Ashdown News - Killing Joke Return
The undisputed kings of industrial rock Killing Joke are back with a world tour now underway.
Youth's Ashdown Klystron 500 Head and Classic 810 Cabinet drove the band's stunning show at the London Forum this weekend as the four original members are reunited together again for the first time in 26 years.
Killing Joke, who formed in 1979, are a key influence on industrial rock. Their early music was described by critics as "quasi-metal ... dancing to a tune of doom and gloom," which gradually evolved over the years, incorporating elements of dance music, world music, gothic rock, though always emphasizing Coleman's "savagely strident vocals."
Finding modest commercial success, Killing Joke have influenced many later bands, such as Nirvana (whose intro for "Come As You Are" was stolen from a Killing Joke song), Ministry, Amen, Nine Inch Nails, Napalm Death, Amebix, Big Black, Tool, Prong, Metallica, Primus, Jane's Addiction, Soundgarden, Foo Fighters, Faith No More and Korn, all of whom have at some point cited some debt of gratitude to Killing Joke.
Bassist Youth is also one of the world's most respected producers, having worked with acts as diverse as U2, Take That, Paul McCartney, Guns'N'Roses, Dido, Primal Scream and The Verve
If you have the opportunity to see Killing Joke - don't miss it!
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