Ministry has been pretty quiet in recent years with the death of Mike Scaccia and frontman Al Jourgensen's many side projects, but fans have something new to look forward to. This Friday (Dec. 9) Ministry are due to release a new album, titled Trax! Rarities via Cleopatra Records. The collection features early rare tracks and versions of Ministry songs from the band's Wax Trax! era. Also included are unreleased tracks from Jourgensen's side projects, such as PTP, Pailhead, 1000 Homo DJs, and Revolting Cocks. The album will be available on limited edition clear vinyl with a printed inner sleeve. The album also comes with the rare Revolting Cocks track "Drums Along the Carbide!" To get a taste for the new collection by checking out the early Ministry track "Same Ol Madness" above. You can pre-order the album here.
Ministry's last studio album was 2013's From Beer to Eternity. It is the last album to feature guitarist Mike Scaccia, who died in 2012 due to a sudden heart attack brought on by undiagnosed heart disease. After his death, Jourgensen made the decision the to disband Ministry. After a final tour with the band, Jourgensen started a new project titled Surgical Meth Machine. The project's self-titled debut album came out in April 2016.