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Metal Hammer conducted interview with legendary Killing Joke, who have recently released boxset “The Singles Collection“.
Guitarist Geordie Walker. said: „Every album has got to be different and that probably has something to do with our longevity.We haven’t found a little fucking formula that keeps the fucking tills clicking… we always try to do something different.”
The first part of the interview is available HERE.
Killing Joke‘s frontman Jaz Coleman went missing after proposed tour with The Cult and Sisters of Mercy. The band revealed they had no idea where he was, and then he announced he’d been in the western Sahara working on a solo project.
Coleman recently told Decibel how he credits two men for the band’s rise to success, saying: “It was the result of the two Johns, as I put it. We got together for our first jam and ten weeks later our first London gig was sold out – it was all John Peel, who played our EP non-stop. Then John Lydon from PiL said we were the only band thinking for ourselves. It all happened very quickly.”
MMXII will be released on October 30.
Video“In Cythera” check here.
Killing Joke posted on their Facebook profile that their frontman Jaz Coleman is “alive and kicking in the Western Sahara.” Allegedly, Coleman has been in isolation for the past month in Sahara, working on two projects: „The Nirvana Symphonic“, a sort of a TV show and concert in Seattle in 2013, and a new solo album, which is already finished.
Coleman stated that the previous post, one dissing The Cult and The Mission, was posted by someone impersonating him, but he still feels his band should withdraw from the tour.
In celebration of Jaz Coleman’s reappearance, what more could we say but wish him well with none other than „Alive and Kicking“ by Simple Minds!
Killing Joke frontman Jaz Coleman has cut off contact to the rest of the band after writing a bizarre online post on the band’s official Facebook presence. Since the band took down the post from the profile, we weren’t able to see it ourselves, but Coleman reportedly Coleman trashed upcoming tourmates, The Cult and The Mission, while simultaneously canceling their shows together. The band has since issued an official apology to everyone involved and promised to honour their commitment to the tour, at the same time searching for their now AWOL singer.
Killing Joke is one of the most controversial and interesting bands since their first days in 1979. Conflicts inside the band, always innovative sound and only two key persons who are since the beginning untouched by all changes, break-ups and returnings in what we know as Killing Joke – Jaz Coleman (vocals, keyboards) and Geordie Walker (guitars).
But, Killing Joke recently reunited in original line up and we had the hotor to see them in Močvara club in Zagreb but if you missed the chance or wish to see them again, Killing Joke will on their tour stop in Vienna and on April 25th play the show in the club Szene Wien.
Tickets for the concert are available on Eventim pre-sale points and via web www.eventim.hr for the price of 29,40 EUR.
On Wednesday, Ocotber 6 of 2010 in the club Mochvara in Zagreb will play British post punk band Killing Joke.
This will be the first time ever for Killing Joke in Croatia and they will promote their 14th album „Absolute Dissent“ which is after 28 years recroded by the original line up.
Killing Joke started their career in 1979 in the time of punk explosion in London’s Nothing HIll and soon they’ve become one of the most infulental and interesting bands; bands who played everything from punk, post punk, dark rock, noise rock, industrial to electro and metal and managed to stay unique.
They infulecned the whole modern music scene anmd osme of the greatest name them as infuence (Metallica, Ministry, Soundgarden, Front Line Assembly, Tool, Nine Inch Nails, Faith No More, Godflesh, Napalm Death, Jello Biafra..)
Metallica did a cover of their song „The Wait“ and James Hetfield have chosen Jaz Coleman as one of his „top favourite singers’. Nirvana was in court because of the song „Come As You Are“ as they took the riff from the song „Eighties“ and after the song „Love Like Blood“ was named German gothic rock band.
Frontman Jaz Coleman is also the director of symphonic orchestra and close friend with Jimmy Page with whom he shares the interest for misticism, magick, Aliester Crowley…
Ticket price is 110 kuna, on the day of the concert at the entrance 140 kuna.