Killing Joke announce new studio album, live CD/DVD, 2012 tour of U.K. and Europe

The original lineup of Killing Joke — Jaz Coleman, Kevin “Geordie” Walker, Martin “Youth” Glover and Paul Ferguson — has plans for a busy 2012, with recording underway for a new studio album due early in the year, an elaborate live CD/DVD package set for release in January and a U.K. tour set for March.

The reunited original lineup is putting the finishing touches on its follow-up to 2010’s Absolute Dissent, which was the first Killing Joke record since 1982’s Revelations to feature the band’s original lineup. According to the group’s website, “26 tracks have been written and recorded in one way or another and the process of pulling an album together and arguing about what makes it and what doesn’t is very much ongoing.”

While a release date hasn’t been set for the as-yet-untitled album, Killing Joke has announced an 11-date U.K. tour in March to support the record, with a promise of European dates to follow. The trek opens March 6 in Exeter and wraps up on March 17 in Oxford (see full dates below), and will be the band’s first outing since canceling a planned U.S. tour earlier this year.

Finally, in January, Killing Joke will release Down By the River, a live document of the band’s April 1, 2011, concert in London — recorded at Geordie’s direction, unbeknownst to the rest of the band — that will be available in a number of formats, including a digital download, a 2CD/1DVD, double-vinyl and various autographed permutations (see tracklist below). Check out the band’s Pledge Music page for full details.

 

Killing Joke tour dates:

March 4: Lemon Grove, Exeter, UK
March 5: Academy, Bristol, UK
March 6: Waterfront, Norwich, UK
March 8: Roundhouse, London, UK
March 9: Corporation, Sheffield, UK
March 10: Academy 2, Manchester, UK
March 12: ABC, Glasgow, UK
March 13: Academy, Newcastle, UK
March 14: Wulfrun Hall, Wolverhampton, UK
March 16: Pyramids, Portsmouth, UK
March 17: Academy, Oxford, UK

 

Tracklist: Killing Joke, Down By the River

CD 1
1. “Unspeakable”
2. “Love Like Blood”
3. “Change”
4. “War Dance”
5. “Communion”
6. “Bloodsport”
7. “European Super State”
8. “This World Hell”
9. “Fall of Because”
10. “Ghosts of Ladbroke Grove”

CD 2
1. “Madness”
2. “Requiem”
3. “Primitive”
4. “The Great Cull”
5. “Asteroid”
6. “Depth Charge”
7. “The Wait”
8. “Pssyche”
9. “Eighties”
10. “Pandemonium”

 

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4 Comments

  • Johnny Eyeballs

    This is so awesome. Dissent was pretty incredible- i can’t imagine what the new one will sound like…

     
  • THIS IS MADNESS! Can’t w8

     
  • amoebaSIX

    wow, i hope they can jump over to the US!

     
  • Bernadette

    I hope u guys are comming to the US so I can bring my boyfriend to a Killing Joke show. He is a huge Killing Joke fan and has actually met Jaz and had pic’s taken with Jaz. My boyfriend was in a Punk band that toured all over the world. So he does know Jaz.

     
 

 

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