Electric Hellfire Club

Electric Hellfire Club

Having worked my way through the bulk of Electric Hellfire Club’s discography, I can safely state that I completely understand why they are no longer together. From Wikipedia:

The Electric Hellfire Club has been inactive since early 2002, following the completion of a national tour. Members Klem Kthulu and Black Circle Chucky were reported to have been dismissed by Thomas Thorn after completion of this tour. Numerous rumors of new tour dates and studio material, including a DVD, have surfaced since then, but other than a cover song of Metallica’s “Devil’s Dance”, released through the band’s website in early 2004, no such activity has come forth. On the message board of its apparently now-defunct Web site, the band blamed the growth of peer-to-peer file sharing for harming its sales. Guitarist Ricktor Ravensbruck stated on the website that the band’s record sales had been affected to the point that he could no longer earn a living solely from them.

Suffice it to say that declining record sales is an accurate description of the reason, but the cause of the decline had nothing to do with peer-to-peer. Eighty-five percent of this band’s catalog sucks. That’s the reason.

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