Killing Joke Digitally Release Deluxe Edition Of “Hosannas From The Basements Of Hell”

Killing Joke have digitally released a deluxe edition of their 2006 album “Hosannas From The Basements Of Hell.” You can find that on the service of your choice HERE. Vinyl pressings will also be available on November 18.

“Hosannas From The Basements Of Hell” Deluxe Edition Track Listing:

01. “This Tribal Antidote”
02. “Hosannas From The Basements Of Hell”
03. “Invocation”
04. “Implosion”
05. “Majestic”
06. “Walking With Gods”
07. “The Lightbringer”
08. “Judas Goat”
09. “Gratitude”
10. “Afterburner”
11. “Afterburner” (Alternative Version)
12. “Universe B”

Killing Joke To Play First Two Albums In Full During London, UK Show

Killing Joke will be performing their self-titled debut album and “What’s THIS For…!” in full during a special show at Royal Albert Hall in London, England on March 12, 2023. Dr. Jaz Coleman said the following about that:

“We are living in the most dangerous period in human history in which extinction from nuclear war could happen in the next twelve months. If we make it, then Killing Joke at the Albert hall in 2023 will give great meaning and comfort to all of us. Come share a moment in history with the prophetic and legendary Killing Joke.”

Killing Joke To Release New EP “Lord Of Chaos” In March, Share Lyric Video For The Title Track

Killing Joke will be releasing a new EP, titled “Lord Of Chaos,” on March 25. The effort will feature four songs including: “Lord Of Chaos,” “Total,” “Big Buzz” (Motorcade Mix), and “Delete In Dub” (Youth’s Disco 45 Dystopian Dub). You can find a lyric video for the title track below. Vocalist Jaz Coleman commented:

“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.”

Killing Joke Announce 2022 UK Tour

Killing Joke have announced a 2022 UK tour. Here’s the dates:

03/28 Cardiff, UK – Tramshed
03/29 Nottingham, UK – Rock City
03/31 Bristol, UK – O2 Academy
04/01 Liverpool, UK – O2 Academy
04/02 Birmingham, UK – O2 Institute
04/04 Manchester, UK – Albert Hall
04/05 Newcastle, UK – Boiler Shop
04/06 Glasgow, UK – Barrowland
04/08 Leeds, UK – O2 Academy
04/09 London, UK – Eventim Apollo Hammersmit

Killing Joke Announce “Laugh At Your Peril” 40th Anniversary World Tour

Killing Joke have announced the dates for their “Laugh At Your Peril” 40th anniversary tour. You can check those out below. With this news, the group have also announced that they will be releasing a limited edition career-spanning flight case. It will come with 16 colored double vinyls, headphones, a signed lyric book, and assorted pieces of art. A CD version is also available as well. Pre-orders can be found HERE.

Frontman Jaz Coleman commented:

“Forty years ago this summer I met Big Paul. One year later, we released our first EP. Our 40th-anniversary celebrations will therefore be stretched over two years and begin with a world tour, parties and talks by Youth and myself, a new magnum opus by Killing Joke, who is, after all this time, recognized as one of the most innovative and influential bands of all time. Love is the law. Let the festivities begin!”

Bassist Youth added:

“Forty years in the wilderness… Thought that was supposed to be 40 days. As Jaz reminds me, ‘Survival is success,’ and although the band have never been fiscally fat commercially, it has allowed us to have incredible lives, both individually and collectively, and we have created a very rich wealth of uncompromising music. It’s a legacy that spans four decades… 40 years of spine-tingling, uncompromising beautiful noise. The band continue to inspire and bludgeon down the bullshit in the world into a white-hot, blast furnace dub of unrelenting passion, a roller-coaster, white-knuckle punch in the face of beautiful agony/reality and timeless cosmic joy and soul.

To commit to the creative beauty and vision you have as an artist is an almost perverse way to live a life and the cost and consequences are immense… yet this is how we inform ourselves as a society of what is real and important in a world of fake news and fake emotions. Like Shiva dancing the world into existence, we are all simultaneously destroying and creating every moment of our reality. It is not through politics that the world is changed but through art. Art alone can tell us who we really are — emotionally, intellectually and physically — far better than anything else. That is why we have committed so much, for so long to this one idea… Killing Joke. Thanks to all the fans and gatherers that have supported and joined us in this endless quest.”

Tour Dates:

Sep. 01 – Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
Sep. 02 – Star Theater – Portland, OR
Sep. 04 – DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA
Sep. 05 – Regent Theater – Los Angeles, CA
Sep. 07 – Oriental Theater – Denver, CO
Sep. 09 – Skully’s Music Diner – Columbus, OH
Sep. 10 – Soundstage – Baltimore, MD
Sep. 11 – The Paradise – Boston, MA
Sep. 12 – Irving Plaza – New York, NY
Sep. 17 – Granada Theater – Dallas, TX
Sep. 18 – The Mohawk – Austin, TX
Sep. 19 – Warehouse Live – Houston, TX
Sep. 21 – Lunario del Auditorio Nacional – Mexico City, Mexico
Sep. 23 – Carioca Club – Sao Paolo, Brasil
Sep. 24 – Roxy Live – Buenos Aires, Argentina
Sep. 27 – Blondie – Santiago, Chile
Sep. 29 – Cocos – Lima, Peru
Oct. 15 – Markthalle – Hamburg, Germany
Oct. 16 – Neue Theaterfabrik – Munich, Germany
Oct. 17 – E-Werk (Erlangen) – Hamburg, Germany
Oct. 19 – Huxleys – Berlin, Germany
Oct. 20 – Stodola – Warsaw, Poland
Oct. 21 – The Roxy – Prague, Czech Republic
Oct. 22 – Bratislava – Majestic Music Club, Slovakia
Oct. 23 – Durer Kert – Budapest, Hungary
Oct. 25 – Campus Industry – Parma, Italy
Oct. 26 – L’Usine / PTR – Geneva, Switzerland
Oct. 27 – Cabaret Sauvage – Paris, France
Oct. 28 – Live Music Hall – Cologne, Germany
Oct. 30 – Da Roma – Antwerp, Belgium
Oct. 31 – Melkweg – Amsterdam, Netherlands
Nov. 02 – Rock City – Nottingham, UK
Nov. 03 – O2 Academy – Leeds, UK
Nov. 04 – Northumbria University – Newcastle, UK
Nov. 06 – Barrowland – Glasgow, UK
Nov. 07 – Manchester Academy – Manchester, UK
Nov. 09 – The Institute (The O2) – Birmingham, UK
Nov. 10 – O2 Academy – Bristol, UK
Nov. 11 – Guildhall – Southampton, UK
Nov. 13 – Corn Exchange – Cambridge, UK
Nov. 14 – UEA – Norwich, UK
Nov. 16 – O2 Academy – Oxford, UK
Nov. 17 – Roundhouse – London, UK