The Sisters of Mercy are scheduled to play a pair of rare U.S. shows this spring as the lone album from Andrew Eldritch’s mid-’80s side project The Sisterhood finally sees a reissue.
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Metropolis Records this spring will release a new live set from The Chameleons featuring seven songs recorded in May 2021.
If you’ve been listening to the new all-star remake of The Mission’s 1988 anthem “Tower of Strength” and trying to figure out exactly who sings what and who played which instrumental parts, it’s all spelled out in this new lyric video released today. Check it out right here.
The new all-star remake of The Mission’s 1988 anthem “Tower of Strength” to benefit COVID-19 frontline workers is now out digitally, and you can hear it via its music video, which combines footage of many of the participating performers with clips of medical personnel. Watch it right here.
Wayne Hussey has enlisted current and former members of The Cure, Depeche Mode, The Cult, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Bauhaus and The Smiths for an all-star remake of The Mission’s 1988 anthem “Tower of Strength” to benefit “key workers dealing with COVID-19 globally.” Full details right here.
The coronavirus pandemic is wreaking havoc on live music across the globe, with giant festivals — including Coachella and South By Southwest — postponed or canceled and tours in the U.S. and around the world being canceled or curtailed in an effort to protect large crowds from transmitting COVID-19.
Wayne Hussey has re-teamed with Los Angeles alt-rock outfit Beauty in Chaos, lending his voice to the rumbling single “The Delicate Balance of All Things” off the band’s forthcoming second studio album The Storm Before the Calm — and we’re thrilled to be able to premiere the music video for the new track.
he long-out-of-print album by The Sisterhood — the project born out of Andrew Eldritch’s feud with ex-Sisters of Mercy bandmates Wayne Hussey and Craig Adams — will be reissued on CD, cassette and vinyl for the first time in decades, and released digitally for the first time ever. Details right here.
Record Rack: A round-up of the week’s new albums, expanded reissues and/or box sets, appearing each Monday on Slicing Up Eyeballs. All releases due out this Friday unless noted. This week’s releases include titles from The Cars, The Mission, The Damned and The Essence. Full details here.
The Mission next week will release a new 5CD box set that collects live discs recorded during the band’s 2008 run of show in London that saw full-album performances of classic early records The First Chapter, God’s Own Medicine, Children and Carved in Sand. Full details and tracklist here.
Wayne Hussey admits he’s no fan of live albums, but he knows other people like them, so he’s come up with a plan: The Mission will record one of its tour rehearsals — a more “controllable environment” than a concert — for release as a two-disc live set called Bending the Arc. Full details here.
Last night, The Jesus and Mary Chain played the EDP Vilar de Mouros festival in Portugal, a bill that included The Mission and Primal Scream — presenting an ideal opportunity for the Reid brothers to reunite with their original drummer, Primals frontman Bobby Gillepsie. Watch that onstage reunion here.
For this week’s installment of Vintage Video, we present The Sisters of Mercy’s long-out-of-print concert film “Wake,” recorded at London’s Royal Albert Hall on June 18, 1985 — the final concert by the lineup that included Wayne Hussey and Craig Adams, who went on to form The Mission.