KILLING JOKE UPDATE
NEW STUDIO ALBUM ‘XIII: FEAST OF FOOLS’ RESCHEDULED FOR SEPTEMBER 6th 2010 VIA SPINEFARM RECORDS UK; ACCOMPANYING UK SHOWS RESCHEDULED FOR OCTOBER…
WITH A reputation forged in fire, brimstone and magic, Killing Joke have long been one of rock’s 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 about to complete work on their 13th studio album, the first fruits
of a new worldwide deal with the Spinefarm Records label, and word from inside the camp is that ‘XIII: Feast Of Fools’ is shaping up to be something very special indeed…
“We have survived equipment being hi-jacked, tapes being withheld, nervous breakdowns, family bereavements,
blood lettings, and a host of other challenges of Biblical proportions,” comments Youth. “But we are now at the final ascent, and I have to say it’s one of the greatest albums I have ever had the privilege to be involved with…
EVER! I have been living and breathing it for over four months now, and I’m still jaw-droppingly amazed at its power & beauty.
“It is with great pain that we had to make the decision to postpone the European & American tour until later in the year, but the wait will be worth it. I guarantee double orgasms all round when you hear the sound of Big
Paul’s drum kit reducing your senses to a pulp!”
Produced by the band, mixed by engineer Clive Goddard, and now set for release on September 6th 2010, this latest set of recordings – put together in London, Spain & Prague – has seen the aforementioned musicians sharing
studio space for the first time in 28 years, having already road-tested their relationship with sold-out shows around the world, kicking off in Tokyo last Autumn.
AS A RESULT of the new album moving back to September, the band have also rescheduled their two UK shows. The new dates are as follows:
15 UK Picture House, Edinburgh
16 UK Hammersmith Apollo, London
OVER THE years, the four musicians 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 world’s greatest
symphony orchestras, whilst Martin ‘Youth’ Glover has become one of the UK’s 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 Joke’s apocalyptic vision continues to draw praise from such high-profile supporters as Jimmy Page and Billy Corgan, and the band’s 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 ‘the sound of the earth vomiting’, 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 won’t be easily forgotten… whether those involved wish to do so or not!
Tomorrow’s World: Jaz And Youth Play Us The New Killing Joke Album
"Nothing says Christmas like a Killing Joke playback”, announces Youth with a twinkle in his eye as he turns the volume up to floorboard rattling volumes in his library-like front room. All around him are shelves sagging under the weight of volumes of poetry, tomes on the occult and world religion, music reference books, encyclopaedias and expanses of dusty looking classics. He looks like a groovy college professor about to go on his winter holidays to Goa, with a knitted hat and loose fitting bohemian clothes. Stood behind him is Jaz Coleman – looking trim and healthy since quitting the booze – dressed all in back with fat joint hanging out of the corner of his mouth, arms in the air, bellowing along to one of his band’s new demos. “ABSOLUTE DISSENT!” he roars tunefully along with what, on first play, sounds like one of the catchiest yet heavy tunes they’ve written since the early 80s. Youth notices one of his many cats stood by the door, arched and hissing like an upside down letter U and sighs: “Jaz, for Christ’s sake, will you let the cat out? I don’t want the RSPCA coming round on Christmas Eve accusing me of torturing my pets with the new Killing Joke album.”