Friday, 12 August 2016
The Mission new album, "Another Fall From Grace" released 30th Sept featuring Gary Numan, Martin Gore (Depeche Mode), Ville Valo (HIM), Julianne Regan (All About Eve) & Evi Vine
The Mission release their new album, "Another Fall From Grace" on 30th September 2016. Another Fall From Grace was produced by Wayne Hussey and Tim Palmer and features guest backing vocals from Gary Numan, Martin Gore (Depeche Mode), Ville Valo (HIM), Julianne Regan (All About Eve) & Evi Vine.
“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.” Wayne Hussey Aug 2016
Another Fall From Grace will be available on CD, DL and 180 gram vinyl plus ltd edition DELUXE double CD and DVD. The deluxe version contains full album on CD, an instrumental version of the album with bonus remix track ‘Met-Amor-Phosis’ and a 93 minute DVD featuring never before seen footage from 1987 of The Mission performing at Elland Road, Leeds, supporting U2, Aston Villa Leisure Centre as The Metal Gurus and The Royal Court in Liverpool for the Hillsborough benefit gig, both from 1989, producer Tim Palmer’s home footage of the recording of ‘Carved in Sand’ /’Butterfly on a Wheel’ video, and the promo video for new single Met-Amor-Phosis.
On September 2nd The Mission release the gloriously melodramatic Met-Amor-Phosis, the first single from their forthcoming new album. Co-Produced by Tim Palmer and Wayne Hussey, Met-Amor-Phosis features backing vocals by HIM front man Ville Valo and marks a return for The Mission to their classic anthemic swagger and bombast. The Met-Amor-Phosis digital only single includes a haunting acoustic version by Wayne Hussey and a high energy club version called, ‘The Black Star Remix’ by Evansson.
Met-Amor-Phosis emerged following a coastal drive from LA to San Francisco, explains Wayne - “Bowie had just died and whilst the first verse is mostly autobiographical having also recently read Kafka’s novel of the same title the second verse is certainly flavoured by Bowie’s passing’’.
Feast your eyes now on the sumptuous ‘Met-Amor-Phosis’ video:
Another Fall From Grace CD track listing: 1 Another Fall From Grace 2 Met-Amor-Phosis 3 Within The Deepest Darkness (Fearful) 4 Blood On The Road 5 Can't See The Ocean For The Rain 6 Tyranny Of Secrets 7 Never's Longer Than Forever 8 Bullets & Bayonets 9 Valaam 10 Jade 11 Only You & You Alone 12 Phantom Pain
Another Fall From Grace Vinyl track listing: Side A: 1 Another Fall From Grace 2 Met-Amor-Phosis 3 Blood On The Road 4 Tyranny Of Secrets Side B: 1 Only You & You Alone 2 Bullets & Bayonets 3 Valaam 4 Phantom Pain
To celebrate their new album Another Fall From Grace and their 30th anniversary The Mission set out on their most extensive and ambitious tour since they reformed in 2011, with special guests Peter Murphy, The 69 Eyes, and The Awakening supporting them in the UK.
The Mission UK and Ireland Tour dates : October: Sat 1st Dublin Academy Sun 2nd Belfast Limelight Mon 3rd Glasgow O2 ABC w/ Peter Murphy Wed 5th Manchester O2 Ritz w/ Peter Murphy Thu 6th Nottingham Rock City w/ Peter Murphy Fri 7th Bristol O2 Academy w/ Peter Murphy Sat 8th London O2 Shepherds Bush Empire w/ Peter Murphy + The Awakening
November: Thu 3rd Leeds O2 Academy w/ The 69 Eyes Fri 4th London O2 Forum Kentish Town w/ The 69 Eyes Sat 5th Whitby Goth Weekend Sun 6th Birmingham O2 Institute w/ The 69 Eyes