For Those About Squawk: Waldo Pecks on Ministry, Cherubs and Lair of the White Worm
October 1, 2021 Blake Harrison
Our parrot ain’t an ex-parrot yet, so he returns this week to review three less-than-metal albums.
Brian Posehn Interviews Jonny Z About Metallica, Megaforce and His New Book
April 9, 2020 Emily Bellino
Decibel Exclusive: The legendary Jonny Z Talks Metallica, Anthrax, Megaforce Records and his new book, as metalhead comedian Brian Posehn interrogates!
Q&A: Al Jourgensen on Ministry’s visual history book, Slayer’s goodbye and Trump
January 17, 2020 Justin Norton
Uncle Al Jourgensen caught up with Decibel late last month to discuss going through his personal history vault and how self-acceptance comes with aging.
Live/Film Review: ‘Industrial Accident: The Story of Wax Trax! Records’
April 25, 2019 Kevin Stewart-Panko
The “Experience” run of dates will have wrapped up two days before the time you read this, but if you come across Industrial Accident, it’s very worthy of your viewing time.
5 Great Decibel Posts from 2016
December 30, 2016 J. Andrew
One writer picks five favorite Decibel web articles of 2016.
That Tour Was Awesome: Ministry/Helmet/Sepultura (1992)
October 27, 2016 Shane Mehling
The frontmen for each band—Ministry‘s Al Jourgensen, Helmet‘s Page Hamilton and Sepultura‘s Max Cavalera—share stories from one of the most oddly perfect mixes of diversified brutality in metal history. Get ready for tales of heroin, highway crashes and a puke-covered Eddie Vedder.
Justify Your Shitty Taste: Ministry’s “With Sympathy”
July 24, 2015 Justin Norton
While derided by Al Jourgensen and some fans With Sympathy contains some of Al’s most iconic songs and tips the hat to what followed in his still evolving career.
Aesthetic Mess: Crappy Legacy Metal Act Cover Art in the 21st Century
April 23, 2013 Jeff Treppel
Guys in metal bands grow old. We know that. It’s natural and can’t be helped. Sometimes they continue to put out good music, sometimes they lose the fire that drove them back in the day. That’s fine. We aren’t here to talk about the music. We are here to take a look at some of…
No Chimes in Decibel-land
February 8, 2012 Zach Smith
About two weeks ago, a massive set of Bob Dylan covers compiled to honor 50 years of Amnesty International—4 discs, 73 tracks and 73 different artists—hit shelves. Sure, it’s fascinating to see an expansive and eclectic roster that includes old-timers like Pete Townsend, Jeff Beck and Mark Knopfler alongside relative newcomers like The Gaslight Anthem,…
Ministry – “The Mind is a Terrible Thing to Taste”
September 28, 2011 Chris Dick
I distinctly recall the first time I heard Ministry’s The Mind Is a Terrible Thing to Taste.
Justify Your Shitty Taste: Ministry’s “Filth Pig”
January 19, 2011 Andrew Bonazelli
Almost every band has that album: you know, the critically and/or commercially reviled dud in an otherwise passable-to-radical back catalog. Well, every Wednesday morning, a Decibel staffer or special guest will take to the Deciblog to bitch and moan at length as to why everybody’s full of shit and said dud is, in fact, The…