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Pandemonium by Killing Joke


by Killing Joke


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Barcode: 0602435113029
Format: Vinyl
Media: Mint (M)
Sleeve: Mint (M)

“Pandemonium,” the ninth studio album by the English post-punk band Killing Joke, emerged on 2 August 1994, under Butterfly Records. Significantly, this release marked the band’s comeback after a substantial four-year hiatus, the longest break in their history. The return was notable not only for the revival of the band but also for the re-entry of founding member Youth, who took up the bass role, replacing Paul Raven.

An intriguing aspect of the album’s creation is that the vocal tracks for “Pandemonium,” “Exorcism,” and “Millennium” were recorded in the King’s Chamber of The Great Pyramid of Giza. This unique recording session was documented by director Shaun Pettigrew and is featured in the Killing Joke documentary The Death And Resurrection Show (2013), which delves into alleged paranormal experiences during the recording process.

Frontman Jaz Coleman conceptualised Pandemonium as an exploration of the external influence of Arabic music, evident throughout the album. This theme is complemented by Coleman’s personal perspectives on life, reflected in tracks like “Labyrinth” and “Pleasures of the Flesh.”

While the title track, along with “Communion” and “Whiteout,” became live performance staples, an interesting tidbit is the existence of an unreleased track, “Hallucinations of a Cynic.”

Released on 2 August 1994, under Youth’s record label Butterfly Records, Pandemonium achieved notable success. The singles “Millennium” and “Pandemonium” both secured spots in the UK top 40, contributing to the album’s status as Killing Joke’s best-selling work.

In 2005, Pandemonium saw a remastered reissue, featuring two additional tracks: a remix of “Another Cult Goes Down” and an experimental dub remix of the title track, “Pandemonium.”

A1 Pandemonium
A2 Exorcism
B1 Millennium
B2 Communion
B3 Black Moon
C1 Labyrinth
C2 Jana
C3 Whiteout
D1 Pleasures Of The Flesh
D2 Mathematics Of Chaos
Catalogue No.: SPINE511302
Barcode: 0602435113029
Genre: Electronic, Rock
Style: Industrial, Heavy Metal, Punk
Label: Spinefarm Records
Released: 2020
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, undefined

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