On the Day the Earth Went Mad release

Jaz Coleman/Ondrej Smeykal
Black & Red – ‘On the Day the Earth Went Mad’

Who’s mad about the world we currently live in? Jaz Coleman certainly is! He’s been mad about it his whole life.

If you’ve listened to/read any Killing Joke lyrics over the last 40-plus years, then our current circumstances will come as no surprise.

‘On The Day The Earth Went Mad’ is released today across all formats – limited edition numbered red vinyl 10”, digital single and a very small run of white label test pressings.

“The Black and Red project was born in Australia in 2010 when I set out to find the greatest virtuoso of the didgeridoo only to find the maestro of the instrument resided in Prague where I lived. Upon my return to the Czech Republic, I was introduced to Ondrej Smeykal. We ended up not just developing an ancient instrument but recording the Black and Red project (adding only Indian Harmonium) and an explosive duo was formed which could recreate the recording live perfectly. The funny thing is Black and Red only made sense after lockdown” explains the prophetic Jaz Coleman.

Who’s mad now?  We all are.


Mass volcanoes blocking out the sunlight
Frightened citizens giving up their civil rights
Chemical death dumps, geo engineering
Deforestation ecocide is nearing

On the day the Earth went mad

Criminal gangs resort to mutilations
Cults of death emerge in every nation
Lynch mobs blind to all humanity
Signs read in the entrails of our savagery

Hurricanes and tidal waves
Mutinies and mobs on the rampage
Activists and angry demonstrations
Neutralising all communications

On the day the Earth went mad

Crisis capitalists now our hidden masters
By stealth engineer disasters
Redirect the gulf stream flow
Blossoms in winter
And a summer snow

On the day the Earth went mad

Holograms in the ionosphere
Keep the public in a state of fear
Microchipped zombies on the street
Numbed by Gwen Towers (by the elite)
Scientists searching for a black hole
Reflections of the human soul

(it was)

On the day the Earth went mad

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