Acid Bath

Genres: Heavy Metal
Decades: 1990s 2000s


Cult Kenner, Louisiana, USA-based sludge metal outfit fronted by Dax Riggs (15 October 1973, Evansville, Indiana, USA; vocals), whose brooding music reflected the atmosphere of the swamplands. Formed in 1991 by Riggs, Mike Sanchez (guitar), Sammy Pierre Duet (guitar), Audie Pitre (b. 5 October 1970, USA, d. 23 January 1997, USA; bass) and Jimmy Kyle (drums), the band’s demo tape Hymns Of The Needle Freak landed them a recording contract with the California independent Rotten Records. The band’s material exhibited a strong affection for the underworld and, particularly, the art of the serial killer: their 1995 album debut When The Kite String Pops, produced by D.R.I. guitarist Spike Cassidy, featured a painting by mass murderer John Wayne Gacy on its cover. Its title was described by Riggs as describing ‘the state of mind you get to when you’re high - the point where you’re capable of just floating away from whatever connects you to the...

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