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. 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.
In October 2013, Lords of Acid announced on their social media accounts that a new album was in the works.
Lords of Acid's soundtrack credits include Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, Sliver, Strange Days, Bad Lieutenant, Paparazzi, Virtuosity and Sucker Punch.
Praga Khan – synthesizers and programming, backing vocals
Erhan Kurkun – guitars, music and arrangements
Mea Fisher (a.k.a. DJ Méa) – lead vocals
Galen Waling - drums
DieTrich Thrall - bass
Joe Haze - guitars
Key former members
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
Murv Douglas – bass
Virus – guitars
Kirk Salvador – drums, electronic percussion
Zak Bagans – guest vocals
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
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
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. 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.
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.
Although being named the "Queen of New Beat", Jade 4U had expressed her distaste for the genre in the beginning.
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.