Bad news for Killing Joke fans in North America. The industrial band has been forced to cancel their upcoming January/February North American tour due to health issues. This has come as a shock for the band, but they ask for time to work this out and hope to return to touring as soon as possible. The Soft Moon are continuing with many of the scheduled dates so please check local listings for further information on that. Killing Joke released the album Pylon last October which is being well-received.
Two years ago, the mighty Killing Joke have announced that a new album was in the works to follow MMXII. And now the fruits of their labor will take the form of Pylon. The new album will be released on October 23rd via Spinefarm Records and can already be pre-ordered here. This is the third in a triptych of albums, Absolute Dissent, MMXII and now Pylon. You can expect heavy and uncompromising, bleak dystopian lyrics, as well as lots of black pain emotion. To start the fires, here's the first track "I Am The Virus" below. What are you waiting for? Dive in!
Following the release of MMXII in 2012 and their singles collection this year, UK's industrial pioneers Killing Joke start working on their new album next week. Guitarist Geordie Walker has been demoing new tunes. For now, the band hasn't revealed much more yet but what are you hoping for on the new album?
Killing Joke have released a new promo clip for the song "Corporate Elect". This track from their latest studio album MMXII, released last year through Spinefarm Records, is both the current single plus a taster of the new Singles Collection release, out this week, also via Spinefarm, to celebrate their 35th anniversary. Enjoy the new video below.
Killing Joke will celebrate their 35th anniversary in style, starting in 2013 with the release of The Singles Collection 1979-2012 through Spinefarm/Universal on April 15th and a world tour starting in Europe. This important year will also see the band release a new studio album.
A post on the official Killing Joke Facebook page states that the group's singer Jaz Coleman is missing after having some words to say about The Cult and The Mission. The three bands were scheduled to play together on tour later in the year, but Killing Joke have since been kicked off the tour.
UK industrial metallers Killing Joke have unveiled details about their new album. It will be entitled 2012 and it will be released on April 2nd through Spinefarm Records/Universal. The album will be released in CD hardcopy, digital formats and will also be available on double colored gatefold vinyl. As a teaser for the new album, the song "Rapture" is currently streaming online and you can listen to it below.
The following news item was posted on the Killing Joke official website:
Finally, after numerous line-up changes through the years, all original Killing Joke members reunite for new album and world tour.
Drummer, Paul Ferguson, rejoins the line up for the first time since 1987 enabling a whole new generation of fans to see Killing Joke's legendary original formation. Diehard fans have been waiting for this moment for two decades!
Bassist, Martin 'Youth' Glover also steps back into the live arena after a near 15 hiatus, having not played live with Killing Joke since 1994's Pandemonium tour.
The tour will see Killing Joke take up a two night residency in most venues offering a different set on each evening. On the first night, they will play their first two albums in their entirety, 1980's self-titled album followed by the album 'What's This…For!'. Their
Influential bassist Paul Raven passed away on the 20th of October. A message posted on the MySpace page of his latest project Mob Research states:
"Mob Research founder and bassist Paul Raven passed away today Saturday 20th October, apparently from a heart attack. The cause of the attack is currently unknown. He had just arrived in Europe to commence recording with his friends Treponem Pal.
Raven was the charismatic bass player for Killing Joke for many years, also Prong and most recently Ministry and Mob Research. He was a great friend to many and a legendary bass player. We shall all miss Paul incredibly. When we have more information on his untimely passing and cause of death we will let you know. We are still in a state of shock. We understand the funeral services will be held in England. Any messages of condolence are welcomed.