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|Subject: Short, but new, interview... Wed Jul 21, 2010 4:43 pm|| |
Dax Riggs, 'Say Goodnight to the World' -- New Album
Posted on Jul 20th 2010 8:00PM by Amy Sciarretto
Dax Riggs is important to metal fans because he was the vocalist for the long-dead but much-revered Acid Bath, who were inarguably bigger after they broke up. Riggs has stepped away from his metal past, but he still holds a place in metalheads' hearts for his previous work, which is removed from hard rock but still retains elements of it.
"It's a little proto-metallish and it's got some transcendental vibes to it, and some very Stooge-y type of stuff. It's a mixed bag," Riggs said about the album 'Say Goodnight to the World,' particularly the song 'No One Will Be a Stranger.' Riggs continued, "I have been listening to early Dr. John, and the song has some weird chants and vibes to it. This song in particular is mainly just about each of us being the same and the consciousness of the universe."
Riggs recorded the album at home, with drums in one room and all the other instruments in the living room. He had the songs worked out with new collaborators coming in to record, popping their 'playing together' cherry. "We got together and saw which directions the songs wanted to lead us into, and then I hit record," he said. "That's how I made that record, figuring it out on the spot and recording it on the spot. It was the best scenario for the situation since I was just getting together with the people who were going to play on the record. Now we feel like a real band, and we worked on it like a real band. The next one will be like more of a band feel."
Riggs' rich metal history can't be ignored, and he offered his theory as to why Acid Bath, namely 'When the Kite String Pops,' have experienced a post-break up renaissance and why fans are so nostalgic for the ahead-of-its-time album. "At the time, it was more extreme and it was new at the time so a lot of new metal-type things followed after it with more singing styles mixed with hardcore, so it was the beginning of all that," he said. "Only a certain amount of people could stomach it.
"As bands like Slipknot sell another million, fans check that out but they still also see a band like that. It was hardcore with death metal and clean parts and we had all those things mixed together and not many bands had done that. We tried to give it a psychedelic bent, too."
He also breaks a lot metal hearts by laying to rest the notion of an Acid Bath reunion. "I don't think so," he said, when asked if it was in the realm of possibility.
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|Subject: Re: Short, but new, interview... Fri Jul 30, 2010 6:34 am|| |
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|Subject: Re: Short, but new, interview... Fri Jul 30, 2010 12:28 pm|| |
Here's another with Metal Underground...
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