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MINISTRY mainman Al Jourgensen‘s new project, , recently released their debut album via Nuclear Blast Records. Today, the band has released a lyric video for the song “Rich People Problems. ”

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  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 . 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.”

More on Surgical Meth Machine:
“I’m Invisible” music video
“Tragic Alert” lyric video
“I Don’t Wanna” lyric video
Album trailer 1
Album trailer 2
Album trailer 3
Album trailer 4
Album trailer 5
Album trailer 6

Surgical Meth Machine - AlbumSee 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 

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