"some music was meant to stay underground..."

70000 Tons of Metal - The World's Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise

Fireball Ministry logo

Fireball Ministry Photo

Band Photo: Fireball Ministry (?)

Formed: 1997
From: Los Angeles, CA, United States
Last Known Status: Active


Risen from the ashes of a dwindling fire that once screamed rock n’ roll, Fireball Ministry will preach the Word of Rock to all who dare listen. With a heavy dose of fuzzy riffs, smooth vocals, and more hooks than a bait shop, this “First Church of Rock n’ Roll” is the only religion you’ll ever need...

Latest Fireball Ministry News

Below is our complete Fireball Ministry news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

Displaying records 1 - 20 of 40 1 2 Last


C.O.C. Teams Up With Orange Goblin In Cardiff

We all look forward to seeing our favourite bands live in almost any setting. The most special though is when they're part of an impressive touring lineup. This Autumn, North Carolina's legendary Corrosion Of Conformity returned to the United Kingdom for a headlining tour, teaming up with British heavy metal flag bearers Orange Goblin, as well as fellow Americans Fireball Ministry and Yorkshire bred, Black Moth. At the penultimate show of the tour in Cardiff, I had the pleasure of witnessing this stellar combination for myself.

Opening the bill was Black Moth, the youngest band on the trek. While only having a short set, spanning a little over twenty minutes, this stoner metal outfit boast an impressive sound and presence, led by vocalist Harriet Hyde. Not being too familiar with the band, I'm not able to name any of the songs they performed, but Black Moth were good enough to warrant looking up at home afterwards. Better than that, they're a group that deserved to be checked out again when given a longer set. A great way to open the show. More...

Read more...  |  1 Comment - Discuss

Corrosion Of Conformity UK Tour Announced

Corrosion Of Conformity announce that they will head back again overseas later this year for a UK run with Orange Goblin, Fireball Ministry and Black Moth.

Here’s what the band have booked at present:

06/09 Donington Park, UK – Download Festival
06/11 Colchester, UK – Colchester Arts Centre
06/12 Nijmegen, NET – FortaRock
06/13 Luxembourg, LUX – Den Atelier
06/14 Stuttgart, GER – Universum
06/16 Pratteln, SWI – Konzertfabrik Z7
06/17 Milan, ITA – Santeria Social Club
06/18 Roma, ITA – Orion (feat. Converge)
06/19 Innsbruck, AUT – Vaz Hafen (feat. Converge)
06/20 Grenoble, FRA – La Belle Electrique (feat. Converge)
06/22 Clisson, FRA – Hellfest
06/23 Kobenhavn, DEN – Copenhell
06/24 Dessel, BEL – Graspop

w/ Black Label Society and Eyehategod: More...

Read more...  |  0 Comments - Discuss

Clutch, The Bronx & Red Fang Announce Mini-Tour

Clutch announce a spring headlining run with The Bronx, Red Fang and Fireball Ministry as support bands. See all dates below:

04/27 Chattanooga, TN – The Signal
04/30 Athens, GA – Georgia Theater
05/02 New Orleans, LA – House Of Blues
05/03 Birmingham, AL – Iron City
05/05 Lexington, KY – Manchester Music Hall

Clutch just finished up recording a new album with a release date still pending.

0 Comments - Discuss

Elder Booked For "Psycho Las Vegas" Pool Party

This year’s edition of ‘Psycho Las Vegas‘ festival will be preceded by a pool party on August 16th, a day prior to the festival’s kickoff. The pool party event will be held at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas featuring the following bands:

Wolves In The Throne Room
Fireball Ministry
Dengue Fever

A full lineup for the festival itself, which will be held August 17th-20th, remains to be announced. The following bands have been booked thus far:

High On Fire
Zakk Sabbath

0 Comments - Discuss

Fireball Ministry Premieres New Song & Video

Fireball Ministry premieres a new song and video entitled "The Answer", taken from the upcoming new album "Remember The Story", for which an October 06th release date has been scheduled via Cleopatra Records.

Check out now "The Answer" below.

0 Comments - Discuss

Motorhead Reveals Second Motorboat Cruise

Motörhead's Motörboat will embark on its second voyage September 28th through October 2nd, 2015 on Norwegian Sky, departing Port Miami with stops in Nassau and the private picturesque island of Great Stirrup Cay in The Bahamas.

The "Loudest Boat In The World" will feature performances from Slayer, Motörhead, Anthrax, Suicidal Tendencies, Hatebreed, Exodus, Crobot, Phil Campbell’s All Starr Band, Motor Sister, Kyng, Fireball Ministry, Huntress, and more.

Staterooms go on sale Wednesday, March 25 at 2:00 PM ET at this location. Motörhead founder Lemmy Kilmister: "And so the Motörboat sets sail one more time - better get your tickets now, or be left sobbing on the dock! Oh - and we promise not to run out of beer this time!"

Slayer’s Kerry King adds, “Slayer is crashing the Motörboat party!! I, personally, will be keeping the bar in business. Hell will be coming with us. Light it up!!!” More...

Read more...  |  1 Comment - Discuss

Powered Wig Machine Hosting Borderland Fiesta

The Southern Arizona stoner rock specialists from Powered Wig Machine will reintroduce their sophomore album, "Supa-Collider," to the public in a deluxe vinyl edition via Battleground Records on February 21st just as the band performs at the Borderland Fuzz Fiesta, an event booked by the members of the band themselves.

Brothers Joey and Wayne Rudell of Powered Wig Machine have produced and organized the inaugural edition of the Borderland Fuzz Fiesta, which is set to take over The Rock in Tucson, Arizona on Saturday, February 21st.

The festival includes a plethora of quality acts from across the spectrum of heavy rock, stoner rock, doom, psych, and fuzz. In addition to headliners Fireball Ministry, Wo Fat, Mos Generator and Powered Wig Machine, sets form Goatroper, Skulldron, Asimov, Yeti Ender, Mad Alchemy, Liquid Light Show, Conqueror Worm, Methra and more are confirmed to perform at the all-day event. More...

Read more...  |  1 Comment - Discuss

The Borderland Fuzz Fiesta Lineup Announced

The desert city of Tucson, AZ is host to a wide array of annual events in the musical realm and this coming February will see the addition of a still another: The Borderland Fuzz Fiesta.

Conceived and curated by the Rudell brothers of regional desert rockers Powered Wig Machine and Fuzz Evil, the inaugural show will take place on February 21st at The Rock. The lineup will be as follows:

Fireball Ministry
Wo Fat
Mos Generator
Powered Wig Machine
Yeti Ender
Conqueror Worm
Methra More...

Read more...  |  0 Comments - Discuss

Testament Added To Motorboat Lineup

The first annual Motörhead Motörboat has announced additions to the band lineup for the September 22nd - 26th, 2014 cruise on the Carnival Ecstasy.

Testament, Down (featuring Philip Anselmo), High On Fire, and Kill Devil Hill (featuring Rex Brown) will join Megadeth, Motörhead, Anthrax, Zakk Wylde, Jim Breuer, Danko Jones, Fireball Ministry, and Wilson on “The Loudest Boat In The World.”

Motörhead’s Motörboat will sail from Miami, visiting the ports of Key West, Florida and Cozumel just off Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. While onboard, guests will have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to interact with band members and will see unforgettable performances on various stages throughout the ship.

Tickets for Motörhead’s Motörboat are on sale now at this location. The Carnival Ecstasy, which recently underwent a multi-million dollar refurbishment, features a tropical-themed resort-style main pool area, multiple dining options (including a 24-hour pizzeria), 12,000-square-foot Spa Carnival health club, a jogging track, as well as 12 lounges, bars, and nightspots.

0 Comments - Discuss

Motörhead Announces Motörboat Cruise

Megadeth, Motörhead, and Anthrax will perform at the first annual Motörhead’s Motörboat cruise on board the Carnival Ecstasy from September 22nd - 26th, 2014.

In addition to these three giants, “The Loudest Boat In The World” will also feature performances from Zakk Wylde, Jim Breuer, Danko Jones, Fireball Ministry, Wilson, and some big surprises, with more bands to be announced soon.

Motörhead’s Motörboat will sail from Miami, visiting the ports of Key West, Florida and Cozumel just off Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. While on board, guests will have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to interact with band members and will see unforgettable performances on various stages throughout the ship.

Tickets for Motörhead’s Motörboat go on sale Tuesday, March 18th at Noon ET. The event website will launch later this week with full details and cabin pricing.

Motörhead founder Lemmy Kilmister proclaims: "This will be everything you've come to expect from a night out with us, except even louder, with more great bands and no way of escaping! If you thought waves could rock a boat, you've got another thing coming with this lovely little outing!" More...

Read more...  |  9 Comments - Discuss

Cavalera Conspiracy Reveals New Album Details

Cavalera Conspiracy, the band featuring Sepultura founding members Igor and Max Cavalera, as well as Soulfly guitarist Marc Rizzo and Fireball Ministry's, Johnny Chow, announced today that they will release their second album, "Blunt Force Trauma" in March of next year. This will be the follow up to the band's debut album, "Inflikted," which hit the shelves in 2008 and will feature a guest performance from Roger Miret, frontman of the legendary hardcore band, Agnostic Front.

The tracklisting is as follows:

"Lynch Mob" featuring Roger Miret
"Killing Inside"
"I Speak Hate"
"Genghis Khan"
"Burn Waco"
"Blunt Force Trauma"

10 Comments - Discuss

Soulfly Parts Ways With Bass Player

Soulfly, the band led by former Sepultura frontman Max Cavalera, has announced that they have parted ways with bass player Bobby Burns, who is also a member of the band Primer 55. The split is reported to be amicable with no hard feelings on either side. In the meantime, Fireball Ministry member and Cavalera Conspiracy bassist Johnny Chow will be filling in on bass.

4 Comments - Discuss

Doom In June Festival Announced For Las Vegas

Salem Rose Music Presents has teamed up with Vegas Star Bookings to bring a different kind of music festival to Las Vegas. "Doom in June" Fest, which will be held Saturday, June 5th at The Cheyenne Saloon (3103 N. Rancho Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89130), is intended to be an annual event every June that will kick off the summer with some of the best names in Doom and Stoner Rock Music. The musical styles are held near and dear to those dedicated to the cause and Marco Barbieri, owner of Salem Rose Music, is a longtime fan and supporter of the underground music scene and wanted to put his own spin on things.

“With only a handful of Doom and Stoner Rock fests around the world we've decided to support these genres by throwing our own party to be held every year in June in Las Vegas. June 5th marks the inaugural 'Doom in June' Fest and we're preparing for a special day showcasing some of the finest emerging bands in the styles.”

15 out-of-town bands will be coming to Las Vegas to perform including Fireball Ministry, Black Cobra, Slough Feg, The Gates of Slumber, Radio Moscow, Sasquatch, House of Broken Promises, Ride the Sun, Supergiant, Behold! The Monolith, Green & Wood, Aranya, Salvador, Lead Burns Red and Dirt Communion. The event starts at 2pm and goes for 12 hours. Advance tickets are available now for $20 from brownpapertickets.com.

For more information, check out the fest's MySpace page or email salemrosemusic@aol.com.

0 Comments - Discuss

Cavalera Conspiracy Bassist Sits Out Tour

Cavalera Conspiracy bassist Joe Duplantier will be unable to participate in the "Infliktour" this summer as the tour clashes with recording sessions of his main band Gojira. In his place will be Johnny Chow of Fireball Ministry.

Check out Cavalera Conspiracy live at the following dates: More...

Read more...  |  2 Comments - Discuss

Fireball Ministry Member Offers Guitar Tips

FPE-TV has posted a 40-second clip of FIREBALL MINISTRY frontman Rev. James A. Rota II offering tips on guitar tone. Watch the video at http://one.revver.com/watch/320279/flv

FIREBALL MINISTRY's 2005 release, "Their Rock Is Not Our Rock", featured the single "Sundown", which received regular airplay on MTV2's "Headbanger's Ball" and was performed live on NBC's "Last Call with Carson Daly". The band is currently writing material for the follow-up effort, which is "coming along great," according to Rota. "It's going to be a bit different than our last three. We've definately decided to take the band to some new territory, but it's definitely FIREBALL MINISTRY."

0 Comments - Discuss

Fireball Ministry Begin Writing New Album

FIREBALL MINISTRY frontman Rev. James A. Rota II has issued the following update:

"First and foremost, we are in the stages of writing a new album. It's coming along great. It's going to be a bit different than our last three. We've definately decided to take the band to some new territory, but it's definately FIREBALL MINISTRY. Emily, Johny, John and I are holed up here writing and fighting our way through this material. Might even see some of it surface at the show we just booked with our old friends FU MANCHU at the Malibu Inn on June 23rd. If you happen to be in Malibu, CA that night come on out.

"I've also been working on an as-yet-untitled side project with Neil Fallon [CLUTCH], Jess Margera [CKY], Dave Bone and Jason Diamond. We recorded four songs that are waiting to get the Neil treatment and are planning to release an EP sometime this summer. Andrew Alekel, producer extraordinaire, has been at the knobs for this one. Andrew is the kind of guy that says, 'You know what would sound sick on this song, that Martin Birch guitar sound from 'British Steel'.' Next thing you know it's dialed in, minus the playing of K.K. and Glenn, of course. Check out some pics of us rehearsing and one of us boozing after the jump (minus Jason, sadly)."

2 Comments - Discuss

CKY Drummer Reveals Side Projects

MTV.com reports that CKY drummer Jess Margera has revealed he's been keeping busy working on various side projects and lending his talents to other bands' work. He recorded all the drum tracks on Viking Skull's upcoming Chapter II LP and has formed a band called Partners in Crime with CKY guitarist Chad Ginsburg and Guy Heller of Moistboyz.

But the band he's most excited about — after CKY, that is — hasn't even been assigned a name yet. It features Fireball Ministry's Jim Rota and Clutch main man Neil Fallon.

"I was on a flight back from Germany, and I was looking at my iPod, and I looked at my top 10 list or whatever, and it was just like Clutch, Puny Human, Fireball Ministry, Led Zeppelin," he said. "So I called everybody but Led Zeppelin, for obvious reasons, because I was recording in my home studio. I just invited them all up to my house, and we worked on two or three songs. That turned into five songs, then eight, 10, and now we have 12 songs."

Margera said the Fallon-fronted act sounds like equal parts CKY, Clutch and Fireball Ministry, and had its first practice last month, following his pro-skateboarder brother Bam Margera's wedding to Melissa Rothstein. While the group does intend to release an album, he's not sure when that will be, given that the bands' hectic schedules will make tracking the LP difficult.

"It's like my supergroup, man," he enthused. "It's just cool as hell, and I'm psyched about it."

6 Comments - Discuss

Watch Fireball Ministry Perform "Choker" Online

There is a new live performance video of Fireball Ministry playing their track “Choker” available for viewing at the Underground Video Television website. The footage was taken at Mohawk Place in Buffalo NY during the Triple Threat Tour with Artimus Pyldriver and Vains Of Jenna ealier this year.

0 Comments - Discuss

Watch Fireball Ministry Perform "Spill The Demons"

There is a new live video of Fireball Ministry performing the track “Spill The Demons” from their release entitled “Their Rock Is Not Our Rock” available for viewing online. The footage was taken at Mohawk Place in Buffalo NY during the Triple Threat Tour.

0 Comments - Discuss

Watch Live Fireball Ministry Footage Online

There is a new live video of Fireball Ministry available for viewing at the Underground Video Television website. The footage was taken in Buffalo NY at Mohawk Place during the band’s Triple Threat Tour with Artimus Pyledriver (live footage coming soon to UVTV) and Vains Of Jenna.

0 Comments - Discuss

Displaying records 1 - 20 of 40 1 2 Last