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Ministry To Reunite For Wacken Open Air Festival 2012

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The organizers of Germany's most famous heavy metal festival, Wacken Open Air, have announced the first batch of names for next year's edition of the event, the most surprising of which is Ministry, the American industrial metal band which disbanded 2008.

More information on Ministry's return will be posted as soon as it becomes available.

Also confirmed for next year's Wacken festival are German hard rock legends, Scorpions, as well as Amon Amarth, Cradle Of Filth, Hammerfall, Gamma Ray and U.D.O. The festival will take place from August 2nd - August 4th.

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1. Hellspawn writes:

Let's maybe get a North American tour thrown in there?

# Aug 7, 2011 @ 9:51 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. weasel321 writes:

Best news I've heard all day.... Agreed Hellspawn, let's get some American dates going!

# Aug 7, 2011 @ 11:11 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. broken face writes:

Gd news from a bad a$$ band

# Aug 7, 2011 @ 11:11 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Snake_Boy writes:

I thought they were never coming back, but wow. It looks like Al has changed his mind.

# Aug 7, 2011 @ 11:45 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Dasher10 writes:

Wow, this totally makes up for Faith No More ignoring North America.

# Aug 7, 2011 @ 12:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Megahell writes:

What the F, Scorpions? I thought they were through.

# Aug 7, 2011 @ 3:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. metalcraz writes:

WOW!!!!!!!!!!!! Can't wait Uncle Al, hoping for a world tour & same line-up killer shredder Rossi on drums?

# Aug 7, 2011 @ 8:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. deathbringer writes:

I knew they'd be back in some form or another. Al has a lot to do, but when bands get tabled more than split up, they're always back for some form or reunion, whether a 1-off fest or small tour. I'm sure he was just probably fried from the touring cycle after a while.

# Aug 7, 2011 @ 8:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Fuck_A_Name writes:

I could give two f***s about Ministry honestly, but I just saw Amon Amarth and Scorpions on the same bill. I'm thinking of making that trip this year...

# Aug 7, 2011 @ 9:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. aussie_dude writes:

maybe ministry would like to come to australia?

# Aug 8, 2011 @ 1:57 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
ZMA's avatar

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11. ZMA writes:

I didn't even know this band split. Glad they're back together though.

# Aug 8, 2011 @ 3:26 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. Snake_Boy writes:

To post #11: Yeah, they split up back in 2008.

# Aug 8, 2011 @ 10:24 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. greyback writes:

Al made it clear that Ministry is disbanded, forever, last show and so on, so why's he doing this? Oh, money. Or maybe like we thought, he'd bring it back for one last big f*** you, or maybe a new CD?

# Aug 8, 2011 @ 7:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. Greyback writes:

With all the reunions happening lately, I can't help but roll my eyes (see my last post), but then again Ministry is sweet and I'm really happy to hear about this.

# Aug 8, 2011 @ 7:54 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. ZMA writes:

This is why if I'm ever in a band. I'm never gonna say that whatever band I'm in is permanently disbanding cause you never know. You might just get back together lol.

# Aug 8, 2011 @ 10:04 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. wilco writes:

cool will try to be there

# Aug 9, 2011 @ 7:03 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. Snake_Boy writes:

Hey, wilco. Is that Chuck Billy from Testament in your avatar?

# Aug 9, 2011 @ 5:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. americanpatriot1 writes:

Al probably wants one last go with all of his Bush hating songs. A little late in the game for that I think.

# Aug 9, 2011 @ 6:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. WOLF7 writes:

^ Well, considering in which financial state Bush left your country, I would imagine anti-Bush songs to be quite relevant, no?

Let's see which other bands will eventually sign up for Wacken 2012...

# Aug 10, 2011 @ 11:47 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. americanpatriot1 writes:

^^Don't misunderstand me, our last president f***ed up too, but not nearly on the same level as our current president. Not only that, but it's not even current anymore.

# Aug 11, 2011 @ 10:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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