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Dax Riggs

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Dax Riggs (born 15 October 1973 in Evansville, Indiana, United States) is an independently-signed singer/songwriter. His diverse musical style encompasses , , , and . His distinct lyrical style is characterized by a consumption by darkness, Satanic visions, druggy hallucinations, melancholy, morbid imagery, and a fascination with death in specific, all in an impassioned, raspy baritone that can be largely characterized as nocturnally beautiful in feeling. Dax has lead numerous bands and projects, most famously the legendary Houma, Louisiana band Acid Bath in the 1990s, plus Agents of Oblivion and deadboy & the Elephantmen. He has released one album under his own name, 2007’s We Sing of Only Blood or Love. Since stylistically leaving after the dissolution of Acid Bath, Riggs has culled musical influence from classic Black Sabbath-style , early-style , , , and , with audible and cited influence from Nick Cave and Leonard Cohen. He first sang in Acid Bath at age 16. Riggs, along with Acid Bath bandmate Mike Sanchez, formed the bluesy post-metal outfit Agents of Oblivion after the demise of Acid Bath. In his heavy metal days with Acid Bath, Riggs was one of the pioneers of the “dual vocal” metal style, mixing angelic harmonies seamlessly with demonic growls.

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