For six years in the ’90s, Acid Bath were one of the sludgiest, heaviest bands New Orleans had to offer. The band released two highly influential albums, 1994’s When the Kite String Pops and 1996’s Pegan Terrorism Tactics, before disbanding following the death of bassist Audie Pitre in a car accident. Since then, singer Dax Riggs has gone on to a successful solo career, while Sammy Duet moved on to Crowbar and Goatwhore. Now it appears that the band may be getting back together – but according to Metal Sucks, they appear to be doing so without singer Riggs.
In a since-deleted post on his Facebook page, drummer Jimmy Kyle posted the attached inquiry stating that the band was in search of a vocalist(s). That suggests that the band appear to be moving on without Riggs. It’ll be a challenge for the band to find someone to replace his signature vocals. But with a nearly 20 year gap in between the band’s last album and now, there will probably be no shortage of vocalists that grew up worshipping Acid Bath that will be able to do a solid job of covering Riggs’ signature vocals. And while it won’t quite be the same without him, in the band, hearing and seeing the band playing again would no doubt be hugely anticipated, even without Riggs in the band.