MINISTRY To Hit The Studio In January, Might Get Sidetracked By Side Projects
Ministry just released AmeriKKKant in March of this year, which clearly means that it's almost time for the group to hit the studio for a new album.
According to frontman Al Jourgensen, Ministry will hit his brand new home studio on January 1 to begin recording a new record and maybe ex-Dead Kennedys singer Jello Biafra will join them. Jourgensen makes no promises on when the album might be done, as he's open to sidelining things to work on side projects as well during this time.
“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 Rape And Honey, and just record a bunch. If Jello wants to come down to L.A. and sing a couple of songs…
That’s why I don’t know how long the Ministry album will take, because we might get sidetracked, we might do side projects with Revolting Cocks or Lard. 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.”
On the topic of Biafra, Jourgensen adds that he will resurrect Lard in 2019. Lard featured Jourgensen, Biafra and ex-Ministry members bassist Paul Barker and drummer Jeff Ward. It would be the first Lard effort since 70's Rock Must Die, which came out in 2000.