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Killing Joke

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Killing Joke
(l-r) Guitarist Geordie Walker, vocalist Jaz Coleman, returning drummer Paul Ferguson, and bassist Martin "Youth" Glover
Background information
OriginNotting Hill, London, England
GenresPost-punk,[1] new wave,[2] gothic rock,[3][4] industrial,[5] alternative rock,[5] heavy metal[6]
Years active1978–1996, 2002–present
LabelsCandlelight, Cooking Vinyl, Zuma Recordings, Butterfly, Invisible, E.G., Malicious Damage
MembersJaz Coleman
Kevin "Geordie" Walker
Martin "Youth" Glover
Paul Ferguson
Reza Udhin
Past member(s)Paul Raven
Ben Calvert
Geoffrey Dugmore
Nick Holywell-Walker
Martin Atkins
Dave Kovacevic
Ted Parsons
Dave 'Taif' Ball
Dave Grohl
Troy Gregory
Joe Mojica

Killing Joke are an industrial rock band from England. They have been called a key influence on the industrial rock genre.

Studio albums[change | change source]

  • Killing Joke (1980)
  • What's THIS For...! (1981)
  • Revelations (1982)
  • Fire Dances (1983)
  • Night Time (1985)
  • Brighter than a Thousand Suns (1986)
  • Outside the Gate (1988)
  • Extremities, Dirt and Various Repressed Emotions (1990)
  • Pandemonium (1994)
  • Democracy (1996)
  • Killing Joke (2003)
  • Hosannas from the Basements of Hell (2006)
  • Absolute Dissent (2010)
  • MMXII (2012)
  • Pylon (2015)

References[change | change source]

  1. Killing Joke discography at Discogs
  2. What's THIS for...! at Discogs (list of releases)
  3. NME. Release The Bats - It's The 20 Greatest Goth Tracks. By Luke Lewis «  11. Killing Joke – Love Like Blood Aligning love and sex with blood is a standard goth trope, but Jaz Coleman's lyrics always cut deeper than the usual 'doomed romance' cliches. On this 1985 single, one of the few times KJ ever troubled 'Top Of The Pops', he uses martial imagery to create a sense of apocalyptic struggle.
    Most gothic moment: "Strength and beauty destined to decay". »
  4. Murray, Robin. "Killing Joke 2010 Uk Shows". Clash (magazine). « One of the first bands to be labelled 'gothic' Killing Joke helped inspire a movement that has travelled across the world. »
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Extremities at Discogs.com". Retrieved 18 November 2009.
  6. "Pandemonium". Retrieved 19 November 2009.