Skip to product information
1 of 1



Regular price $18.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $18.00 USD
Sale Sold out

Restored to One is a modern response by JEX TOTH of WOODEN WAND & THE VANISHING VOICE, DAVE NUSS of NO-NECK BLUES BAND, and SUNN O)))/EARTH/BORIS producer RANDALL DUNN to the musical activities of a cult known as The Process Church of the Final Judgment, who used music to spread their visions of Gnostic reconciliation in a time of cataclysmic change. SABBATH ASSEMBLY has recharged the original hymns of The Process Church and worked them into moving renditions that unite the trinity of rock, psychedelic and gospel into one triumphant re-awakening. The Process Church was an intensely creative, apocalyptic shadow side to the flower-powered 60s and New Age 70s. The influential group opened chapters in London, Europe and across the United States. Dressing in black cloaks and walking the streets with German Shepherds, they created their own intricately designed magazines, and promoted a controversial, quasi-Gnostic theology that reconciled Christ and Satan through deeper awareness and love. Funkadelic reproduced Process writings in two of its albums. The Process Church was accused of being part of a Satanic underground conspiracy by true crime pulps, most notably Ed Sanders The Family, which linked the Church to the Manson murders. The recording follows on the heels of live shows across the US in the Fall of 2009, at which Sabbath Assembly performed previously unrecorded original hymns of the Church. More live events are planned, along with a documentary on the Process Church by William Morris of Skinny Puppy, a video for a song from the coming release, standard CD and LP releases and an archival LP box set (including readings of Process sacred literature by Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, Adam Parfrey, and Lydia Lunch, as well as Love Sex Fear Death author Timothy Wyllie), and an off-Broadway theater extravaganza entitled Gaming the Gods based on the rise and fall of the Church. -Ajna

View full details