To celebrate the recent release of MMXII – fifteenth studio album from legendary UK band Killing Joke – IHRTN presents a 5-day marathon of all things KJ!
Up next – a collection of music from various side projects/other bands involving members of Killing Joke.
Murder, Inc. was a short-lived industrial metalsupergroup formed in 1991, featuring members of Killing Joke and vocalist Chris Connelly. Murder, Inc. consisted of Connelly; Killing Joke members Geordie Walker, Paul Raven, and Martin Atkins; former Killing Joke drummer“Big Paul” Ferguson; and Killing Joke live keyboardistJohn Bechdel. Unsurprisingly, Murder, Inc.’s musical style is quite similar to contemporaneous Killing Joke.
Pigface was formed from Ministry‘s The Mind is a Terrible Thing to Taste tour, which produced the In Case You Didn’t Feel Like Showing Up live album and video. For the tour, Al Jourgensen brought Atkins, Nivek Ogre and Chris Connelly. Also on the tour was Rieflin, regular Ministry drummer at the time. While Atkins enjoyed the dynamic of playing with a second drummer, he felt that the lineup was capable of doing much more than being, what he has frequently called, “a Ministry cover band.” Once the tour was over, Atkins and Rieflin decided to continue working together and recruited several of their tourmates from The Mind Is a Terrible Thing to Taste tour. Pigface was born with the intention of keeping a revolving-door style collaboration with many experimentally-minded musicians, many of whom, especially early on, had recorded for the influential industrial music record label Wax Trax!.
Glitch / Son Of A Glitch – an hour long video features live performances from over 15 shows plus an exclusive look behind the scenes: backstage, on the bus, and in the studio.