Ministry's 'The Last Dubber' Due Out In September
August 10, 2009
Ministry, arguably the most influential industrial band to date, punctuated the close of their 30 year recording career with 2007’s 'The Last Sucker'. Now comes the remix album, 'The Last Dubber', an appropriately beguiling album that dabbles in both trance and metal.
'The Last Sucker' was greeted with a chorus of glowing reviews including Pitchfork proclaiming it “Ministry’s most exciting record since Psalm 69,” and Spin said Jourgensen “can still pile on the jackhammer beats and clever samples.” Following the album’s release Jourgensen and company embarked on the C U LaTour, which wrapped around the globe with sold out shows at each stop and is documented in the recently released 'Adios… Puta Madres' DVD/CD.
'The Last Dubber' track listing is:
1. Let’s Go (La Fin Du Monde Mix)
2. Watch Yourself (The Clocks Strike Thirteen Mix)
3. Life is Good (Neuroplasticity Mix)
4. The Dick Song (Straight Outta Lincoln Mix)
5. The Last Sucker (Icke Mix)
6. No Glory (Sandpaper Condom Mix)
7. Death & Destruction (A Vote of Non-Confidence Mix)
8. Die In A Crash (Point of Impact Mix)
9. End Of Days Part 1 (One Less Sparrow Mix)
10. End Of Days Part 2 (Extreme Mayan Makeover Mix)
11. Let’s Go (Dawn of Oblivion Mix)
12. The Last Sucker (Hardware Revamp Mix)
All tracks remixed by Clayton Workbeck of RevCo with the exception of “Let’s Go (Dawn of Oblivion Mix)” by John Bechdel (Killing Joke, Ministry, False Icons) and “The Last Sucker (Hardware Revamp Mix)” by DJ Hardware.
'The Last Dubber' is the fourth in a series of remix records from Jourgensen’s 13th Planet Records. The previous albums being: Prong’s 'Power of Damn MiXXXer', RevCo’s 'Cocktail MiXXX', Ministry’s 'Rio Grande Dubya' and RevCo’s 'Sex-O MiXXX-O' (which is set for a Sept. 29 release).
RevCo Announce North American 'LubricaTour' For Fall 2009
July 15, 2009
For the first time in over 20 years, RevCo
(p/k/a Revolting C*cks
) will embark on a North American headline tour. The LuBriCaTouR
in support of the band’s early 2009 release, 'Sex-O Olympic-O'
, and the forthcoming remix record, 'MiXXX-O Olympic-O'
(more details coming soon).
Long known as the eclectic and tongue-in-cheek side project of Ministry’s Al Jourgensen
, the seven-week tour kicks off in Jourgensen’s
hometown of El Paso, TX with a Sept. 10 performance at Club 101. RevCo’s
touring line-up for this trek includes: Josh Bradford
, Simple Shelter
), Sin Quirin
), Clayton Worbeck
, Simple Shelter
), Aaron Rossi
) and Stevie Banch
is set to appear at a handful of outings as noted below.
Orchestrating the madness is a legendary master of the unceremonious who will be unveiled in mid-August. Appropriately enough, RevCo
has invited Blownload
as their special guest, as well as Canadian cyberpunks, Left Spine Down
, to kick off the evening.
Let the LuBriCaTouR
Presale Tickets: http://tickets.allaccesstoday.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=557
(* = w/ Al Jourgensen
9/10 - El Paso, TX - Club 101 *
9/12 - Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theater
9/13 - Denver, CO - Gothic Theatre
9/14 - Ft. Collins, CO - Aggie Theatre
9/15 - Salt Lake City, UT - Club Vegas
9/17 - Couer D'Alene, ID - The Grail
9/18 - Seattle, WA - Studio Seven
9/19 - Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw Theatre
9/20 - Portland, OR - Dante's
9/23 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore
9/25 - San Diego, CA - Brick By Brick
9/26 - Tempe, AZ - The Clubhouse
9/27 - Los Angeles, CA - House of Blues *
10/01 - San Antonio, TX - White Rabbit
10/02 - Oklahoma City, OK - Diamond Ballroom
10/03 - Kansas City, MO - The Beaumont
10/04 - St. Louis, MO - The Firebird
10/06 - Chicago, IL - House of Blues *
10/07 - Detroit, MI - Blondie's
10/08 - Cleveland, OH - Peabody's
10/09 - St. Thomas, ON - Venue TBA
10/10 - Ottawa, ON - Babylon
10/11 - Montreal, QC - Venue TBA
10/12 - Toronto, ON - Venue TBA
10/14 - Pittsburgh, PA - Rex Theater
10/16 - Worcester, MA - The Palladium
10/17 - New York, NY - Irving Plaza *
10/18 - Baltimore, MD - Ram's Head Live
10/20 - Jacksonville, FL - Jackrabbit's
10/21 - Orlando, FL - Firestone
10/22 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Revolution
10/23 - St. Petersburg, FL - The State Theatre
10/24 - Charlotte, NC - Tremont Music Hall
10/25 - New Orleans, LA - The Parish Room @ House of Blues
10/30 - Austin, TX - Emo's
'8 Songs To Die For' Soundtrack Details Announced
December 17, 2008
After Dark Films
and Primary Wave Special Markets
are proud to announce they will be releasing the first branded soundtracks in conjunction with Horrorfest III
“Eight Films To Die For
) on January 5th, 2009.
Debuting in 2006, After Dark Films’ Horrorfest
“8 Films to Die For
®”, is a one-week national film festival that celebrates all areas of the horror genre. In its first year, Horrorfest
became the first film festival in history to break into the Top 10 at the national box office, grossing over $2.5 million.
Based on the highly successful “Eight Films To Die For
” series, Primary Wave
will be releasing '8 Songs To Die For'
, featuring songs inspired by the bloodcurdling movies that make up Horrorfest III
- the biggest horror film festival in the USA. The digital releases will include some of the best metal and hardcore bands such as Walls of Jericho
"), Bleeding Through
"), and Revolting Cocks
("Keys to the City
"), among others.
'8 Themes To Die For'
will contain songs and scores from the feature films in Horrorfest III
; this year’s lineup includes: "The Broken
," "Dying Breed
," "Butterfly Effect 3
," "From Within
," and "Perkins’ 14
Primary Wave’s Jonathan Platt
and Jonathan Miller
, the team that produced the successful Saw
soundtracks, selected the songs on both '8 Songs To Die For'
and '8 Themes To Die For'
"Primary Wave Special Markets
is thrilled to be releasing a musical companion inspired by Horrorfest
,” says Rob Horowitz
, COO of Primary Wave Music Publishing
. “We’re proud to have our music compliment this year's crop of amazing films.”
Adds Courtney Solomon
, President & CEO of After Dark Films
: “Music plays a vital role in film. These soundtracks are just another way to give fans more of what they love about Horrorfest
After Dark’s Horrorfest
has created successful brand extensions in the form of the annual Miss Horrorfest
) and the feature film contest in partnership with the filmmaker community site Massify
'8 Songs to Die For'
1. "Let's Go" - Ministry
2. "Holler" - Blue October
3. "Keys to the City (Vegas Mix) - The Revolting Cocks
4. "The Prey" - Walls Of Jericho
5. "Box of Fantasy" - G Tom Mac
6. "Confess" - Too Pure To Die
7. "Death Anxiety" - Bleeding Through
8. "Glory Kingdom" - The Number Twelve Looks Like You
'Saw V' Soundtrack E-card Available Online
October 14, 2008
An e-card for the upcoming 'Saw V'
movie soundtrack has been made available online at this location
'Saw V Soundtrack'
1. Trap Attacks - Charlie Clouser
2. True Believer - Testament
3. Death And Destruction (Remix) - Ministry
4. What's Next (The Blood and Sand Mix) - Filter
5. Thanks Again, Again - The Almighty
6. The Banishment - Prong
7. The Dawning Of Doom - Die Krupps
8. Power Player - Clutch
9. ugLi - Skinny Puppy
10. Strangers - William Control
11. Unlaced - Emilie Autumn
12. Blood And Music - Fixmer/McCarthy
13. Wizard Of Sextown - The Revolting Cocks
14. Date Of Expiration (Expired) - Funker Vogt
15. What It Takes - Charlie Clouser
The 'Saw V Sountrack'
will be available in stores on October 21st.
Ministry Frontman, Lacuna Coil On Dave Navarro's 'Spread'
October 3, 2008
In the latest episode of Dave Navarro's 'Spread', guest Al Jourgensen, the legendary frontman of Industrial metal icons, Ministry, opens up about politics, his upcoming 50th birthday, and composing the music for the horror film, 'Wicked Lake'. Plus, musician Tommy Victor gives an update on Prong.
The episode will also feature a Live acoustic performance on Stage 5 by Italian goth-metallers, Lacuna Coil, performing their song 'Closer', from their most recent release, 'Karma Code'. Check out the clips below.
(16 news stories listed.)
YEAR FORMED: 1980
HOME TOWN: Chicago, IL
Al Jourgensen (vocals/guitar/programming)
Mikey Scaccia (guitar)
Bryan Kehoe (guitar)
John Monte (bass)
Mark Baker (drums)
Ministry's Al Jourgensen wasn't the first person to utter the phrase, "The more things change, the more things stay the same." But when you look at the whole aural enchilada that makes up the electro-metal avatar's career, the boomerang effect is simply brutal. Ministry's first platinum record, 1992's Psalm 69, sported "N.W.O.," a steel-fisted track peppered with samples of then-President George W. Bush's pronouncements of world domination. Ten years later, Jr. Bush is playing with his train set in the Oval Office, and the world is in turmoil. So, although the title of Ministry's second disc for Sanctuary, Houses Of The Mol�, invokes metal masters Led Zeppelin and traditional Mexican cooking, the content, however, is more deserving of the title All Fluxed Up. "There's a Republican in the White House," says Jourgensen, "and I only write good records when that's happening. The rest of them suck. I can't wait for Jeb Bush to run so I can write my next platinum record!" Clearly, Jourgensen is both a wiseguy and wise beyond his years as the fulcrum of America's premiere industrial-rock unit. Throughout his 20-plus year career, he's been challenging the expectations of his fans, his detractors and most of all, himself. Since starting out as a sonic one-man crime wave in Chicago's post-punk alt-rock scene in 1980, Jourgensen has left indelible marks on genres from dance music to death metal. From the throbbing noise of Twitch (1985), the original industrial-rock blueprint The Land Of Rape And Honey (1988), the proto-metal Psalm 69 and last year's plasma-burning Animositisomina, Jourgensen has always hitched a ride on his aural avalanche, without ever really knowing where it was going to end up taking him. Following the success of Animositisomina and its subsequent tour, Jourgensen's longtime partner, bassist/programmer Paul Barker, gave his notice and left the band. "Barker's leaving got my ass into gear, and I decided, 'I'm going to do a balls, punk-rock record;". So, the rock-n-roll wolverine returned to El Paso's Sonic Ranch, where Animositisomina was recorded, and home to Jourgensen's favorite mol . Now reconnected with guitarist Mike Scaccia, Jourgensen enlisted bassist John Monte (Mind Funk) and drummer Mark Baker (Fear) to help throw down Ministry's Houses Of The Mol�, fueled by a political annoyance at hand that significantly colored the proceedings. The same annoyance responsible for such buzzwords as "Patriot Act," "weapons of mass destruction" and, um, "strategery." "Down here in Texas, it's 'Bush-Bush-Bush' all the time," says Jourgensen. "It's pretty gross. It does piss us off. But it's cyclical. Here we go again: we've got another Bush in the White House. I don't care who you are, everyone's life has been changed by this guy." And Al's not paying lip service: He's aligned himself with the voter registration movement Punkvoter.com, and made many newswire services when he publicly called out Urban Outfitters chief Richard Haines for selling t-shirts reading VOTING IS FOR OLD PEOPLE. Says Jourgensen, "I think I've added a few more pages in my FBI file!" When you take a tour of the neighborhood where Houses Of The Mol� are located, you can tell Jourgensen didn't kick back for some light gardening. Ministry built this city on hate and bile -- and numerous nights surfing the White House website for soundbites. "No 'W'" is the first mortar fired in Ministry's sonic arsenal, with our President and Orff's Carmina Burana getting recontextualized for maximum evacuation. "Warp City" is a nitrous-burning rave-up that modifies the hot rod that Jesus built (if you catch the drift) with a sequel to Suicide's classic death vibe, "Frankie Teardrop." Ministry has added another wrist-snapping sequel to their "TV Song" series ("WTV") that's both chilling and hilarious. And "Wrong" may be the most scathing indictment of the current administration (check out the ominous Dubya soundbite in the bridge). There's a "W" in every title, and a whole lotta history in every spoon of venom. "There are a lot of in-jokes on this release," says Jourgensen about the Houses that Bush helped build on Ministry's tungsten foundation: "It's high in fiber - half the carbs and twice the protein." The June 22 release date isn't all that's going on in Ministry's immediate future. Ministry have enlisted guitarist Bryan Kehoe (Les Claypool's Frog Brigade) for their summer tour in support of the new disc. In addition, Ministry's notorious adjunct band, the Revolting Cocks, will be finishing a new album, Purple Head, intended for release on an internet-based label run by Jourgensen, in the style of the legendary Wax Trax! imprint he helped launch. These days, Jourgensen is feeling confident about his art, his role in today's music scene and the hopes of a new regime change in America. Wait, scratch that last line; Al is always ready for a fight. "Four more years of Republicans?," he asks. "We'll have a couple of platinum records, then. There just won't be an economy to sell them in."