Killing Joke have launched a Pledge Music crowdsourcing campaign to fund its long-in-the-works compilation Killing Joke In Dub, a triple album of remixes that, in its deluxe incarnation, will come with a bonus 40-minute DJ mix, collecting, in the words of bassist and compiler Martin “Youth” Glover, “over four hours of dub annihilation.”
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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.
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 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.
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.