Spinefarm Records / Universal
"Considering it's supposed to be the end of the world in a short time, it gives me great pleasure to announce a new singles album with some real rarities on it, shortly followed by a new studio recording. The book ‘Letters From Cythera’ is coming out, and yes, gigs are starting in March. Have a great 2012 and fuck the Mayans! After all, their calendar didn't predict their own demise…” - Jaz Coleman
‘Letters From Cythera’ is available to purchase here: www.pledgemusic.com/jazcoleman
Killing Joke celebrate their 35th anniversary in style, commencing in 2013 with the release of ‘The Singles Collection 1979-2012’ and a world tour starting in Europe. This important year will also see the band release a new studio album.
With a fierce intelligence plus a thirst for esoteric knowledge that matches a music that is visceral and almost spiritual in its primal spirit, Killing Joke are like no other band. This is a group who came out of punk and then set out on one of the most remarkable and idiosyncratic journeys ever.
The Singles Collection 1979 -2012, on Spinefarm/Universal captures their ever-evolving story with a series of dark, apocalyptic songs, they have successfully combined disco and funk and a shamanic wisdom with the dark side of the punk fall-out.
Their influence has been enormous, with an unlikely roll-call of musicians taking their cues from the KJ catalogue – from Nirvana to most modern American metal to many DJs and dance music mavericks… few, however, coming close to the band’s innate power.
Killing Joke, with their original line-up of Jaz Coleman, Geordie, Youth & Big Paul continuing to hold firm, have signed a brand new deal with Spinefarm, and will soon set about recording a third studio album for the label. The release date of this new studio album is likely to be late 2013.
Killing Joke 'The Singles Collection 1979 – 2012' is released on three formats - DL, Limited Edition CD and Super Deluxe Edition.
The Super Deluxe version will be released on the bands site via Spinefarm / Universal in conjunction with PledgeMusic. To order the Super Deluxe go to : http://www.killingjoke.com/pledgemusic
The 3CD version will then be available to order via Amazon.co.uk, Play.com and other good retailers within the next week.
3 x CD - 33 career-spanning singles over 2 CDs + a third disc of rarities, including previously unreleased studio tracks.This 3 x CD version will be strictly limited in number, reverting to 2 CDs containing the singles tracks.
Super Deluxe - this limited edition package includes:
*Hand-numbered hinged-lid 'cigar box' made from 1500mcn black-lined rigid board finished with matt print retrospective artwork.
*33 career-spanning CD singles plus selected B-Sides in full-colour card wallets featuring original artwork.
*Rarities disc, including previously unreleased studio tracks.
*32-page perfect-bound book including rare photos, archive notes, band commentary.
*Poster designed and personally signed by long-time Killing Joke artist/champion, Mike Coles, printed on 250gsm silk art.
*Aluminium screw-top branded cigar tube containing original wrappers of cigars smoked by Jaz Coleman & Paul Raven during the recording of the 'Hosannas From The Basements Of Hell' album.