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Ministry, ‘From Beer to Eternity’ – Album Review

Ministry, 'PermaWar'
13th Planet

Well, they’ve always said the third time is a charm, right? Ministry are back with their latest "final" album. After disbanding in 2008, mainman Al Jourgensen stated there would never be a reunion and that ‘The Last Sucker’ was indeed the last Ministry album. He said that Ministry takes up too much time, that he had six other bands he was responsible for, and could release seven albums in a year if he did not have to focus on Ministry. Two albums later, here we are with ‘From Beer to Eternity.’

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Ministry, ‘PermaWar’ – Exclusive Video Premiere

Ministry, 'PermaWar'
13th Planet

Ministry's 13th studio album, 'From Beer to Eternity,' is drawing ever closer to a worldwide release. Fans of Al Jourgensen's revolutionary industrial project have already been given access to the album's first single, 'PermaWar,' and now, along with our friends at Noisecreep, we're giving you the exclusive premiere of the 'PermaWar' music video!

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Ministry’s Al Jourgensen Recalls Giving Oral Sex to Male Band Member + Attacking Metallica

Al Jourgensen
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It's official … Ministry mastermind Al Jourgensen has overtaken Ozzy Osbourne as the master of insane stories. Actually, the debate is still open, but when comparing the two, this particular story from Jourgensen may tip the scales in his favor.

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Ministry Unleash New ‘From Beer to Eternity’ Single ‘Permawar’

Al Jourgensen
13th Planet

Ministry have just released the track 'Permawar,' the first single from the act's upcoming 13th studio album, 'From Beer to Eternity.' 'Permawar' was one of the last songs ever recorded by the late Mike Scaccia, who died Dec. 23 onstage while performing with his other band Rigor Mortis.

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Ministry’s Al Jourgensen Talks ‘From Beer to Eternity,’ Mike Scaccia, Gay Marriage + More

Al Jourgensen
13th Planet

When you're talking to Ministry mastermind Al Jourgensen, you never know what the man will offer. Always entertaining and confidant in his belief system, Jourgensen showcases his individualism whenever he speaks, and during our latest chat with Uncle Al, those sentiments were firing on all cylinders.

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Ministry’s Al Jourgensen Talks To Full Metal Jackie About His New Book + Upcoming Album

Al Jourgensen
13th Planet

Ministry mastermind Al Jourgensen was the guest on Full Metal Jackie's radio show this past weekend. Uncle Al talked all about his new book, 'Ministry: The Lost Gospels According to Al Jourgensen' and the b

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Tool Drummer Danny Carey Recalls Wild Events Involving Ministry’s Al Jourgensen

Danny Carey / Al Jourgensen
Frazer Harrison, Getty Images / 13th Planet

The authorized biography of Ministry mastermind Al Jourgensen was released on July 9 and the book features perhaps the most insane rockstar stories ever compiled. Jourgensen is in the same league as Ozzy Osbourne when it comes to wild experiences, and during our recent chat with Tool / Volto! drummer Danny Carey, we asked the percussionist to verify one of our personal favorite tales from the book.

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Ministry’s Al Jourgensen on His New Biography, Dying Multiple Times, Alien Encounters + More

Al Jourgensen
13th Planet

The "back-asswards" life of Ministry mastermind Al Jourgensen has finally been documented with incredible detail in the musician's official biography, 'Ministry: The Lost Gospels According to Al Jourgensen.' The authorized bio, co-written with author Jon Wiederhorn, recalls Jourgensen's many years of drug addiction, the recording sessions for each Ministry record and some of the most insane stories you've ever heard.

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Ministry’s Al Jourgensen Recalls Humiliating Limp Bizkit’s Fred Durst During Recording Session

Al Jourgensen / Fred Durst
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In the history of metal, which musician has the best stories to tell? Ozzy Osbourne comes to mind instantly, but Ministry's Al Jourgensen may have him beat. There are a million, "Did I just read that?!" moments in Jourgensen's new authorized biography, 'Ministry: The Lost Gospels According to Al Jourgensen,' but in a new interview, the industrial pioneer shares a great tale about making Limp Bizkit's Fred Durst get naked during a recording session.

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Ministry’s Al Jourgensen: If I Hadn’t Become a Musician, I Would Have Been a Teacher

Al Jourgensen
13th Planet

Ministry mastermind Al Jourgensen is a true conversationalist. We always love speaking with him, and the other day, we caught up with Jourgensen on the phone for about half an hour. We spoke with the musician about Ministry's upcoming album 'From Beer to Eternity,' his memories of late guitarist Mike Scaccia, alien encounters and much, much more, but perhaps the most fascinating part of our conversation was when 'Uncle Al' told us that if he wasn't a professional musician, he would like to be a teacher.

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