Al Jourgensen Discusses Ministry Reunion

…because Al is scary looking

By now, you’ve undoubtedly heard that Ministry have reunited for both a new tour and a new album. Now, Metal Hammer has landed a “WORLD EXCLUSIVE,” speaking with Al Jourgensen, who said the band’s new album would be called Relapse. Because no one else of note has released an album in the last five years called Relapse.

“While I was working on [the Buck Satan record], me and Mike Scaccia from Rigor Mortis fucked around to pass the time and we had like, five, six, seven songs and I didn’t really want to do anything with them but Mikey was like, ‘Dude these songs are awesome,’” says Al. “They weren’t country; they were more like Ministry. So he’s coming by in September and Tommy Victor’s coming by in October with Tony Campos and we’re gonna finish up and put out another Ministry album by Christmas called Relapse.

Just what the world needs. More Ministry tunes to rock out to and bash tea party cats to.

“I think this is actually gonna wind up being the fastest and heaviest record I’ve ever done,” says Al, actually making me think I might wanna hear this thing. Maybe.

“Just because we did it as anti-therapy therapy against the country music we would just take days off and thrash faster than I’ve done in a long time — faster than Mikey’s done in a long time,” says Al. “He just did a Rigor Mortis tour and said it was easy compared to this Ministry stuff so it’s gonna be brutal and it’s gonna freak a lot of people out.”

Buck Satan’s new album will be released digitally on November 11 through 13th Planet.

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