KEY POINTS ABOUT ACID DEATH
-1991. ACID DEATH at their first steps in recording, perform an independent production of their first mini LP called “Balance Of Power” , a piece of work that was to remain on the shelf and see the light many years later when the band had dissolved in the form of free downloading.
-1993. The year they release their first official work, the EP “Apathy Murders Hope” by the Greek independent label MOLON LAVE recs, providing the first evidence of the Progressive Death Metal path that the band was to follow a few years later.
-1995. Two years later, a split-LP is recorded and released with Spanish Extreme Metallers AVULSED. The band has already lost the opportunity of a very good record deal with a famous label of that time due to military services.
-1998. The first full length album “Pieces Of Mankind” is recorded and released, showing the Progressive character that is to be followed by the band. ACID DEATH were walking a tightrope between Death Metal and Fusion/Jazz and the first negative arrows began to come… The album remains forgotten and scorned to domestic record store shelves, but the re-release of 1999 by the English fledgling label Copro Recs/Casket Music makes it “Album of the Month” in a VERY well-known English magazine, which is radical and unheard-of for a Greek Metal band, that season…
-2000. The swansong “Random’s Manifest” full length album is released by the already established BLACK LOTUS recs making the name of ACID DEATH affirmed and applauded by the European press and made fun-of in their own country! The provocative cover of the album is censored and the CD is removed from the German market… For the first time the foundation of the band start grinding unusually strange…
-2001. After 12 years and 4 official releases, the band announced its disband while being in the studio for the pre-production of their third full-length.
-2008. “Pieces Of Mankind” is to be the first among the “Greek Metal Scene-40 Most Distinctive Album of all Time” as voted by the editors of the Greek RockHard Magazine.
-2009. 18 years after its recording, the first -unreleased- mini LP of ACID DEATH sees the light in the form of a free downloading as a “gift” to those who had appreciated the band all the past years.
-2011. “Life After Death”… A case not rare, but with an another application. The name of the band is strengthened and boasted while practically ACID DEATH “…are non-existent for over 10 years”. The band announces its return, officially on January 11th.
-2012. On June 1st, reunited ACID DEATH release their 3rd album and 5th official release, titled “Eidolon” , by Austrian NOISEHEAD Records. The album gains great reviews and comments from everywhere, giving the band the second chance it deserved. ACID DEATH arrange and finance their first tour after the reunion, on Greek soil.
-2013. The material from band’s split LP from 1995 is re-recorded and re-released as independent free digital EP titled “MisleD 2013” . In the same year, on METAL DAYS Festival-Band Competition, ACID DEATH gain position #7 among more than 600 bands from all over the world and their appearance at METAL DAYS fest 2013 is realized.
-2014. The first European tour after band’s return is a fact. The Witch Hunt European Tour together with US Death Metal legends MASTER.
-2015. ACID DEATH sign a 5-year contract with German 7hard/7us Media Group GmbH and band’s 6th official release, the album “Hall Of Mirrors” sees the light on September 11th, gaining excellent reviews and comments from press and fans. For many, this is the most integrated and powerful work ACID DEATH have ever done.
-2016. English Copro Recs/Casket Music re-releases band’s first 2 albums, “Pieces Of Mankind” and “Random’s Manifest” , that were completely sold out the previous years. The albums are re-mastered, including bonus material from the time they were originally recorded and released. At the same time, “Hall Of Mirrors”, becomes #5 in the article “Greeks Do It Better – 70+ most inspired albums by Greek bands for the years 2015-16” by the Greek Metal Hammer magazine. (issue #337/May 2016)
-2017. After 25 complete years ACID DEATH’s “Balance Of Power” mini album, actually band’s very first, physically unreleased and “lost” recording, is scheduled to be released for first time on its official form, on March 10th, by the independent label Floga records. The same season, ACID DEATH’s first ever digital single “Life And Death – feat. Jon Soti” from Hall Of Mirrors album released by 7hard/7us, is reaching position #11 at German Amazon, charts/ new releases. It is the first time that ACID DEATH enter charts with a release…
– 2018. CORONER’s mastermind, Tommy Vetterli, is the co-producer of ACID DEATH’s 6th album, “Primal Energies”. The recordings start in Athens in April and end in Switzerland with album’s mix and mastering. 10 months in studio and the album is scheduled to be released worldwide on March 15th 2019 by 7hard/7us Media Group GmbH.
– 2019. Band’s 6th album is officially out on March 15th and 24 hours after official release it takes an extremely high position at German Amazon charts: (Movers: Rank 9. Bestseller Metal: Rank 14. New Releases All Over: Rank: 94. New Releases Metal: 11.) The successful “Alive & Still Kicking, 30 Years Anniversary” Greek Tour follows the same time that ACID DEATH are preparing the next promotional steps…
…And the Story Continues…