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Velvet Acid Christ (VAC) is an electro-industrial band based in the Denver, Colorado area of the United States. VAC was formed in 1990 as a recreational compliment to the emotional frustrations and drug experiences shared by its members, though it has since evolved into a form of social expression and commentary that is maintained by longstanding member Bryan Erickson. The band gained limited popularity in Europe's underground nightclub scene during the mid-1990s and was introduced to North America as well as other continents shortly thereafter.
Bryan Erickson, a resident of Westminster, Colorado, has been the lead vocalist, musician, and producer behind Velvet Acid Christ. As one of the band's founding members and its primary influence, the outspoken, occasionally controversial individual has been synonymous with VAC for most of its existence, and the direction of the project has been altered at times to reflect his own developments. Consequently, most of the band's praises, comparisons, and criticisms have been aimed at Erickson, leading him in part to establish an active Internet presence as the band's spokesperson.
Along with Erickson, several other musicians have been credited with contributions to VAC. In the group's early years, its contributors held more permanent roles, though after a number of roster changes due to personal and creative differences, outside talent was consulted on a per-need basis. This process has shifted, however, as guitarist Todd Loomis and audio engineer Dan Olson are now credited as members.
The band has completed ten original, full-length albums and currently enjoys a level of global recognition within the goth and industrial subcultures.
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