Electric Hellfire Club

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades: 1990s 2000s


The name is derived from the English eighteenth-century group of Satanic society swingers known as the Hellfire Club; the band was formed in an attempt to emulate the club’s devilish hedonism in a musical (thus ‘Electric’) form. At the core of the Electric Hellfire Club is the vocalist, synthesizer programmer and Satanist Thomas ‘Thorn’ Lockyear. The latter had previously been in the seminal industrial dance music act My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult under the name Buck Ryder. In 1991 he had become alienated by their increasingly commercial direction and contemptuous attitude towards darker topics. He left and formed the Electric Hellfire Club with a diverse group of musicians, including the Rev. Dr. Luv (Shane Lassen, 1970, d. 21 January 1996; keyboards), Ronny Valeo (guitars; ex-Screamer), Janna Flail (drums), who was later replaced on percussion by Richard Frost, and dancer Sabrina Satana. All of them brought different influences into...

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