Legendary Belgian Ravers Lords Of Acid are known and broadly beloved for their explicit and largely subversive image and message, and they’re ready to take it to the next level with the support of their fans via an already popular and successful Kickstarter campaign to fund their upcoming 6th studio album, Pretty In Kink. Not only did they call on fans for donations, with incredible rewards, but the fans themselves selected the album title, as well as the rewards (see below), making this a unique collaboration between the iconic band and their legions of followers. By eschewing the restrictions that a label would impose, Praga Khan and his merry band of hedonists look to create their most honest and creative album to date! Check out the reward tiers and watch for Pretty In Kink tour dates in 2017!
“We’ve always had an amazing relationship with our fans. Thanks to our fans, we’ve been able to do so many outrageous things we never expected to do. They made all of this possible. Our Kickstarter campaign allows us to take this one step further. Our fans will help us to create, fund and promote the new Lords of Acid album. I cannot wait to make Lords of Acid history with our fans!” – Praga Khan
For each tier of money donated, rewards will be given to the fans:
Pledge $8 or More-Digital Download of the new album
Pledge $24 or More-CD version and Digital Download
Pledge $27 or More-Heaven is coming DVD Reissue
Pledge $31 or More-Limited Edition T-shirt
Pledge $38 or More-Your name in Pretty in Kink Artwork, Deluxe 2 CD version and Digital Download
Pledge $43 or More-Vinyl Version Kickstarter Exclusive
Pledge $49 or More-Limited Edition Hoodie
Pledge $64 or More-Pretty in Kink Triple Star Package
Pledge $70 or More-Signed key from Praga’s Nordlead
Pledge $86 or More-Handwritten LOA Lyrics from Praga Khan, Lords Vintage T-shirt Package
Pledge $96 or More-25 Years of Lust-Photo Book
Pledge $97 or More-Number 69 7″ Limited Edition
Pledge $102 or More-Hoodie and Pretty in Kink Triple Star Package, Vinyl
Pledge $146 or More-Pretty in Kink Four Star Package
Pledge $227 or More-Pretty in Kink Five Star Package
Pledge $729 or More-Lords of Acid Acrylic Painting
Pledge $1,080 or More-Executive Producer Credits
Pledge $1,944 or More-Exclusive Record Award Lust and Voodoo-U
Pledge $4,860 or More-Your Name in a LOA song title
The initial goal of $32,000, which has already been realized, will cover everything involving the album release, however they have several stretch goals which will be tied to additional bonuses. Fans can make donations to receive rewards (below) and do additional ‘add-ons’ to personalize their reward packages. The campaign runs through January 7, 2017, and cards will not be charged until the project reaches the funding deadline.
From his first single, “I Sit On Acid”, released in 1988, to the present, Belgium’s Praga Khan remains one of the most innovative acid house musicians in circulation. Thanks to extensive experimentation with drugs, Crowley-ian sex magic, and esoteric paths of self-deprivation and mutilation known only to himself, this orgiastic orchestrator created the LORDS OF ACID to further encapsulate the seductive messages and raw sex of his ever-evolving musical vision. From the raw carnality of their 1991 release Lust, to the electro-thrash of 2012’s Deep Chills, Lords of Acid has re-defined the pure pleasures of drugs, hedonism, and deviant sex for nearly twenty-two years. Now, despite numerous lineup changes, world tours, over 2.5 million album sales, and every possible point of crisis and conflict a band can face, Lords of Acid is returning to the unsuspecting again, this time with a new crew of deviants, dilettantes, and sonically transmitted diseases.
Through the suggestion of Rocco Corsari, the driving force behind the Lords of Acid Backstage Group, Lords of Acid launched a highly successful first stage of an ongoing Kickstarter campaign to fund their sixth studio album, Pretty In Kink, which is currently being recorded. The main focus on the newest installment was to make the album with the fans, not only by funding it, but through promotion and creative suggestion. Independent from label limitations, the unique approach allows full creative freedom, and establishes an alliance between the fans and the music. To achieve this truly groundbreaking partnership, the band will be doing video blogs from the studio, conducting polls on their social media, and giving updates on the recording and production through out the process. As the album is currently underway, fans can also expect tour dates in support of the release in Fall 2017.