Lords Of The New Church
The Lords of the New Church were an English/American gothic rock supergroup with a line-up consisting of four musicians from 1970s punk bands. Launched in 1982, the band had moderate chart success prior to their dissolution in 1989. The band comprised the punk pioneers Stiv Bators , Brian James , Dave Tregunna and Nick Turner. More melodic and slickly produced than most punk, their music both reached a broader audience than that of many bands in the genre and alienated hardcore punk fans. The band presented a stylized tribal identity around their appearance and their music that fans embraced. Associated acts - The Dead Boys, The Damned, Sham 69, The Barracudas, Kill City Dragons, Shooting Gallery. Genres - Gothic rock, post-punk, new wave, glam punk, punk rock, glam rock, hard rock, ska.