Chicago industrial metal band Ministry have released a video for the song “PermaWar” off of their upcoming album From Beer to Eternity. The band began recording the album in December of 2012 at Jourgensen’s 13th Planet in El Paso, Texas however during the recording process guitarist Mike Scaccia passed away while playing a life show in Dallas due to a heart attack. Upon returning from the funeral of Scaccia, Jourgensen and Sammy D’Ambruoso (engineer and co-producer) locked themselves in the studio to finish the album. The album is set for release on September 6th on 13th Planet Records.
You can see the video here.
Jourgensen said the following about recording the album: “There was no choice, During the tracking sessions, Mikey was smiling and going, ‘You know what, Al? This is by far and away the best Ministry album we’ve ever done together. This is awesome. I’m super proud of ‘From Beer To Eternity’, because it’s my tribute to Mikey’s incredible talent, and I feel it honors him and all of the years we spent together making music.”