My O My! After all these years…Dax Riggs here…I used to sing in a highly unknown and some say underrated band known as ACID BATH. From what I hear, I was quite a respected vocalist and I wrote some killer, evil lyrics if I do say so myself. Although we played a dark, Doom/Stoner sort of style, we could Thrash it up at times as well…I guess you had to hear it. We put out a couple full length albums. "When The Kite String Pops" was the first of the two.
I remember Mike Sanchez and Sammy Duet achieving a monster guitar sound…just a full-blown, overdriven blast that totally made our debut album everything we could have dreamed. I guess we have to thank Spike Cassidy too for producing us and helping us with our sound. I think you would describe it as a pretty doomy SABBATH sound but not always quite so slow…maybe more like TROUBLE at times too! Jimmy Kyle and Audie Pitre provided a pretty wicked bottom end that we really needed to get the proper sound. I wish I was still playing with them, I think you would really dig us.
My favourite tracks off our first album were "The Blue", "Jezabel" and "Scream Of The Butterfly"…they seemed to get a lot of attention live so others must dig them too. I think the 14 tracks in general were quite respected. Our aim was to make a solid album devoid of filler and I think to this day we did.
We always had a fascination with the evil that existed in the real world…I guess that explains the cover cartoon of serial killer John W. Gacy in his notorious clown outfit. It was not our intention to glorify his wrongdoings but call attention to them and other sick shit that occurred in the world each and every day. Some people have told me I have the perfect voice to represent the thoughts of a serial killer…doesn't seem like a compliment but you can judge for yourself whether my voice gave the lyrics life.
For those that like what you hear, I also did another project known as AGENTS OF OBLIVION which was much more mellow and sombre when compared with ACID BATH. Right now I can be heard in my newest band DEADBOY & THE ELEPHANTMEN. Please check us out.
The trip down memory lane has been great. Grab our CD if you can and maybe even our other studio album "Paegan Terrorism Tactics". I look back on those years with a fondness I think you can share. (Online October 14, 2003)