For the first time since 2015’s Pylon, Killing Joke are gearing up to release new music. The long-running post-punk band have announced a four-track EP called Lord of Chaos, due out on the 25th of March, which features new mixes of “Big Buzz” and “Delete” (from Pylon), as well as two new songs: the title track “Lord of Chaos” and “Total”.
Listen to the title track “Lord of Chaos” below:
In the interim, Killing Joke’s members have been keeping busy: Youth collaborated on a dub remix project with anarcho-punk legends Crass; last March, Jaz Coleman and Geordie Walker unearthed 1993 recordings made with New Order’s Peter Hook, and released K÷93 (CADIZ Music). In October 2020 the band celebrated the 40th anniversary of their debut.
This new release will be followed by a UK spring tour featuring the classic Killing Joke line-up of Jaz Coleman, Paul Ferguson, Geordie Walker, and Martin “Youth” Glover, as well as festival appearances this summer. Killing Joke’s website has more ticket details for eager fans.
Preorder the Lord of Chaos EP here.
Killing Joke tour dates
March 28: Tramshed, Cardiff, UK
March 29: Rock City, Nottingham, UK
March 31: O2 Academy, Bristol, UK
April 1: O2 Academy, Liverpool, UK
April 2: O2 Institute, Birmingham, UK
April 4: Albert Hall, Manchester, UK
April 5: Boiler Shop, Newcastle, UK
April 6: Barrowlands, Glasgow, UK
April 8: O2 Academy, Leeds, UK
April 9: Eventim Apollo Hammersmith, London, UK (with Brix Smith)
June 3: Mystic Festival, Karkow, Poland
June 17: Graspop Metal Meeting, Dessel, Belgium
June 19: Hellfest, Clisson, France
June 24: Hellfest, Clisson, France
Aug. 14: Bloodstock, Derbyshire, UK