JOURGENSEN’S NEXT PROJECT IS ‘FASTEST MUSIC IN HISTORY’


Al Jourgensen has revealed his next musical project will be called Surgical Meth Machine – and it’s set to feature “the fastest music in the history of music.”

He’s currently appearing at Australia’s Soundwave festival with the final incarnation of Ministry, following the death of guitarist and close friend Mike Scaccia in 2012.

And while there are some more live shows to come from the band he’s best known for, he’s confirmed 2013 album From Beer To Eternity was their studio swan song.

Jourgensen tells The Metal Hammer Magazine Show: “We’re going to do one last tour as Ministry, maybe even another tour, because people seem to want to see it.

“As far as future studio releases, since Mikey’s death, I decided it’s not the same. It would be like Zeppelin playing without Bonham or the Who playing without Moon or something like that. Me playing without Mikey doesn’t seem right.”

Instead, he’s working on a Surgical Meth Machine album with longtime engineer Sam D’Ambruoso. “We decided to cut out the middle-men,” Jourgensen says. “Me and him are doing this music that’s just eyeball-popping. There’s nothing under 220pbm on there. It’s not for the faint of heart.”

He compares the material to a track on From Beer To Eternity: “Mikey’s Middle Finger is one of the last things Mike did before he died. Imagine a whole album of that – this is what we’re going for now. Straight mayhem.”

He adds: “People are probably going to dismiss it as craziness – and that’s good. Craziness develops a future in music. You need the crazy.”

Jourgensen has experienced a number of health issues in recent years, reporting in 2012 that he’d been clinically dead three times before medical teams saved his life. But he says: “Those days are done. I’m as healthy as a 56-year-old alcoholic hepatitis A, B and C carrier. I’m holding up well for an old goat – we can still pull it off.

“There’s only one person who’s been around the block as much as me and that’s Lemmy. The two of us are like the Ever Ready Bunny – we take a lickin,’ we keep on tickin’.”

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NEW CHICAGOLAND CONCERT LISTINGS

 

Jon B. the Shrine, 4/24, 10 PM.

Bahamas Metro, 6/11, 8:30 PM, on sale Fri 2/27, noon.

Azealia Banks Concord Music Hall, 5/15, 6:30 PM, all-ages.

Bobby Bare Jr. FitzGerald’s, Berwyn, 3/12, 8 PM, on sale Fri 2/27, 11 AM.

Jarren Benton Reggie’s Rock Club, 4/8, 8 PM.

Eric Bibb Szold Hall, Old Town School of Folk Music, 5/9, 8 PM, all-ages.

Will Butler, Jo Firestone Lincoln Hall, 6/4, 9 PM, on sale Fri 2/27, noon.

Cannibal Ox Abbey Pub, 3/13, 10 PM.

Cathedrals Schubas, 6/17, 9 PM, on sale Fri 2/27, noon.

Clear Plastic Masks Empty Bottle, 4/8, 9 PM, on sale Fri 2/27, 10 AM.

Curren$y Metro, 4/8, 9 PM.

Deke Dickerson FitzGerald’s, Berwyn, 3/26, 8 PM, on sale Fri 2/27, 11 AM.

Lila Downs Auditorium Theatre, 5/6, 7:30 PM, on sale Fri 2/27, 10 AM.

Jeremy Enigk Maurer Hall, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4/17, 8 PM, all-ages.

Ensiferum Bottom Lounge, 5/18, 7 PM.

Eskmo Bottom Lounge, 5/13, 8 PM, on sale Wed 2/25, 11 AM.

Excruciating Terror Beat Kitchen, 5/17, 8 PM.

Jay Farrar, Rhett Miller Maurer Hall, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4/25-26, 8 PM, all-ages.

Fat White Family Lincoln Hall, 5/5, 8 PM, on sale Fri 2/27, noon.

Good Old War Subterranean, 4/9, 8:30 PM.

Hank Green Metro, 4/18, 5:45 PM, all-ages.

Gurrumul Maurer Hall, Old Town School of Folk Music, 5/3, 7:30 PM, all-ages.

Nick Hakim Schubas, 5/4, 8 PM, on sale Fri 2/27, noon.

Ibeyi, Flo Morrissey Lincoln Hall, 3/29, 8 PM, on sale Fri 2/27, noon.

Illapu, Colombina Parra Maurer Hall, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4/18, 7 PM, all-ages.

ILoveMakonnen Metro, 5/9, 9 PM, on sale Fri 2/27, noon.

Inti-Illimani Maurer Hall, Old Town School of Folk Music, 5/9, 7 PM, all-ages.

J. Cole, Big Sean, YG First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre, Tinley Park, 7/28, 6:30 PM, on sale Fri 2/27, 10 AM.

Led Zeppelin 2 House of Blues, 5/2, 7:30 PM, on sale Fri 2/27, 10 AM.

Francisco Lopez Constellation, 4/18, 8:30 PM.

Lyle Lovett & His Large Band Chicago Theatre, 8/1, 8 PM, on sale Sat 2/28, 10 AM.

Lower Dens Empty Bottle, 6/15, 9 PM, on sale Fri 2/27, 10 AM.

Mandolin Orange Schubas, 5/8, 10 PM, on sale Fri 2/27, noon.

Nellie McKay, Martah Redbone Roots Project Szold Hall, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4/25, 7 and 10 PM, all-ages.

Melvins Double Door, 7/8, 8 PM.

Nico & Vinz House of Blues, 5/27, 7 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 2/27, 10 AM.

Oblivians Empty Bottle, 5/28, 9 PM, on sale Fri 2/27, 10 AM.

Old Blind Dogs Maurer Hall, Old Town School of Folk Music, 5/1, 8 PM, all-ages.

Passion Pit, Holychild Thalia Hall, 5/13-14, 8 PM, on sale Wed 2/25, 10 AM.

Random Rab Bottom Lounge, 4/10, 9 PM.

Damien Rice, Iron & Wine Pritzker Pavilion, 6/21, 7 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 2/27, 10 AM.

Claudia Schmidt & Sally Rogers SPACE, Evanston, 5/10, 1 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 2/27, 10 AM.

Ron Sexsmith Szold Hall, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4/6, 8 PM, all-ages.

Steep Canyon Rangers Maurer Hall, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4/12, 7 PM, all-ages.

The Story So Far, Four Year Strong, Terror Concord Music Hall, 5/13, 5 PM, all-ages.

Ufomammut Reggie’s Rock Club, 5/13, 7 PM.

Lucy Wainwright Roche Schubas, 4/19, 7 PM, on sale Fri 2/27, noon.

Paul Weller the Vic, 6/17, 8 PM, on sale Fri 2/27, noon.

Yonatan Gat Schubas, 4/8, 9 PM, on sale Fri 2/27, noon.
 

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NEW CHICAGOLAND CONCERT LISTINGS


AC/DC Wrigley Field, 9/15, 7 PM, all-ages.

Atlas Road Crew Subterranean, 5/14, 8:30 PM.

Bad Religion, Plague Vendor Metro, 6/22-23, 7:30 PM, on sale Fri 2/20, noon.

Barenaked Ladies, Violent Femmes FirstMerit Bank Pavilion, 6/16, 7 PM, all-ages, on sale Sat 2/21, 10 AM.

Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox the Vic, 6/4, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 2/20, 10 AM.

Leon Bridges Green Mill, 4/29, 8 PM, on sale Fri 2/20, 10 AM.

Jimmy Buffett & the Coral Reefer Band First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre, Tinley Park, 6/27, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Mon 2/23, 10 AM.

Will Butler Hideout, 3/23, 8 PM, on sale Fri 2/20, 10 AM.

Cactus Reggie’s Music Joint, 4/10, 7 PM.

Kenny Chesney, Miranda Lambert Soldier Field, 6/6, 5 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 2/20, 10 AM.

The Church Double Door, 3/6, 7:30 PM, sold out.

Citizen Subterranean, 3/20, 6 PM, all-ages.

Coasts Lincoln Hall, 4/27, 7:30 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 2/20, 10 AM.

Lloyd Cole Maurer Hall, Old Town School of Folk Music, 3/20, 8 PM, all-ages.

Colleen Constellation, 6/20, 9:30 PM.

Crying Subterranean, 4/1, 8 PM.

Def Leppard, Styx First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre, Tinley Park, 9/5, 7 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 2/20, 10 AM.

Dustbowl Revival FitzGerald’s, Berwyn, 4/18, 9 PM, on sale Fri 2/20, 11 AM.

English Beat City Winery, 4/20, 6:30 and 9:30 PM, all-ages, on sale Thu 2/19, noon.

Feufollet Szold Hall, Old Town School of Folk Music, 4/3, 8:30 PM, all-ages.

FIDLAR Double Door, 5/4, 6:30 PM, on sale Fri 2/20, 10 AM.

Chris Forsyth Empty Bottle, 4/1, 9 PM.

Geographer Lincoln Hall, 6/12, 8 PM, on sale Fri 2/20, noon.

Good Lovelies Szold Hall, Old Town School of Folk Music, 3/29, 7 PM, all-ages.

Incognito House of Blues, 4/2, 8 PM, on sale Fri 2/20, 10 AM.

Jessie J House of Blues, 5/9, 7 PM, on sale Thu 2/19, 10 AM.

Led Kaapana & Mike Kaawa Maurer Hall, Old Town School of Folk Music, 2/27, 8 PM, all-ages.

Robert Earl Keen Thalia Hall, 4/11, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 2/20, 10 AM.

Kid Rock First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre, Tinley Park, 7/26, 7 PM, all-ages, on sale Tue 2/24, 10 AM.

Sonny Knight & the Lakers Bottom Lounge, 3/26, 8 PM, on sale Fri 2/20, 10 AM.
Jodee Lewis Szold Hall, Old Town School of Folk Music, 3/1, 7 P
M, all-ages.

Little Dragon Concord Music Hall, 5/29, 8 PM.

Los Folkloristas Maurer Hall, Old Town School of Folk Music, 3/28, 7 PM, all-ages.

Maritime Beat Kitchen, 4/10, 8:30 PM, on sale Fri 2/20, 10 AM.

Ricky Martin Allstate Arena, Rosemont, 10/11, 7:30 PM, all-ages, on sale Fri 2/20, 10 AM.

Hugh Masekela & Vusi Mahlasela Maurer Hall, Old Town School of Folk Music, 2/27, 7 and 10 PM, all-ages.

Dave Mason’s Traffic Jam City Winery, 6/25-26, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Thu 2/19, noon.

Metz Lincoln Hall, 5/20, 9 PM, on sale Fri 2/20, noon.

Willie Nelson the Venue at Horseshoe Casino, Hammond, 5/22, 8 PM, on sale Fri 2/20, 10 AM.

Nile Project Maurer Hall, Old Town School of Folk Music, 3/15, 8 PM, all-ages.

Ben Ottewell Szold Hall, Old Town School of Folk Music, 3/12, 8 PM, all-ages.

Paulo Padilha Szold Hall, Old Town School of Folk Music, 3/19, 8 PM, all-ages.

Paperhead Empty Bottle, 5/15, 9 PM.

Passafire Reggie’s Rock Club, 4/25, 8 PM.

Replacements Riviera Theatre, 4/29-30, 8 PM, on sale Fri 2/20, 10 AM.

Serani the Shrine, 3/1, 10 PM.

Slash Concord Music Hall, 5/18, 7 PM.

Stone Temple Pilots House of Blues, 4/22, 8 PM, on sale Fri 2/20, 11 AM.

Strung Out Reggie’s Rock Club, 4/23, 8 PM.

The Suffers Schubas, 4/7, 8 PM, on sale Fri 2/20, noon.

Jazmine Sullivan Concord Music Hall, 3/15, 7 PM, all-ages.

Tank the Shrine, 3/13, 8 PM.

Joe Louis Walker City Winery, 4/28, 8 PM, all-ages, on sale Thu 2/19, noon.

White Reaper Beat Kitchen, 3/11, 9 PM.
UPDATED LISTINGS

Julia Holter & Spektral Quartet Constellation, 2/26, 7 and 9:30 PM, early show sold out

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COAL CHAMBER To Release ‘Rivals’ Album In May

 

COAL CHAMBER, the reformed ’90s alt-metal band fronted by current DEVILDRIVER singer Dez Fafara, will release its comeback album, “Rivals”, on May 19 North America via Napalm. The band’s first CD in over thirteen years was recorded in part at Audiohammer studio in Sanford, Florida with producer Mark Lewis (DEVILDRIVER, CANNIBAL CORPSE).

Comments Fafara: “This record was over 13 years in the making, and I promise this record won’t disappoint and will be worth the wait!

“‘Rivals’ is solid through and through, there’s maturity and growth in the music while still maintaining the true COAL CHAMBER sound and delivering track after track of killer tunes!

“We had a great time working together on this record and I hope you all enjoy it as much as we do!”

“Rivals” track listing:

01. I.O.U. Nothing
02. Bad Blood Between Us
03. Light in the Shadows
04. Suffer in Silence
05. The Bridges You Burn
06. Orion
07. Another Nail in the Coffin
08. Rivals
09. Wait
10. Dumpster Dive
11. Over My Head
12. Fade Away (Karma Never Forgets)
13. Empty Handed
14. Worst Enemy

COAL CHAMBER will embark on a North American headlining tour in the spring of 2015. Support on the trek — which kicks off on March 6 in Tempe, Arizona and runs through April 12 in Dallas, Texas — will come from FILTER, COMBICHRIST and AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE.

COAL CHAMBER is offering an exclusive VIP Package for every date on the tour. It includes a meet-and-greet with the band, exclusive t-shirt, exclusive poster, souvenir laminate and early entry (where applicable).

Bassist Nadja Peulen returned to COAL CHAMBER in November 2013 following the departure of Canadian musician Chela Rhea Harper, who joined the band in late 2011 and toured with the group for nearly two years.

COAL CHAMBER rose to prominence with a gold-certified debut album in 1997 that established the group as one of the most promising bands on the then-emerging, so-called “nu metal” scene.

Peulen replaced Foss in 1999 during Rayna’s pregnancy for almost 12 months while the band was on the road supporting its second album, “Chamber Music”. Rayna came back to the band after her pregnancy leave and recorded COAL CHAMBER’s third album, “Dark Days”. Shortly after recording “Dark Days”, Rayna quit the band and Nadja was recruited for the touring cycle that followed the CD’s release. The band broke up during the “Dark Days” tour in 2002 and reunited nine years later.

 

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LISTEN TO MARCEL DETTMANN’S REMIX OF LAIBACH’S “EUROVISION”/MORE NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED


Listen to Marcel Dettmann’s remix of Laibach’s Eurovision, via VICE at the linnk below:

www.vice.com/read/listen-to-marcel-dettmanns-remix-of-laibachs-eurovision-189

The Dettmann mix is taken from Laibach’s forthcoming SPECTRE DIGITAL DELUXE ALBUM, out on March 31ST, 2015. The deluxe version of 2014’s Spectre will feature the original album plus bonus tracks and SPECTREMIX, an album of remixes (also available separately on the same date).

As well as Marcel Dettmann, SPECTREMIX will feature mixes from labelmates Diamond Version (aka Olaf Bender and Carsten Nicolai), Sandwell District’s Function, longtime collaborator iTurk, Slovenian electro-pop band Torul, Scottish DJ and producer Alex Smoke, German DJ, producer, mastering engineer and co-founder of the Common Sense People event series, Konstantin Sibold and Slovenian producer, DJ and musician Gramatik.

In addition, the band will embark on a worldwide tour beginning next month in Germany, including extensive dates across the US and Canada. Full updated routing below.

Included in the European tour dates is a performance at Munich’s Residenztheater on April 11th, part of their collaboration with the award winning Swiss director Milo Rau for his latest production, The Dark Ages. The Dark Ages is the second part of Rau’s Europa trilogy, focusing on the dark history of a Europe in the process of unifying. Actors from Bosnia, Germany, Russia and Serbia tell their stories of displacement and homelessness, of departure and arrival, of dedication and despair.

2014 saw the release of their latest album Spectre. Pitchfork announced that, “…there are some clever arrangements here,” while The Guardian wrote, “With the release of new album Spectre… they openly comment on Snowden, WikiLeaks, protest movements, the wobbling Euro and the Arab spring. It’s high time to start catching up with this most unusual and frequently misunderstood group.”

SPECTRE DIGITAL DELUXE TRACKLISTING

The Whistleblowers
No History
Eat Liver!
Americana
We Are Millions And Millions Are One
Eurovision
Walk With Me
Bossanova
Resistance Is Futile
Koran

BONUS TRACKS
The Parade
Love On The Beat
Just Say No!
See That My Grave Is Kept Clean
Love On The Beat – Live (Edit) – recorded at the Tate Modern

SPECTREMIX
Eurovision (Torul remix)
The Whistleblowers (Marcel Dettmann remix)
The Whistleblowers (Diamond Version remix)
Koran (Alex Smoke remix)
Eat Liver! (Gramatik remix)
Resistance Is Futile (Function remix)
Koran (iTurk remix)
We Are Millions and Millions Are One (Konstantin Sibold remix)
Eurovision (Marcel Dettmann remix)

LAIBACH – WORLDWIDE TOUR DATES 2015
European Dates
13 Feb – Mannheim, Alte Seilerei – DE
14 Feb – Hamburg, Kampnagel / Krass Festival – DE
15 Feb – Bochum, Zeche – DE
12 March – Rostock, Mau Club – DE
13 March – Malmö, Moriska Paviljongen – SE
14 March – Stockholm, Debaser Medis – SE
16 March – Helsinki, Tavastia – FI
17 March – Talin, Rockcafe – EE
18 March – Tampere, Klubi – FI
22 March – Dresden, Beatpol – DE
24 March – Brno, Sono Centrum – CZ
25 March – Krakow, Fabryka – PL
26 March – Warsaw, Palladium – PL
27 March – Berlin, Astra / Out of Line Weekender – DE
28 March – Oberhausen, Turbinenhalle / E-tropolis Festival – DE
29 March – Breda, Mezz – NL
30 March – Brighton, Concorde 2 – UK
31 March – Glasgow, Classic Grand – UK
2 April – London, Electric Ballroom – UK
3 April – Manchester, Academy 2 – UK
4 April – Maastricht, Muziekgieterij – NL
5 April – Paris, Divan Du Monde – FR
8 April – Vienna, Arena – AT
9 April – Budapest, Barba Negra Music Club – HU
11 April – Munich, Residenztheater – DE (part of The Dark Ages production)

North American Dates
11 May – Washington DC, Black Cat – US
12 May – New York, NY, Gramercy Theatre – US
13 May – Philadelphia PA, Theatre Of The Living Arts– US
15 May – Victoriaville, QC, Colisee A – CA
16 May – Toronto ON, Danforth Music Hall – CA
17 May – Pittsburgh, PA, Rex Theatre – US
19 May – Indianapolis, IN, Vogue Theatre – US
20 May – Chicago IL, Abbey Pub – US
21 May – Omaha, NE, Slowdown, – US
23 May – Englewood, CO, Gothic Theatre- US
26 May – Seattle WA, El Corazon – US
27 May – Vancouver BC, Rickshaw Theatre – CA
28 May – Portland OR, Wonder Ballroom – US
30 May – San Francisco CA, The Fillmore – US
1 June – Los Angeles CA, The Roxy Theatre – US

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AC/DC: North American Tour Dates Announced


The North American leg of AC/DC’s “Rock Or Bust” world tour was announced today. The trek kicks off on August 22 in Foxborough, Massachusetts at Gillette Stadium and runs through September 28 in Los Angeles, California at Dodger Stadium (see below). Tickets are available via Ticketmaster.


AC/DC’s North American tour dates:


Aug. 22 – Foxborough, MA – Gillette Stadium
Aug. 26 – E. Rutherford, NJ – MetLife Stadium
Aug. 28 – Quebec City, PQ – Plains Of Abraham
Aug. 31 – Montreal, PQ – Olympic Stadium
Sep. 03 – Ottawa, ON – TD Place
Sep. 05 – Moncton, NB – Magnetic Hill
Sep. 08 – Detroit, MI – Ford Field
Sep. 10 – Toronto, ON – Downsview Park
Sep. 15 – Chicago, IL – Wrigley Field
Sep. 20 – Edmonton, AB – Commonwealth Stadium
Sep. 22 – Vancouver, BC – BC Place
Sep. 25 – San Francisco, CA – AT&T Park
Sep. 28 – Los Angeles, CA – Dodger Stadium

As previously reported, AC/DC will headline the 2015 Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival, along with Jack White and Drake. Coachella is scheduled for April 10-12 and April 17-19, 2015, in Indio, California.

Previously announced European dates on the “Rock Or Bust” world tour begin May 5 in The Netherlands and run through late July.

AC/DC will be on the road for much of 2015, touring in support of its new album, “Rock Or Bust”, which arrived on December 2.

It has been a tough year for AC/DC, starting with guitarist and founder Malcolm Young’s retirement due to being afflicted with dementia.

Then drummer Phil Rudd was arrested in early November on charges of threatening to kill and drug possession.

Rudd allegedly threatened to kill a contractor and his daughter, according to New Zealand prosecutors.

The allegations were made public December 5. On December 2, Rudd pleaded not guilty to all charges.

Rudd did not appear in AC/DC’s two new videos nor any of the band’s latest promotional photos, and his status in the group remains unclear.

One-time AC/DC drummer Chris Slade officially joined the band’s lineup last week for its performance on Sunday night’s (February 8) Grammy Awards telecast. Slade will also be behind the kit for the group’s upcoming world tour.

 

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