As the Doomsday Clock hits 100 seconds to midnight, the original Killing Joke lineup announces the Lord of Chaos EP, marking their first new material in seven years. Killing Joke confirms that all hope is probably lost—or at least missing—with their first new studio material in over seven years.
Enter the Lord of Chaos EP, featuring two brand new recordings, plus two re-workings of songs from the confrontational UK band’s last studio album, 2015’s Pylon.
“I’ve never known anything like the time we are living in now; not since the Cuban Missile crisis but now in comparison we have multiple flash points. Lord of Chaos is about complex systems failure, when technology overloads and A.I. misreads the enemies’ intentions,” says Dr. Jaz Coleman.
The Lord of Chaos EP will be available on CD, digital, and three vinyl formats.
LORD OF CHAOS EP TRACKLISTING:
“Lord of Chaos”
“Big Buzz” (Motorcade Mix)
“Delete In Dub” (Youth’s Disco 45 Dystopian Dub)
Tracks 1 and 2 were produced by Killing Joke and mixed by Tom Dalgety and they set the tone for the band’s next studio album, currently being worked on in Prague.
Meanwhile, Tracks 3 and 4 give a fresh spin to numbers from the Pylon album — “Big Buzz” having been re-mixed by Dalgety and Nick Evans, and “Delete” getting the full dub treatment courtesy of Killing Joke’s Youth, who has a longstanding reputation in this area.
Killing Joke is very much music as ritual—raw, uncompromising and precisely-targeted lyrically; and Dr. Jaz Coleman, Geordie, Youth, and Big Paul, founding fathers of the group and an ongoing influence on both alternative music and (counter) culture in general, show absolutely no signs of mellowing.