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Martin Atkins (PiL, Killing Joke) appears on new Planet B song & podcast (listen)

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Planet B with Martin Atkins (photo by Becky DiGiglio)

Planet B — the duo of Justin Pearson (The Locust, Retox, Dead Cross, Head Wound City) and hip hop producer Luke Henshaw — have shared another song from their upcoming self-titled album (due 11/23 via Ipecac), “Come Bogeyman.” This one features industrial rock veteran Martin Atkins (who’s played in Ministry, Killing Joke, Public Image Limited, Pigface, Nine Inch Nails, and others), and it’s another great example of Planet B’s ability to mix hardcore punk, hip hop, and industrial music in interesting, inventive ways. The song comes with a well-matched, creepy video (directed by Joana Lopes), and you can check it out below.

In conjunction with the release of this song, Justin Pearson also had Martin Atkins come on his ‘Cult & Culture’ podcast. It’s the podcast’s ninth episode, and here’s the synopsis:

Episode 9 of Cult and Culture features prolific drummer, professor, writer, record label owner, podcast host and coffee connoisseur, Martin Atkins. At 59 years old, and having played in bands such as Public Image Ltd., Killing Joke, Ministry, Nine Inch Nails, and Pigface, Atkins is as charismatic and energetic as ever as he recounts stories starting out as a working class boy from England whose work ethic got him into situations ranging from unbelievable, to hilarious, to legendary. He also discusses his current endeavors, including touring internationally in order to workshop ideas and gain insight from audiences with regards to his experiences in (and out of) PIL for an upcoming book.

As for that book, it’s called Memories – My Five Years In and Out of Public Image LTD. 1979-1985, and you can pre-order it and learn more about it at PledgeMusic.

A stream of the podcast episode premieres right here:

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