As we reported earlier, Mortiis has announced the release of “Spirit Of Rebellion”, a re-interpreted expansion and continuation of the 1994 Era I classic “Ånden som Gjorde Opprør”. “Spirit Of Rebellion” is set for release on January 24th, 2020 via Omnipresence Productions / Dead Seed Productions.
Today Mortiis launched a brand new album teaser for “Spirit Of Rebellion” which you can see above.
Mortiis: “I had to fend off a lot of demons to get to this point. They’ll be back, they always come back, but at least my vision is no longer clouded…When I was working on re-interpreting my old music for the Cold Meat Industry festival in Stockholm almost two years ago, I had no idea that I´d eventually create an (almost) new record, nor that a section of it would be used for my first Dungeon Synth video since 1996. But here we are.”
Check also the recently released video clip for “Visions of an Ancient Future” which gives a first taste of things to come for the re-interpreted music of “Spirit Of Rebellion”.
In early 2020 Mortiis will be returning to North America for an Era I headline run, supported by avant-garde black metal hybrid T.O.M.B. The 14-date strong US tour kicks off on 24th January @ The Whiskey Junction in Minneapolis and finishes on 08th February @ San Francisco’s legendary DNA Lounge.
24 Jan The Whiskey Junction – Minneapolis (MN) 25 Jan Reggies – Chicago (IL) 26 Jan Civic Music Hall – Toledo (OH) 27 Jan The Masquerade (Purgatory) – Atlanta (GA) 28 Jan The Orpheum – Tampa (FL) 30 Jan White Oak Music Hall – Houston (TX) 31 Jan Come and Take it Live! – Austin (TX) 01 Feb Gas Monkey Bar & Grill – Dallas (TX) 02 Feb The Riot Room – Kansas City (MO) 03 Feb Oriental Theater – Denver (CO) 05 Feb Club Red – Meza (AZ) 06 Feb Brick by brick – San Diego (CA) 07 Feb Catch One (Underground) – Los Angeles (CA) 08 Feb DNA Lounge – San Francisco (CA)
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In a brand new interview with 2Fast2Die.com, Michael Monroe of Finnish rockers HANOI ROCKS, who are often cited as a major influence on the hair metal scene of the 1980s, was asked if he welcomes the recognition or if he is bothered by the connection. He responded: “Well, it’s always nice to be recognized. [Laughs] I guess it bothers me that most of those bands missed the point. They were more into their hair and partying than they were the music. The music and the attitude were always more important to me. Anybody can party and pose and act like an idiot. A lot of those bands sold millions of records, but they acted like morons and gave real rockers a bad name. It’s almost embarrassing that people might think I would be like that.”
He continued: “I’ve never been with a groupie my whole life. I’ve just never been into that whole scene. I guess growing up in Finland gave me a different mentality. I’ve just never been into that pretentious, phony rock and roll. I think it’s a crime that phony rock and roll sells millions of records and people think it’s real rock and roll.”
Monroe’s latest comments echo those he made in a 2015 interview with Sleaze Roxx. He stated at the time: “The MÖTLEY CRÜE guys are all, ‘Oh, it’s cool to be sleazy with the chicks and drugs’ and party hardy and all that stuff, but to me, it was all about the music and the attitude and songs. I’ve never been into that other stuff. I’ve never been with a groupie in my life. Not once. I could not imagine spending an intimate night with a complete stranger and never seeing them again, even before the whole AIDS thing. It just doesn’t agree with my way of thinking. But that’s the difference between me and the MÖTLEY CRÜEs and the POISONs and the hairdo bands.”
Monroe’s latest solo album, “One Man Gang”, was released on October 18 via Silver Lining Music. Recorded and mixed by Petri Majuri at E-Studio in Sipoo, Finland over three weeks in March 2018, the 12-song record was mixed that following autumn with Monroe and bandmates Rich Jones and Steve Conte on production duties.
“We are all devastated by PayPal’s decision to stop payouts to over a hundred thousand performers who rely on them for their livelihoods.”
The company called on those models with PayPal options selected in their accounts to use one of its other provided methods of paying out. These include direct deposits, checks and the verge cryptocurrency.
Pornhub announced it would accept verge payments in April of last year, saying it offered users privacy and convenience. The site also said it would accept tron and zcash last June, although these options don’t seem to have been passed on as payout options to performers.
With PayPal now withdrawn, it may be that Pornhub performers will increasingly turn to the cryptocurrency option, especially as bank accounts may be frozen if banks get a hint that porn is related to the payments.
At press time, the price of verge (XVG) had risen 2 percent on the day to $0.003860, according to CoinMarketCap.
However, that possibility maybe be somewhat dampened by a lack of knowledge of how to use cryptocurrencies and convert them to more widely usable fiat currencies.
In Pornhub’s Twitter announcement of the PayPal block, performer Shyla Jennings reflected that hurdle with the tweet:
“Crypto, personal portal… LOL. I don’t understand what that even is. I’m cool with just direct deposit into my bank account.”
The thread is further littered with crypto community members calling for Pornhub to widen its payment options to other coins such as bitcoin, litecoin and others.
Dedicated adult industry crypto project SpankChain also made a twin promotion/PayPal criticism with the tweet: “Clearly somebody deserves to be Spanked.”
Ministry’s “The Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Taste” Celebrates 30th Anniversary Today
Band Includes Select Songs From Album On Current Tour Opening For Slayer’s “Final Campaign” & Headline Dates All November
Al Jourgensen To Appear In Chicago For Ministry: Prescripture Singing Friday, December 13 Event Moves To NEW LOCATION Due to Fan Demand Now At Morgan’s On Fulton In Chicago’s West Loop
Today, November 14, Ministry marks another important milestone with the 30th anniversary of revolutionary album “The Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Taste.” Released in 1989 and featuring hit singles “Thieves,” “Burning Inside” and “So What,” the record further cemented Ministry and Jourgensen as music innovators ahead of their time and produced a voluminous, aggressive sound that became a trademark for the industrial music genre.
Ministry has added several of the songs from “The Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Taste” to its latest tour, joining Slayer on the thrash metal band’s final dates of its Farewell World Tour. In addition, Ministry has several headlining dates on the trek. Find all ticketing info at www.ministryband.com.
Al Jourgensen also has an upcoming one-night-only appearance to celebrate the release of the new fully authorized visual history bookMinistry: Prescripture. Due to overwhelming fan demand, the event will now be held at a bigger space, Morgan’s On Fulton in Chicago’s West Loop neighborhood, on Friday, December 13.
Jourgensen will be signing books alongside author and designer Aaron Tanner. The event is open to the public and will begin at 6 pm. After the signing, there will be an afterparty with DJ Scary Lady Sarah spinning industrial, gothic and new wave tracks from 8pm to midnight.
Tickets are free but attendees must register here:
Only 2,000 copies will be printed of Ministry: Prescripture. The limited-edition book includes 248 pages of anecdotes from Ministry’s music contemporaries plus rare and unseen photos, artwork and other ephemera that spans Ministry’s entire career. As well, a special 7-inch of the Ministry classic “(Every Day Is) Halloween” featuring Dave Navarro is included with the purchase of the deluxe edition of Ministry: Prescripture.
Chicago’s Kuma’s Corner is also joining in on the celebration at their nearby West Loop location by re-launching the infamous Ministry burger during the week of December 9-13. The 10-oz. beef patty (or choice of protein) is topped with bacon fat aioli, applewood smoked bacon, fried smoked gouda cheese, caramelized vegetable medley, red wine gravy and fresh thyme.
Ministry’s remaining tour dates include:
14 TaxSlayer Arena, Moline, IL
15 Denny Sanford Premier Center, Sioux Falls, SD
17 Fargodome, Fargo, ND
18 CHI Health Center, Omaha, NE
19 Granada Theatre, Lawrence, KS*
20 Broadmore World Arena, Colorado Springs, CO
22 First Interstate Arena at MetraPark, Billings, MT
23 Revolution Concert House, Garden City, ID*
24 Spokane Arena, Spokane, WA
26 Oracle Arena, Oakland, CA
27 Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, NV
29 The Forum, Los Angeles, CA
30 The Forum, Los Angeles, CA
*Ministry Headlining Date
Born in 1981 in Chicago, Ministry has been the lifetime passion project of founder Al Jourgensen, considered to be the pioneer of industrial music. In its early days, Ministry was identifiable by its heavy synth-pop material in line with the new sounds and technology that were being developed in the ‘80s. Ministry’s output began with four 12” singles on Wax Trax! Records in 1981 before the first LP With Sympathy in 1983 via Arista Records. As time progressed however, so did Ministry, quickly developing a harsher, and more stylized sound that the band soon became infamous for on seminal albums Twitch (1986), The Land of Rape and Honey (1988), and The Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Taste (1989). With the release of Psalm 69: The Way to Succeed and The Way to Suck Eggs (1992), Ministry hit an all time high in the mainstream musical realm and received its first Grammy nomination. In total, Ministry has been nominated for a Grammy award six times. After an indefinite hiatus in 2013, Ministry’s latest album, 2018’s AmeriKKKant, continues to reflect Jourgensen’s views on the frightening state of society and politics. With the latest lineup featuring Sin Quirin and Cesar Soto on guitars, John Bechdel (Killing Joke) on keys, Derek Abrams on drums and the newly appointed Paul D’Amour (Tool) on bass, Ministry continues touring and recording in 2019 with new music and a few more surprises planned.
Icon Coins has introduced the officially licensed Eric Carr commemorative collectors coin.
Carr, KISS drummer from 1980 until his untimely passing in 1991, contributed his talent to the bands many gold and platinum albums during his tenure, and can be heard on the band’s many hit songs from the 1980s, including “Lick It Up”, “Heaven’s On Fire”, “Crazy Nights”, “Tears Are Falling” and “Forever”, to name a few. In addition to his musical contributions, Carr was equally known for his inviting personality and genuine love for the fans. From the time he joined the band to this very day, Carr remains one of the most beloved members of the KISS family.
Each Eric Carr commemorative collectors coin is die struck in heavy solid brass with an antique silver finish. The front design features a beautiful sketch portrait of Eric Carr while the back design features his name, birth and passing years, Fox and Chikara icons representing his musical personas, over a shattered glass background reminiscent of the “Crazy Nights” album cover.
Each coin will also include an exclusive backstage-pass-style laminate that will act as the coins certificate of authenticity featuring design elements from the coins themselves as well as an Eric Carr mini-bio.
This addition to the Icon Coins family is limited to 100 coins minted.
Icon Coins designer Ralph Asbury has a long history when it comes to keeping the memory of Eric Carr alive. It started in the late 1990s with an action figure. At the time, McFarlane Toys had released the first set of official KISS action figures as KISS was back on top of the world with the reunion tour. To help fans complete the set, Ralph created one of the earliest custom-made Eric Carr action figures by re-purposing the Paul Stanley figure to represent the Fox character. (One of these custom creations can be seen on the Eric Carr documentary “The Eric Carr Story: Inside The Tale Of The Fox”.) This led to an introduction to Eric’s family and the next effort to honor The Fox…
In 2000, Eric Carr tribute album “Prophecy” was released. This project was a collection of songs written and performed by Ralph (under the name Ralph E. Carle) and dedicated to Eric Carr. The packaging was designed as a fantasy version of the 1978 KISS solo albums featuring Ralph on the cover as a fictional KISS character presented as a portrait similar to the existing albums. As the bandmembers dedicated their solo albums to the other members, “Prophecy” was dedicated to Eric. The album opens with a rare radio ID the was recorded prior to Eric’s passing in 1991. Also included on the album are two different versions of the song “Your Turn To Cry”, as pre-KISS song recorded by Eric Carr with his teenage band THE CELLARMEN. The first version on the album is a cover version of the song, and the second version is the original recording featuring Eric on drums and vocals. “Prophecy” was well received by KISS and Eric Carr fans alike. Ralph appeared at KISS Expos around the U.S. and Canada performing the songs and meeting fans of The Fox.
In 2011, “Eric Carr: Unfinished Business” was released. This project featured various artists and friends of Eric Carr completing demos and incomplete songs left behind by Carr. Ralph Asbury was called on to design the packaging CD as well as coordinating some of the guest musicians who contributed to the album, including A.J. Pero of TWISTED SISTER and Kee Marcello of EUROPE.