MINISTRY: Photos Of New Lineup Posted Online

Two brand-new photos of MINISTRY taken during the recording sessions for their new album, "Rio Grande Blood", at Sonic Ranch studios in Tornillo, Texas have been posted online: Photo#1 (left to right: Tommy Victor [PRONG, ex-DANZIG], Al Jourgensen, Paul Raven [KILLING JOKE]), Photo#2 (left to right: Raven, drummer Mark Baker, Jourgensen, Victor).

As previously reported, rumors continue to abound that SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison will be sitting behind the kit for MINISTRY on their upcoming North American tour, which is scheduled to kick off in early May. Joey is expected to join a touring lineup that will include Jourgensen, Victor and Raven. "Rio Grande Blood" is scheduled for release in April 2006 via Jourgensen's newly launched 13th Planet label.

MINISTRY's MasterBaTour 2006 will consist of 60 dates scheduled throughout the U.S. and Canada beginning on May 6. Support on the trek will come from Al's other band, REVOLTING COCKS. European dates are currently being booked for August and September 2006.

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