THE MISSION have announced the release of their brand new album with a video for the first single from it.
'Met-Amor-Phosis' is taken from Another Fall From Grace, which was produced by Wayne Hussey with Tom Palmer, who worked with the band on the classic God's Own Medicine and Carved In Sand albums. Following 2013's The Brightest Light, it features guest backing vocals from Gary Numan, Martin Gore (Depeche Mode), Ville Valo (HIM), Julianne Regan (All About Eve) and Evi Vine.
Speaking about the album, Hussey says, "For me, this new Mission album is the long lost missing link between the Sisters Of Mercy’s First & Last & Always and The Mission’s God’s Own Medicine, both albums of course that I was heavily involved in making. I set out this time with the intention of making an album that sounds like 1985. The fact that I feel this has largely been achieved is down to my renewed love for the jingle jangle shimmer of the electric 12-string guitar which featured heavily on those two previously mentioned albums and now the new Mission album.
This is a dark album although I didn’t set out with that intention, it’s just the way things unfolded. I know I did go a little crazy and even a little paranoid during the recording of this album, certainly my mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual well being all suffered during the course of it. And I think that has informed both the music and the lyrics. So much of this was done in isolation - from the world, from my family, from my friends, and even from my band mates. I can’t say it’s an album I enjoyed making but it is an album I NEEDED to make. It is with huge relief that I can now say it is finished and maybe it’s like an acute pain that you have that once it’s gone you can’t remember how it felt. I hope so as I would like one day to feel the fondness for this record that it maybe deserves."
Another Fall From Grace is set for release on 30 September on vinyl and a deluxe double-CD version, which also features a 93-minute DVD including footage from 1987 supporting U2 at Elland Road, and from 1989 shows at Aston Villa Leisure Centre, Birmingham and a Hillsborough benefit gig at Licerpool's Royal Court. It's available to pre-order here. The album will be preceded by 'Met-Amor-Phosis' on 2 September.
As previously announced The Mission are on tour during October and November with guests PETER MURPHY and THE 69 EYES. Full details here.
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