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KILLING JOKE has been a huge influence on what we do at CVLT Nation! Their DIY approach, their independent spirit, their revolutionary politics – Killing Joke has been a pioneer in underground music since day one. They recently announced their massive 40th Anniversary tour which we know many of you

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Hey Mont, thanks for talking with us! When did your journey of documenting Killing Joke start? I’d been ‘promoting’ the band as a DJ since about 1981, including the exchange of a couple of handwritten letters to Jaz – his returned with silver ink on black paper! This was a

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London’s Circuit Breaker have returned with their second LP for long running avant punk label Harbinger Sound. Hands Return To Shake is an intriguing mix ov electronics that reminds me ov early cabaret voltaire and the gothic punk ov Killing Joke or Bauhaus. The band is a duo made up

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Who was the biggest punk promoter on the West Coast during the 80’s? Hands down it was GOLDENVOICE, because they brought in the biggest bands to huge venues with prices that kids could afford.  They had some of their raddest shows at the Olympic Auditorium in Downtown L.A., plus they

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Frank Jenkinson started taking photos of Killing Joke before the band had even formed. In 1978, he was flatmates with the girlfriend of drummer Big Paul Ferguson and had started taking snapshots of a band that Paul was in with local keyboardist Jeremy “Jaz” Coleman — the Matt Stagger Band. Dissatisfied

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“If the radiance of a thousand suns Were to burst at once into the sky That would be like the splendor of the Mighty One […] I am become Death, The shatterer of worlds.” – Robert J. Oppenheimer, Los Alamos, New Mexico, July 16, 1945, quoting the Bhagavat Gita after witnessing

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