Supremely influential and still going strong after forty years the industrial, goth, electro quasi rock of Killing Joke has been pummeling senses without mercy throughout. Their musically out there approach to rhythm, riffs and imagery informing the careers of bands from Metallica, Nine Inch Nails to Soundgarden. This ribald eclecticism is no accident, frontman Jaz Coleman has written an opera for The Royal Opera House and had his compositions performed by Nigel Kennedy and Sarah Brightman, not to mention the five hundred word tome on permaculture published in 2014. The current lineup includes all four original members who may be much older but no less sharper, as the title of their world tour declares, Laugh At Your Peril. Tickets go on sale Friday 13th April.
Fri 9 Nov 6.30pm at O2 Institute, 78 Digbeth, Birmingham B5 6DY £tba academymusicgroup.com
Published on: Wed 29 Aug 2018