These rare recordings were recorded as part of the legendary prescription label album series in the late 1990's that resulted in the album Astral Disaster. Coil were invited to record at Sun Dial's studios beneath the London Bridge Hop Exchange. This studio was originally know as Samurai studios that was originally built and owned by Iron Maiden. The premises in Victorian times was an old debtors prison which had three levels underground, and still had the original chains, manacles and wrought iron doors from the old prison. This caught the attention of John Balance and was very keen to record there.
At Gary Ramon's invitation, Coil spent a number of days recording at the studio during Halloween 1998 and they developed a number of tracks some of which resulted in the Astral Disaster album. For various reasons, some of the unissued material and mixes released on this album were omitted from the original Astral Disaster album, and so now is the opportunity to listen to the second volume of The Astral Disaster sessions.
The album includes all previously unissued mixes and alternative versions, and includes The Mothership which was the first version that was later remade in the sessions as The Mothership and the Fatherland. Taken from the master tapes and remastered by Denis Blackham.