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KILLING JOKE


KILLING JOKE
As the Doomsday Clock hits 100 seconds to midnight,
the original KJ line-up announces the
‘LORD of CHAOS’ EP
First new material in 7 years

Killing Joke confirm that all hope is probably lost (or at least missing) with their first new studio material in over seven years.

Enter the ‘LORD of CHAOS’ EP – two brand new recordings, plus two re-workings of songs from the confrontational UK band’s last studio album, ‘Pylon’ (2015).

“I’ve never known anything like the time we are living in now; not since the Cuban Missile crisis but now in comparison we have multiple flash points.

Lord of Chaos is about complex systems failure, when technology overloads and A.I. misreads the enemies intentions.” – Dr Jaz Coleman.

The ‘Lord of Chaos’ EP will be available on CD, digital and three vinyl formats.

To purchase / stream the ‘Lord of Chaos’ EP go to: https://KillingJoke.lnk.to/LordOfChaosPR

Watch the video here:  

Killing Joke – Lord Of Chaos

Track-listing:-

1. Lord of Chaos
2. Total
3. Big Buzz (Motorcade Mix)
4. Delete In Dub (Youth’s Disco 45 Dystopian Dub)

Tracks 1 & 2 – Produced by Killing Joke and Mixed by Tom Dalgety – set the tone for the band’s next studio album, currently being worked on in Prague.

Meanwhile, Tracks 3 & 4 give a fresh spin to numbers from the ‘Pylon’ album – ‘Big Buzz’ having been Re-mixed by Dalgety and Nick Evans, and ‘Delete’ getting the full Dub treatment courtesy of KJ’s Youth, who has a longstanding reputation in this area.

To support and celebrate the arrival of new music, Killing Joke are set to undertake their first UK run in over three years, 2022’s Honour The Fire tour.

This 11 date tour will start with a just-announced intimate warm-up show at the Frog & Fiddle in Cheltenham on Sunday, March 27th; it will conclude in London at the Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith on Saturday, April 9th which is being filmed.

Killing Joke is very much music as ritual – raw, uncompromising and precisely-targeted lyrically; and Dr Jaz Coleman, Geordie, Youth and Big Paul, founding fathers of the group and an ongoing influence on both alternative music and (counter) culture in general, show absolutely no signs of mellowing.

With collective nostrils flared and righteous anger carried torch-high, The Four continue to take their music of resistance to fresh levels.

Consider yourself warned.

The full list of ‘Honour The Fire’ UK 2022 shows.

The Imbeciles are supporting on all dates (except Cheltenham)  and Brix Smith is the special guest in London.

March 2022
27th     Sun                       Cheltenham       Frog & Fiddle
28th    Mon                      Cardiff                  Tramshed
29th    Tue                        Nottingham        Rock City
31st      Thu                       Bristol                  O2 Academy

April 2022
1st          Fri                          Liverpool            O2 Academy
2nd        Sat                        Birmingham        O2 Institute
4th        Mon                      Manchester          Albert Hall
5th         Tue                       Newcastle             Boiler Shop
6th         Wed                      Glasgow                Barrowland
8th         Fri                          Leeds                   O2 Academy
9th         Sat                        London                 Eventim Apollo Hammersmith

Tickets available from www.myticket.co.uk.


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