Contact Us

Ministry Unveil Title + Release Date for Thirteenth Studio Album

13th Planet Records

If “eternity” seems like too long, then would you settle for September? That’s when Ministry will be releasing their thirteenth studio album, ‘From Beer to Eternity.’ Frontman Al Jourgensen says that while concluding Ministry’s career had been discussed, after the events of the past year he had no real choice other than to record this disc.

Jourgensen began recording in the studio last December, calling in guitarists Mike Scaccia and Sin Quirin, drummer Aaron Rossi and bassist Tony Campos to fill out the lineup. But as the sessions continued, guitarist Mike Scaccia was felled by a fatal heart attack. At that point, 18 rough tracks had been recorded and the remaining band members were devastated by his loss.

“We have never, in the history of Ministry, ever had a tracking session like that before,” said Jourgensen. “Everything went so smoothly. It was surreal. And Mikey was so on fire and inspired and really a driving force for this record.” After attending the guitarist’s funeral, Jourgensen spent three months locked away in the studio determined to finish the effort.

“There was no choice,” said the frontman. “During the tracking sessions, Mikey was smiling and going, ‘You know what, Al? This is by far and away the best Ministry album we’ve ever done together. This is awesome.’ I’m super proud of ‘From Beer to Eternity’ because it’s my tribute to Mikey’s incredible talent, and I feel it honors him and all of the years we spent together making music.”

While many of the songs were written with Scaccia, the disc does include the track ‘Change of Luck’ that Jourgensen penned specifically about the guitarist’s heart attack and death. Other album highlights include the lead single ‘PermaWar,’ which drops on iTunes in late July, and such hard-hitting cuts as ‘Hail to His Majesty (Peasants)’ and ‘Punch in the Face.’

Ministry will offer the recording in a variety of formats and they also have some interesting takes on promotion for the album. Jourgensen’s two Labradors, Lemmy and Ozzy, will provide an ongoing “dog blog” that gives fans a glimpse inside the studio. Follow it on Facebook here. Pre-order details will be announced shortly via Ministry’s Facebook page.

In related news, Jourgensen is also prepping the release of his authorized biography, ‘Ministry: The Lost Gospels According to Al Jourgensen.’ It’s expected in stores July 9 va DaCapo Books. Fans can also look for the new two-disc DVD, ‘Ministry: Enjoy the Quiet — Live at Wacken 2012.’

13th Planet Records

Best of the Web

More From Around the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://noisecreep.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on Noisecreep quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Sign up for an account to comment, share your thoughts, and earn points to get great prizes.

Register on Noisecreep quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!