Ministry Announce Breakup with 'From Beer to Eternity' LP
While still without a firm due date, the album is reportedly schedule for a September release. Ministry worked on 18 riffs over 19 days in December, with Jourgensen joined by collaborators Mike Scaccia (guitar), Sin Quirin (guitar), Tony Campos (bass) and Aaron Rossi (drums). Tragically, this was shortly before longtime Ministry member Scaccia's unexpected passing.
"This was one of the most creative Ministry tracking sessions ever. The band was on fire!" Jourgensen told Noisey. "We were having fun, we were coming up with great ideas and experimenting with everything we've ever wanted to do, from Stones-y blues to dub and, of course, heavy guitar-based rock. It was too easy. No fighting, no problems. Nothing goes that well without the floor eventually falling out."
Following Scaccia's death, Jourgensen set about finishing the December sessions with co-producer Sammy D'Ambruoso. "I locked myself in my studio and turned the songs we had recorded into the best and last Ministry record anyone will ever hear. I can't do it without Mikey and I don't want to. So yes, this will be Ministry's last album," he said.
Ministry don't plan to tour, but they may play a one-off show. Jourgensen will promote the album in the press, and will release an authorized biography called Ministry: The Lost Gospels According to Al Jourgensen on July 9 via Da Capo Press.
See the tracklist below, and scroll past that to watch a making-of documentary about From Beer to Eternity. It features clips of the song "Thanx but No Thanx."
From Beer to Eternity:
1. Hail to His Majesty
2. Punch in the Face
4. Perfect Storm
5. Fairly Unbalanced
6. The Horror
7. Side FX include Mikey's Middle Finger (T.V.4)
8. Lesson Unlearned
9. Thanx But No Thanx
10. Change of Luck
11. Enjoy the Silence
NewsJul 08, 2015
Exclaim!'s Top 27 Albums of 2015 So Far
With 2015's midway point (ever so slightly) in the rearview, we've decided to take a look back at what already feels like a banner year for ...
NewsDec 04, 2014
Ministry Hit Canada on 2015 North American Tour
While we're still waiting to find out if Al Jourgensen will bring his rumoured Dubweiser to light anytime soon, the singer has confirmed tha...
NewsJul 29, 2015
YACHT Announce New LP Via Google Maps
Here's something for YACHT fans look forward to. With the use of a billboard and some Google Maps coordinates, the Los Angeles-based electro...
NewsJul 28, 2015
Zombi Get Back to "Prog-Inclined Rock Roots" for 'Shape Shift'
Coming off the recent re-release of Zombi's Anthology, the Pittsburgh instrumental outfit have revealed they'll have a full-length of brand ...
NewsJul 24, 2015
Robyn's La Bagatelle Magique Detail 'Love Is Free' Mini LP
Earlier this year, Swedish pop singer Robyn introduced us to her latest project La Bagatelle Magique — a collaborative group featuring...
NewsJul 22, 2015
Braids Book Canadian Shows on North American Fall Tour
Braids are currently short-listed for the Polaris Music Prize for their album Deep in the Iris, and as they await the September 21 gala to f...
NewsJul 20, 2015
Martin Gore Preps Remix EP
Depeche Mode member Martin Gore has announced plans to issue a remix EP to complement his recent self-titled debut as MG, and you might be a...
NewsJul 20, 2015
Chvrches Book North American Tour
Scottish synth-pop trio Chvrches have announced that their album Every Open Eye will be out on September 25 via Universal Music Canada/Glass...