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Acid Death was a Greek progressive death/thrash metal band. They were formed in the early 1990's and originally consisted of Savvas Betinis (bass/vocals), Dennis Costopoulos (guitars), Themis K. (guitars) and Kostas Tsompanos (drums). This was the line-up with which they recorded and released their debut single Apathy Murders Hope in 1993 (Greece only). The band then went on to recorded a split album, titled Misled, with Spanish extreme metal act Avulsed in 1995 for the independent Molon Lave Records.


In 1997, Acid Death, now signed with Metal Mad, recorded and released their first official full-length album entitled Pieces of Mankind. The album showed a good deal of technical skill in performance and song structure but was rather under-appreciated by being practically an underground production. Drawing most of its lyrical influences from Stephen King novels (in particular The Dark Tower and The Green Mile) and esoteric topics (such as substance abuse) and musically similar to bands like Death or late-period Carcass, Pieces of Mankind showed that the band could have what it takes to become a new big name in the Greek metal scene along with bands like Rotting Christ, Nightfall, Septic Flesh and Necromantia. However, shortly after the completion of the album, guitarist Themis K. left the band who hired Nikos Andreadakis (guitars/keyboards) to replace him.


In 2000, the band released their second full-length album, Random's Manifest with new label, Black Lotus Records. This album saw the band leaning more towards a pure death metal sound than the thrashy, technical sound of Pieces of Mankind. The new album, although capable in its own right, was probably not what metal fans expected of this act.


In August 2001, the band officially announced they would be discontinuing. The reasoning behind this was that, in the band's own words, "It's better to burn out than to fade away".


Former members


Savvas Betinis - Bass, vocals (1991-2001)
Dennis Costopoulos - Guitars (1991-2001)
Kostas Tsompanos - Drums (1991-2001)
Nikos Andreadakis - Guitars, keyboards (1997-2001)
Themis K. - Guitars (1991-1997)

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