Velvet Acid Christ

Velvet Acid Christ had their origins in an 80's high school electronics class, where Bryan and Chris would debate the merits of Amiga versus Atari. Bryan and Grigory Bilham (an early member of VAC) were at the time working in a punk/funk band, which, by 1990, was altered to the trio of Bryan, Chris, and Grig. The band's name was originally Cyberchrist, although this was changed within a few months to Velvet Acid Christ, named (so they say) in honor of a bad acid trip. Grig left the band in 1992, leaving the core of Bryan and Chris (although various other people have had revolving door membership in the band).

Bryan and Chris cite a number of influences to their hard driving industrial sound, including Legendary Pink Dots, the Cure, Skinny Puppy, Orbital, and a surprising number of metal bands, including Napalm Death, Godflesh, and Metallica. They also expose a number of social issues, including animal rights and their concern regarding the basic survival of mankind against the onslaught of technology.

Prior to signing with Metropolis Records, Velvet Acid Christ had released two previous CDs: Church of Acid and Calling ov the Dead on Pendragon Records. Neuroblastoma, a limited edition CD of earlier unreleased material, was their first release on Metropolis.

Chris soon left the band, leaving Bryan as the sol member of Velvet Acid Christ. 1999 saw the re-invented Velvet Acid Christ in the limelight with a remix war between VAC and Funker Vogt, the "Decypher" single, and the third full length release, Fun with Knives.

Twisted Thought Generator continued the saga of Velvet Acid Christ. Released in 2000, Twisted Thought Generator re-enforced how talented this American Electro-Industrial act had become in a genre that seems dominated by German bands. The album is densely sequenced with multiple layers, pounding beats, and fantastic samples. The "Dial8" single came as a follow-up, featuring two mixes and a hidden feature, making it an instant radio hit in Germany, and a dance floor favorite in America.

After a three year hiatus, Velvet Acid Christ returned with the single, Pretty Toy for 2003, and proved that he has not lost his touch. Aggressive electronics, throbbing beats, and obscure samples made Pretty Toy a resurrection of the past combined with the latest in sonic development. Following up the single, VAC released his fifth album, Hex Angel (Utopia-Dystopia). The new album exhibits what has made Velvet Acid Christ one of the best and most famed American electro-industrial bands. Aggressive electronics, throbbing beats, obscure samples, and distorted vocals fuse to create an extremely dark and versatile album. Reminiscent of his second album, Calling ov the Dead, blended with the third, Fun with Knives, Hex Angel (Utopia/Dystopia) explores the fine line between trance, EBM, industrial, and noise.

VAC followed up on the success of Hex Angel (which made it onto the Billboard Electronic Chart) with the much discussed "Between the Eyes" early retrospective ‘vault’ series in 2004. Between the Eyes Vol 1, Between the Eyes Volume 2, Between the Eyes Volume 3, and Between the Eyes Vol 4 contained many of the early hits, several tracks from early demo tapes unreleased tracks of rarities, outtakes, and original versions of songs from Church of Acid and Calling ov the Dead.

For 2006, the out of print Calling ov the Dead was re-issued along with the release of a brand new single, Wound. As a taste of things to come, the Wound single featured three blistering mixes of the title track, as well as an alternate version of “Ghost Regen” and an amazing cover of The Cure’s “The Figurehead.” With the addition of new band member Todd Loomis, fall will saw the release of Velvet Acid Christ’s album, Lust For Blood.

As possibly the most complete and diverse Velvet Acid Christ album in the past ten years, Lust For Blood is an aggressive return for one of electronic music’s most prolific artists. Angry and other times haunting vocals are forged to incessant beats, permeating melodies, and relentless bass lines. As an omage to early electronic music, guitars are once again introduced into the mix of patches, pads and circuits. Lust For Blood proved that Velvet Acid Christ has not even begun to tap into the innovations they are capable of even with a decade of musical experience under their belt.

For 2009 Velvet Acid Christ has returned with his next auditory assault. With The Art Of Breaking Apart, Velvet Acid Christ has taken a huge leap in not only style, but song structures as well. Fans will notice signature tracks such as “Tripped Out,” “Vaporized,” and “Phucked Up Phreak,” however many of the songs are quite different from what they expect. Not only does the album feature acoustic guitar, but untreated vocals as well. Velvet Acid Christ has broken out of his restraints and created something new and refreshing. A digital only single for Caustic Disco will be released in January 2010.

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Playlist
trackalbumlisten
Caustic Disco (Mindless Faith Remix)Caustic Disco
Zombie SexCaustic Disco
Tripped OutThe Art Of Breaking Apart
WoundLust For Blood
Wound (Vivisected Mix)Wound
Phucking PhreakCalling Ov The Dead
BSAT2Calling Ov The Dead
Sex DiseaseBetween the Eyes Volume 4
Thought CriminalBetween the Eyes Volume 4
The CallingBetween the Eyes Volume 4
Dead FleshBetween The Eyes Volume 3
FutileBetween The Eyes Volume 3
Serial Killer 101Between The Eyes Volume 2
Futile (Nazi Bastard)Between The Eyes Volume 1
Pretty ToyHex Angel
IntrovertPretty Toy
Dial8 (Bound and Gagged mix by DIN_FIV)Dial8
Mindphlux (Trip Zone Mix)Twisted Thought Generator
SlutFun With Knives
Fun With Drugs (Amphetamine Club Overkill)Decypher
Masked IllusionNeuralblastoma

Discography
'MALDIRE' T-SHIRT SIZE XXL · MET 820TSXXL· buy T-Shirt
'MALDIRE' T-SHIRT SIZE SMALL · MET 820TSS· buy T-Shirt
MALDIRE · MET 820D· buy Digital
1. Evoked 2. Septic Rinse 3. Bend The Sky 4. Wasted 5. HyperCurse 6. Ominous Rattle 7. Maldire 8. Inhale Blood 9. Christ Whore 10. Dream Curse 11. Mysteric
MALDIRE · MET 820· buy CD
1. Evoked 2. Septic Rinse 3. Bend The Sky 4. Wasted 5. HyperCurse 6. Ominous Rattle 7. Maldire 8. Christ Whore 9. Inhale Blood 10. Dream Curse 11. Mysteric
CAUSTIC DISCO · MET 639D· buy Digital
1. Caustic Disco (Mindless Faith Remix) 2. Caustic Disco (kAlte fArben Remix) 3. Caustic Disco (The Twilight Garden Remix) 4. Caustic Disco (Distorted Retrospect Remix) 5. Killed In Space (Alternate Mix) 6. Mental Itch 7. Zombie Sex
THE ART OF BREAKING APART · MET 619D· buy Digital
1. Tripped Out 2. Vaporized 3. Black Rainbows 4. Phucked Up Phreak 5. Killing A Stranger 6. The Art Of Breaking Apart 7. Caustic Disco 8. Killed In Space 9. Amnesia 10. Faithless 11. Silver
THE ART OF BREAKING APART · MET 619· buy CD
1. Tripped Out 2. Vaporized 3. Black Rainbows 4. Phucked Up Phreak 5. Killing A Stranger 6. The Art Of Breaking Apart 7. Caustic Disco 8. Killed In Space 9. Amnesia 10. Faithless 11. Silver
SUBCONCIOUS LANDSCAPES LIMITED EDITION VINYL · MET 950V· buy Vinyl
1. [A] Barbed Wire Garden 2. [A] Taste The Sin 3. [A] Grey 4. [A] The Last Goodbye 5. [B] Dire 6. [B] Strychnine 7. [B] Eye H8 U 8. [B] Zalflex 9. [B] Evil Toxin 10. [B] Empusa
SUBCONCIOUS LANDSCAPES · MET 950D· buy Digital
1. Barbed Wire Garden 2. Taste The Sin 3. Grey 4. The Last Goodbye 5. Dire 6. Strychnine 7. Eye H8 U 8. Zalflex 9. Evil Toxin 10. Empusa
SUBCONCIOUS LANDSCAPES · MET 950· buy CD
1. Barbed Wire Garden 2. Taste The Sin 3. Grey 4. The Last Goodbye 5. Dire 6. Strychnine 7. Eye H8 U 8. Zalflex 9. Evil Toxin 10. Empusa
LUST FOR BLOOD · MET 437D· buy Digital
1. Wound 2. Parasite 3. Discolored Eyes 4. Crushed 5. Disconnected Nightmare 6. Polyester Meth Zeus 7. Kashmir Crack Krishna 8. Ghost In The Circuit 9. Machine 10. Lust 11. For 12. Blood 13. Psychoaktive Landscapes 14. Ghost Regen
LUST FOR BLOOD · MET 437· buy CD
1. Wound 2. Parasite 3. Discolored Eyes 4. Crushed 5. Disconnected Nightmare 6. Polyester Meth Zues 7. Kashmir Crack Krishna 8. Ghost In The Circuit 9. Machine 10. Lust 11. For 12. Blood 13. Psychoaktive Landscapes 14. Ghost Regen
WOUND · MET 434D· buy Digital
1. Wound (Sacrified Mix) 2. The Figurehead 3. Wound (Legacy Of The Revolution Mix By Revolution State) 4. Wound (Vivisected Mix) 5. Wound Ghost Regen (Fractured Coils Version By Revolution State)
WOUND · MET 434· buy CD
1. Wound (Sacrificed Mix) 2. The Figurehead 3. Wound (Legacy of Revolution mixed by Revolution State) 4. Wound (Vivisected mix) 5. Ghost Regen (Fractured Coils Version mixed by Revolution State)
CALLING OV THE DEAD · MET 407D· buy Digital
1. Phucking Phreak 2. Malfunction 3. BSAT2 4. The Calling (Fuck Shit Motherfucker Mix) 5. The Dead (Death Wish Mix) 6. Timeless Visions 7. Pray For Life 8. Exquisite Stench 9. The Hand (Violent Trance Mix) 10. Zix Zix Zix (666 Mix) 11. Decay 12. The Hand (Gut Check Remix) 13. BSAT2 (Polymorphix A Theme To A Visual Epic By Bryan Erickson & Todd Loomis)
CALLING OV THE DEAD (REISSUE) · MET 407· buy CD
1. Phucking Phreak 2. Malfunction 3. BSAT2 4. The Calling (Fuck Shit Motherfucker Mix) 5. The Dead (Death Wish Mix) 6. Timeless Visions 7. Pray For Life 8. Exquisite Stench 9. The Hand (Violent Trance Mix) 10. ZixZixZix (666 mix) 11. Decay 12. The Hand (gut Cheek remix by Disease Factory) 13. BSAT2 (Polymorphix a theme to a visual epic by Bryan Erickson and Todd Loomis)
BETWEEN THE EYES VOLUME 4 · MET 357D· buy Digital
1. Sex Disease 2. Thought Criminal 3. Let's Kill All These Mother Fuckers 4. Vaginismus (Crotch Kick Mix) 5. Repulsive (Necropolis Mix) 6. She Bleeds Red 7. Revolution 101 8. Plasmodium 9. Itussisception (Bowel Move Mix) 10. Suicide Picnic 11. Cyclone Chamber 12. The Calling
BETWEEN THE EYES VOLUME 4 · MET 357· buy CD
1. Sex Disease 2. Thought Criminal 3. Let's Kill All These Mother Fuckers 4. Vaginismus (crotch kick mix) 5. Repulsive (necropolis mix) 6. She Bleeds Red 7. Revolution 101 8. Plasmodium 9. Itussisception (bowel move mix) 10. Suicide Picnic 11. Cyclone Chamber 12. The Calling
BETWEEN THE EYES VOLUME 3 · MET 347D· buy Digital
1. Fiction Friction 2. Satan Complex 42 3. Dead Flesh 4. Masked Illusion 5. Fade Away 6. Futile 7. Melting 8. Cyber Communists Plotting Red Revolt 9. Hallucinagene 10. Sadder Still 11. Broken Mind 12. Glorify Satan And Suicide
BETWEEN THE EYES VOLUME 3 · MET 347· buy CD
1. Fiction Friction 2. Satan Complex 42 3. Dead Flesh 4. Masked Illusion 5. Fade Away 6. Futile 7. Melting 8. Cyber Communists Plotting Red Revolt 9. Hallucinagene 10. Sadder Still 11. Broken Mind 12. Glorify Satan and Suicide
BETWEEN THE EYES VOLUME 2 · MET 317D· buy Digital
1. Hell One 2. Hell Two 3. Dark Lights 4. Pain 5. Falling Snow 6. Mental Depression 7. Rain For 27 Days 8. Killing Me 9. We Have To See, We Have To Know 10. Serial Killer 101 11. Decent To Darkness 12. Hail To The Dead Souls 13. I'm Gonna Wrap Myself In Your Intestines
BETWEEN THE EYES VOLUME 2 · MET 317· buy CD
1. Hell One 2. Hell Two 3. Dark Lights 4. Pain 5. Falling Snow 6. Mental Depression 7. Rain for 27 Days 8. Killing Me 9. We Have to See, We Have to Know 10. Serial Killer 101 11. Decent to Darkness 12. Hail to the Dead Souls 13. I'm Gonna Wrap Myself in Your Intestines
BETWEEN THE EYES VOLUME 1 · MET 307D· buy Digital
1. Futile (Nazi Bastard) 2. Disflux (Feedback) 3. Decypher (Force=Authority) 4. Decypher (Acid Revolution Forgotten) 5. Dial 8 (Bound and Gagged by Din_Fiv) 6. Dial 8 (Barely Alive) 7. The Hand (Aggro Trash) 8. The Hand (Cut Throat Psycho Rave) 9. We Have To See, We Have To Know (Extended) 10. The Hopeless 11. Murder The World 12. The Dead 13. So Much
BETWEEN THE EYES VOLUME 1 · MET 307· buy CD
1. Futile (Nazi Bastard) 2. Disflux (Feedback) 3. Decypher (Force=Authority) 4. Decypher (Acid Revolution Forgotten) 5. Dial 8 (Bound and Gagged by Din_Fiv) 6. Dial 8 (Barely Alive) 7. The Hand (Aggro Trash) 8. The Hand (Cut Throat Psycho Rave) 9. We Have to See, We Have to Know (extended) 10. The Hopeless 11. Murder the World 12. The Dead 13. So Much
HEX ANGEL · MET 289D· buy Digital
1. Haunted 2. Collapsed 3. Pretty Toy 4. Hypoxia 5. Misery 6. East (Meaningless Life Mix) 7. Dead Tomorrow 8. Convex 9. Eva 10. Crawl 11. Exit (Diseased World)
HEX ANGEL: UTOPIA-DYSTOPIA · MET 289· buy CD
1. Haunted 2. Collapsed 3. Pretty Toy 4. Hypoxia 5. Misery 6. East (meaningless Life mix) 7. Dead Tomorrow 8. Convex 9. Eva 10. Crawl 11. Exit (Diseased World)
PRETTY TOY · MET 281D· buy Digital
1. Pretty Toy (Edit) 2. Introvert 3. Angels In Bondage (Mp3 128 Mix - By Angels In Bondage) 4. Pretty Toy (PG-13 Radio Edit)
PRETTY TOY · MET 281· buy CD
1. Pretty Toy (edit) 2. Introvert 3. Angels in Bondage (mp3 128 mix by Angels in bondage) 4. Pretty Toy (PG-13 Radio Edit)
DIAL8 · MET 202D· buy Digital
1. Dial8 (Angel of Death edit) 2. Dial8 (Bound and Gagged mix by DIN_FIV) 3. Dial8 (Barely Alive mix)
DIAL8 · MET 202· buy CD
1. Angel of Death Edit 2. Bound and Gagged Mix 3. Barely Alive Mix
TWISTED THOUGHT GENERATOR · MET 187D· buy Digital
1. Velvet Pill (Jagged Scar Mix) 2. Dial8 3. Mindphlux (Trip Zone Mix) 4. Lysergia 5. Asphixia (Wasted) 6. Never Worship (Bruised Knees Mix) 7. Crypulse (Still Crying) 8. Hypersphere (MDMA) 9. Dilaudid (Postponed)
TWISTED THOUGHT GENERATOR · MET 187· buy CD
1. Velvet Pill (Jagged Scar Mix) 2. Dial 8 3. Mindphlux (Trip Zone Mix) 4. Lysergia 5. Asphixia (Wasted) 6. Never Worship (Bruised Knees Mix) 7. Crypulse (Still Crying) 8. Hypersphere (MDMA) 9. Dilaudid (Postponed)
FUN WITH KNIVES · MET 134D· buy Digital
1. Decypher 2. The Dark Inside Me 3. There Is No God 4. Icon 5. Fun With Drugs 6. Speedball O.D. 7. Psycho 8. Slut 9. Apflux 10. Fun With Knives 11. Caught
FUN WITH KNIVES · MET 134· buy CD
1. Decypher 2. The Dark Inside Me 3. There is No God 4. Icon 5. Fun With Drugs 6. Speedball O.D. 7. Psycho 8. Slut 9. Aplux 10. Fun With Knives 11. Caught
DECYPHER · MET 126D· buy Digital
1. Fun With Drugs (Amphetamine Club Overkill) 2. Decypher (Forensics Edit) 3. Fun With Drugs (Withdrawal Therapy Album Version) 4. Decypher (Force = Authority Remix) 5. Decypher (Through The Eyes Of A Serial Killer Remix By Luxt) 6. Decypher (Acid Revolution Forgotten Mix) 7. Decypher (Hum'n Space Mix By Individual Totem)
DECYPHER · MET 126· buy CD
1. Fun With Drugs (Amphetamine Club Overkill) 2. Decypher (Forensics Edit) 3. Fun With Drugs (Withdrawl Therapy Album Version) 4. Decypher (Force = Authority rmx) 5. Decypher (Through the Eyes of Serial Killer Remix by Luxt) 6. Decypher (Acid Revolution Forgotten Mix) 7. Decypher (Hum'n Space Mix by Individual Totem)
NEURALBLASTOMA · MET 108D· buy Digital
1. Cyclone Chamber 2. Dark Lights 3. The Hopeless 4. Planck's Constant 5. Serial Killer 101 6. Revolution 101 7. Intussusception 8. Masked Illusion 9. Thought Criminal 10. Plasmodium 11. Satan Complex #42 12. Sadder Still

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