Sabbath Assembly to release Restored To One
Sabbath Assembly's album Restored to One (out June 22nd) is a collection of songs originally performed by a cult from the 60's called The Process Church of the Final Judgement, who were known for worshipping both Jesus and Satan (which is mentioned frequently in the lyrics). Sabbath Assembly's versions of the songs are a mix of rock, psychedelia, and gospel. The band consists of Jex Thoth and Dave Nuss (who was a drum leader for the Boredoms' 777, 888, 999 Boadrum shows), and the album was produced by Randall Dunn, who's worked with Earth, Sun O))), and Boris, among others.
Artist: Sabbath Assembly
Title: Restored To One
Release date: 06/22/10
Single: We Give Our Lives
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Sabbath Assembly are unveiling “We Give Our Lives,” a track off their chillingly beautiful upcoming release Restored To One (:AJNA: Records, June 22nd). The album is a contemporary interpretation of hymns performed by The Process Church of The Final Judgment, a cult that had a global presence in the 60’s and 70’s and was known for bowing down to both Christ and Satan through channeling deep awareness and love. Process Church members were also notorious for roaming the streets in black robes with German Shepherds, casting a particularly mysterious yet bewitching light on their activities and beliefs.
As a result of the Process Church’s intensely creative side, personalities such as Marianne Faithful, Mick Jagger, and George Clinton participated in Process publications and Funkadelic even reproduced Process material on two of their albums. Interest in the Church was recently revived when Feral House released the book LOVE SEX FEAR DEATH: The Inside Story of The Process Church of the Final Judgment.
Restored To One features Jex Thoth (Jex Thoth), Dave Nuss (No-Neck Blues Band), and producer Randall Dunn (Earth, Sun O))), Boris). Sabbath Assembly’s rePROCESSing of the Process hymns results in a haunting mix of rock, psychedelia, and gospel with Jex’s ghostly female lead vocals.
The band has two upcoming live dates scheduled for New York. They will be performing at Santos Party House on June 1st for the official release party in honor of MNWKA and Feral House’s Church of the Final Judgment t-shirt capsule collection. Sabbath Assembly will also play an official album release party at Glasslands on June 15th. At both shows the band will hit the stage at 10pm sharp.
“We Give Our Lives” lyrics
We give our lives, we give our love
And praise you to the stars above
We feel you power, your burning fire
You raise our spirits ever higher
The Lord Jehovah, power and will
Faith and courage now instilled
With strength and truth of new life born
And faith to enter this new dawn
The Lord Lucifer, the glorious Light
Wondrous presence, gift of sight
The path revealed, new life to build
The phoenix risen, the promise fulfilled
The Lord Satan, our souls inspire
With gift of love, our new desire
To share with all the Unity
The fire of love brings purity
The Lord Christ, salvation through
Death of the old, birth of the new
Reborn to give the spark of truth
To show the Chosen eternal youth
"Restored To One" by Sabbath Assembly - release date: 06/22/10..