On their 30th anniversary, Killing Joke delight their fans with the release of a new ingenious material, “Absolute Dissent”, on Spinefarm Records UK, put together in London, Spain & Prague. The album features 12 tracks, entirely produced by the band themselves and engineered & mixed by Clive Goddard. “Absolute Dissent” will be available worldwide from 27th September.
It is for the first time in 28 years since the original line-up, consisting of emblematical front man Jaz Coleman, guitarist Geordie Walker, bassist Youth and drummer Paul Ferguson, have worked together on a record: “We have survived equipment being hi-jacked, tapes being withheld, nervous breakdowns, family bereavements, blood lettings, and a host of other challenges of Biblical proportions,” comments Youth. “But we are now at the final ascent, and I have to say it’s one of the greatest albums I have ever had the privilege to be involved with… EVER! I have been living and breathing it for over four months now, and I’m still jaw-droopingly amazed at its power & beauty…”
Jaz Coleman illustrates “the apocalypse, geopolitics, population, societal control and why random acts of kindness, loving life, spending time with people and being concerned with other people’s problems other than your own, are the only things that matter” as being the main themes present on their 13th studio record.
“Absolute Dissent” will be released in various formats, including double colored vinyl and a deluxe 2 CD package; the latter will feature a bonus disc showcasing Killing Joke cover versions from bands such as Metallica, Helmet, and Spinefarm label mates’ Dead By April, whose version of all-time hit, “Love Like Blood“, was recently released as a digital single.
Prior to the album release, Killing Joke have also launched a provocative EP, titled “In Excelsis”, on June 21st, via the very same Spinefarm Records UK. The EP is meant for the more anxious fans and includes 3 tracks, which will be available on the up-coming record: “In Excelsis” (you can download it in .mp3 format straight from the official site), “Endgame” and “Ghost Of Ladbroke Grove”.
Killing Joke’s official site