Now on sale: Killing Joke at The Limelight, Belfast, October 31
HAVING released their excellent new album Pylon late last year, veteran English rockers Killing Joke will shortly be back in Ireland for a pair of live engagements in Dublin (Sunday October 30, The Academy) and Belfast.
The post-punk agitators have been on a great run since reforming their original line-up of Jaz Coleman, 'Big' Paul Ferguson, Youth and Geordie back in 2008, releasing a trio of thunderous, impressively vital-sounding records.
"It's the third in this triptych of albums," explains bassist Youth of Pylon.
"Absolute Dissent was a group reforming its original template, so the music naturally referenced many aspects of the Killing Joke legacy, coming across like a ‘greatest hits’ compilation.
"MMXII was a heavy album, although very progressive. I’d say it was more focused and themed."
As for the latest, the title Pylon was apparently inspired by (what else?) "stark, brutal industrial suicide".
"It's heavy and uncompromising, bleak dystopian lyrics as well as some visionary celebration," expounds Youth.
"Lots of black pain emotion."
If that sounds like your idea of a party, you know where to be this Halloween night.
:: Tickets £18.50 on sale at 10am today via Ticketmaster outlets and Limelightbelfast.com.