KILLING JOKE     ORIGINAL LINE-UP CONFIRM NEW WORLDWIDE DEAL WITH SPINEFARM RECORDS 30th ANNIVERSARY TOUR AND STUDIO ALBUM TO FOLLOW EARLY NEXT YEARŠ    With a reputation forged in fire, brimstone and magic, Killing Joke have long been one of rock¹s most iconic & influential outfits.   Now, 30 years since first bonding in blood, the original line-up of Jaz Coleman (vocals), Geordie (guitar), Youth (bass) and Paul Ferguson (drums) are set to start work on their 13th studio album ­ the first fruits of a new worldwide deal with the Spinefarm Records label.   Set for release in April 2010, this latest set of recordings (title to be confirmed) will see the aforementioned musicians sharing studio space for the first time in 27 years, having already road-tested their relationship with sold-out shows around the world, kicking off in Tokyo last Autumn.   Over the years, the band members have chosen to develop their talents in a variety of ways: triple Grammy winner Jaz Coleman, for instance, has established an international reputation working with some of the world¹s greatest symphony orchestras, whilst Martin ŒYouth¹ Glover has become one of the UK¹s most celebrated producers, supervising albums from the Verve & Primal Scream amongst others, as well as achieving major success as one half of highly-regarded duo, The Orb.   Covered by Metallica, Foo Fighters and more, Killing Joke¹s apocalyptic vision continues to draw praise from such high-profile supporters as Jimmy Page and Billy Corgan, and the band¹s considerable musical legacy can be heard in the works of Nirvana, Ministry, Nine Inch Nails and the like ­ artists whose rise to fame never saw them cutting ties with the underground/alternative scene.   Once described by Paul Ferguson as Œthe sound of the earth vomiting¹, Killing Joke are now poised to take their music of resistance to a whole new level, both in the studio and on the road.   As ever, the journey won¹t be easily forgottenŠ whether those involved wish to do so or not!   APRIL 2010 TOUR                          15            UK            Picture House, Edinburgh               <> 16            UK            Hammersmith Apollo, London         <>   
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