My friend Alex Smith is going to be fucking psyched.
Bad-ass English post-punk pimps Killing Joke — one of hard rock’s most iconic and influential outfits — will be back on November 16 with Absolute Dissent. But that’s not all. Not only are they back, but they’re back with their original lineup: frontman Jaz Coleman, guitarist Geordie, bassist Youth (a name that, 30 years later, seems silly) and drummer Paul Ferguson, who once called the band’s music “the sound of the earth vomiting.”
Absolute Dissent is the band’s 13th studio offering and will drop through a new agreement forged with Spinefarm Records.
I’ve got to say, I like Killing Joke. I just don’t love them like my pal Alex. He lives for them. But I can understand why. I just happen to like Watain more…and Faith No More and Opeth and…I could do this all day. The disc will feature 12 songs — including “Fresh Fever From The Skies,” “Here Comes The Singularity,” and “Ghosts of Ladbroke Grove” — and I will definitely give this one a listen when it drops.
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