Ministry frontman Al Jourgensen’s country side project, Buck Satan and the 666 Shooters, will release its debut album on January 17. The disc, Bikers Welcome! Ladies Drink Free, also features Cheap Trick’s Rick Nielsen and Jourgensen’s Ministry bandmate Mike Scaccia on guitars, as well as Tony Campos (Soulfly, ex-Static-X) on bass. Jourgensen originally devised his [...]
Since founding influential industrial-metal band Ministry 30 years ago, Al Jourgensen–who is featured in our new, 100th issue as one of the 100 Greatest Living Rock Stars–has experienced almost everything it’s possible to encounter as a hard-living extreme-music-maker. With Ministry returning with a new album, Relapse, in March and supporting tour next year–plus Jourgensen’s psycho-country [...]
The three men of Chevelle—brothers Pete and Sam Loeffler and brother-in-law Dean Bernardini—are proud sons of Chicagoland. It’s where the troupe, whose hometown of Grayslake is about 40 miles north of the Miracle Mile, cut their musical teeth and developed the heavy-hitting, drone ‘n’ roll that can be heard on Chevelle’s 1999 debut Point #1 [...]
Legendary industrial metallers Ministry have announced that their reunion album, Relapse, will be released on March 30, 2012. The band has also been premiering a series of webisodes detailing the making of the upcoming record, with the latest one available to view below.
A new documentary detailing industrial metallers Ministry’s 1996 Sphinctour is to be screened at the end of this month and in October. Directed by Douglas Freel, Fix: the Ministry Movie follows the band during their world tour, exploring their adventures and excesses on the road, particularly those of frontman Al Jourgensen. Also featured in the [...]
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 [...]
Harmonix and MTV Games have announced that they're adding the Ministry classics "Jesus Built My Hotrod," "Stigmata," and "Thieves" to the Rock Band Music Store for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Wii on August 10. If you want to get them, look for Ministry Pack 02, which should be going for $1.99. All were taken from the original master recordings.
Ever since that creepy witch woman stared out from that field on the cover of Black Sabbath's first record, album cover art has been a vital part of the heavy-music scene—that’s why any diehard fan has at least a few T-shirts or posters emblazoned with their favorite cover images. In Revolver's new "The Art of Hard Rock and Heavy Metal" Special Issue—available on newsstands now—we’ve tracked down and interviewed the artists behind the covers of such landmark records as Led Zeppelin’s Houses of the Holy, Black Sabbath’s Heaven and Hell, Queen’s Queen II, Metallica’s Master of Puppets, Guns N’ Roses’ Appetite for Destruction, Pantera’s Far Beyond Driven, Korn’s Korn, Nine Inch Nails’ The Downward Spiral, Ministry’s Psalm 69, Lamb of God’s Ashes of the Wake, and many, many others. We’ve also unearthed all kinds of rare sketches, photo shoot outtakes, and alternate versions, taking readers through the whole creative process behind these iconic album covers. Get your copy now!!!