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Ministry Are Nearly Done With Another New Album To Follow “Moral Hygiene”


Ministry‘s time off the road amid the pandemic proved to be prolific with two new Ministry albums and a Lard album having all come together. The first of those offerings will be the fifteenth studio album “Moral Hygiene“, which is headed for an October 01st release date on Nuclear Blast. According to the band’s frontman Al Jourgensen, work has already begun on that album’s eventual follow-up.

He recently told Loudwire of that and how he spent his pandemic downtime:

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“I felt like Jack Nicholson in The Shining before I got crazy and tried to axe my girlfriend — ‘All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy…’

Seriously though, there was nothing to do. We took weekends off, but for 52 weeks we just kept recording and we wound up with this album and also finished up a new Lard album. We haven’t had a Lard album in forever and I’m still waiting on some tracks from Jello [Biafra]. We recorded here, then [Jello recorded] vocals in San Francisco and sent them back.

We also started working on a new Ministry record [to be released after Moral Hygiene] that we’re almost done with. Until we can go on tour, I just keep working. What else am I going to do? If I stay in the studio, the local crime rate stays down.”

There’s no word yet on a release window for that release.

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