Surgical Meth Machine (SMM) is the latest endeavor for Jourgensen in a long line of side projects like Revolting Cocks, 1000 Homo DJs, Acid Horse, PTP, Lard and Buck Satan & The 666 Shooters. Featuring only Jourgensen and engineer Sam D’Ambruoso, the idea was born during the recording of Ministry’s final album, 2013’s From Beer to Eternity. (Jourgensen pulled the plug on further Ministry records after the death of longtime band member Mike Scaccia in 2012.) “We came up with this idea to [have the music] go as fast as a human being could possibly go,” says Jourgensen. “And then we did other stuff.”
Industrial rock band Filter will release its seventh studio album, 'Crazy Eyes,' on April 8 on Wind-up Records. Produced by frontman Richard Patrick, the album is the follow-up to 2013’s The Sun Comes Out Tonight.
Jan Kuehnemund, the founding member and lead guitarist for the all-female glam metal band Vixen, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 10 after a long battle with cancer. She was 51. An official statement has not been released.