Acid Bath Guitarist Denies Reunion Rumors, Search For New Vocalist

Andrew Parks

By Andrew Parks

on 06.06.14 in News

Yesterday’s news that several Acid Bath members are searching for a new singer — starting with Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor — to replace former frontman Dax Riggs has already been squashed by guitarist Sammy “Pierre” Duet. According to a statement released this afternoon, drummer Jimmy Kyle put out an open call for a vocalist without contacting the rest of the band or considering the fact that “there is no Acid Bath without Audie Pitre.” (The founding bassist and his parents died in a head-on collision with a drunk driver in 1997, which led the group to disband soon after.)

“Currently, most of the surviving members of Acid Bath — Jimmy, [guitarist] Mike [Sanchez], and myself — have been considering the possibility of doing some shows in the future as an Acid Bath tribute band,” Duet continued, “but nothing has been set in stone, and it is still just an idea. Unfortunately, Dax Riggs declines to be a part of such a tribute. We respect Dax and his decision. If we decide to put together an ACID BATH tribute band, the vocalist will be carefully chosen, but it is way too early to discuss choosing a vocalist at this time.”

Check out a track from Acid Bath’s cult classic — the sludge-metal LP When the Kite String Pops — down below…