Eliogabalus

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Eliogabalus
Studio album by Devil Doll
Released May 1, 1990
Recorded December 1989 – January 1990 at Tivoli Studios in Ljubljana, Yugoslavia (now Slovenia)
Genre Progressive rock
Symphonic rock
Gothic rock
Length 44:54
Label Hurdy Gurdy Records
Producer Mr. Doctor and Roberto Dani
Devil Doll chronology
The Girl Who Was... Death
(1989)
Eliogabalus
(1990)
Sacrilegium
(1992)

Eliogabalus is the second official album by the Italian/Slovenian rock band Devil Doll, released on May 1, 1990 on Hurdy Gurdy Records.

A concept by Mr. Doctor, the title of the album is a reference to the Roman Emperor Elagabalus.

Background[edit]

In 1989, Mr. Doctor began the work on two compositions, The Black Holes of My Mind, a 45 minute composition incorporating esoteric quotations and subliminal messages; and Eliogabalus, a 60 minute composition inspired by Antonin Artaud's book "Heliogabalus: Or, The Crowned Anarchist".

In December Devil Doll entered Tivoli Studios with Jurij Toni to record a new album. Hurdy Gurdy's budget limitations forced Mr. Doctor to cut down the two former compositions, in order to include both on a single vinyl release.

Only the Italian section, and the Slovenian guitarist Bor Zuljan, was used to record the album.

Eliogabalus was released in 1990, the shortened version of The Black Holes of My Mind was renamed "Mr. Doctor" for this release, while "Eliogabalus" retained its name.

Track listing[edit]

Lyrics by Mr. Doctor, music by Mr. Doctor and Edoardo Beato, arranged by Mr. Doctor and Devil Doll.

  1. "Mr. Doctor" - 20:13
  2. "Eliogabalus" - 24:41

Personnel[edit]

Line up[edit]

Guests[edit]

  • Jurij Toni - tuba (on "Eliogabalus")
  • Paolo Zizich - backing vocals and duet "The Mirror" with Mr. Doctor)
  • The "Devil Chorus" conducted by Marian Bunic and formed by:
    • Marian Bunic
    • Breda Bunic
    • Polona Sever
    • Beti Roblek
    • Helena Pancur
    • Gregor Oblak
    • Jure Strencan
    • Borut Usenik
    • Valentina Blazinsek
    • Mr. Doctor