Ministry’s Jourgensen To Stop Making Ministry Albums

Al Jourgensen

Wait — haven’t I heard this somewhere before?

In a new interview, Ministry mainman Al Jourgensen says he’s finally done making Ministry albums, which is something he had previously said. So, let’s wait and see.

“I’m not doing another after this,” says Al. “Ministry is a lot different than all the other side projects I do. Ministry is very labor intensive (laughs), there’s a lot of thinking going on, whereas the other projects, we just get drunk and jam and figure it out later.

“It’s like the Buck Satan record is completely mayhem,” he says. “That’s what’s great about that; it kind of replaces Revco for me in the sense of having a party atmosphere for music. Whereas Ministry is, like I said, labor intensive and a lot of thinking going and a lot of production, it’s just too much, man. I can’t sustain that for that long, but the other projects are just a gas.”

Later in the interview, Al reiterated that Relapse, the Ministry album that comes out in March, is it.

“No more man, I’m serious,” says Al. “I know you’ve heard this from me before but that was for health reasons, this one I’m healthy, I can’t do these kinds of intense albums anymore. I’d rather just jam and get drunk with a bunch of hillbillies.”

Good. Have fun there, Al.

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About Chris Harris

Chris Harris is an internationally-published music journalist and writer whose work has appeared on the pages of Rolling Stone, IFC, Revolver, Alternative Press, and Radar. The former news editor for Noisecreep, Harris also served as co-host for the site’s weekly podcast, “Creep Show." Before that, he spent four years writing for MTV News.