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Ministry Set Date For New Album Sessions, Lard & Revolting Cocks Reunions Also Planned


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Though they began ‘research and development’ for a new album earlier this fall, Ministry frontman Al Jourgensen has confirmed that official recording sessions for the band’s fifteenth studio album will commence on January 01st. Speaking with Consequence Of Sound recently, he said of the group’s forthcoming plans:

“This [fall] tour pretty much closes out our touring on ‘AmeriKKKant‘, and then we immediately, as of the first of the year, go into starting to record the new Ministry record. I have a studio in my house that is currently under construction to make it ready for next year. So when I go back, we’ll go right into production on a new Ministry record and just record for like the next six months, very similar to what we did for Rape And Honey, and just record a bunch. If Jello wants to come down to L.A. and sing a couple of songs…

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That’s why I don’t know how long the Ministry album will take, because we might get sidetracked, we might do side projects with Revolting Cocks or Lard. My neighbor right down the street is Gary Numan, so we may hook up together on some stuff. We just talked about that the other day. That may happen, so who knows, it may take a full year, maybe two years before the Ministry record comes out, but we start recording January 1st.”

As for Jourgensen‘s mention of Lard (his side project with Jello Biafra), Jourgensen stated earlier in the interview:

“…I have a feeling that next year, me and Jello Biafra are gonna do a couple of Lard songs. As a matter of fact, it’s not a feeling. I know that as a fact. So, we’re gonna kind of resurrect that.”

Lard isn’t the only side project that Jourgensen plans to resurrect in 2019 as he has also reconciled with Chris Connelly with the pair planning to work on new Revolting Cocks material in the new year as well. Earlier this month Jourgensen also spoke of mending fences with his former longtime Ministry bandmate Paul Barker, stating that they have been “talking about doing something in the very near future.”

Currently you can catch Ministry out on the below tour with Carpenter Brut and Alien Weaponry. Notably the final two shows In Los Angeles, CA will be recorded for a future live release.

11/27 Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theatre
11/29 Joliet, IL – The Forge
11/30 Cleveland, OH – Agora Theatre
12/01 Detroit, MI – Majestic Theater
12/02 Toronto, ON – Rebel
12/04 Rochester, NY – Anthology
12/05 Washington, DC – Fillmore
12/06 New York, NY – Irving Plaza
12/07 New York, NY – Irving Plaza
12/08 Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
12/10 Asheville, NC – Orange Peel
12/11 Memphis, TN – New Daisy Theater
12/12 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey
12/13 Houston, TX – House Of Blues Houston
12/14 San Antonio, TX – Aztec Theater
12/16 Phoenix, AZ – Marquee
12/18 San Diego, CA – House Of Blues San Diego
12/20 Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda Theatre
12/21 Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda Theatre

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