Al Jourgensen Discusses Ministry Reunion
Ministry frontman Al Jourgensen recently conducted an interview with Revolver‘s sister publication in the U.K., Metal Hammer, where the industrial-metal pioneer discusses the band’s reunion after calling it quits in 2008.
According to the heavily pierced Jourgensen, the band will be putting out a new album in December titled Relapse. The record will feature guitarists Mike Scaccia and Tommy Victor, Static-X bassist Tony Campos, Prong drummer Arron Rossi, along with keyboardist John Bechdel.
In support of the record, the band will also be heading out on the road for a scaled-down U.S. tour next year, as well as the festival circuit in Europe.
Also in the interview, Jourgensen explains the physical condition that led to him calling it quits back in 2008. ”I’d been throwing up blood for the last three tours and, like an idiot, I didn’t think there was anything wrong,” he says. “So I came back [off tour] and it got better for a couple weeks. Then in March 2010 I went into a seizure and bled-out 65 percent of my body, and they had to take me by ambulance to the ICU where I flatlined.”
Click to read the full Metal Hammer interview.