TODAY IS THE DAY hosts this episode of The Fix with videos from Godflesh, Slayer, Pantera, Rollins Band, and Ministry.
After what was supposed to be their final album in 2012, Relapse, Ministry is giving it one final effort with the tracks recorded with late guitarist Mike Scaccia.
Stigmata – Music Video Decibel Magazine's Oct clip of the month
Ministry's "99 Percenters" video can be seen below. The song comes off the band's new album, "Relapse", which will be released on March 26.
from their final album, Relapse, in stores now
I never know how to type these things, because I never prepare for this shit. Ministry and Rigor Mortis guitarist Mike Scaccia died over the weekend during a performance in Ft. Worth, Texas. Rigor Mortis was performing at The Rail Club on Saturday night (December 22) when Mike collapsed during the sixth song of the thrash band's set. He was rushed to the hospital and pronounced dead at the age of 47. (more…)
Rigor Mortis is finally coming out with a new album! I know some of you are like, "who the fuck is Rigor Mortis", so I'm about to tell you. The thrash band basically kickstarted the extreme music scene in Dallas-Fort Worth in the 80s, ending up with two releases on Capital Records and Metal Blade, respectively, and on the soundtrack to The Decline of the Western Civilization Part 2 (The Metal Years). (more…)
This post is not going to debate the pros and cons of piracy. We'll save that for another time. This is just about a funny story involving piracy. If you happen to be looking for Ministry's discrography on the Pirate Bay (we assume you can find the link yourselves) and land on rovhal_knullare's post, there is an amazing description to go with the torrent, chronicling just why the original uploader decided to put everything online for free. Worth reading: (more…)
The Grammy awards are probably best summed up by MINISTRY's AL JOURGENSEN, who once said, "Getting nominated for a Grammy is like getting the big, fat, wet kiss from your wrinkly old Aunt at Thanksgiving or Christmas." On that note, Ministry are getting a sloppy wet one this year, along with JUDAS PRIEST, MEGADETH, SLAYER and LAMB OF GOD in the Grammy category that'll never live down the award it gave to JETHRO TULL. Once again, "Best Metal Performance" is all established, big-name bands (including a 30-year-old Priest song), and "Best Hard Rock Performance" is an absolute embarrassment (NICKELBACK? LINKIN PARK? "Unforgiven III?"). Aren't you glad you never watch this? Full "Hard Rock" and "Metal" nominees are after the jump. (more…)
So Blabbermouth is reporting that a much-maligned band iz back together, and already people are up in arms as if the world were being subjected to a third Bush term. Before we never address this topic again, let's remember a 20-year-old chorus from MINISTRY.
Who the hell cares? Why are people so bent out of shape about this band getting back together? Are you afraid of the almost entirely unfathomable chance that they're going to start having hits again after being universally ignored for years? Even if this band gets popular again, are you paying such close attention to modern rock radio that this band will make your existence even more miserable than it already is by sitting through 50 minutes of commercials and NICKELBACK? If you're deeply bothered by this bit of news, then the problem isn't with the white guy from the LIL' BOW WOW video. And no, we're not linking to that.
Whether you realize it and whether you want it to be, election day might be the most crucial moment you'll ever have as a US citizen. Regardless of how discouraging the system can get, it's still one that lets us play a part in deciding our fate, so indulge yourself.
If that didn't convince you, here are 10 politically-charged reasons to vote early and often.
Corrosion of Conformity–"Vote with a Bullet"