Deep in the heart of Hell Paso, Texas, Ministry s Al Jourgensen re-opened the doors of his industrial compound studio in Fall 2011 and invited his favorite co-conspirators, Mike Scaccia (Rigor Mortis), Tony Campos (Static X), Tommy Victor (Prong) and Casey Orr (Rigor Mortis/Gwar) to climb on board the Ministry pirate ship and de-construct and re-construct Jourgensen s monsterpiece, Relapse. Thirty years and 12 albums later, as well as a near-death experience in 2010, Jourgensen rises as a phoenix from the ashes with Relapse - still angry, still political and very, very pizzed off.
Relapsing back into the music industry after a four-year hiatus, Jourgensen launches his audio assault with Ghouldiggers, a no-holds-barred Metal bullet aimed directly at the pitfalls of the industry he has survived. Everything Jourgensen predicted on Houses of the Molé, Rio Grande Blood and The Last Sucker has transpired and as we approach the Mayan calendar of the End of Days in 2012, Jourgensen, re-invigorated by the global 99 Percenters and Occupy Wall Street movement, navigates through Relapse once again as a reluctant prophet accusing, dissecting, cajoling and exhorting greed, corruption and lies. Reaching back to his Punk roots, Jourgensen and his Ministry pirates cover S.O.D s United Forces a track written 20 years ago still relevant today as a call to arms for the unrighteous and to those who feel disenfranchised by the system as it stands today.
Sited as the driving force behind a cross-section of Metal genres, from Industrial to Thrash and Nu Metal and receiving six Grammy Nominations, Jourgensen returns with his greatest achievement to date with Relapse. Leave it to Jourgensen to make a comeback with a Relapse!
This very special and limited Fanbox Edition is packaged in a wood cigar box and features a custom poker card game, Zippo lighter, booze flask with punched Ministry logo, digipak CD & serialized certificate (all with exclusive Ministry embossing).