Velvet Acid Christ ‎– Calling Ov The Dead

Off Beat ‎– O-102, Off Beat ‎– SPV 085-43802
CD, Album


1 Phucking Phreak 7:40
2 Malfunction 5:05
3 Bsat2 5:37
4 The Calling (Fuck Shit Mother Fucker Mix) 5:22
5 The Dead (Death Wish Mix) 5:11
6 Timeless Visions 7:58
7 Pray For Life 5:36
8 Exquisite Stench 5:55
9 The Hand (Violent Trance Mix) 6:01
10 Zix Zix Zix (666 Mix) 4:49
11 Decay 4:37

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There is also a reissue, released by Synthetic Symphony.

℗ Off Beat 1998.
© Off Beat 1998.
Made in Germany.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 4 001617 438022
  • Label Code: LC 8100
  • Rights Society: GEMA
  • Matrix / Runout: SONOPRESS T-7300/ 085-43802 A
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L022
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 0726
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 0713

Other Versions (5 of 5) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
SPV 085-43802 CD Velvet Acid Christ Calling Ov The Dead(CD, Album, RE) Synthetic Symphony SPV 085-43802 CD Germany 2002 Sell This Version
VAC999 Velvet Acid Christ Calling Ov The Dead Beta(CD) Not On Label VAC999 US 1997 Sell This Version
PEN111, PEN 111 Velvet Acid Christ Calling Ov The Dead(CD, Album) Pendragon Records (4), Pendragon Records (4) PEN111, PEN 111 US 1998 Sell This Version
MET 407, met 407 Velvet Acid Christ Calling Ov The Dead(CD, Album, RE) Metropolis, Metropolis MET 407, met 407 US 2006 Sell This Version
PEN111 Velvet Acid Christ Calling Ov The Dead(CD, Album, RP) Pendragon Records (4) PEN111 US Unknown Sell This Version


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February 24, 2015
There's little doubt VAC in the 90's were figureheads of the electro-industrial crossover that was flooding the clubs with projects mostly more short-living than this. Heavy use of samples from movies and radio features wasn't unfamiliar so the album reflects zeitgeist in a certain way. Hence, after 18 years you don't need to just review this album under historical aspects and get rid of fun since there's a bunch of fantastic tracks with pure hopelessness on it. Timeless Visions and The Dead (Death Wish Mix) now seem pretty traditional in their sampling and sequencing but mark the state-of-the-art of 199x, natural programming talent. Others, especially Decay and Zix... are well-crafted electro after all and stand the test of time easily. The treatment of the vocals is outstanding throughout the record and surpasses fellows like wumpscut, leaether strip and others with this dark, subtle and scary multi-level filtering. Best heard on Malfunction, a top-ten of all time song to me. Pure pleasure to drive on at 200 km/h in the night. Beautiful artwork by the way


April 6, 2004

This album has its moments, but the sampling is so overdone and excessive, it makes me want to stick knitting needles in my ears. Sampling has no point at all, and most music gets along fine without it, but what VAC did here is probably the worst decision he's ever made.