Saturday 26 November 2022

Introduce Yourselves: ACID THRONE

What is the name of your band?

We are Acid Throne.

What is the genre of music that you play?

A lot of people have difficulty pin-pointing our sound - somewhere between stoner, doom & metal - but I guess the main reason for that is that none of us come from a traditional heavy metal background. All four of us spent many years playing in punk rock & hardcore bands, & those are two genres that have orbited the wider heavy metal scene for decades. We all grew up in small towns with small music scenes, so it was normal to go to shows where you'd see a punk band supporting a black metal band, & the exposure to such a broad range of guitar music at an early age definitely rubbed off on our song-writing influences. It's fair to say that we take inspiration from the whole spectrum of rock & metal.

Can you give a brief history of the band of how it came together and where it is today?

We actually started out as a hardcore punk band in the year or so before the pandemic happened. We struggled for a long time to find a lineup & a sound we liked, & eventually decided to change direction entirely. Our vocalist/guitarist had a few riffs in his back pocket so we hit the rehearsal room with them & never looked back!

What can people expect from your music?

Our music sounds like monster trucks colliding, with Charles Manson & Anton Lavey at the wheel. Expect to have your ear drums pummelled by loud, heavy, occult-themed doom. If you like to bang your head, you’ll dig our shit.

What is the best release that folks should check out from your band?

We have a three-track demo that's available on all good streaming platforms right now, but we're busy writing our first full-length with a view to putting that out in the middle of 2023.

Where can people find you on Social Media?