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MINISTRY – Signs With Nuclear Blast

MINISTRY have signed with Nuclear Blast Records and have opted to push back the release of their upcoming new album “AmeriKKKant” to March of 2018. The delay comes as a result of promotional plans and manufacturing deadlines.

The group had originally been running this PledgeMusic campaign for the album, which was to receive a release this fall. Fear Factory frontman Burton C. Bell, Arabian Prince (ex-N.W.A.), DJ Swamp (ex-Beck, etc.) and Lord Of The Cello are among the guests due to appear on the outing.

In the meantime, the band will be playing two new songs from the effort live on their approaching fall tour with Death Grips.

No one wrestles victory out of the clenched jaws of defeat quite like Ministry leader Al Jourgensen. Heading into the studio to produce Ministry’s 13th official studio album, From Beer to Eternity, he and all the members of his team were beside themselves grieving the sudden and unexpected death of their longtime guitarist Mike Scaccia on December 22nd, 2013.

Last December, Scaccia worked with Jourgensen, guitarist Sin Quirin, drummer Aaron Rossi and bassist Tony Campos on a full batch of new Ministry songs. They finished the rough tracks on December 19th, 2012. Three days later Scaccia died from a heart attack he suffered onstage while playing a live show in Dallas, TX with his other band Rigor Mortis to celebrate their vocalist Bruce Corbitt’s 50th birthday. Scaccia was 47.

Scaccia’s death put a tragic end to all planned future projects: a second Buck Satan & The 666 Shooters album, a Chicago blues record and more thrash-based music. But the tracks Scaccia recorded before leaving Jourgensen’s 13th Planet Studio in El Paso, Texas were so good, so musically multifaceted and incisive, that From Beer to Eternity is destined to be the culminating audio release in the band’s 30-plus year archive of industrial metal output.

Source: The PRP