Published Sep 21, 2010Since forming in the late '70s, legendary English group Killing Joke have left a lasting impact in the worlds of punk, hardcore, indie rock and goth with their inimitable brand of post-punk. Though the group's original line-up disbanded in 1983, the band has continued to exist in some form for 32 years. Since the passing of later-era bassist Paul Raven in 2007, however, the original line-up has returned and made a brand new album.
The record is called Absolute Dissent and sees the original quartet of Jeremy "Jaz" Coleman, "Big" Paul Ferguson, Kevin "Geordie" Walker, and Martin "Youth" Glover entering a studio together for the first time in 27 years. The resulting record is Absolute Dissent, the first studio album from the band in its various forms since 2006's Hosannas from the Basements of Hell.
Absolute Dissent will be released on November 16 via Spinefarm Records. The release is also meant to commemorate 30 years since Killing Joke released their self-titled debut in 1980. The record will be available on CD or two-coloured vinyl, as well as in a deluxe double disc set called Absolute Respect. The second disc in that set includes Killing Joke covers from Metallica, Amen, Helmet, Econoline Crush, Dead by April, Nine Inch Nails, The Mad Capsule Markets, Nouvelle Vague, Fear Factory, Foo Fighters and Kotiteollisuus.
1. "Absolute Dissent"
2. "The Great Cull"
3. "Fresh Fever From The Skies"
4. "In Excelsis"
5. "European Super State"
6. "This World Hell"
8. "The Raven King"
9. "Honour The Fire"
11. "Here Comes The Singularity"
12. "Ghosts Of Ladbroke Grove"