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The Top Stories of 2011

The Top Stories of 2011

Black Sabbath, the West Memphis Three, Dave Mustaine and Metallica, and more! Look back on the crazy year that was…

Dillinger Escape Plan’s Ben Weinman Remixes Lacuna Coil for ‘Underworld: Awakening’ Soundtrack

Dillinger Escape Plan’s Ben Weinman Remixes Lacuna Coil for ‘Underworld: Awakening’ Soundtrack

Dillinger Escape Plan guitarist Ben Weinman has contributed a remix of Lacuna Coil’s new single “Trip the Darkness” for the soundtrack to the upcoming film Underworld: Awakening. The album also features remixes of tracks from a host of other bands including Evanescence, Ministry, and Linkin Park. The bulk of the remixes have been carried out […]

Ministry Reveal Cover Art for New Album and Release Date for First New Original Song in Four Years, “99 Percenters”

Ministry Reveal Cover Art for New Album and Release Date for First New Original Song in Four Years, “99 Percenters”

In support of the “occupy movement,” Ministry will release the new song “99 Percenters” on iTunes on Dec. 23 and stream the track on their Facebook site starting Christmas day. The song, which comes from the band’s upcoming album, Relapse (out March 23; see cover art below), is a rally cry for all of the […]

Ministry Main Man Al Jourgensen’s Country Side Project to Release Debut in January

Ministry Main Man Al Jourgensen’s Country Side Project to Release Debut in January

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 […]

Ministry’s Al Jourgensen Shares His Top Five Tips for Signed Musicians

Ministry’s Al Jourgensen Shares His Top Five Tips for Signed Musicians

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 […]

Chevelle’s Pete Loeffler Picks His Top Five Chicago Rock Bands

Chevelle’s Pete Loeffler Picks His Top Five Chicago Rock Bands

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 […]

Ministry Set March 30 Release Date for ‘Relapse’; Latest Making-of Webisode Available

Ministry Set March 30 Release Date for ‘Relapse’; Latest Making-of Webisode Available

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.

‘Fix: the Ministry Movie’ to Be Screened in September and October

‘Fix: the Ministry Movie’ to Be Screened in September and October

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 […]

Al Jourgensen Discusses Ministry Reunion

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 […]

Ministry Added to “Rock Band” Video Game

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.