Far from allowing their 35th year as a band to pass in silence, Killing Joke are marking it in three very significant ways. First, they have a compilation of (not 35 but) 33 past singles dated between 1979 and 2012 to release via Spinefarm/Universal on 15 Apr. The quartet will also play live at Wales’ Hammerfest (15 Mar) and London’s Forum (16 Mar) as part of an international tour. Last but not least, they’ll release a brand new LP in “late 2013″.
Apparently back from his Christ-like spree in the Sahara desert, KJ frontman Jaz Coleman shares wisdom re the above, and the impending, Mayan prophecy-predicted apocalypse: “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. Have a great 2012 and fuck the Mayans! After all, their calendar didn’t predict their own demise”.
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