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I hate this mindset of human beings as human resources. It’s dehumanzing
terminology. Because people are SO important. We believe everybody is born
gifted. The life is the location of your God gift and the selfless execution
of your gift. The idea of personal sovereignty, that each and every one of us
can be King or Queen when we exercise our true will. Spiritually,
biologically, lovingly. – Jaz Coleman of Killing Joke.

I just saw the subversive as fuck Laetitia Sadier of legendary Stereolab
deliver a powerful yet so controlled set at a venue (the wonderful BSP Kingston) in my Upstate, NY city.
Always an activist in her music over the years, demanding and getting as much
attention from an audience or out of a subtle or quiet and poetic song as some
bands do through hollering, it was truly inspiring. One thing Sadier said in
her soft spoken but deep way at the show was how one of her songs “Find Me The
Pulse Of The Universe” was about how despite how small and perhaps immaterial
we may seem compared to the vast universe sometimes, we are all unique. She
brought real conviction to her show, whether discussing wealth disparity, how
it is good to nurture a long distance relationship in healthy ways if you
really love someone or pining for “glimpses of a world of pure thought that
few will ever know.”

Noise rock and post/punk or at times industrial metal legends Killing Joke
embody the idea of the unique personal and musical quest more than many other
bands combined, these same principles of fighting for actual creative and
human value that Sadier was espousing on stage in my town tonight. “New Cold
War” on brand spanking new rager Pylon is as relevant and emblematic of their
drive and style as anything in the group’s storied career (which dates back to
the year I was fucking born, 1978). Yep, Yankees won the world series. Killing
Joke was born and so was I, hahaha. 78′ was a good vintage!

The idea of knowing it is your absolute right to protect and fight for
your art and your right to experience the world through the lens of your own
journey and creations, to not settle for having the passion stomped out of you
by a dull or draconian society, is something I have spoken of at length lately
with some of the most amazing people I value most in my life, from avant garde
noise music/female comet Yasmine Kittles of Tearist via inspired
correspondence that has blown my mind and made me feel like the luckiest
person lately to a series of amazing artists like Brooks Blackhawk from the
very dark Atriarch or my dear, hard working friend (and former DIVEST bandmate) Sean Paul
Pillsworth of pop punkers The Red Owls dishing in a recent piece called Don’t
Break The Oath that we ran on this site about never giving up your vision.

Killing Joke have always stayed at the forefront of relevant political
discourse, cutting edge post-punk squall with hypnotic, throbbing bass and the
madman from the pulpit apocalyptic lyrics and truly unique voice of Jaz
Coleman. They have refined their sound to the essence of potency and it is
very apparent on the swirling, climbing ladder of growing intensity that
weaves through Pylon.

A composer, Permaculture advocate and avid student of philosophy who is
unafraid to chase his own demons where they take him, Coleman is a towering
figure of the underground.

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Industrial rockers October File have released a new scorching lyric video for their latest track “Heroes Are Welcome”. The song comes from the UK band’s killer new full length (with a Fiona Apple, Coheed and Cambria or Shai Hulud worthy mouthful of a title, haha) called The Application of Loneliness, Ignorance, Misery, Love and Despair: an Introspective Of The Human Condition.  I got carpal tunnel just writing that! I mean, it’s cool and all…and I guess you mentioned love. Is life only bleak? What is this, Game of Thrones, guys? How about mentioning some other nice things in life like sweet sixteens and lemon Italian ices or rollerskating and holding hands? Ok, so I guess you are a metal band and maybe that wouldn’t gel.

The October File continue to mine bad ass territory in the vein of Killing Joke and post-punk classic material crossed with a dark, urban and metallic anxiety.  Remember, kids…”The serpent of knowledge prays on your ignorance.”

Click HERE to enjoy this great new track.

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“I’m never short of ideas for music. Make your life colorful. Get on a plane. Go different places. Fulfill a few dreams or whatever. Live hard.”-Jaz Coleman.

Legends Killing Joke have done it all, but Jaz Coleman and company are set on showing the downtrodden world there is still somehow always MORE to do anyway. Defying defeatism and attacking the wounds of humanity and Mother Earth in song on their latest post-punk/thinking person’s rock release MMXII (Spinefarm/Universal), the band show that they are as potent as ever. Songs like the timely “Corporate Elect” and “Rapture” find the band current, thought provoking, electric and intoxicating as anything in their storied history of classic albums. There is no one quite like them. These are records you can profoundly live with.

Coleman spoke with Metal Riot’s Morgan Y. Evans about humanity’s need to live in harmony, the fatality of apocalyptic thinking and dream emphasis, past-lives, his symphonic career, the magic chemistry of Killing Joke, psychics and more! To say it was a lot to think about is an understatement, but we’d expect nothing less from one of the most brilliant performers of modern times.

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