MINISTRY – SWG3 Glasgow (Concert Review)

MINISTRY – SWG3 Glasgow (Concert Review)

Ministry returned to Glasgow as they continued their tour promoting their latest politically inspired album Amerikkkant. The show was in 2 parts, the first a run-through of that album and the second a look back at some of their older material, some songs which hadn’t been played for a while. Personally, I think it says something about how much the band believes in their latest work. It isn’t as immediate or indeed danceable as earlier material…

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MINISTRY – AmeriKKKant – (Album Review)

MINISTRY – AmeriKKKant – (Album Review)

 Historical background                                                                                The first time I heard the band Ministry was in a club. I remember thinking how intense and how angry it sounded both musically and vocally. The song which I came to find out…

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Chicago Rock – Ep297

Chicago Rock – Ep297

DBG VIP and past guest Joe Becht joins the guys this week for a talk about Chicago Rock. The Windy City may be steeped in jazz and blues history but it would be foolish to sleep on its contributions to the history of rock music. In this long-form music and discussion episode, Joe shares his memories of growing up in Chicago, his experiences at different city venues and how a number of great rock acts…

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25 Albums Turning 25 That Don’t Suck (1992)

25 Albums Turning 25 That Don’t Suck (1992)

1992. What comes mind for you when you think of that year? Nirvana‘s Nevermind reached number 1 on the Billboard charts. Vince Neil quit Motley Crue… right after being fired. Mariah Carey sang at her live performances. Whitney Houston married Bobby Brown and started doing crack.  Metallica and G N’ R went on a co-headlining tour that included a riot in Canada after James Hetfield burned his hand on some pyro while Axl Rose refused to go onstage until he…

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Surgical Meth Machine (Album Review)

Surgical Meth Machine (Album Review)

Ministry, Revolting Cocks and 1000 Homo Dj’s mastermind Al Jourgensen has a new project dubbed Surgical Meth Machine. The band’s self-titled debut album is due on April 15 on the Nuclear Blast label. To anyone who knows Al Jourgensen‘s previous music I am pretty sure you will have an idea of what to expect. I, personally, was a huge fan of 1000 Homo Dj’s and especially the early Ministry albums, my favourite being Psalm 69. With Ministry calling it…

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Surgical Meth Machine – Surgical Meth Machine (April 15, 2016)

Surgical Meth Machine – Surgical Meth Machine (April 15, 2016)

Ministry main man Al Jourgensen‘s new project, Surgical Meth Machine, has inked a deal with Nuclear Blast Records for their self-titled debut album. The record, which was recorded primarily at Jourgensen‘s home studio in Burbank, California with his longtime engineer Sam D’Ambruoso, will be released on April 15 worldwide. According to Jourgensen, the sound of Surgical Meth Machine‘s debut release leans heavily on the aggressive side, but fans can also expect to hear a few surprises. “There’s a couple of real poppy things on there, which…

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