The Mission Announce ‘Another Fall From Grace’ Album, Release Video for ’Met-Amor-Phosis’
On Sept. 30, the Mission will release Another Fall From Grace, their 12th album and first since 2013’s The Brightest Light. The veteran British goth band also unveiled the video for the first single, “Met-Amor-Phosis,” which can be streamed above.
“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,” frontman Wayne Hussey said in a press release. “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.”
As for the single, “Met-Amor-Phosis,” Hussey said that the loss of a major influence led to its creation. “[David] 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 flavored by Bowie’s passing.”
You can pre-order Another Fall From Grace, which features backing vocal cameos from Gary Numan and Depeche Mode’s Martin Gore, at PledgeMusic, where you can choose from a handful of formats -- including the standard digital download, CD and 180-gram vinyl -- as well as merchandise bundles. A deluxe edition adds a second CD with just the album’s music and a DVD of vintage live footage, including their set opening up for U2 in Leeds in 1987.
The Mission, ‘Another Fall From Grace’ Track Listing
1. “Another Fall From Grace”
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”
11. “Only You & You Alone”
12. “Phantom Pain”
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