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KILLING JOKE - New Album Out In October, Lyric Video Released

Killing Joke are on a mission to take their music of resistance to a whole new level with their forthcoming, already the 16th studio album entitled Pylon, to be released on 23rd October via Spinefarm Records. With the original line-up of Jaz Coleman, Geordie, Youth and Big Paul continuing to hold firm, the band will be headlining shows around the world, starting with a UK run in October.
Pylon was produced in the UK and Prague by the band and Tom Dalgety, whose credits include the hugely successful Royal Blood album, and isn't designed to accompany a quiet night at home in front of the fire; Pylon is very much music as ritual – raw, uncompromising and precisely-targeted lyrically, with the artwork put together by regular band associate Mike Coles, the designer behind the very first Killing Joke album. As for the album's title, says Youth: "It's simple... Stark brutal industrial suicide... This is the third in a triptych of albums, Absolute Dissent, MMXII and now Pylon... heavy and uncompromising, bleak dystopian lyrics, as well as some visionary celebration... lots of black pain emotion. To be honest, we remain genre blind so our music will always cover a vast spectrum of influences, from disco right through to heavy metal and beyond...I believe we delivered 15 tracks for the new album, and it could have been a lot more..."
"This record really showcases the power of Killing Joke," continues Jaz. "I remember we once jammed with German outfit Can, and I don't remember hearing Can..." Difficult, perverse and willfully unpredictable, Killing Joke continue to be a group that actually stands for something; Youth will tell you it's "honesty, commitment and illumination", and the others will doubtless have ideas of their own, but one thing's for certain: what once seemed paranoid now seems downright prophetic, and for all of their adherence to darker hues, the future for Killing Joke seems bright... whether they like it or not.
To pre-order the album, limited editions and exclusive merchandise head to this location. The band released their first audio testimony, the track "I am The Virus", out of the album and you can hear it below in the lyric video form. Link