September 18 marks the day of Ministry’s final studio album hitting shelves. The Last Sucker and its supporting world tour in 2008 will cap an incredible 11 albums, 27 years and 4 Grammy nominations. The irony: Al Jourgensen will put Ministry out to pasture around the same time George Bush’s second term will end.
“I’ve got a lot of side-projects and new projects I want to focus on,” explained Jourgensen. “We have our our own label, 13th Planet Records, we’re building, and I want to sign, produce and collaborate with other artists. Being in the studio writing, recording and collaborating is my favorite part of this snake-oil industry. I’d rather be behind the console than behind the mic. Plus, I kinda like the synchronicity of Dubya and Ministry riding off into the sunset hand in hand.”
The Last Sucker features appearances from the return of Rio Grande Blood musicians Thomas Victor (Prong) on guitars, Paul Raven (Killing Joke/Prong) on bass, with newcomer guitarist Sin Quirin from The Revolting Cocks 2006 touring line-up.
The Last Sucker will play out like this:
Life Is Good
The Dick Song
The Last Sucker
Death and Destruction
Die In A Crash
End of Days Part One
End of Days Part Two