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The Electric Hellfire Club
Electronomicon (Cleopatra Records)

By: Wa

Electronomicon is King Diamond meets Cyberpunk, a glorious roller coaster ride of electro death rock and self-proclaimed Satanic excess. The story of the Electronomicon is a twist of sorts on the ancient story of H.P. Lovecraft's The Necronomicon and William Gibson's Neuromancer. Both act as nearly bibles for followers of alternative lifestyles. Electronomicon serves as a bridge between these seemingly diverse ideas.

Recorded in Sweden, the grand home of the European Death Rock movement Electronomicon features contributions by selected members of such well known Death Rock acts as DARK FUNERAL, PAIN/HYPOCRISY, and IN AETURNUM. Their contributions are smooth, seamless, and add incredible depth to an already wide tapestry of sound.

Favorites include the explosive tracks "Wired in Blood", "Sons of the Serpent", "Hypochristian", and "Whores of Babylon". Thorn is a man haunted by his desire and pleasured by his guilt. From this introspection he has written some incredibly intelligent lyrics that please both the mind and body.

Electronomicon is a delightful excess of extreme sex, ultra- violence, and blunt honesty. The Electric Hellfire Club has quite successfully created a very cool goth/metal record.

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