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Godflesh - 100% match to Killing Joke

Genres: Heavy Metal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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The Godflesh partnership was inaugurated by Justin Broadrick (guitar/vocals) and G. Christian Green (bass) in 1988, when the former left the venerated (by UK radio presenter John Peel, at least) hardcore industrial trio, Head Of David. Green had formerly served time in industrialists Fall Of Because, and Godflesh were completed by the addition of a drum machine. A self-titled E Read more

Ministry - 88% match to Killing Joke

Genres: Eclectic Electronic & Ambient Heavy Metal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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‘The difference between Ministry and other bands is that we sold out before we even started.’ Alain Jourgensen (7 October 1958, Havana, Cuba) began producing music under the Ministry name in the early 80s in Chicago, but was unhappy with the Euro-pop direction in which his record company (Arista Records) pushed him for 1983’s With Sympathy, later describing it Read more

New Model Army - 88% match to Killing Joke

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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With their roots embedded in the punk era, New Model Army were formed in Bradford, Yorkshire, England, in 1980, and immediately outlined their manifesto by naming themselves after the Sir Thomas Fairfax/Oliver Cromwell revolutionary army. The band was formed by Justin ‘Slade The Leveller’ Sullivan (Buckinghamshire, England; guitar/vocals), a former platform sweeper Read more

Skinny Puppy - 72% match to Killing Joke

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Industrial band Skinny Puppy, from Vancouver, Canada, are widely regarded as a forceful influence on the development of the genre in the late 80s, counting Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor among their loudest advocates. The principals behind the band are cEVIN Key (as this multi-instrumentalist prefers to call himself) and Nivek Ogre (Kevin Ogilvie), the band’s singer Read more

Peter Murphy - 69% match to Killing Joke

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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11 July 1957, Northamptonshire, England. The former Bauhaus vocalist set out on his solo career after a brief period as half of Dali’s Car, with former Japan member Mick Karn (one album, 1984’s The Waking Hour). Murphy was already famous in his own right for appearing in a television advertisement for Maxwell audio tapes. His first solo output was a cover version o Read more

Revolting Cocks - 65% match to Killing Joke

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The history of the US rock act Revolting Cocks goes back to the mid-80s when Al Jourgensen (also Ministry) met Belgians Richard 23 and Luc Van Acker in a Chicago pool hall. Their first single was ‘No Devotion’, which made the PMRC’s ‘Naughty 9’ list on account of its blasphemy. The British Home Secretary Douglas Hurd later tried to prevent them entering Read more

Gary Numan - 60% match to Killing Joke

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Gary Anthony James Webb, 8 March 1958, Hammersmith, London, England. Originally appearing under the group name Tubeway Army, Numan enjoyed enormous success in the UK at the close of the 70s. His Kraftwerk / David Bowie -influenced electronic music saw Tubeway Army top the UK charts in May 1979 with ‘Are Friends Electric?’ By September 1979 Numan had abandoned the g Read more

Prong - 59% match to Killing Joke

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This US thrash-hardcore rock trio was formed in the mid-80s. Hailing from New York’s lower east side, the band originally comprised Tommy Victor (vocals/guitar), Mike Kirkland (vocals/bass) and Ted Parsons (drums), and caused an immediate stir with their first release on the independent Spigot label. Emotionally angry, lyrically brutal, Prong partnered a relentless assault Read more

Cabaret Voltaire - 57% match to Killing Joke

Genres: Dance Eclectic Electronic & Ambient Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, in 1972, and named after a 1930s Dadaist collective based in Zurich, this experimental, innovative electronic outfit proved to be a huge influence on later, more commercially successful bands such as the Human League, Depeche Mode and New Order. By the late 80s they were also recognised as a pioneering force on the UK’s dance music Read more

Magazine - 56% match to Killing Joke

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The Buzzcocks’ vocalist Howard Devoto (Howard Trafford, 1955, Manchester, England) left that band in January 1977, although he continued to be involved on the fringe of their activities for some time. In April he met guitarist John McGeoch (b. 28 May 1955, Greenock, Strathclyde, Scotland, d. 4 March 2004, London, England) and together they started writing songs. They fo Read more

Bauhaus - 52% match to Killing Joke

Genres: Eclectic Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Originally known as Bauhaus 1919, this Northamptonshire, England-based quartet was formed by Peter Murphy (11 July 1957, Northamptonshire, England; vocals), Daniel Ash (b. 31 July 1957, Northampton, Northamptonshire, England; vocals/guitar), David Jay aka David J. (b. David Jay Haskins, 24 April 1957, Northampton, Northamptonshire, England; vocals/bass) and Kevin Haskins (b Read more

Public Image Ltd. - 52% match to Killing Joke

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Public Image Ltd (PiL) was the ‘company’ formed by John Lydon (31 January 1956, Finsbury Park, London, England) when he left behind both the Sex Pistols and his previous moniker, Johnny Rotten, in January 1978. With Lydon on vocals, classically trained pianist and early Clash guitarist Keith Levene on guitar, reggae-influenced bass player Jah Wobble (b. John Wardle Read more

The Damned - 49% match to Killing Joke

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in 1976, this UK punk band originally comprised Captain Sensible (Raymond Burns, 24 April 1954, Balham, London, England), Rat Scabies (b. Chris Millar, 30 July 1957, Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey, England; drums), Brian James (b. Brian Robertson, England; guitar) and Dave Vanian (b. David Letts, England; vocals). Scabies and James had previously played in the unwieldy Read more

The Sisters Of Mercy - 49% match to Killing Joke

Genres: Eclectic Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s
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Amebix - 48% match to Killing Joke

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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A formative influence on Sepultura’s Max Cavalera, Amebix, despite their relatively low profile, were instrumental in the development of the ‘crust’ sound which blended elements of metal, hardcore and punk with uncompromising political lyrics, doomy portents and a commitment to an underground lifestyle that eschewed comforts in favour of squatting and drug and al Read more

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