Ministry Announce November Headlining Dates

Ministry have announced some headlining shows around their tour with Slayer. Here’s the dates:

11/01 Pensacola, FL – Vinyl Music Hall
11/13 Flint, MI – Machine Shop
11/19 Lawrence, KS – Granada Theatre
11/23 Garden City, ID – Revolution Center (feat. Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals)

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Ministry Recruit Former Tool Bassist Paul D’Amour

Ministry have announced the addition of former Tool bassist Paul D’Amour to their lineup. He will be taking over for Tony Campos, who is leaving the group to focus on Static-X.

Frontman Al Jourgensen told Revolver the following about meeting D’Amour in 1992:

“I used to live with Timothy Leary, and he had given me these bottles of liquid LSD to bring on tour. I’d put two drops in my bottle of whiskey that I’d bring onstage. I’d drink about half the bottle during a show. So we were on Lollapalooza in ’92, I think it was San Francisco, and when we came offstage there were these two guys who were like, ‘Great show, dude!’

So I gave them my bottle of Bushmills, but I forgot that I had put LSD in it. So they drank it and they were tripping balls for, like, two or three days. They didn’t know what was going on and they were freaking out. They were ready to call suicidal hotlines. It turned out to be Paul and Maynard from Tool! … But he actually thanked me for that moment because he said it really got Tool going into being a psychedelic band. Pretty cosmic, right?”

D’Amour is already in the studio working on new Ministry material and he will be taking the stage with the band during their upcoming European/UK tour.

Ministry’s “The Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Taste” To Receive New Vinyl Pressing

Ministry‘s “The Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Taste” will be receiving a new vinyl pressing on May 24. The effort will be available on clear and black mixed 180 gram vinyl (limited 1500) through Music On Vinyl.

Ministry Announce European/UK Tour

Ministry have announced a summer European/UK tour. You can find the dates for that run below.

Tour Dates:

06/16 Nickelsdorf, AUT – Novarock
06/17 Lindau, GER – Club Vaudeville
06/18 Strasbourg, FRA – Laiterie
06/20 Clisson, FRA – Knotfest
06/22 Dessel, BEL – Graspop
06/23 Nijmegen, NET – Doornroosje
06/25 Oslo, NOR – Vulkan Arena
06/26 Aarhus, DEN – Voxhall
06/27 Hannover, GER – Pavilion
06/30 Berlin, GER – Huxleys
07/02 Bristol, UK – SWX
07/03 Glasgow, UK – SWG3
07/04 Birmingham, UK – O2 Institute
07/06 London, UK – Shepherd’s Bush Empire
07/07 Paris, FRA – La Machine du Moulin Rouge
07/09 Bochum, GER – Matrix
07/10 Prague, CZE – Roxy
07/11 Budapest, HUN – A38
07/12 Timisoara, ROM – Rock La Mures
07/13 Kosice, SLO – Collosseum Club
07/15 Riga, LAT – Melna Piektdiena (with Dying Fetus)
07/16 Tallinn, EST – Rock Cafe (with Dying Fetus)
07/17 Tampere, FIN – Pakkahuone (with Dying Fetus)
07/19 Gavle, SWE – Gefle Metal Festival

Ministry’s Al Jourgensen Hits The Studio With Kill The Noise

Ministry’s Al Jourgensen and Kill The Noise have hit the studio together to work on an “exciting project.” This is just the latest venture for Jourgensen, who is also working on a new Ministry album, a new live release, and possible Lard and Revolting Cocks reunions.

[via The PRP]

Ministry Joined Onstage By Dave Navarro (Jane’s Addiction) For First Live Performance Of “(Everyday Is) Halloween” In Over 30 Years

During Ministry’s December 20 show at The Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles, CA, the band were joined onstage by Dave Navarro (Jane’s Addiction) for the first live performance of “(Everyday Is) Halloween” in over 30 years. Al Jourgensen claimed it was the track’s live debut, but Setlist.fm says it was performed 10 times before, most recently in 1987.

[via Blabbermouth]

Ministry To Hit The Studio In January

During a recent interview with Consequence Of Sound, Al Jourgensen confirmed that Ministry are planning to hit the studio on January 1 to begin recording their new album. On top of that, he also said that he may be making new music with Revolting Cocks and Lard (his side project with former Dead Kennedys frontman Jello Biafra).

Jourgensen said the following:

“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 [1988’s] ‘[The Land Of] Rape And Honey’ — and just record a bunch.”

He also added that the recording may take awhile due to him getting “sidetracked” with Lard and Revolting Cocks:

“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 his plans with Lard, he said:

“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.”