Ministry recently announced a slew of new North American tour dates. If you’re a fan, make sure you’ve got a ticket because Ministry might not be around much longer.

In an interview with Metal Hammer, Uncle Al explains, “We’re going to do one last tour as Ministry, maybe even another tour, because people seem to want to see it.” And that means no new album, too.

All this paves the way for Jourgensen’s new band; Surgical Meth Machine with engineer Sam D’Ambruoso.

“We decided to cut out the middle-men. Me and him are doing this music that’s just eyeball-popping. There’s nothing under 220pbm on there. It’s not for the faint of heart.”

He compares the new material to the song “Mikey’s Middle Finger” on the last album, From Beer To Eternity, saying that track was, “one of the last things (guitarist) Mike (Scaccia) did before he died. Imagine a whole album of that – this is what we’re going for now. Straight mayhem.”