Hosannas from the Basements of Hell is the twelfth studio album by English rock band Killing Joke, released on 3 April 2006 by record label Cooking Vinyl. The album title refers to the location of the album recording. The band recorded the album in "Hell", the darkest basement studio at Studio Faust Records run by Richard "Faust" Mader in Prague, Czech Republic. They made extensive use of Faust's vintage recording equipment from the late 1970s to achieve the atmosphere of the album.
I harbour thoughts of killing you Pour petrol on you and then on me But then i walk down the stairs And killing joke waits for me there Then we play - go psycho. With sticks and stones and bones beneath our homes we face ourselves Hosannas rising from the basements of hell. Anger that poisons my heart Eating your liver and heart Like voodoo just play until you bleed Lost in the noise i am free I'm not a murderer yet I'm not a murderer yet.
The saddest element of "Hosannas From The Basements Of Hell" is that this was to be the final KJ contribution by Paul Vincent Raven who passed away much too soon a year later. Hosannas" may be somewhat darker in tone than other Joke albums, a concept the band was aiming at, but it does not tone down the high-levelled energy and powerful performances from all the contributing band members. If at the first listen you aren't convinced, let multiple re-listenings reveal the deviantly delicious subtleties hidden from the first level, oozing forth from the lower basement.
I think their debut is their best. This band seems quite eclectic, as my feeble brain cannot comprehend what they could possibly sound like. I was surprised at how good this album actually is. You're right. Killing Joke are not usual. They do things differently, and it sounds great. Boognish August 24th 2009. This album is brilliant. jamepic699 November 8th 2011.
Band Name Killing Joke. Album Name Hosannas from the Basements of Hell. 版公司 Malicious Damage. 1. This Tribal Antidote. 2. Hosannas from the Basement of Hell. Erscheinungsdatum 2006. Labels Malicious Damage Records. Musik GenrePost-punk. Mitglieder die dieses Album besitzen5. Hosannas from the Basements of Hell. 6. Walking with Gods. 7. The Light Bringer.
That album seethed with metallic fury (propelled by an awesome performance from Dave Grohl on drums), where "Hosannas" relies more on Geordie's wall-of-sound washes of hollow-body guitar, repetitive and droning verses, and Coleman's ragged shaman voice. The production at first seems jarring - the guitar seems overdriven, almost too loud, and Coleman is hoarse, manic, buried, shouting like an explorer lost in a snowstorm. Give it a couple listens, though, and break out the headphones. It all makes sense shortly. KILLING JOKE are a must, and "Hosannas From the Basement of Hell" is one of their best, hearkening back to the raw nerves of their youth, exorcising demons.
|1||This Tribal Antidote||4:15|
|2||Hosannas From The Basements Of Hell||5:53|
|6||Walking With Gods||8:37|
|Special Bonus Content|
|Video1||Hosannas From The Basements Of Hell||4:13|
|Video2||Filmed Killing Joke Interview||6:26|
- Bass, Design [Serpent Logo] – Paul Raven
- Drums – Benny Calvert*
- Effects [Atmospheres] – Reza Udhin (tracks: 6)
- Engineer [Mixing] – Mark (Angelo) Lusardi*
- Engineer [Recording] – Jerry "Wolfman" Kandiah*
- Guitar – Geordie Walker
- Keyboards, Vocals – Jaz (TBJ) Coleman*
- Mastered By – Dave Blackman*
- Painting [Paintings] – Victor Safonkin
- Percussion – Ronnie Barak (tracks: 3)
- Producer – Killing Joke
- Written-By – Walker*, Coleman*, Raven*
- Written-by [Strings], Recorded By [Strings], Liner Notes – The Black Jester
NotesColeman/Walker published by EG Music. Raven published by Bass Dog Music.
Mastered at Hilton Grove Mastering.
Cover/Back Inlay - Inhuman Rearing.
Inside booklet painting - Society Of Good Inventions And Hidden Aims
Dedicated to Dr. Sasek for mending band members.
℗ & © 2006 edel records GmbH under exclusive license from Cooking Vinyl Ltd.
Distribution: Edel Records
Made in Germany by optimal media production.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode (Printed): 4 029758 683729
- Matrix / Runout: manufactured by optical media production A647625-01
- Other (Label Code): LC 01666
- Other (Rights Society): GEMA/BIEM
- Other (SID Codes): iƒpi L573
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|MBB20004||Killing Joke||Hosannas From The Basements Of Hell (CD, Album)||Selecta, Cooking Vinyl||MBB20004||Brazil||2007|
|CKV-CD-4746||Killing Joke||Hosannas From The Basements Of Hell (CD, Album)||Cooking Vinyl USA||CKV-CD-4746||US||2006|
|OD 06.06.0841||Killing Joke||Hosannas From The Basements Of Hell (CD, Album, Enh)||Edel Records, Одиссей, Cooking Vinyl||OD 06.06.0841||Ukraine||2006|