Lords of Acid

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Lords of Acid
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DJ Mea and Praga Khan (right) in Tulsa, Oklahoma, during their 2011 Sonicangel tour.
Background information
Origin Antwerp, Belgium
Genres Industrial, techno, acid house, hardcore, New Beat, rave
Years active 1988–present
Labels Lektroland, Metropolis Records, dpulse Recordings, American Recordings, Caroline Records
Associated acts Praga Khan, Digital Orgasm, Jade 4U, The Immortals, Channel X, 101
Website www.LordsOfAcid.com
Members Praga Khan
Murv Douglas
Mea Fisher
Andre Karkos
Kirk Salvador
Past members Olivier Adams
Ludo Camberlin
Wim Daans
Kurt Liekens
Ruth McArdle
Deborah Ostrega
Nikkie Van Lierop

Lords of Acid is a Belgian and American post-industrial/techno band, led by musician Praga Khan. They debuted with the new beat single "I Sit on Acid" in 1988. Created by Jade 4U, Praga Khan and Olivier Adams; their debut album, 1991's Lust (along with additional singles "Rough Sex" and "I Must Increase My Bust"), were critically acclaimed within the electronic music and dance music communities for their outrageously sexual lyrics and sound samples. Their second album was Voodoo-U (1994), which featured a more industrial sound. This was followed by Our Little Secret (1997), Heaven Is an Orgasm (1998) and Expand Your Head (1999). In 2000 they released a more rock-influenced album titled Farstucker and in 2003, after being in the business for fifteen years, released a greatest hits album called Greatest T*ts.

In 2010, after almost ten years without a release, Praga Khan announced a new EP, Little Mighty Rabbit, was in the works with a September 2011 release date.[1] Their latest album Deep Chills was released on 10 April 2012. Tracks on the album included "Children of Acid", "Paranormal Energy" with Zak Bagans, and "Pop That Tooshie" with Alana Evans.[2]

In October 2013, Lords of Acid announced on their social media accounts that a new album was in the works.[3][4]

Lords of Acid's soundtrack credits include Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, Sliver, Strange Days, Bad Lieutenant, Paparazzi, Virtuosity and Sucker Punch.

Band members[edit]

Current members[edit]

Key former members[edit]

  • Olivier Adams – synthesizers and programming, drums, vocals
  • Ludo Camberlin (a.k.a. Carl S. Johansen) – guitars, synthesizers and programming
  • Ruth McArdle (a.k.a. Lady Galore and Cherrie Blue) – vocals on Voodoo-U
  • Deborah Ostrega – lead vocals on Farstucker and Private Parts
  • Nikkie Van Lierop (a.k.a. Jade 4U and Darling Nikkie) – lead vocals, synthesizers and programming

Other contributors[edit]

  • Zak Bagans – guest vocals[6]
  • Corina Braemt (a.k.a. Laurena) - Backing Vocals
  • Hans Bruyninckx (a.k.a. Hans-X) – bass
  • Lacey Conner – live vocals (Sextreme Ball Tour)
  • Wim Daans (a.k.a. Shai de la Luna) – live synthesizers and programming
  • Natalie Delaet – live vocals, dancer
  • Glenn Engelen – music and arrangements
  • Alana Evans – guest vocals
  • Erhan Kurkun – guitars, music and arrangements
  • Kurt Liekens (a.k.a. Kurt McGuinness) – drums and electronic percussion
  • Tejo De Roeck (a.k.a. Tej-Doo) – additional synthesizers and programming
  • Sin Quirin – live guitars (Sextreme Ball Tour)
  • Inja Van Gastel – live vocals, synthesizers, dancer

Timeline[edit]

Further information[edit]

Olivier Adams and Praga Khan are also known for their work on Mortal Kombat: The Album, based on the controversial video game performing as The Immortals.[7] Jade 4U provided backing vocals on the track "Kano (Use Your Might)".

Lords of Acid also performed under the pseudonyms Channel X, Digital Orgasm and 101, with a less sex-based and more rave-influenced sound.[8]

Lords of Acid has also explored various other genres of music such as hip hop and R&B, disco, rap, pop, jazz, Latin, reggae, folk and country.[9]

Although being named the "Queen of New Beat", Jade 4U had expressed her distaste for the genre in the beginning.[10]

On February 27, 2015 Almost two decades after leaving Lords of Acid, Nikkie Van Lierop made a guest appearance with Simi Nah to perform "I Sit On Acid" live.[11]

Discography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Twitter / Maurice Engelen : Looking forward to a peace". Twitter.com. 2010-12-30. Retrieved 2011-01-12. 
  2. ^ Metropolis Mail-Order // Deep Chills. Metropolis-mailorder.com. Retrieved on 2012-05-09.
  3. ^ "Praga Khan on Twitter". twitter.com. Retrieved 28 March 2017. 
  4. ^ "Lords of Acid on Twitter". twitter.com. Retrieved 28 March 2017. 
  5. ^ "Lords of Acid on Twitter". twitter.com. Retrieved 28 March 2017. 
  6. ^ Zak Bagans: Demon Hunter, Author, & Vocalist??. Affairs Magazine (2011-08-16). Retrieved on 2012-05-09.
  7. ^ Immortals, The - Mortal Kombat (CD) at Discogs. Discogs.com. Retrieved on 2012-05-09.
  8. ^ Digital Orgasm Discography at Discogs. Discogs.com. Retrieved on 2012-05-09.
  9. ^ Discogs. Discogs. Retrieved on 2013-02-06.
  10. ^ What happened to Jade 4U and CJ Bolland Part 1. YouTube (2009-11-17). Retrieved on 2012-05-09.
  11. ^ Jan Verheyen (1 March 2015). "Simi Nah with Darling Nikkie - Sit On Your Face (Lords Of Acid) (De Casino St Niklaas 27/02/2015)". Retrieved 28 March 2017 – via YouTube. 

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