Infobox musical artist |
Name = Acrimony

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Origin = Swansea, Wales, United Kingdom
Genre = Stoner metal
Doom metal
Years_active = 1991 - 1999
Label = Godhead Records
Game Two Records
Peaceville Records
Leaf Hound Records
Shiver Records
Associated_acts = Iron Monkey
Black Eye Riot
Dukes Of Nothing
URL = [ Official website]
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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. [cite web
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title = BBC Wales – Acrimony
accessdate = 2007-12-10
author = BBC Wales
publisher = BBC Wales
quote = Acrimony were formed in Swansea in 1991 and were arch exponents of the stoner/metal/psych crossover...
] [cite web
url =
title = Leafhound Records – Acrimony biography
accessdate = 2007-12-10
author = Leafhound Records
publisher = Leafhound Records
quote = [Acrimony were] among the first exponents of the UK stoner 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. [cite web
url =
title = BBC Wales – Acrimony
accessdate = 2007-12-10
author = BBC Wales
publisher = BBC Wales
quote = Their second album Tumuli Shroomaroom was critically-acclaimed, scooping the top mark five-Ks review in Kerrang! magazine. They were nominated for the Kerrang! Best Newcomer award in 1996.
] [cite web
url =
title = Allmusic – Acrimony biography
accessdate = 2007-12-10
author = Ed Rivadavia
publisher = AMG
quote = [Acrimony] duly earned a perfect five "K's" from British metal bible Kerrrang! magazine.
] Acrimony have maintained a cult following in the British metal scene, their records reportedly selling for vast sums as collectors items. [cite web
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title = Leafhound Records
accessdate = 2007-12-10
author = Leafhound Records
publisher = Leafhound Records
quote = ...originals have become collectors items, changing hands on Ebay for phenomenal sums.
] 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



EPs and Singles

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 ""
*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"


External links

* [ Official Acrimony website]
* [ Acrimony on Leaf Hound Records]
* [ Acrimony] at MySpace
* [ Acrimony] at Allmusic
* [,,643936,00.html#bio Acrimony] at ArtistDirect
* [ Acrimony] at Encyclopaedia Metallum
* [, Acrimony] at Rockdetector
* [ Acrimony on BBC Wales]

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  • Acrimony — Ac ri*mo*ny, n.; pl. {Acrimonies}. [L. acrimonia, fr. acer, sharp: cf. F. acrimonie.] 1. A quality of bodies which corrodes or destroys others; also, a harsh or biting sharpness; as, the acrimony of the juices of certain plants. [Archaic] Bacon.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • acrimony — acrimony, acerbity, asperity agree in denoting temper or language marked by irritation or some degree of anger or resentment. Acrimony implies bitterness or ill will and also greater stinging or blistering power in what is said than the others… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • acrimony — (n.) 1540s, quality of being acrid, from M.Fr. acrimonie or directly from L. acrimonia sharpness, pungency of taste, figuratively acrimony, severity, energy, from acer sharp (fem. acris, neut. acre; see ACRID (Cf. acrid)) + monia suffix of action …   Etymology dictionary

  • acrimony — index alienation (estrangement), malice, philippic, rancor, resentment, severity, spite, umbrage …   Law dictionary

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  • acrimony — ► NOUN ▪ bitterness or ill feeling. ORIGIN originally in the sense «bitter taste or smell»: from Latin acrimonia, from acer pungent, acrid …   English terms dictionary

  • acrimony — [ak′ri mō΄nē] n. pl. acrimonies [L acrimonia, sharpness < acer, sharp < IE base * ak̑ : see ACID] bitterness or harshness of temper, manner, or speech; asperity …   English World dictionary

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  • acrimony — /ak reuh moh nee/, n. sharpness, harshness, or bitterness of nature, speech, disposition, etc.: The speaker attacked him with great acrimony. [1535 45; < L acrimonia, equiv. to acri (s. of acer) sharp, sour + monia MONY] Syn. bitterness,… …   Universalium

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