MINISTRY mainman Al Jourgensen's new project, SURGICAL METH MACHINE, released their debut album last year via Nuclear Blast Records. In honor of the "sweet leaf" and Uncle Al's appreciation of the before mentioned wondrous herb, the band has released a re-mix of their hit song "I'm Invisible" by DJ Swamp (BECK, THE CRYSTAL METHOD), here.
Watch a video in which Al Jourgensen explains how marijuana inspired him to write "I'm Invisible", here.
Surgical Meth Machine was recorded primarily at Jourgensen's home studio in Burbank, California with his longtime engineer Sam D'Ambruoso.
In an October 2015 interview with In The Loop magazine, Jourgensen stated about how the idea for SURGICAL METH MACHINE came about: "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 fuck 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: "I understand it's not a real commercial project for us, it's not gonna put bank in my wallet, but 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."
Order Surgical Meth Machine via Nuclear Blast here: http://nblast.de/SurgicalMethMachineNB
More on Surgical Meth Machine:
"I'm Invisible" music video https://youtu.be/Z6XHd06qr-Q
"Tragic Alert" lyric video https://youtu.be/ljgs9Bbe_wU
"I Don't Wanna" lyric video https://youtu.be/SSJUcASLHjE
"Rich People Problems" lyric video https://youtu.be/kLJYs_rOpbk
"Gates Of Steel" (DEVO cover) lyric video https://youtu.be/g4RYLMuqabk
See what the critics are saying:
"...the album is full of hard and heavy industrial tracks that would feel at home on a Ministry album" - Wall Street Journal
"SMM proves that Al Jourgensen still breathes fire. But this time he's incinerating you with a smile on his face." - Alternative Press
"This record literally hits you like a steamroller with a jet engine attached to it. So if this isn't a Ministry record, then I'd almost hate to see what is." - New Noise Magazine
"Surgical Meth Machine is a flagrantly unsavory and musical extreme eruption of bile, belligerence and the blackest of humor" - Team Rock
"Walter White approves this metal."- Metal Sucks