The death of Ministry guitarist Mike Scaccia hit the metal community like a brick to the face last year, as Scaccia succumbed from heart failure after collapsing onstage while performing with his other band, Rigor Mortis. Although the news was tragic for his fans, it was infinitely more heartbreaking for Ministry frontman Al Jourgensen, who has just announced that due to his best friend's death, Ministry's next album, 'From Beer to Eternity,' will undoubtedly be the band's last.
As we reported earlier today, Ministry guitarist Mike Scaccia collapsed onstage last night (Dec. 22) while playing with his other band Rigor Mortis and passed away at the age of 47 shortly thereafter. In honor of his fallen bandmate, Ministry frontman Al Jourgensen has posted a eulogy on the band's Facebook page.
Metallica frontman James Hetfield is arguably the President of the 'Big 4' of thrash, but does he deserve to be the President of Heavy Metal? Hetfield has some pretty incredible statistics on his side, having sold over 100 million albums worldwide in the 30-plus years he's stood center-stage with Metallica.
Ministry's Al Jourgensen on New Album, Politics, More
We recently posted part of our exclusive interview with Ministry frontman Al Jourgensen, in which he claimed that the upcoming Ministry album is one of the "top 50 records of all time by any band." Luckily, that was only one of Jourgensen's golden moments during the interview. The Ministry mastermind also shared his thoughts on the current state of the Republican Party.
Ministry mastermind Al Jourgensen is one of the most charismatic and fascinating characters in the world of metal. Well known for making bold statements, Jourgensen told us during an exclusive interview that the upcoming Ministry disc 'Relapse' is one of the 50 best albums ever by any music act.
In December of last year, legendary Ministry frontman Al Jourgensen announced the impending release of his psycho-country side project, Buck Satan and the 666 Shooters. Now, the entire cowboy-core experiment 'Bikers Welcome, Ladies Drink Free,' is available for streaming online in advance of its Jan. 17 release date.