Album artwork for Waiting For Another War - A History Of The Sisters Of Mercy, Vol 1 1980 - 85 by Trevor Ristow

The thrash of Motörhead. The mechanized anxiety of Suicide. The poignancy of Leonard Cohen. The arrogance of Bowie. The Sisters Of Mercy combined it all to create an unforgettable noise.

From 1980 to 1985 lead singer and master strategist Andrew Eldritch maneuvered The Sisters Of Mercy from the grimy pubs and student unions of Northern England to London’s storied Royal Albert Hall. Then the whole thing fell apart.

Based on original research and a thorough reading of hundreds of interviews, articles and reviews, Waiting For Another War is a chronicle of The Sisters Of Mercy’s brilliant years from The Damage Done to First And Last And Always.

***** (highest rating)

"A ticking-time-bomb roller-coaster ride with more highs and lows than a month-long speed binge."

Paul Grace, Louder Than War

**** (highest rating)

"Excellent all around."

— Joel McIver, Record Collector Magazine

“It’s definitely worth it for any Sisters fan, but I’ll go farther and say it’s one of the finest examples of the genre, period.”

— Sean Moore

***** (highest rating)

“Easily the finest writing about The Sisters available.”

— Johnathan M. Cohen

"Written with a refreshing sophistication largely absent from most books of its ilk."

— Alex Smith, Flaming Pablum

"Fans will be delighted... riveting and highly recommended."

— Nikolas Vitus Lagartija, I Was A Teenage Sisters Of Mercy Fan Blog

Trevor Ristow

Waiting For Another War - A History Of The Sisters Of Mercy, Vol 1 1980 - 85

Album artwork for Waiting For Another War - A History Of The Sisters Of Mercy, Vol 1 1980 - 85 by Trevor Ristow
Paperback

£34.99

exclusive

Paperback finely printed on heavy 70 lb. paper with a matte laminated card stock cover. 2023 Reprint with new cover.

Rough Trade Exclusive
Released 16/06/2023Catalogue Number

9781734479300

Trevor Ristow

Waiting For Another War - A History Of The Sisters Of Mercy, Vol 1 1980 - 85

Album artwork for Waiting For Another War - A History Of The Sisters Of Mercy, Vol 1 1980 - 85 by Trevor Ristow
Paperback

£34.99

exclusive

Paperback finely printed on heavy 70 lb. paper with a matte laminated card stock cover. 2023 Reprint with new cover.

Rough Trade Exclusive
Released 16/06/2023Catalogue Number

9781734479300

The thrash of Motörhead. The mechanized anxiety of Suicide. The poignancy of Leonard Cohen. The arrogance of Bowie. The Sisters Of Mercy combined it all to create an unforgettable noise.

From 1980 to 1985 lead singer and master strategist Andrew Eldritch maneuvered The Sisters Of Mercy from the grimy pubs and student unions of Northern England to London’s storied Royal Albert Hall. Then the whole thing fell apart.

Based on original research and a thorough reading of hundreds of interviews, articles and reviews, Waiting For Another War is a chronicle of The Sisters Of Mercy’s brilliant years from The Damage Done to First And Last And Always.

***** (highest rating)

"A ticking-time-bomb roller-coaster ride with more highs and lows than a month-long speed binge."

Paul Grace, Louder Than War

**** (highest rating)

"Excellent all around."

— Joel McIver, Record Collector Magazine

“It’s definitely worth it for any Sisters fan, but I’ll go farther and say it’s one of the finest examples of the genre, period.”

— Sean Moore

***** (highest rating)

“Easily the finest writing about The Sisters available.”

— Johnathan M. Cohen

"Written with a refreshing sophistication largely absent from most books of its ilk."

— Alex Smith, Flaming Pablum

"Fans will be delighted... riveting and highly recommended."

— Nikolas Vitus Lagartija, I Was A Teenage Sisters Of Mercy Fan Blog