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Killing Joke - Empire Song


On this date in 1982, Killing Joke released their fifth single, "Empire Song". It was backed by "Brilliant". The A side appeared on their third album, Revelations. The B side was a non-LP track. The single reached the #43 spot on the U.K. singles chart. When the song was performed on Top Of The Pops, frontman Jaz Coleman was absent, having fled to Iceland to contemplate the end of the world. He returned eventually. The London post-punk band disbanded in 1996 but re-formed a few years ago. The band is touring this year with frontman Jaz Coleman, of course.

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