Killing Joke returns next month with its first new music since 2015’s Pylon album, a four-track EP called Lord of Chaos that will feature two new songs.
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For this week’s installment of “120 Minutes” Rewind, we present this 1991 interview segment with Killing Joke frontman Jaz Coleman, conducted by “120 Minutes” host Dave Kendall in what appears to be a crossover piece for MTV Europe’s edition of the show. Watch the full segment right here.
U.K. postpunk act Ski Patrol next month will release a new anthology collecting the group’s recorded output from 1979 to 1981, a 14-track collection that will include their singles, previously unreleased mixes and songs from their final studio session, their John Peel radio session and more.
Having wrapped up touring and promotion of its recent singles collection, Killing Joke today announced the band will return to the studio this October to begin work on its third album for Universal/Spinefarm, with Kevin “Geordie” Walker already having demoed nine new songs.
For this week’s “120 Minutes” Rewind, we present one of the show’s odder moments, a “120 X-Ray” segment on Killing Joke from 1989 that features Jaz Coleman testifying against the “frivolous nature of materialism” — he actually appears to be reading from a prepared statement .
Killing Joke is due to start a tour of Australia and New Zealand this week, but will be down a man: Drummer Paul Ferguson today announced he’s sitting out the six-date trek due to acute tendonitis, not from drumming, but, rather, from hours of “concentrated scalpel use whilst restoring ancient sculptures.”
Killing Joke will celebrate its 35th anniversary in 2013 with the release of the brand-new, multi-format ‘The Singles Collection: 1979-2012’ — including a 34-disc version — a still-to-be-announced new studio album and a world tour beginning in March, initial dates of which were announced today in Europe and North America.
Killing Joke this weekend announced plans to release two albums in 2013 and perform “a very small run of headline shows” to coincide with the first release — expected some time in March or April — including “limited U.S. tour dates,” according to a short note posted on the band’s Facebook page.
Killing Joke unloaded a flurry of news this morning, announcing that “missing” frontman Jaz Coleman “appeared today from his retreat in the Western Sahara” as well as revealing plans for a 3CD ‘KJ in Dub’ remix project and the cancellation of a planned $300-a-ticket studio concert that was to have been filmed for a DVD.
This week’s roundup of headlines includes items on Killing Joke’s Jaz Coleman, New Order, Ian McCulloch, R.E.M., Aztec Camera, The Jesus and Mary Chain, The Jazz Butcher, Crime and the City Solution, Men Without Hats, Ministry, Public Image Ltd., Close Lobsters, Mojo Nixon and more.
In a bizarre turn of events, Killing Joke today announced that frontman Jaz Coleman has gone missing after apparently taking to Facebook to malign The Cult and The Mission and proclaim — falsely, it turns out — that the band was pulling out of a recently downsized U.K. tour with the two acts this September.
Rumors have circulated that Killing Joke, displeased with the change in venues, has quit the September tour with The Cult and The Mission. The band hasn’t made an official statement, although a scathing note about the tour, purportedly written by Jaz Coleman, was posted then removed from the band’s Facebook page.
The original lineup of Killing Joke — Jaz Coleman, Kevin “Geordie” Walker, Martin “Youth” Glover and Paul Ferguson — next week will release the band’s 15th studio album, ‘MMXII,’ and are preceding it with a new music video for the record’s first official single, ‘In Cythera.’
With their first new album in five years, ‘Choice of Weapon,’ coming out in May, The Cult this morning announced a five-date arena tour of the U.K. this September that’ll see the rockers enlisting a pair of freshly reunited contemporaries — The Mission and Killing Joke — to fill out the bill.