MINISTRY mainman Al Jourgensen‘s new project, SURGICAL METH MACHINE, recently released their debut album via Nuclear Blast Records. The band has released a lyric video for their rendition of the DEVO classic “Gates Of Steel”
Surgical Meth Machine was recorded primarily at Jourgensen‘s home studio in Burbank, California with his longtime engineer Sam D’Ambruoso.
In an October 2015 interview with In The Loop magazine, Jourgensen stated about how the idea for SURGICAL METH MACHINE came about: “You know, [guitarist] Mikey [Scaccia] died a couple of years ago, from MINISTRY, and I just figured, like, nah, it’s time to quit. I don’t want to have John Bonham‘s kid playing drums for us and having replacement parts forever; that’s just not my scene. So I just figured, ‘All right, let’s stop this. Let’s do some other stuff.’ And not only that. I found that it was really unburdensome to not have the MINISTRY moniker or expectations and just do something like whatever the fuck we want. I mean, the band’s name is SURGICAL METH MACHINE. It’s not like we’re gonna be on Top 40 radio and on ‘The Voice’ and ‘American Idol’. [Laughs]”
He continued: “I understand it’s not a real commercial project for us, it’s not gonna put bank in my wallet, but it was a lot of fun to do, in that sense — of just not having the constraints of the expectations of what you’ve done for twenty years. So this is… It’s kind of new stuff. It’s pretty cool. It sounds like kind of MINISTRY, but it’s a different level. It’s like I literally just put my foot on the gas pedal for this record.”
American Industrial Metal Juggernaut Ministry led by Al Jourgensen have announced a co-headlining U.S. tour with experimental rap trio Death Grips. The tour kicks off at The Palladium in Worcester, MA on October 13 and will hit Pittsburgh, Seattle, […]
Ministry mainman Al Jourgensen’s new project, Surgical Meth Machine, released their debut album last year via Nuclear Blast Records. In honor of the “sweet leaf” and Uncle Al’s appreciation of the before mentioned wondrous herb, the band has […]