Four musicians from some of the most influential metal, hard and indie rock circles have joined forces to form the High Confessions. Planting their roots in Chicago, the band consists of Chris Connelly (Ministry, Revolting Cocks, Killing Joke), Steve Shelley (Sonic Youth), Sanford Parker (Minsk, Nachtmystium, Buried at Sea), and noted recording engineer Jeremy Lemos (Smog, Stereolab, Jim O'Rourke). At the moment, there are zero audio clips circulating around the Internet, but you can expect their full-length debut, 'Turning Lead Into Gold With the High Confessions,' this summer from Relapse.

Killing Joke, Ministry and Revolting Cocks all have history together. Noisecreep had checked in with Ministry last September to discuss the probability of the Cocks to continue touring while Ministry hands in its towel. Stereolab may not often be found in the same sentence as metal, but the name stands out in history as one of the most popular post-rock bands of the 1990s. Doom metal favorites Minsk have been around for nearly a decade now and have released their last two studio albums with Relapse.