Bad Acid Trip

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Bad Acid Trip
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Bad Acid Trip @ Ozzfest 2006 In West Palm Beach, FL
Background information
Origin USA
Genres Avant-garde metal, experimental rock, thrash metal, grindcore, thrashcore, crossover thrash, powerviolence [1]
Years active 1989–present
Labels Serjical Strike
Associated acts Buckethead & Friends, System of a Down, Municipal Waste
Website Official site
Members Dirk Rogers
Keith Aazami
Caleb Schneider
Carlos Neri
Past members James Garren
Phil Hernandez
Chris Mackie
Jose Perez
Damian Talmadge
Mike Thrashead
Joe Whitehouse

Bad Acid Trip is an American metal band, currently signed to System of a Down lead singer Serj Tankian's record label, Serjical Strike Records. Their 2004 album, Lynch the Weirdo, was produced by Daron Malakian, another System of a Down member. In 2006 they performed on the second stage at the Ozzfest summer tour. The band has three full-length releases (For the Weird by the Weird, Lynch The Weirdo, and Humanly Possible) and multiple EPs. According to the band's official website, they just released their newest album, titled Humanly Possible on May 3, 2011. The EP Symbiotic Slavery was released on August 18, 2009 in order to fill the large gap between Lynch The Weirdo and Humanly Possible.[2] The band is recognizable as being one of the more coherent grindcore acts.

Biography[edit]

Bad Acid Trip was formed in North Hollywood, California in 1989 during the beginnings of the West Coast power violence scene. The current members of Bad Acid Trip are Dirk Rogers, Keith Aazami, Carlos Neri and Caleb Schneider. Original members Dirk Rogers and Keith Aazami have collaborated for more than 10 years. Bad Acid Trip has toured in support of various bands including System of a Down, the Mars Volta, Mindless Self Indulgence, the Dillinger Escape Plan, Dog Fashion Disco, Tub Ring, Motograter, Watch Them Die, and Gwar. Other bands they have shared the stage with include Slayer, Arch Enemy, Cypress Hill, Hatebreed, Brujeria, Body Count, Buckethead, Tom Morello, Circle One, and Napalm Death.[3]

MTV 2's Headbangers Ball television show has broadcast the music video "Beef Moo", a song featured on the album Lynch the Weirdo.[4]

Band Members[edit]

Current members[edit]

  • Dirk Rogers — vocals
  • Keith Aazami — guitar, vocals
  • Caleb Schneider — bass, vocals
  • Carlos Neri — drums

Former members[edit]

  • James Garren — drums
  • Phil Hernandez — drums
  • Chris Mackie — bass
  • Jose Perez — drums
  • Damian Talmadge — bass
  • Mike Thrashead — drums
  • Danny Walker (Intronaut, Murder Construct, Uphill Battle, Phobia, Bastard Noise, Exhumed, Jesu) - Drums "Humanly Possible" LP
  • Joe Whitehouse — guitar

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

EPs[edit]

7 inch EPS[edit]

Tape demos[edit]

  • 1989-1992: 12 Pack and a Dime Demo
  • 1993: 4-Ken Demo
  • 1994: Live at the Hong Kong
  • 1995: Bad Acid Trip Demo
  • 1997: Live love songs for repressed apes

Other appearances[edit]

References[edit]

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