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Ministry - 100% match to Killing Joke

Genres: Eclectic Electronic & Ambient Heavy Metal Heavy Metal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock 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 - 95% match to Killing Joke

Genres: Pop / Rock 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

The Sound - 87% match to Killing Joke

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Public Image Limited - 83% match to Killing Joke

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
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Public Image Ltd. - 83% 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

Bauhaus - 82% match to Killing Joke

Genres: Eclectic Pop / Rock 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

Chameleons (UK) - 77% match to Killing Joke

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in 1981 in Middleton, Manchester, England this highly promising but ill-fated band was formed by Mark Burgess (vocals, bass), Reg Smithies (guitar), Dave Fielding (guitar) and Brian Schofield (drums), although the latter was soon replaced by John Lever. After some successful BBC radio sessions, the band was signed to the CBS Records subsidiary Epic and released ‘In Read more

Alien Sex Fiend - 73% match to Killing Joke

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Essentially an alias for the eccentric Nick Wade, Alien Sex Fiend emerged as part of the early 80s gothic punk movement in the UK centred around London’s Batcave venue. Wade previously served time with obscure acts such as the Earwigs and Mr. And Mrs. Demeanour, before releasing two singles as Demon Preacher. This was shortened to the Demons for a third single, but like it Read more

Cabaret Voltaire - 72% match to Killing Joke

Genres: 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

Peter Murphy - 72% 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

Young Gods, The - 72% match to Killing Joke

Genres: Electronic & Ambient
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Skinny Puppy - 71% match to Killing Joke

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock 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

Stranglers - 69% match to Killing Joke

Genres: Pop / Rock
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The Stranglers - 69% match to Killing Joke

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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One of the longest-surviving acts from the British new wave explosion of the late 70s, the Stranglers first rehearsed in Guildford as early as 1974. Two years later, the full line-up emerged, comprising Hugh Cornwell (28 August 1949, London, England; vocals, guitar), Jean Jacques Burnel (b. 21 February 1952, London, England; vocals, bass), Jet Black (b. Brian Duffy, 26 Augus Read more

Sisters Of Mercy - 67% match to Killing Joke

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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A post-punk UK rock outfit whose flirtations with gothic imagery have dogged the public and media perception of them throughout an eclectic career. Taking their name from a Leonard Cohen song, the Sisters Of Mercy formed in Leeds, Yorkshire, England, in 1980, when Leeds and Oxford University drop-out Andrew Eldritch (Andrew Taylor, 15 May 1959, England; vocals) teamed up wit Read more


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