About - AT WAR WITH THE GODS tells the story of the first 25 years of The Mission, from the speed-fuelled beginnings in Leeds to the tour which in 2011 saw the band reform and tread the boards of some of the most important venues in the world once again.
During the 1980s, in a music landscape that was learning to build new trends from the rubble left by the punk storm, The United Kingdom confirmed its role as an inexhaustible source of artists of every kind. In the north of the country, far away from the din of a metropolis turned into a Mecca for millions of visiting rock music lovers, new ways of interpreting new-wave and post-punk developed, and bands were formed which would thoroughly embody them. Here, between Bristol, Liverpool and Leeds, began the musical mission of guitarist and singer Wayne Hussey; a story painted in the romantic hues of gothic rock and which crossed paths with the exploits of Led Zeppelin, U2, The Cure e The Cult, rich with prestigious achievements as well as tumultuous chapters.
Vocals, guitars and music
Bass – present
Guitars – present
Drums – present
MARK GEMINI THWAITE
Guitars from 1992 to 2001, and from 2005 to 2008
Singer from The Wonder Stuff…
…and old friend of Wayne Hussey!
Singer from All About Eve
With The Mission: backing vocals from 1986 to 1990 and in 2007, and live guest in 1987 & 1988
One of the leaders of the legendary Mish fan base: The Eskimo!
The Mission manager
Wayne Hussey’s tour-manager, roadie & friend
The Mission webmaster
Guitarist from The Cult
With The Mission: live guest in 1986 & 1988
Keyboards & Guitars from 1992 to 1996
Opening band for the ‘Farewell Tour’
Remarks: the Dead Guitars album ‘Flags’ features contributions by Wayne Hussey, Mark Gemini Thwaite, and Richard Vernon.
Ex member of All About Eve
The Mission bass-player from 1993 to 1996
Drums from 1999 to 2002
Live guitars from 2001 to 2004
Bass from 2002 to 2008
Producer of ‘God’s Own Medicine’ and ‘Carved In Sand’
Balaam & The Angel drummer
Opening act for the 1987 ‘World Crusade Tour’
MARTIN GLOVER “YOUTH”
Killing Joke bassist
Remixer for the ‘Tower Of Strength’ East India Trans Cairo Mix
New Model Army singer
Founding member of The Waterboys.
Musician on the ‘Masque’ album and Mish live member in 1991
CHRIS ‘SURFDOG’ BOCAST
Bassist during the World Crusade Tour, USA, 1987
Red Lorry Yellow Lorry singer
Dead Or Alive first manager
DAVE ‘WOLFIE’ WOLFENDEN
Guitarist from Red Lorry Yellow Lorry and Expelaires
Live guitars during the ‘Deliverance Tour 1990’
PAUL “GRAPE” GREGORY
Expelaires and 3,000 Revs singer
Light-man for The Mission during the ‘AurA TourA’
All About Eve and The Sisters Of Mercy ex guitarist
Guitars on ‘Blush’, ‘Running With Scissors’ and ‘Absolution’ (from the ‘God Is A Bullet’ album) and on the ‘Hush-A-Bye-Baby (Child Again)’ remix for the ‘Like A Child Again’ single.
Drums on the ‘Resurrection’ album
Singer of Ded Byrds, Walkie Talkies, and Knopov’s Political Package (Wayne Hussey’s early bands)
Ex member of Mindfeel (with Simon Hinkler!) and Artery
James also remixed ‘Swan Song’ (from the ‘Sometimes The Brightest Light Comes From The Darkest Place’ Mish album)
With Craig Adams in The Cult, The Alarm, and Chelsea
Guest at London Astoria, 23rd November 1999
Singer from Gene Loves Jezebel
Ex member of Jethro Tull and Fairport Convention
Keyboards on the ‘Masque’ album and Mish live member in 1991
Artery (Simon Hinkler’s first band) ex manager
Producer of the ‘Masque’ album
Saxophonist in The Psychedelic Furs
Live guest in 1988 and in 1990
Guitarist from Curve
Marcus Birro And The Pornographic Angels member
Guitars and percussions with Artery
TONY VAN DEN ENDE
Music film director
Director of ‘Wasteland’, ‘Severina’, ‘Stay With Me’, and other Mish videos.
Ex member of goth-band Rosetta Stone
Extra-guitars on the ‘Deliverance’ 12inch mix
Member of The Cure and ex member of The Psychedelic Furs
Skeletal Family guitarist
Producer of the ‘Neverland’ and ‘Blue’ albums
Ex guitarist of Ded Byrds and Walkie Talkies
GABRIELE ‘MINE’ BUFALINI
Member of Votiva Lux and (unreleased project) Vessel (featuring Wayne Hussey)
Vocals on ‘Where Was?’ single (released in 1986 as ‘Guthrie Handley With Wayne Hussey’)
Singer from The Mogodons (another old band of Wayne) and… “mother” of ‘Severina!
Singer from Flowers Of Romance (Greek band produced by Wayne Hussey)
Utah Saints management
‘Shades Of Green’ remixers
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AT WAR WITH THE GODS release date: 26-05-2014 First numbered limited edition of 1,000 copies with hard-cover and full colored What's new? There are rumors I began to write another book... It's a lie! One was enough! :) THE MISSION are celebrating their 30th anniversary. The first show they did (as The Sisterhood) was at the Alice In Wonderland in London (the 20th of January 1986)... The first show they did as The Mission was at the Electric Ballroom (the 27th of February 1986) with Ian Astbury & Billy Duffy from The Cult as
AT WAR WITH THE GODS release date: 26-05-2014 First numbered limited edition of 1,000 copies with hard-cover and full colored
What's new? There are rumors I began to write another book... It's a lie! One was enough! :) THE MISSION are celebrating their 30th anniversary. The first show they did (as The Sisterhood) was at the Alice In Wonderland in London (the 20th of January 1986)... The first show they did as The Mission was at the Electric Ballroom (the 27th of February 1986) with Ian Astbury & Billy Duffy from The Cult as
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