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are an English rock band formed in October 1978 in Notting Hill, London, England. The original line-up included Jeremy Jaz Coleman (vocals, keyboards), “Big” Paul Ferguson (drums), Kevin “Geordie” Walker (guitars) and Martin “Youth” Glover (bass).
Their first album Killing Joke was released in 1980. After the release of Revelations in 1982, bassist Youth was replaced by Paul Raven. The band achieved mainstream success in 1985 with both the album Night Time and the single “Love Like Blood“.
A key influence on industrial rock, their early music was described by critics Stephen Thomas Erlewine and John Dougan as “quasi-metal […] dancing to a tune of doom and gloom”, which gradually evolved over the years, incorporating elements ofelectronic music, synthpop and gothic rock, though always emphasising Coleman’s “savagely strident vocals”. Killing Joke have influenced many later bands and artists, such as Metallica, Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden. Coleman and Geordie have been the only constant members of the band.
David Marinos was born in 1998 from Greek and Ukranian parents. He has traveled to Germany, Spain, Russia, France, America, and Greece. Interested in color and form from an early age he discovered his passion is art and pursuit it studying 3 years in the USA and now in Europe.
His work often uses classical imagery that is transformed and energised using decidedly non-classical colours and forms. He uses collage and glitch techniques on his own and found images to create a quickly expanding body of work which has a recognisable and consistent style but has un unexpected energy making it feel fresh and dynamic.
He has had solo exhibitions in California, USA in 2010 and Plovdiv Bulgaria Moroco Gallery in 2012. He was awarded a Scholastic News Award Silver medal from New York in 2011 and the Young Arts Award California in 2012.
He currently lives and works between Athens, Greece and Plovdiv Bulgaria.