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Left-to-right: (back) Mike Sanchez, Jimmy Kyle, Dax Riggs, (front) Audie Pitre, Sammy "Pierre" Duet.


Acid Bath is an influential Sludge Metal band from Louisiana, formed in 1991. Their unique musical style combined sludge with elements of Black Metal, Death Metal, southern rock and blues-rock. While they are pretty much unknown in the mainstream, they have a significant underground fanbase and are considered a cult band by many.

In 1997, bassist Audie Pitre was killed in a road accident by a drunk driver. The band disbanded soon afterwards, having released just two studio albums during their short lifespan. Despite the short career, they are considered one of the major bands of the subgenre, alongside more long-lived bands like Eyehategod and Crowbar.

Former members:[edit | hide | hide all]

  • Dax Riggs - lead vocals
  • Sammy "Pierre" Duet - guitar, backing vocals
  • Mike Sanchez - guitar, backing vocals
  • Audie Pitre - bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Joseph Fontenot - bass guitar
  • Jimmy Kyle - drums
  • Tommy Viator - keyboards
Discography:
  • When the Kite String Pops, 1994
  • Paegan Terrorism Tactics, 1996
Acid Bath provides examples of the following tropes:

You scream,
I scream,
Everybody scream
For morphine

  • Surprisingly Gentle Song - "Scream of the Butterfly", "Bones of Baby Dolls", "New Death Sensation", and compared to some of their more abrasive material "Graveflower".
  • Title Drop: In the song "Bones of Baby Dolls" for When the Kite String Pops.