Mar 15, 2019

Lords of Acid / Orgy / Genitorturers - Soundstage

By Bob Suehs

 

LORDS OF ACID / ORGY / GENITORTURERS

3/15/19

Baltimore, Maryland

Soundstage

 Lords of Acid Set List:  Sex Bomb, Scrood Bi U, Break Me, Sex Cam Girl, Out Comes The Evil, Worship The Lords, You Belong To Me, Rough Sex/Take Control, Rubber Doll, Voodoo-U, Pussy, Lover, My Demons Are Inside, The Most Wonderful Girl, Drink My Honey, I Sit on Acid, ENCORE:  Let’s Get High, The Crablouse

 ORGY Set List:  Army To Your Party, Dissention, G Face, Talk Sick, Suck It, Suckerface, Come Back, New Song, Stitches, Blue Monday

 Created by Praga Khan in 1988, Lords of Acid have toured the world in both dance halls and rock clubs alike, delivering twisted, overtly sexual performances which stimulate the eyes as well as the ears.

 The 2019 “Pretty in Kink” version of Lords of Acid features Praga on keys/backing vocals, Ministry guitarist Sin Quirin, returning bassist Die Trich Thrall, drummer Galen Waling, and lead vocalist Marieke Bresseleers.

 At 8:15 PM Gen and the Genitorturers took the stage under a sea of red lights and fog.  Former Murderdoll guitarist Eric Griffin and bassist Ryan Seelbach added an old school Marilyn Manson-ish creepiness to the stage show while creating the music which Gen used as a backdrop for her horror/s&m rock show.

 Eric’s white guitar shows various red wear markings which prove to be from debauchery filled nights on tour.

 Genitorturers are performing on larger stages on this tour and as an opener they are limited to how much production and time they have.  The show was very different with many parts toned down; when Genitorturers perform their own headlining set they offer fans a longer, more intense experience.  “Devil In A Bottle” was one of the best received songs of their set.

 Orgy were next and this version of the band is a leaner, meaner, hungrier version than most fans will remember.  The 1994 version of Orgy was weak and tame compared to this version which features original singer Jay Gordon alongside former Berlin guitarist Carlton Bost.  Orgy delivered a set which featured a surprising amount of new material with 2 classics performed at the end.

 “Suckerface” sounded amazing but most fans clearly reacted to the last 2 songs in the set, “Stitches” and “Blue Monday” which were both in heavy rotation on MTV and radio back in the day.

 Following Orgy’s set was a short performance by Goth Burlesque act Little Miss Nasty.  Their set was an interesting interlude between bands and the girls danced to songs by Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson, and Garbage.

 Lords of Acid were next and their set ran close to 90 minutes ending a little after midnight.

 “Pretty in Kink” is the title of the latest Lords of Acid record and also the theme to this tour.  This tour was guitarist Sin Quirin’s 2nd run with the band and this version of the band is much heavier/darker than the previous version Sin performed with back in 2010.

 Bassist Die Trich Thrall makes a return to the band and his bass lines match his onstage presence; slightly glammy, quite dark, and rather menacing.  

 Drummer Galen Waling is a new addition to the band and his live drumming added an intensity to the Lords live show.

 New vocalist Marieke Bresseleers is an interesting, over the top front woman who’s presence is seen, heard, and felt.  Her onstage energy was as persistent as the beats Praga and the boys churned out.

 At times the lines between Dance Hall and Rock Club were totally blurred with heavy metal guitars being played for one song and straight up bass/drums being the premise for another song.  “Pussy” was the clear highlight of their set.  For “Pussy” the band invited EVERY female in the room onstage to dance.  Those who danced closest to Sin were seen sucking off a purple suction cupped Dildo which sat at the bottom of his guitar.

 The Lords of Acid celebrate all things sexy; in an era of “Me-too”, overtly conservative, stuffy as f*ck, no fun, sex is the enemy type of world that we currently live in Lords of Acid throw caution to the wind and still deliver an over the top sex-o-rama which few bands can pull off.

 Gen from The Genitorturers joined Lords of Acid onstage for their final song of the night, “The Crablouse”.