Surgical Meth Machine: Surgical Meth Machine

Surgical Meth Machine

Surgical Meth Machine

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  • Release Date 15 April 2016
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Product code
NB3680-1
Format
Vinyl LP
Label
Nuclear Blast

Ministry mainman Al Jourgensen’s new project, Surgical Meth Machine, have inked a deal with Nuclear Blast Records for their self-titled debut album.

The record was recorded primarily at Jourgensen’s home studio in Burbank, California with his longtime engineer Sam D’Ambruoso and has been dubbed Al’s ‘speed metal project’, warning of nothing below 220 beats per minute.

The project’s origins came from a tragic event though. Jourgensen relates: “You know, [guitarist] Mikey [Scaccia] died a couple of years ago, from Ministry, and I just figured, like, nah, it’s time to quit. I don’t want to have John Bonham’s kid playing drums for us and having replacement parts forever; that’s just not my scene. So I just figured, ‘All right, let’s stop this. Let’s do some other stuff.’ And not only that. I found that it was really unburdensome to not have the Ministry moniker or expectations and just do something like whatever the f*ck we want. I mean, the band’s name is Surgical Meth Machine. It’s not like we’re gonna be on Top 40 radio and on ‘The Voice’ and ‘American Idol’ [laughs].”

He continued: “It was a lot of fun to do, in that sense - of just not having the constraints of the expectations of what you’ve done for twenty years. So this is… It’s kind of new stuff. It’s pretty cool. It sounds like kind of Ministry, but it’s a different level. It’s like I literally just put my foot on the gas pedal for this record.”

According to Jourgensen, the sound of Surgical Meth Machine’s debut release leans heavily on the aggressive side, but fans can also expect to hear a few surprises. “There’s a couple of real poppy things on there, which brings me full circle, because, literally, I don’t give a fuck anymore,” he said. “So I’m actually almost acknowledging that first horrible pop record I did in 1983. I’m crooning on some songs, I’ve got some pop songs on there, and then there’s just brutal assault for the rest of it. It’s a very dichotomous record, but it’s me, and I’m acknowledging everything that’s been me through, like, the last 35 years. Let’s just throw my balls on the table and hope somebody doesn’t have a meat cleaver running.”

Tracklisting
1. I’m Sensitive
2. Tragic Alert
3. I Want More
4. Rich People Problems
5. I Don’t Wanna
6. Smash And Grab
7. Unlistenable
8. Gates Of Steel
9. Spudnik
10. Just Go Home
11. Just Keep Going
12. I’m Invisible

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