It looks like while in isolation, Ministry has been getting to work on some brand new music. In a post featuring frontman Al Jourgensen, it was revealed that the band has entered the studio to start “making a new record.”
The photo features Jourgensen wearing a stylishly-painted gas mask with a red, white and blue, stars and stripes-theme. Jourgensen is photographed in front of a recording console with the message on the post-reading, “Until further notice … we’ll be quarantined in the studio making a new record.”
The post was captioned with the hashtags: #MinistryBand #WeAreMinistry #Ministry #AlJourgensen #InTheStudio #Quarantine #StayTuned
Ministry’s last album, AmeriKKKant, was released in March of 2018, featuring the songs “Antifa” and “Twilight Zone.” The group announced a summer tour dubbed the “Industrial Strength” tour with fellow industrial giants KMFDM and Front Line Assembly. The trek will find the band celebrating 30 years of The Mind Is a Terrible Thing to Taste. Set to start July 1 in Seattle, the tour is still on as of press time.
In recent news, Sin Quirin, guitarist for Ministry, was accused of conducting sexual relationships with two young girls, who were at the time, under the age of consent. These new accusations pre-date Quirin’s time in Ministry, and date back to his time with Society 1, of which he performed in from 2000 to 2006.
Kelly Longoria and “Brooke” (the alias used to protect the anonymity of one accuser) both shared their recollections with SPIN in a thorough report which was, in turn, published by Billboard. The two detailed events that transpired in 2002 (Longoria) and 2005 (“Brooke”) and, while evidence has been submitted to and confirmed by SPIN, Quirin has denied these allegations through his lawyer, Randolph Ortega.
The lawyer also stated that Ministry leader Al Jourgensen is unaware of any “potential nefarious activity” by any member of his band, including Quirin.