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Ministry Reveal 'Rio Grande Blood' Artwork

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The cover artwork for MINISTRY's upcoming album, "Rio Grande Blood", has been posted online here. Produced by MINISTRY founder Al Jourgensen, the follow-up to 2004's "Houses Of The Molé" was recorded at Sonic Ranch studios in Tornillo, Texas and features Tommy Victor (PRONG, ex-DANZIG) and Paul Raven (KILLING JOKE). A May 9 release via Jourgensen's newly launched 13th Planet label is expected. Two recent photos of MINISTRY taken during the recording sessions for their new album have been posted online: Photo #1 (left to right: Tommy Victor, Al Jourgensen, Paul Raven), Photo #2 (left to right: Raven, drummer Mark Baker, Jourgensen, Victor).

In other news, Jourgensen confirmed in a recent online posting that SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison will be sitting behind the kit for MINISTRY on their upcoming North American tour, which is scheduled to kick off in early May. Joey is expected to join a touring lineup that will include Jourgensen, Victor and Raven.

MINISTRY's MasterBaTour 2006 will consist of 60 dates scheduled throughout the U.S. and Canada beginning on May 6. Support on the trek will come from Al's other band, REVOLTING COCKS and the San Antonio, Texas-based PITBULL DAYCARE. European dates are currently being booked for August and September 2006.

Source: Blabbermouth

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1. killingtime420 writes:

Hm... seems like this will be a good team. Prong was / still is pretty damn awesome, and Jordison on drums should be... interesting? I've never really know Ministry for their intense drumming, I'm wondering if Jordison will fit in...

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2. MAW writes:

god Al looks rough

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3. Jack writes:

Of course Al looks rough.

He's gotta be closing in on fifty right now, and I think it would be fair to say that he was probably shooting smack into the veins in his d*** when you were still wetting the bed.

The reason that you might not know Ministry for their intense drums might be because they didn't know how to mix extreme drums back then. If you listen to A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Taste, the kick is all flabby compared to the clicky, snappy sounds we take for granted now.

But having said that, if the drum beat on Just One Fix does make you move I suggest you check for a pulse.

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4. killingtime420 writes:

Alright, alright - "Just One Fix" has a damn sweet drum sound, nearly everything on Psalm 69 is pretty good... but I don't know if it would qualify for my standards of "intense". Probably too subjective of a term, and I can't really clarify what I mean.
Yet, I've also been deprived of the last few Ministry albums "Animositisomina" and "House of The Mole", so I know not what the drumming is like on those albums.

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5. sevenchurches writes:

ministry rules

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