The Lords of the New Church

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The Lords of the New Church are a Gothic rock band originally formed in 1982. The band featured a line-up of Stiv Bators (vocals), Brian James (formerly of The Damned — guitar), Dave Tregunna (formerly of Sham 69 — bass) and Nicky Turner (drums).

The band recorded three albums and a collection of B-sides. According to Bators, the original intention of the name was a swipe at Christianity. Many of their early songs were diatribes aimed against the Church and the Pope. In 1985, they recorded a seething, mocking cover version of Madonna's hit single, "Like a Virgin", and gained success on the British indie chart.

On May 2 1989, Bators sacked the entire band live on stage at the London Astoria. Following Bators' death in 1990, the band has reformed with a new vocalist, Steven Marque. Controversy followed, as "Marque" (Steven Blankfield) found a legal "loophole" to gain ownership of the band's trademarks. He continues to take in revenue from sales of merchandise.

External links

Official site (http://www.lordsofthenewchurch.com/)

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