Sammy Pierre Duet is a well-known musician in the NOLA metal scene. He joined Acid Bath in 1991 and recorded two full-lengths (and numerous demos) with them before the band dissolved due to the loss of bassist Audie Pitre. He then formed the band Goatwhore the same year, and also joined Crowbar in 1998. He recorded three albums with Crowbar before focusing on Goatwhore as his main band.
Audie Thomas Pitre (October 5, 1970 – January 23, 1997) was an American bass guitarist. He also added back-up vocals in Acid Bath (1991–1997) and formed another band known as Shrüm (or simply SHRUM) (1995). Pitre formed Shrüm with the idea to have two bass players, himself and Joseph J. Fontenot, to create a heavy, low-end bass sound with Tomas Viator on electronic drums and Scott Leger on vocals. Shrüm’s only album to date is Red Devils & Purple Ringers.
In January 1997, Audie Pitre and his parents, Nora and Kermit, were killed when they were hit head-on by a drunk driver on the Bourg-Larose Highway in Louisiana. His brother, Kelly Pitre, was also in the car and survived the crash. The driver was convicted of three counts of vehicular homicide. Audie is survived by his son, Audie Layne, born July 1997.
Acid Bath disbanded in 1997 after Pitre’s death.