The Cult's scrapped 1986 recordings are to be released at last as part of a new double album project.

The group recorded Peace in Oxfordshire, England and planned to release it as the follow-up to their hit 1985 album Love, but singer Ian Astbury and his bandmates decided to shelve the project upon completion and start work on what was to become their 1987 record Electric, which was produced by music mogul Rick Rubin.

The Peace tracks have appeared on rarities album over the years, but now the band plans to offer fans the project in full on the back of the re-release of Electric.

Electric Peace will be available from 30 July (13) and The Cult will mark the release by performing their Electric album in its entirety at shows in America and Europe later this year (13).