As the Doomsday Clock hits 100 seconds to midnight, the original KJ line-up releases the ‘LORD of CHAOS’ EP today25th March 2022 0 By John Deaux
Killing Joke confirm that all hope is probably lost (or at least missing) with the ‘LORD of CHAOS’ EP, released today via Spinefarm Records.
Their first new material in over seven years, the ‘Lord of Chaos’ EP features two brand new recordings, plus re-workings of two 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 is available now on CD & digital, and will also be released as three vinyl formats.
To purchase / stream the ‘Lord of Chaos’ EP go to: https://KillingJoke.lnk.to/LordOfChaosPR
1 Lord of Chaos
3 Big Buzz (Motorcade Mix)
4 Delete In Dub (Youth’s Disco 45 Dystopian Dub)
Tracks 1 & 2 – Produced by Killing Joke & Mixed by Tom Dalgety (Ghost, Royal Blood, Pixies) – 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 & Nick Evans, and ‘Delete’ getting the full extended 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 run will start with a SOLD OUT intimate warm-up show at the Frog & Fiddle in Cheltenham this Sunday, March 27th; it will conclude in London at the Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith, on Saturday, April 9th, which is being captured on film with a view to terrifying the nervous of disposition.
Killing Joke is very much music as ritual – raw, uncompromising and precisely-targeted lyrically; and Dr. Jaz Coleman, Geordie, Youth & 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 is as follows. (The Imbeciles are supporting on all dates, except Cheltenham, with Brix Smith acting as Special Guest in London.
27th Sun Cheltenham Frog & Fiddle
28th Mon Cardiff Tramshed
29th Tue Nottingham Rock City
31st Thu Bristol O2 Academy
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 https://myticket.co.uk/artists/killing-joke
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