KILLING JOKE will release their new album, "Hosannas from the Basements of Hell", on March 3, 2006 via Edel.
Commented bassist Paul Raven: "We recorded the album in Prague at Faust Studios and it sounds amazing, Jerry Kandiah engineered the record and we are producing ourselves these days... (no change there then). I must say that I am proud of Jaz [Coleman, singer] and Geordie [guitarist], Benny [drummer] and Reza [keyboardist] as everyone has stepped to the plate and delivered beyond expectation. We feel it is some of the best work we have ever done under the banner KILLING JOKE."
"Hosannas from the Basements of Hell" track listing:
01. This Tribal Antidote
02. Hosannas From The Basements of Hell
06. Walking With Gods
(+ hidden track "Judas Goat")
Regarding KILLING JOKE's stint as the opening band for MÖTLEY CRÜE on the U.K. leg of their tour in June 2005, Raven said, "The MÖTLEY CRÜE tour was a fucking joke and we hated it. There was problem after problem and a whole bunch of bullshit from the business end to get through that made the whole experience pretty draining all round. We overcame adversity and 'kicked ass,' as those morons would say. Always got time for [Nikki] Sixx, he's a true geezer with low end to spare, but the rest can go hang. Our crew excelled and CRÜE's stage crew were accomodating, but the headaches outweighed the fun, and as usual, that usually means destruction and chaos in return from our end, culminating in MÖTLEY's manager getting knocked out in London. Well done that, man! We drank a lot and went fucking mental non-stop, ending up in London with debts and a hangover like you wouldn't believe."