Alcatraz Line up: 2023
A band doesn’t have to be world-famous to be appreciated by value seekers. Alcatraz has an eye for such bands and that is why we are billing Acid King, the stoner/doom metal project of American singer/guitarist Lori S. Hailing from San Francisco, Acid King formed in 1993. Before long they became a popular favourite on the local club scene shared with genre peers like Hawkwind, Obsession and Melvins. The band name is inspired on American felon and notorious drug fiend Ricky Kasso aka ‘Acid King’, who assassinated a friend of his in 1984. In 1994 his mug adorned the cover of the trio’s untitled maiden EP. In addition to a series of EPs Acid King has released four full albums, the most recent of which is 2016’s ‘Middle of Nowhere, Center of Everywhere’. That year ended with Lori S. as the sole remaining member but recruiting Bill Bowman (drums) and the return of former bassist Rafa Martinez gave her a new line-up that can’t wait to play Alcatraz.