The new Killing Joke album, MMXII, will be out on October 30, 2012 on Spinefarm Records.
The original lineup of Jaz Coleman, Geordie Walker, Martin “Youth” Glover and Big Paul Ferguson reunited in 2008, and have created a record so dark and powerful, reflecting the craziness happening around the planet.
The band had previously taken listeners on a journey with its sonic power within its sound, and Coleman’s lyrics taking on the ills of society and themes focused on the apocalypse.
Coleman recently caused a stir when he disappeared after a mysterious post on the band’s Facebook page came up on the day the band announced a tour with the Cult and the Mission. He later went missing, until he was later found living the Western Sahara, working on his book.
He comments on the end of the world theme:
“It’s in many different calendars – the great unveiling, the sky and the earth coming together. It’s a significant date. Everything is speeding up. It’s not just our minds shrinking. We are heading towards the Eschaton and no-one really knows what’s going to happen.”
Despite the commotion created by believers of this idealism, he shares his idea of positivity ahead.
“All the remote viewers I know, myself included, cannot penetrate beyond. This year is about getting our collective dreams in order, restoring the biosphere, the idea of well-being as opposed to economic growth, the idea of partnership and co-creation with fellow human beings, moving away from national boundaries and more towards what Schiller and Beethoven were saying in some of their work.”
“If we can concentrate on what it can be, the dream of clean streams, of re-forestation, of permaculture, of disengaging all the banks — identifying all the majority shareholders of the top 100 corporations and dismantling them. If we start dreaming of a fairer system and defining what an elite should be — an intellectual powerhouse and not international bankers.”
The track listing for MMXII is as follows:
MMXII Track Listing:
1. Pole Shift
2. Fema Camp
4. Colony Collapse
5. Corporate Elect
6. In Cythera
10. On All Hallow’s Eve