Industrial metal legends Ministry are gearing up to release their 13th studio album From Beer To Eternity, which will hit shelves on September 6th. Fans may remember that frontman Al Jourgensen previously stated that there would not be another Ministry record. However, Jourgensen recently said, “I had no choice.”
The 11-track album was recorded last December at Jourgensen’s 13th Planet in El Paso, Texas. Jourgensen produced the album, composed the music, and wrote the lyrics for each track. The sessions included drummer Aaron Rossi, bassist Tony Campos (Static-X), guitarist Sin Quirin, and guitarist Mike Scaccia, who died of a heart failure three days after the 18 tracks were roughly finished. Scaccia was performing with his band Rigor Mortis in Dallas, Texas.
Head on below for more information about the album as well as a video courtesy of Noisecreep that highlights the Seven Deadly Sins theme that will grace the cover art and promotional materials (be warned, the video is NSFW due to nudity). READ MORE
In an interview with The Gauntlet, Wayne Static has announced that Static-X is officially over once again. The group had reformed last year for the “Noise Revolution Tour” after the band’s hiatus in 2009 but the tour was cut short due to Static developing a hernia that required medical procedures.
Static explains, “I ended up developing this really bad hernia throughout the tour. And it kept getting worse and worse. It was from touring. I’m getting older and I guess I was pushing myself too hard; we were doing six shows in a row and all that kind of thing. I had a hernia belt on and I was shoving crap in there, trying to keep my guts from pushing out on stage. It was just getting worse and worse and worse, and it just got to the point where I couldn’t do it anymore, so I had to cancel the tour. And then I asked Tony if we could take a break on the deal. Obviously, if I’m not working, how am I supposed to pay him? I don’t shit money; I am not made out of money. So he pretty much told me to fuck off. He’s, like, ‘Boohoohoo, you have a hernia. Sorry. Give me my money.’ I told him, ‘Dude, give me a few months off to recuperate, and then we’ll start up the deal again.’ ‘Cause I wanted to keep touring. But he wouldn’t do it. Apparently, he was really pissed off because I said in some interviews that Static-X were never, like, all gret buddies and friends and all that kind of stuff, and we never hung out. So he told me, like, ‘Since you said we’re not friends, then why should I help you out?’ I’m, like, ‘Who gives a fuck? It’s business, dude.’ And that’s the truth — we weren’t friends; we never hung out. And there’s nothing wrong with that; there’s a lot of bands like that.”
He continues, “So that’s pretty much the end of it. Tony wouldn’t give me the break. I had to go have my surgery and take my time off, and he wouldn’t give me the break, so the deal lapsed, the deal’s done, Static-X is done. The end. No more Static-X.”
The full interview can be seen here. READ MORE
Static-X has risen from the beyond and will be hitting the road this summer! The first leg of tour dates can be seen below. Tour support will come from Davey Suicide and 9 Electric. The tour will kick off at the Ink Life Tattoo Convention in El Paso, Texas. More dates will be announced over the next weeks.
Original bassist Tony Campos will not be joining the tour and a replacement has not yet been named. Campos comments, “I’m proud of my years with Static X, and want to see the name of the band stay alive and well. I hope that all of our fans will continue to support both Wayne and I in our individual endeavors.”
Wayne Static comments, “I had a great time over the past few years doing my Pighammer album and solo tours, but it’s time to get Static-X back on the road. I can’t wait to tear it up with some old school Evil Disco!” READ MORE
Remember that incredible Spider-Man video game that came out a few years back as a companion to the second Sam Raimi film? Well, Marvel is at it again, developing a brand new, open world concept game to be released with the upcoming Amazing Spider-Man film. Now you can swing around New York City like a maniac in your blue and red tights like you’ve always wanted. Check the trailer from Marvel below.