Acrimony were a Welsh stoner metal band who were active during the 1990s. Releasing their debut album in 1994, they are regarded as the pioneers of stoner metal in the United Kingdom, and an important influence upon the scene. Although the band never achieved mainstream success, during their career they received much critical acclaim – they were nominated for the Kerrang! Best Newcomer award and earned top review ratings. Acrimony have maintained a cult following in the British metal scene, their records reportedly selling for vast sums as collectors items. Allmusic described their musical style as "typical mid-'90s stoner rock" that "combined Black Sabbath's heavy metal riffery, Hawkwind's space rock excursions, and Blue Cheer's fuzzed-out psychedelic feedback with extreme doses of volume ... particularly reminiscent of desert metal gods Kyuss."

Band members

  • Dorian "Dexter" Walters – vocals
  • Stuart O'Hara – guitar
  • Lee "Roy" Davies – guitar
  • Paul "Mead" Bidmead – bass
  • Darren Ivey – drums



Year Title Label Notes
1994 Hymns To The Stone Godhead Records Debut album
1997 Tumuli Shroomaroom Peaceville Records Reissued in 2007 on Leaf Hound Records
2007 Bong On - Live Long! Leaf Hound Records Compilation album

EPs and Singles

Year Title Label Notes
1992 A Sombre Thought None EP, self-released
1993 Solstice Sadness Shiver Records EP
1995 The Acid Elephant Godhead Records EP, later included on Bong On - Live Long!
1996 Motherslug Game Two Records Split-single with Iron Rainbow
2003 Acrimony/Church of Misery Game Two Records Split-EP with Church of Misery, later included on Bong On - Live Long!

Compilation appearances

  • 1996 – "Earthchild Inferno" on Dark Passages Volume II
  • 1997 – "Bud Song" on Burn One Up
  • 1998 – "Find The Path" on Stoned Revolution
  • 1998 – "O Baby" on Peaceville X
  • 1999 – "Tumuli Shroomaroom" on Rise 13: Magick Rock Volume 1
  • 2001 – "Satellite 19" on 21st Century Media Blitz Volume II
  • 2003 – "And The Story Ends" on Tales From The Underworld: A Tribute to Blind Guardian


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