Posted in metal | movies | music on October 25, 2012

Killing Joke at Irving Plaza, December 2010 (more by Greg Cristman)
Killing Joke

The Death and Resurrection Show is a feature length music documentary charting the turbulent, dramatic and often unbelievable journey of the British post-punk industrial legends Killing Joke. The film brings together three decades of archive footage with two decades of never before seen new documentary footage and unprecedented access to the members of Killing Joke, their management, music producers, industry figures and associates.

The film explores the progression of the band and their music; the in-fights, splits, reformations, legal tussles and side projects into classical and trance music, but it also delves deep into the other side of Killing Joke and it's core members. Brought together by a ritual ceremony performed in London, the 30 year experience that followed saw them constantly experimenting with the ritual, esoteric and mystical in their lives and their music.

So far no release date for the doc that explores the world of these post-punk legends, though the filmmakers are still "aiming for" a 2012 release. Check out the trailer and a clip below.

Killing Joke does, however, have a U.S. release date for MMXII, the band's new LP which hits shelves on Tuesday (10/30) via Spinefarm. You can stream "In Cythera" below.

So far no gigs are set for KJ, but word is that the band may hit US shores in 2013. Until then, stream the new track and check out videos from the upcoming documentary below.


Killing Joke documentary; The Death and Resurrection Show trailer

Killing Joke music documentary film clip, The Death and Resurrection Show



Comments (20)

I love, love, LOVE this band and would be thrilled to see a documentary about their early days, subsequent impact and current influence...but the two trailers above (especially the first one) look like the filmmakers are trying to make a b-grade horror film.

Posted by Anonymous | October 25, 2012 5:02 PM

I love this band !!!

Posted by acompanhantes | October 25, 2012 5:13 PM

finally a doc about something relevant ...

Posted by Anonymous | October 25, 2012 7:27 PM

I'll save you the trouble: the singer thinks hes the joker, they wrote some awful new wave music in the eighties and then spend twenty fucking years griping that Nirvana stole one of their songs that they already stole from the Damned.


Posted by Anonymous | October 25, 2012 8:52 PM

from Wikipedia:

"Killing Joke have influenced many later bands, such as Nirvana, Ministry, Amen, Lamb of God, Nine Inch Nails, Porcupine Tree, Napalm Death, Behemoth, Amebix, Big Black, Slipknot, Opeth, Murderdolls, Godflesh, Scorn, Hole, Dead by April, Marilyn Manson, Tool, Prong, Metallica, Primus, Jane's Addiction, Soundgarden, Foo Fighters, Faith No More, Nick Harper, Blacklist, Shihad, Pitchshifter, Das Oath, Rammstein, and Korn, all of whom have at some point cited some debt of gratitude to Killing Joke."

true dat!

Posted by Anonymous | October 25, 2012 9:33 PM

Hey thanks for saying "Korn" and "Slipknot" in a thread about a good quality original band like Killing Joke.
But true as stated above the Damned stood alone and were pioneers.

Posted by Anonymous | October 26, 2012 3:46 AM

^ dumb as fuck right there

Posted by Anonymous | October 26, 2012 6:21 AM

8:52PM probably thinks Taylor Swift is a genius.

Posted by Anonymous | October 26, 2012 11:48 AM

New record was a let down from the last one in my opinion, but still has some decent tunes on it, and is still miles above most current stuff.

8:52-Not too clever, showing his age. :(

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Posted by consulta spc gratis | October 30, 2012 5:49 PM

oh shit didnt know we could pick up a poster afterwards! oh well, crazy show, short setlist but still worth it.

Posted by Download Google Chrome 2013 | December 10, 2012 7:01 PM

very good, this band is spectacular, much love to go to a concert of them, I wonder, when will come to Brazil? I'm here now waiting a long time and very anxious

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I love this band too.

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