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Killing Joke

About

Killing Joke are an English rock band from Notting Hill, London, England, formed in 1979 by Jaz Coleman (vocals, keyboards), Paul Ferguson (drums), Geordie Walker (guitar) and Youth (bass).

Their first album, Killing Joke, was released in 1980. After the release of Revelations in 1982, bassist Youth was replaced by Paul Raven. The band achieved mainstream success in 1985 with both the album Night Time and the single "Love Like Blood".

The band's musical style emerged from the post-punk scene, but stood out due to their heavier approach, and has been cited as a key influence on industrial rock. Their style evolved over many years, at times incorporating elements of gothic rock, synth-pop and electronic music, often baring Walker's prominent guitar and Coleman's "savagely strident vocals". Killing Joke have influenced many later bands and artists, such as Metallica, Nirvana, Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden. Although Coleman and Walker have been the only constant members of the band, the current line-up features all four original members.

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February 13, 2022

Killing Joke announce ‘Lord Of Chaos’ EP and share fiery title track

It marks the London post-punk stalwarts' first new material in seven years The post Killing Joke announce ‘Lord Of Chaos’ EP and share fiery title track appeared first on NME.

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Discs

Absolute Dissent

June 22, 2022

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Lord Of Chaos

March 25, 2022

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Total Invasion (Live in the USA)

December 10, 2021

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Pylon (Super Deluxe)

September 17, 2021

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Nervous System EP

June 14, 2021

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In Dub - Rewind (Vol. 1)

June 14, 2021

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Wardance

May 7, 2021

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I Am The Virus (Apocalyptic Meltdown Dub / Youth Remix)

March 5, 2021

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Turn to Red 2020

May 8, 2020

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Live in Berlin

December 13, 2019

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Laugh At Your Peril: Live at the Roundhouse

November 1, 2019

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Malicious Damage - Live at the Astoria 12.10.03

September 13, 2019

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Killing Joke - 2003

January 1, 2017

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Pylon (Deluxe)

October 23, 2015

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Pylon

October 23, 2015

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Down by the River

March 10, 2014

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BBC In Concert (Live)

January 1, 2010

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BBC In Concert (22nd August 1986)

January 1, 2010

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RMXD

January 1, 2008

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The Peel Sessions 79 - 81

January 1, 2008

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Fire Dances

January 1, 2008

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Brighter Than A Thousand Suns (Restored Mixes Version)

January 1, 2008

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Outside The Gate

January 1, 2007

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No Way Out But Forward Go

July 3, 2006

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The Unperverted Pantomime?

June 12, 2006

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Hosannas from the Basements of Hell

March 20, 2006

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XXV Gathering: Let Us Prey (Live)

January 1, 2005

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What's This For . . . !

January 1, 2005

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Ha!

January 1, 2005

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For Beginners

January 1, 2004

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Killing Joke

August 5, 2003

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The Courtauld Talks

January 1, 1997

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Democracy

March 11, 1996

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Wilful Days

January 1, 1995

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Pandemonium

August 2, 1994

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Change: The Youth Mixes

January 1, 1992

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Change: Spiral Tribe Mixes E.P.

January 1, 1992

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Night Time

February 4, 1985

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Revelations

July 5, 1982

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