BLAST FROM THE PAST –
Hardrock & Metal festival 2017
BLAST FROM THE PAST – Hardrock & Metal festival has been brought the Belgium band ACID back to life, the band come next Saturday to Kuurne (Brussels)for an exclusive show + a EXCLUSIVE signing session ( Merching stands : 7PM )
Acid was among the first European bands to emerge in the wake of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal. Comprising guitarists Demon and Dizzy Lizzy; bassist T-Bone; drummer Anvil; and charismatic, leather-loving singer/dominatrix Kate de Lombaerd, the quintet soon evolved from a gritty but conventional heavy metal band into a proto-thrash unit heavily inspired by the likes of Venom and Raven.
Come July 1982, Acid was ready to take on the world (or at least the Benelux region) and issued their debut single, “Hell on Wheels,” through Roadrunner Records; but a long-term deal was not forthcoming, so they simply took matters into their own hands.
Unleashed in January 1983 through the band’s own Giant imprint, their eponymous first album was the raucous embodiment of kids going crazy. Its embryonic speed metal and forced-but-fun faux-satanic lyrics did little more than mimic their cross-channel heroes (often with hysterical results), but, at the same time, was all the more special because of its very shortcomings.
A sophomore effort called Maniac followed a year later and replicated its predecessor’s every move, including the part involving utter commercial failure. Still, the band pressed on with 1985’s Engine Beast,before finally throwing in the towel. Not exactly a stellar career run by commercial standards, but one which has ensured that Acid’s small yet combustible contribution to the development of heavy metal should remain a fond memory of those who were there.and now they are back…. on BLAST FROM THE PAST – Hardrock & Metal festival 2017.
The band : Kate-vocals – Donald (Demon)-lead guitar – Dirk (Dizzy Lizzy)-rhythm guitar – Peter (T-Bone)-bass – Geert (Anvill)-drums
Here their Discography, that very difficult to find is on vinyl
Rehearsal Demo 1982.
Hell on Wheels / Hooked on Metal Single 1982
Acid Full-length 1983
Maniac Full-length 1983
Lucifera Single 1983
Metal Prisoners Split 1983
Black Care EP 1984
Engine Beast Full-length 1985
Live in Belgium ’84 Live album 2009
Hooked on Metal Compilation 2016
Look here some old material from ACID (Bottoms Up)