KILLING JOKE's forthcoming album, "The Death and Resurrection Show" (and not "Axis Of Evil", as erroneously reported last week), will surface in mid-June on the group's Malicious Damage label, distributed by Sony."The Death and Resurrection Show", KILLING JOKE's first release of new material since 1996's "Democracy", is produced and mixed by former GANG OF FOUR guitarist Andy Gill, who has also worked on albums by RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, THE JESUS LIZARD, BIS and BOSS HOG. Artist Mike Coles, who's worked on all KILLING JOKE releases, is creating the album cover art. As previously reported, the drum tracks for the album were laid down by FOO FIGHTERS frontman/ex-NIRVANA drummer Dave Grohl during the last week of March at Grandmaster Studios in Hollywood. "[Dave's] done his thing and it sounds amazing," KILLING JOKE bassist Paul Raven told Rolling Stone. "He's on the entire record at this point. We also tracked three or four songs with John Dolmayan, the drummer from SYSTEM OF A DOWN, but since they're just compiling it now, we're not even sure what's gonna end up on the final version." Grohl, who is said to be a huge KILLING JOKE fan, has no plans to tour with the band, like he did with QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE last year in support of their Interscope album "Songs For The Deaf" after contributing drum tracks to that release. KILLING JOKE plan to tour this summer and hit some of the European festivals, including Reading.
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