by Rob Sperry-Fromm

photo: Killing Joke at Irving Plaza in 2013 (more by Fred Pessaro)

Legendary and influential British band Killing Joke are preparing to release their 16th studio album, Pylon. It comes out October 23 on Spinefarm, and they've already released two tracks, "I Am the Virus" and "Euphoria," which give a taste of the heavy, forward-driving industrial sound that defined a lot of Killing Joke's classic output. They've already announced European tour dates, and North American dates ... ARE NOW ANNOUNCED TOO. As is the case these days, Pylon is being offered in a variety of formats, including limited-edition translucent magenta vinyl, and a double-disc CD with five bonus tracks. Pre-orders come with an instant download of "I Am the Virus" and are available now. Album art and tracklist are below.

Below, you can check out a trailer for that vinyl, as well as streams of the two tracks from Pylon and a list of all announced tour dates.


Strictly limited to 1000 copies, see inside our 180 gram translucent magenta vinyl with lenticular gatefold sleeve. Half of these have already gone, but claim yours at now.

Posted by Killing Joke: Official on Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Killing Joke - I Am The Virus

Killing Joke - Euphoria

Killing Joke Pylon

Killing Joke - Pylon tracklist
01 Autonomous Zone
02 Dawn Of The Hive
03 New Cold War
04 Euphoria
05 New Jerusalem
06 War On Freedom
07 Big Buzz
08 Delete
09 I Am The Virus
10 Into The Unknown

CD Bonus Disc
01 Apotheosis
02 Plague
03 Star Spangled
04 Panopticon
05 Snakedance (Youth 'Rattlesnake Dub' Remix)

Killing Joke -- 2015 Tour Dates
Oct 23 HMV London, United Kingdom
Oct 25 Cardiff University Students Union, Cardiff, United Kingdom
Oct 25 HMV - signing Cardiff, United Kingdom
Oct 26 Brighton Concorde 2 Brighton, United Kingdom
Oct 27 Exeter Lemon Grove Exeter, United Kingdom
Oct 27 HMV - signing Exeter, United Kingdom
Oct 28 Rock City Nottingham, United Kingdom
Oct 28 Fopp - signing Nottingham, United Kingdom
Oct 30 O2 Academy Oxford Oxford, United Kingdom
Oct 31 The Institute Birmingham, United Kingdom
Nov 01 The Ritz Manchester, United Kingdom
Nov 03 O2 ABC Glasgow, United Kingdom
Nov 04 Leeds Beckett Students Union Leeds, United Kingdom
Nov 06 Roundhouse London, United Kingdom