Lords of Acid

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Lords of Acid
Praga Khan and Marieke Bresseleers performing in Belgium
Praga Khan and Marieke Bresseleers performing in Belgium
Background information
OriginAntwerp, Belgium
GenresNew beat
Years active1988–present
LabelsLektroland, Metropolis, dpulse, American, Caroline
Associated actsPraga Khan, Digital Orgasm, Jade 4U, The Immortals, Channel X, 101
Past members
  • Olivier Adams
  • Ludo Camberlin
  • Wim Daans
  • Kurt Liekens
  • Ruth McArdle
  • Deborah Ostrega
  • Nikkie Van Lierop
  • Murv Douglas
  • Virus
  • Kirk Salvador
  • DJ Mea
  • Joe Haze
  • Erica Dilanjian
  • Roland Turner
  • Erhan Kurken
  • Doggy Dave
  • Sin Quirin

Lords of Acid is a Belgian/American electronic music group led by musician Praga Khan. They debuted with the new beat single "I Sit on Acid" in 1988. Created by Praga Khan, Olivier Adams, and Jade 4U; 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, Voodoo-U (1994), features 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, 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]

In 2017, Lords of Acid re-released their back catalogue of albums through Metropolis Records as Special Remastered Band Editions, the albums featured bonus tracks selected from B-sides from singles with artwork re-designed by artist/producer Jo-Z Lords.[5]

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 – keyboards, programming, drums, backing vocals
  • Ludo Camberlin (a.k.a. Carl S. Johansen) – guitars, keyboards, 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, keyboards, programming
  • Mea Fisher (a.k.a. DJ Méa) – lead vocals on Deep Chills[6]
  • Erhan Kurken – guitars, keyboards, programming
  • Sin Quirin - guitars

Other contributors[edit]

  • Zak Bagans – guest vocals[7]
  • Corina Braemt (a.k.a. Laurena) – Backing Vocals
  • Hans Bruyninckx (a.k.a. Hans-X)
  • Rocco Corsari – guest vocals
  • Wim Daans (a.k.a. Shai de la Luna) – live keyboards, programming
  • Erica Dilanjian – live backing vocals (Sextremefest tour)
  • Natalie Delaet – live vocals, dancer
  • Murv Douglas – live bass (Sextreme Ball, SonicAngel tour)
  • Glenn Engelen – music and arrangements
  • Alana Evans – guest vocals
  • Kurt Liekens (a.k.a. Kurt McGuinness) – drums, electronic percussion
  • Joe Haze – live guitars (Sextremefest tour)
  • Tejo De Roeck (a.k.a. Tej-Doo) – additional keyboards and programming
  • Kirk Salvador – live drums, electronic percussion (Sextreme Ball, SonicAngel Tour)
  • Roland Turner – live keyboards (Sextremefest tour)
  • Inja Van Gastel – live backing vocals, keyboards, dancer
  • Virus – live guitars (Sextreme Ball, SonicAngel tour)
  • Doggy Dave – live bass (2018)


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.[citation needed] 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.[citation needed]

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

Although being named the "Queen of New Beat", Jade 4U had expressed her distaste for the genre in the beginning.[8]

On 27 February 2015, almost two decades after leaving Lords of Acid, Jade 4U made a guest appearance with Simi Nah to perform "I Sit on Acid" live.[9]



  1. ^ "Twitter / Maurice Engelen : Looking forward to a peace". Twitter.com. 30 December 2010. Retrieved 12 January 2011.
  2. ^ Metropolis Mail-Order // Deep Chills. Metropolis-mailorder.com. Retrieved on 9 May 2012.
  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 Metropolis Records". metropolis-records.com.
  6. ^ "Lords of Acid on Twitter". twitter.com. Retrieved 28 March 2017.
  7. ^ Zak Bagans: Demon Hunter, Author, & Vocalist?? Archived 26 September 2011 at the Wayback Machine. Affairs Magazine (16 August 2011). Retrieved on 2012-05-09.
  8. ^ What happened to Jade 4U and CJ Bolland Part 1. YouTube (17 November 2009). Retrieved on 2012-05-09.
  9. ^ 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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