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...hang the dj is a music blog. Old school, shoegaze, psych, and darkwave are featured genres.

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2013/06/01

Ministry announced the band's final album, From Beer To Eternity, will be released on September 6th. The album will be preceded by a three track EP which is due out later this month (details to be announced shortly). From Beer To Eternity features songs/riffs Ministry was working on prior to the tragic death of guitarist Mike Scaccia. Leader Al Jourgensen completed the album in March and stated previously that he will not be touring in support of the record.

For those craving a bit of live Ministry, a live recording of Ministry's set captured at last year's Wacken Open Air Festival will be released in August. Enjoy The Quiet: Live at Wacken 2012 features 11 songs and was recorded August 4, 2012 in Germany (Ministry's first live gig after Al Jourgensen's July 28, 2012 on-stage collapse in Paris, and one of the band's last concerts with Mike Scaccia). The recording will be released in Europe on CD, DVD, and vinyl on August 2nd.

Meanwhile, a Mike Scaccia baseball jersey is now on sale over at the official Ministry website, and a benefit/tribute for Scaccia is set to take place June 14th at Trees in Dallas on what would have been his 48th birthday. All proceeds from the sales of the t-shirt and tribute concert will go to Scaccia's widow Jenny and their children. Mike Scaccia died last December from a heart attack while on stage performing with Rigor Mortis.

Al Jourgensen's video tribute to Mike Scaccia




Finally, in what promises to be the best read of the summer, Al Jourgensen's autobiography Ministry: the Lost Gospels According to Al Jourgensen will be released July 9th through DaCapo Books.  The listing for the autobiography includes quotes by several artists influenced by Ministry, including Trent Reznor, Corey Taylor, David Draiman, Tommy Victor, and Burton C. Bell. Trent Reznor's quote is posted below:

"Ministry was the single most important influence in the sound and concept of Nine Inch Nails. When I heard Twitch I was intrigued. When I heard The Land of Rape and Honey it blew my mind. The production, presentation and the aggression broke all the rules and was truly inspiring."

Read the full listing for Ministry: the Lost Gospels According to Al Jourgensen here and pre-order now through Amazon.

More stories on Ministry:

Uncle Al Jourgensen announces final Ministry LP
R.I.P. Mike Scaccia
Watch 1984 episode of Donahue featuring Ministry's Al Jourgensen