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Ministry Is ‘Quarantined In the Studio’ Making a New Record

Al Jourgensen
Phil Parmet

Al Jourgensen

Ministry are keeping themselves alert and ready during this period of isolation. They’re cutting a new album.

Al Jourgensen posted a snap of himself at the mixing desk, wearing a star-spangled banner gas mask. He's getting to work. “Until further notice,” the social post reads, “we’ll be quarantined in the studio making a new record.”

The industrial metal veterans are using this precious time stuck indoors to record the followup to 2018’s AmeriKKKant, which peaked out at No. 7 on the Tastemakers chart.

Earlier this year, Billboard reported that two women accused Ministry guitarist Sin Quirin of engaging in underage sexual relationships. Quirin denied the allegations through an attorney.

Speaking to Billboard ahead of its release, Jourgensen said he was inspired to get started on AmeriKKKant the morning after Election Day 2016. “I still think Trump is basically harmless. What’s harmful is the system that keeps producing Trumps and putting them out to the public and the public agreeing that it’s a good idea to keep voting for people like this,” he explained. “That’s what this album’s about. It’s not about Trump.”

Given the circumstances and Jourgensen’s look on his social post, it’s hard to imagine the current, global pandemic won’t be reflected in some way on the forthcoming Ministry project.

See the post below.

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