Eliogabalus


We all know the album Eliogabalus.
The album consists of 2 parts. The First Part is Mr. Doctor, which is a renamed track, it was once called THE BLACK HOLES OF THE MIND. The second song of the album is called Eliogabalus.
If you look for that name on the internet you will find only the Devil Doll album. But why?

Well between the year 218 - 222 there lived a Roman Emperor: Varius Avitus Bassianus Marcus Aurelius Antoninus, Elagabalus or Heliogabalus.
Eliogabalus is a combination of Elagabalus and Heliogabalus.
He was the high priest of the deity El-Gabal, possibly the Syrian sun god Baal. That's why is name was Elagabalus. His original name was Varius Avitus Bassianus.
The song Eliogabalus was based on a work by Antonin Artaud and entitled: Heliogabalus or, the Crowned Anarchist and the original title is Héliogabale, ou l'anarchiste couronné.


The book by Antonin Artaud



Heliogabalus