FANTASTIC 180 GRAM DOUBLE VINYL RE-ISSUE OF THIS CLASSIC OF ENGLISH POST PUNK, ALBUM FEATURES NEVER BEFORE AVAILABLE ON VINYL EXCLUSIVE TRACKS.
Killing Joke's third album, Revelations, produced by Conny Plank, was issued in 1982, and supported by a pair of performances on The John Peel Show and by the singles "Chop-Chop" and "Empire Song". The LP reached #12 in the UK Top albums. By 1982, members of Killing Joke, especially Coleman, had become immersed in the occult, particularly the works of occultist Aleister Crowley. In February of that year, Coleman, with Geordie and Youth following shortly after, relocated to Iceland to survive the Apocalypse, which Coleman predicted was coming soon. While in Iceland, Coleman and Geordie worked with musicians from the band Þeyr. After a few months, Youth decided there was no indication of the Apocalypse, and decided to relocate back to England. Youth then began the band Brilliant with Big Paul, but the latter defected and traveled to Iceland to rejoin Killing Joke with new bassist Paul Raven (previously of Neon Hearts and the rock / glam band Kitsch) in tow. After spending some time in Iceland, Killing Joke returned to England and began touring and recording again.