Following the tragic news over the weekend that Mike Scaccia, guitarist for both Ministry and Rigor Mortis, died after collapsing onstage during a Fort Worth, Texas, gig by the latter band, an official cause of death has been revealed.
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.
Ministry and Rigor Mortis guitarist Mike Scaccia has died at the age of 47 after collapsing onstage at a performance in Fort Worth, Texas, on Saturday night (Dec. 22). The musician had been performing with thrash metal veterans Rigor Mortis at the Rail Club when he suddenly fell to the ground after suffering a heart attack. Classic Rock magazine reports that one of the band's members returned to the address the crowd, stating only, "It doesn't look good." Scaccia was rushed to the hospital, but passed away soon after.
Ministry were scheduled to perform last night at Bataclan in Paris, France, but ended up interrupting their show mid-set, then subsequently cancelling it, due to frontman Al Jourgensen being hospitalized.
Industrial metal legends Ministry have just released their second music video from the band's latest album, 'Relapse.' After the unveiling of the '99 Percenters' video, frontman Al Jourgensen goes back into the realm of Alfred Hitchcock's 'Vertigo' for Ministry's video for 'Ghouldiggers.'
Ministry have just released the official video for the single '99 Percenters.' Written as a modern day protest for the pro-Occupy movement, '99 Percenters' is the first single released from the upcoming album 'Relapse.'
Ministry mastermind Al Jourgensen talked with radio host Full Metal Jackie over the weekend. The veteran rocker talked about the upcoming Ministry album 'Relapse,' politics, his Buck Satan project and more. If you missed Jackie's show, check out her Q&A with Jourgensen below:
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.
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