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Acid Bath - Biography



Brushing, flossing, combing, rinsing, and wiping of all vital parts of ones personal hygiene, some more then others, some less. There is however one element that when experienced, has such a lasting impact it must be made a consistent part of everyday routine - the Acid Bath.

Secluded in the outback swamps of the Louisiana bayou in 1991, Acid Bath's humble inception exploded on the local level after they recorded "Hymns of the Needle Freak," produced by their then manager Keith Falgout. This self-promoted demo ultimately lead to their signing with Rotten Records, which allowed them to work with D.R.I.'s Spike Cassidy to create their acclaimed debut label release, "When the Kite String Pops." Two years and three national tours later, Acid Bath is ready to deliver their long awaited eleven song sophomore album "Pagan Terrorism." This effort finds them returning to work with Falgout, to produce such songs as Dead Girl, Bleed Me an Ocean, Graveflower, Pagan Love Song and New Death Sensation, which fans of several continents will be able to witness live as soon as October when a world wide tour ensues.

Acid Bath has an incredible diversity to their music that lends them the ability to play with bands from almost any other genre, but it would be ludicrous to categorize their sound; the result would be too limiting. Furious, aggressive guitar buzz is supplied by Mike Sanchez and Sammy Duet. Audie Pietre adds vile, low-end pulsations on bass to fill out the bottom. Jimmy Kyle uses his characteristic springless snare as a channel to create exhausting, tooth-grinding beats an doften times pushing rhythems. Dax Riggs contributes the vocal element as if he were the satanic son of Jim Morrison, with an occasional brutal scream added to the mix by Audie or Sammy.

Together, they fuse numerous musical styles that fall under the category of loud or heavy creating an intoxicating gumbo that tempts one's palate with hard-core, gothic, psychedelic-punk and grind. This innovative blend is insanely exlosive, but creates a breathless intensity and exhilarting flavor that is easy to swallow. Acid Bath's boundary-busting swamp-core sound conquers what death metal has yet to encounter.