much of an impressive live video outside of the performance itself. Here's a video apparently shot in one such small joint, of their live performance of "Bleed Me An Ocean" in Omaha, with a bonus performance of "Scream of the Butterfly" after the jump.

Acid Bath - Bleed Me An Ocean

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Florida's WFLM Radio To Air Metal Tribute Show

WFLM Radio will air a special live tribute show honoring the various heavy metal/hard rock musicians who have died. The program will be broadcast all day/night on Saturday, November 24 and will include tributes to the following groups/musicians:

KISS (Eric Carr)
METALLICA (Cliff Burton)
Jimi Hendrix
OZZY OSBOURNE (Randy Rhoads)
ACID BATH (Audie Pitre)
DEATH (Chuck Schuldiner)
VOIVOD (Denis "Piggy" D'Amour)

Special guests, other musicians and fans will have the opportunity to speak out on how the various artists have affected their lives.

To listen to the show live via the Internet, visit www.wflmradio.com.

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More Details On Retro Grave's Trouble Re-make

Jeff "Oly" Olson (TROUBLE, RETRO GRAVE) has tapped Vincent Wojno (TROUBLE, MACHINE HEAD, KREATOR, TESTAMENT) to produce and engineer the first two RETRO GRAVE albums. The debut CD, now simply titled "Run", is a re-arrangement of TROUBLE's "Run to the Light" (originally issued in 1987 via Metal Blade). Special guests on the "Run" album include former TROUBLE bassist Ron Holzner; members of RISE TO ADDICTION, TROUBLE and NOVEMBERS DOOM; Kyle Thomas (ALABAMA THUDERPUSSY, EXHORDER, FLOODGATE); Leif Edling (CANDLEMASS); Sammy Duet (GOATWHORE, ACID BATH); and up-and-coming guitarist Mike "Rebeard" Schermuly.

"Run" is currently being recorded for an early 2008 release. A record deal is being nogotiated, the details of which will be announced in the very near future.

Kyle Thomas briefly fronted TROUBLE in 1999 and is "a welcome addition to the 'Run' album," says Olson. "All of my guests are very talented musicians that I'm psyched to work with, especially my new friends from the UK, RISE TO ADDICTION [who toured with TROUBLE in Europe earlier this year]. These guys are hard-working and extremely talented group of guys, as [is] my new permanent guitarist, Mike 'Redbeard' Schermuly from Portland, Maine."

Samples from the debut RETRO GRAVE EP can be heard at retrogravemusic.com

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Shrum Feat. Late Acid Bath Bassist Music Online

SHRUM, the long-defunct side-project of late ACID BATH bassist Audie Pitre and drum programmer/keyboardist/vocalist Tomas Viator (DISINCARNATE, SUFFER), had four songs from their "Red Devils and Purple Ringers" CD posted online at this MySpace tribute page.

Described as "a psychadelic, death metal mix of chaos," SHRUM used two bass players (with former JACKNIFE bassist Joseph J. Fontenot on second bass) and no guitarists.

After two well-received albums, ACID BATH's career came to an abrupt and tragic close in 1997 when Audie Pitre and his parents were killed in a drunk-driving accident (the other driver was at fault), according to Wikipedia. This effectively brought ACID BATH to an end, with the other members finding themselves unable to carry on in the same spirit. While rumors of another album circulated after the band's end, nothing new surfaced.

Dax Riggs (vocals) and Mike Sanchez (guitar), however, did go on to perform in AGENTS OF OBLIVION, releasing one self-titled album until that also ended. Dax formed and is currently in DEADBOY & THE ELEPHANTMEN. Sammy Duet (guitar) was once a member of CROWBAR, but has since left the band. He is now a member of black metal bands GOATWHORE and RITUAL KILLER and his doom metal band with Kelly Pitre (the brother of Audie) VUAL.

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Acid Bath To Release Demos and Rarities Collection

The remaining members of Acid Bath approached Rotten Records with the idea to put out unreleased/alternate and demo versions of songs from their cult classic releases, 'When the Kite String Pops' and 'Paegan Terrorism Tactics'. An agreement was reached and you can expect a street date in late Nov. Tentatively titled 'Hymns of the Needle Freak', this record will contain takes and demo versions of classic Acid Bath songs. Also, Rotten will have the exclusive rights to release a limited edition run of Deadboy and the Elephantmen, "If This is Hell, Then I'm Lucky." Look for a release date soon.

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