Bad Acid Trip
Grindcore from North Hollywood, CA
Since 1989, Bad Acid Trip has continually pushed the boundaries of grindcore. The North Hollywood trio comprised of vocalist Dirk Rogers, bassist guitarist Caleb Schneider, and returning drummer Carlos Neri assembled to create their most focused work to date, Worship of Fear. Part social commentary, part political observation, all distilled through a classic grindcore lens, Worship of Fear delivers all the fury and aggression of their infamous live performances.
Since their formation in 1989, North Hollywood’s Bad Acid Trip has tirelessly tested the thresholds of extreme music. Inspired by the early Earache Records catalog of artists and albums, Bad Acid Trip set out combine the elements of early grindcore with influences reflecting the band members diverse musical palettes. The result is reflected in their multi faceted approach of grindcore, steeped in socio- politically charged lyrics.
This unique perspective has afforded the band opportunities to share the stage and travel abroad with such musical innovators as System of a Down, Ozzy Osbourne, Napalm Death, the Dillenger Escape Plan, Danzig, Gwar, Slayer, Municipal Waste, Brutal Truth, Tom Morello, Assuck, the Mad, Mindless Self Indulgence, the Mars Volta, All That Remains, Zeke, Spazz, Buckethead, Hank 3/ Assjack, Rudy Ray Moore, Ron D Core, Cypress Hill, Brujeria, Shay St John, and Body Count.
Over the years, Bad Acid Trips’ evolutionary sound can be heard on numerous compilations, and ep’s, such as splits with Municipal Waste, Agathocles, and Benumb. Self produced full length albums For the Weird, by the Weird, and Humanly Possible, as well as 2004’s Lynch the Weirdo, produced by System of a Down guitarist/ vocalist Daron Malakian, offer an intense snapshot of the bands developing sound.
Their most recent album Worship of Fear, is a brutal sonic reflection of our world today. Longtime vocalist Dirk Rogers, returning drummer Carlos Neri, and bassist/guitarist Caleb Schneider adopted a take no prisoners approach during the writing process, only to be further refined on stage. With punishing riffs, a bombastic salvo of blastbeasts and unearthly vocal contortions, Worship of Fear promises to be their most intense and focused work to date.