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Lords of Acid

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Lords of Acid
OriginAntwerp, Belgium
GenresAcid house, industrial dance music,[1] new beat, belgian techno
Years active1988–present
LabelsLektroland, Metropolis, dpulse, American, Caroline
  • Praga Khan
  • Galen Waling
  • DieTrich Thrall
  • Gigi Ricci
  • Creighton Emrick
Past members
  • Olivier Adams
  • Ludo Camberlin
  • Ruth McArdle
  • Deborah Ostrega
  • Nikkie Van Lierop
  • DJ Mea
  • Erhan Kurkun
  • Lacey Conner Sculls
  • Marieke Bresseleers

Lords of Acid is a Belgian/American electronic dance music (EDM) group led by musician Praga Khan. They are best known for making songs with sexual lyrics and sexually explicit tracks, such as their hit "Pussy".


Lords of Acid 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"). Their second album, Voodoo-U (1994), features Industrial dance music. This was followed by Our Little Secret (1997), a B-side compilation titled Heaven Is an Orgasm (1998), and a remix album titled Expand Your Head (1999). In 2000 they released a more rock-influenced fourth album titled Farstucker and in 2003, after being in the business for fifteen years, released a greatest hits album called Greatest T*ts.

Their fifth 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 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.[3] In 2018, Lords of Acid released their sixth album Pretty in Kink following a successful Kickstarter campaign.[4]

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

Band members[edit]

Current members[edit]

  • Praga Khan – keyboards, programming, backing vocals
  • Galen Waling – live drums
  • DieTrich Thrall – live bass
  • Gigi Ricci – lead vocals
  • Creighton Emrick - live guitars

Key former members[edit]

  • Olivier Adams – keyboards, programming, drums, backing vocals
  • Erhan Kurken – guitars, keyboards, programming
  • 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
  • Lacey Conner Sculls - live vocals 2010
  • 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[5]
  • Marieke Bresseleers – lead vocals on Pretty in Kink

Other contributors[edit]

  • Zak Bagans – guest vocals[6]
  • Corina Braemt (a.k.a. Laurena) – Backing Vocals
  • Hans Bruyninckx (a.k.a. Hans-X)
  • Wim Daans (a.k.a. Shai de la Luna) – live keyboards, programming
  • Doggy Dave – live bass (1994,1995,2018)
  • Rocco Corsari – guest vocals
  • 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
  • Inja Van Gastel – live backing vocals, keyboards, dancer
  • Kurt Liekens (a.k.a. Kurt McGuinness) – drums, electronic percussion
  • Virus – live guitars (Sextreme Ball, SonicAngel tour)
  • 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)
  • Sin Quirin – guitars




  1. ^ "Lords of Acid Biography, Songs, & Albums". AllMusic. Retrieved 27 June 2022.
  2. ^ Metropolis Mail-Order // Deep Chills. Metropolis-mailorder.com. Retrieved on 9 May 2012.
  3. ^ "Lords of Acid on Metropolis Records". metropolis-records.com.
  4. ^ Lindquist, Andy (7 May 2018). "Lords of Acid Announce New Album Pretty In Kink for May 2018 Release and Share New Song "So Goddamn Good"". mxdwn. Retrieved 5 October 2021.
  5. ^ "Lords of Acid on Twitter". twitter.com. Retrieved 28 March 2017.
  6. ^ Zak Bagans: Demon Hunter, Author, & Vocalist?? Archived 26 September 2011 at the Wayback Machine. Affairs Magazine (16 August 2011). Retrieved on 2012-05-09.

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