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From beneath the Dylan photo on http://www.thesistersofmercy.com/news/livenews.html
Featuring:

KICKLINE (Christo/Eldritch/Smith)
ARE WE GOING TO BE BAD? (Christo/Eldritch/Smith/Varjak)
BETTER REPTILE (Christo/Eldritch/Smith)

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So?
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Could they be song titles?

Or is it just Von trolling us?
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Pista wrote:Could they be song titles?

Or is it just Von trolling us?
Looks very much as song titles! Bring on Stockholm! Who thought the Dude was the vitamin injection the band needed? Thank God for him!
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Christo/Eldritch/Smith/Varjak

What's going on there, then?
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mh wrote:Christo/Eldritch/Smith/Varjak

What's going on there, then?
Most likely a reworked old "new" song.
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Could be one of the songs Von always says they wrote back in the day but never performed because it wasn't finished or in the right style for the live show, maybe.

This is exciting in any case!

edit: on second thought, assuming it isn't all some kind of bait, wonder if those are working titles as they seem a bit unusual (though not necessarily out of line with Slept and Top Nite Out). Maybe it's just the unfamiliarity.
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Excuse my lack of nerdiness, but is Mike Varjak still alive/around/on good terms? I literally don't know.

I have two thoughts - possibly these are lineups, and Mike Varjak is going to return to play some of these dates? There is also this on the schedule:

2019 September 16 Antwerpen Belgium strangely unavailable

Or as has been guessed, are these three new songs? But if so, why no lyrics, given that literally just below this cryptic post, there's lyrics of unreleased songs?

Also, if they're songs, it's kind of f**king hilarious that Dylan Smith is being credited with writing three new songs with the band in what seems like minutes after 'joining' the band, when it's been incredibly dry creatively for, like, decades.
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New songs or trolling? :eek: :eek: :roll: :roll:

At the end they will bring out new album and none will believe them they record one :urff: :lol: :lol:
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iesus wrote:New songs or trolling? :eek: :eek: :roll: :roll:

At the end they will bring out new album and none will believe them they record one :urff: :lol: :lol:
If the songs are real, it seems a bit unlucky how Chris left due to differences in workrate, only for the Sisters to immediately launch on the longest tour in years and begin debuting new material. :lol: Things work mysteriously.
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Hmmm Are We Going to be Bad? Don't think those are songs (maybe comments on some people's expectations!) though the accreditation has thrown me a bit but I hope I was wrong! :D
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:lol:
I doubt it's songs, maybe a bit of banter, cryptic clues to some random thing - who knows!
But he knows we'll analyse it to the nth degree lol!

I don't care what it is, it made me smile this morning! :D

Long may they keep on grooving!

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Hihi, fully seconded ... ;D ;D ;D ...

It looks very much like song titles, though ... * hah, shiver ... :lol: ...
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Surely the "banter" title would be 'Still from northern England, but avoid it like the plague".

Btw, i scorn the day the word banter was imported into the north.
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I'm not holding my breath - below line on the site is lyrics for "Far Parade" dated: 2009.
At this point I'm taking it as marketing strategy.
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Ben Christo wrote:is at Brussels International Airport Zaventem.
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Next stop: Greece 🇬🇷! #thesistersofmercy #sistersofmercy #thiscorrosion #dominion #betterreptile #iwaswrong @gibsonguitar pic @blackh3im
Cryptic or not, it is first time i see the tag #betterreptile from Ben :roll: ;D
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Bartek wrote:I'm not holding my breath - below line on the site is lyrics for "Far Parade" dated: 2009.
At this point I'm taking it as marketing strategy.
I think at this point in 2019 anyone who gives a s**t is on board. Some cryptic text on a website is a pretty poor attempt at marketing if that's what it is.

My money is on new songs, including one partially written by Mike Varjak. He wrote We are the same Susanne and Will I dream, and so I have high hopes that we might get some good new tracks.

Why he's waited so long to unveil them, who the f**k knows? He's the most wilfully obscure person in the music business.

At this stage, I'm quite close to staging a Misery-like kidnapping - you could fit the entire band and gear in a single Ford Transit. All that would be required would be a hit team and some chloroform, and some kind of abandoned warehouse where you could hold them all hostage and force them to record on pain of having their ankles broken.
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Todashi wrote:
At this stage, I'm quite close to staging a Misery-like kidnapping - you could fit the entire band and gear in a single Ford Transit. All that would be required would be a hit team and some chloroform, and some kind of abandoned warehouse where you could hold them all hostage and force them to record on pain of having their ankles broken.
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@Todashi: even if, i'm standing on my position - i believe when it will be confirmed as new songs played live.
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iesus wrote:
Ben Christo wrote:is at Brussels International Airport Zaventem.
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Next stop: Greece 🇬🇷! #thesistersofmercy #sistersofmercy #thiscorrosion #dominion #betterreptile #iwaswrong @gibsonguitar pic @blackh3im
Cryptic or not, it is first time i see the tag #betterreptile from Ben :roll: ;D
I was wondering before if it might all be a joke on the people pestering Ben about song titles :lol:
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and now:
SHOW ME (Christo/Eldritch/Smith)
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How many songs can Dylan Smith co-write in the few weeks(?) he's been in the Sisters???

I should state for the record that I am NOT complaining.
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lazarus corporation wrote:How many songs can Dylan Smith co-write in the few weeks(?) he's been in the Sisters???

I should state for the record that I am NOT complaining.
If they're already partly or mostly written, then it wouldn't take long for someone to tweak &/or add arrangements I guess.
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and why wait until Catalyst has left before working on new material? It's all a bit sudden... the last "new" song was Arms, premiered during a soundcheck in 2008!
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