Even though it might be accurate to compare Al Jourgensen to a good wine (the older he gets, the better he is!), the projects of the legendary Ministry fronter sound nothing like a romantic evening with a glass of French wine. With his new band SURGICAL METH MACHINE, the Cuban-American devil aimed for the creation of the fastest record in history and this speed combined with a whole new level of aggression makes his self-titled debut seem like the journey of a meth-head – reaching from pure intense rage to a miserable hangover and hopelessness. Once again, Jourgensen created a little Industrial revolution (out on April 15 over Nuclear Blast).
After 30 years in the music business, countless addictions and being pronounced dead more than just once, Uncle Al could easily sit back and enjoy life in California, but in this interview with Metal Wani’s Anne Catherine Swallow, he explains why he just can’t function without creating new music and how many projects he still has on hold. Many fans mourned the death of Ministry, but apparently Jourgensen unearthed the band again and has other several crazy ideas in his brain, including a rap project. But this is what defines the 57-year-old mastermind – where others see boundaries, he only bounces his head though the wall, which might be the reason why his music can still be considered as some of the heaviest shit on this planet. We discussed the reasons why only few younger bands still seem to have the same energy and if he can imagine to bring the high speed mania of SURGICAL METH MACHINE live on stage. But he also spoke about his views on Donald Trump, his personal experience with Crystal Meth (and Breaking Bad), the current political situation of the world and why he is convinced about the existence of ghosts.
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