Ministry's Al Jourgensen turns 60 as "The Land Of Rape and Honey" celebrates 30 years; new tour kicks off November 21st
It’s a feat few thought could happen, perhaps most shocking to Al Jourgensen himself. The industrial godfather and founder of noise provocateurs Ministry turns 60 years old on October 9, surviving 12 American presidents, 37 years in the music industry and a whole lot of well-documented raucous behaviour in between.
The landmark birthday comes just two days before another Ministry milestone-the 30th anniversary of the band’s pioneering album, “The Land Of Rape And Honey,” which was originally released on October 11, 1988 and produced the hit single “Stigmata.” It went on to be certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America in 1996 and remains one of the band’s best selling albums.
A stylistic breakthrough for Ministry, “Land Of Rape And Honey” took a steep departure from the synthpop elements of the band’s previous albums, 1983’s “With Sympathy” and 1986’s “Twitch,” and incorporated heavier, more aggressive sounds showcasing Jourgensen’s studio prowess that married metal-inspired guitar riffs with heavy sampling, as well as chugging bass lines from then new member Paul Barker. The album is considered as setting the precedent of the industrial music genre and influenced a number of bands that would come out of the scene thereafter.
“Really, 30 years ago? It was the half-way point of my life, and as much as I like this record, it’s kind of a shame that some of the same topics I was railing about then (fascism) are still pertinent now,” says Jourgensen. “Time flies, but nothing changes.”
Hear Jourgensen talk more about the anniversary on an upcoming radio appearance on Dave Navarro’s Dark Matter Radio—his first interview as a 60-year-old! The program airs October 17 from 9-11 pm PST. Listen live on DashRadio.Com ALT-X station
Ministry continues to remain active in 2018, with the release of its latest album “AmeriKKKant” in March, decrying the current state of America’s political system and its mad man in charge. "This album provides FEMA-type relief for the devastation 'Hurricane Cheeto' has brought upon us,” says Jourgensen. Ministry will embark on the second leg of its North American tour beginning November 21 and continuing through December 21 with support from Carpenter Brut.
Confirmed tour dates include:
11/21/2018 - San Francisco, CA - The Warfield
11/23/2018 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Depot
11/24/2018 - Denver, CO - Fillmore
11/27/2018 - Minneapolis, MN - Skyway Theatre
11/29/2018 - Joliet, IL - The Forge
11/30/2018 - Cleveland, OH - Agora Theatre
12/01/2018 - Detroit, MI - Majestic Theater
12/02/2018 - Toronto, ON - Rebel
12/04/2018 - Rochester, NY - Anthology
12/05/2018 - Washington, DC - Fillmore
12/06/2018 - New York, NY - Irving Plaza
12/07/2018 - New York, NY - Irving Plaza
12/08/2018 - Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory
12/10/2018 - Asheville, NC - Orange Peel
12/11/2018 - Memphis, TN - New Daisy Theater
12/12/2018 - Dallas, TX - Gas Monkey
12/13/2018 - Houston, TX - House of Blues Houston
12/14/2018 - San Antonio, TX - Aztec Theater
12/16/2018 - Phoenix, AZ - Marquee
12/18/2018 - San Diego, CA - House of Blues San Diego
12/20/2018 - Los Angeles, CA - The Fonda
12/21/2018 - Los Angeles, CA - The Fonda
"It is crazy to think it's been ten years since we released this album," exclaims guitarist Francisco Haussmann. "I remember we just wanted to play as fast as possible and make a record without any overproduction or too much editing. We just wanted to bring the stench of the rehearsal room into the speakers and it turned out great. No metronome, no pre-recorded guitar tracks, just 1-2-3-4 go!"
Released May 2008 Ten Broken Codes hit the thrash scene with an almighty thud! A violent, cutting edge thrash attack well-received by both fans and critics and which ultimately landed the band their first foray outside South America. "This may not seem like a big thing to some," says Haussmann, "but for small band from Chile back then... it really was a big deal for us." Later the band would sign to Candlelight Records, record with legendary producers such as Russ Russell, release another two studio albums, two live albums, a live DVD, tour Europe, grace festival stages across the world... and as they say... the rest is history.
To mark the 10 year anniversary of the records release the band have teamed up with Sick Bangers to re-issue the album in vinyl format, strictly limited to 300 copies. This vinyl edition comes with a new layout, renewed artwork, never before seen pictures and a special vinyl mastering. "I'm pretty sure everyone will enjoy the new thick and warm sound of it; Audio Custom Studio did a great job and we are pretty excited and cannot wait for this vinyl to come out!"
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Saudi Arabian Black Metallers Al-Namrood release their latest track 'Asdaa Al Dmar', taken from their upcoming tenth anniversary album. Watch / listen here:- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1I8IZursets
Shaytan Productions congratulates Al-Namrood on their tenth anniversary release on their label.
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Oh wow! Back in 2008, Alestorm were mere newcomers and beginners - and yet they created a modern metal classic and a completely new subgenre. Captain Morgan`s Revenge marks the birth of Pirate Metal as we know it today and turned a couple of young Scotsmen into the hottest band the modern metal scene has to offer! Ten years later and sold-out shows all over the world, their boozy debut gets its well-deserved anniversary treatment and will be re-released on January 26th 2018 with Napalm Records!
Captain Morgan`s Revenge – 10th Anniversary Edition has received a fresh remix and remastering by original producer Lasse Lammert at his LSD studios and will be coming with a rejuvenated artwork. Alongside the 'Live At Summer Breeze' bonus disc, this re-release will be a true gem for all collectors, new fans and nostalgics alike!
The pirates about their upcoming Anniversary Edition:
"Oh wow! Can't believe it's been 10 years already since we made this record. We were all terrible musicians back then, and it was only thanks to the immense skill of our producer Lasse Lammert that we managed to salvage a passable bunch of songs. But anyway, it seems a bunch of you people seemed to like this album, so we decided to give it a bit of spit and polish for the 10th anniversary. NO, this is not one of those shitty 'brickwall' remasters that some bands do, and NO, this is not a re-recording by a bunch of disinterested and jaded old musicians. We've taken the original multitrack source material from 10 years ago (bad playing, cheap keyboards, awful vocals and everything), and just re-mixed the whole album to be punchier, tighter, more dynamic, and more sonically delightful than before. You probably won't even notice the difference! But it's there. And it'll sound awesome on vinyl, for the first time ever!"
Captain Morgan`s Revenge – 10th Anniversary Edition, coming as CD digi pack, LP gatefold and digital download, is now available for pre-order HERE!
After the band just returned from the US Vans Warped Tour as well as an extensive European run this year, Alestorm will continue to drop their anchor live on the following dates. Turn on your eyepatch and let the rum flow freely here:
25.11.17 MX – Mexico City / Cosa Nostra
26.11.17 CO – Bogota / Auditorio Lumiere
28.11.17 PE – Lima / Mangos
01.12.17 BR – Curitiba / John Bull
02.12.17 BR – Sao Paulo / Tropical Butanta
03.12.17 BR – Porto Alegre / El Toro Pub
04.12.17 UY – Montevideo / Montevideo Music Box
06.12.17 AR – Rosario / Animal
07.12.17 AR – Buenos Aires / Uniclub
08.12.17 AR – Cordoba / Casa Babylon
09.12.17 CL – Santiago / Nuevo Club Rock & Guitarras
Piratefest UK Tour 2018:
with support from Rumahoy and The Dread Crew Of Oddwood
09.02.18 UK – Liverpool / O2 Academy
10.02.18 UK – Sheffield / Corporation
11.02.18 UK – Newcastle / Northumbria Uni
13.02.18 UK – Aberdeen / Garage
14.02.18 UK – Glasgow / O2 ABC
15.02.18 IRE – Belfast / Mandela Hall
16.02.18 IRE – Dublin / Tivoli
17.02.18 UK – Birmingham / HRH Metal
18.02.18 UK – Manchester / O2 Ritz
20.02.18 UK – Leeds / Stylus
21.02.18 UK – Norwich / Waterfront
22.02.18 UK – London / O2 Forum
23.02.18 UK – Brighton / Concorde 2
24.02.18 UK – Bristol / Motion
25.02.18 UK – Southampton / Engine Rooms
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