Ministry’s Al Jourgensen takes aim at Festival promoters and kicks off a crowd funding venture

NETHERLANDS - AUGUST 19: LOWLANDS FESTIVAL Photo of Al JOURGENSEN and MINISTRY, Al Jourgensen (Photo by Paul Bergen/Redferns)

After teeing off at Soundwave Festival promoter, AJ Maddah all week, it seems the sometimes weird and always wonderful, Uncle Al…aka Al Jourgensen of industrial metal band, Ministry and several other side projects including Lard and Revolting Cocks is turning his hand to crowd funding, and by the looks of things, it’s not your average crowd funding.

But, let’s rewind just a few days. Of course, we’re all well aware of the drama facing the now defunct festival that was Soundwave. Ministry are still owed money it seems and after months of remaining silent, Jourgensen took to twitter to vent, challenging AJ Maddah to respond. As yet, he has received no response.

It seems, Soundwave was the final straw with Jourgensen who is now using crowd funding source, Patreon to raise revenue and in return fans can get a personal insight into the mind of Jourgensen, tour life, downloadable tracks and a whole lot more. It starts at a reasonable $3 a month and escalates to a full blown $1,000 a month, where you can pretty much get access to everything Jourgensen and Ministry get up to.

Check out the full ‘rant’ entitled, AL JOURGENSEN IS CREATING SHIT and the list of  rewards on offer here!

Ministry are not the first band to attempt to recoup monies following the Soundwave fiasco, with UK djent band, Monuments taking to Facebook early last week in the hope their loyal fans could assist the band with much needed funds. The band are attempting to raise £14k in order to continue touring and record a new album. The band are currently sitting at just under £3.5k. You donate to the band and read their spiel over at

*** UPDATE – Al Jourgensen has since launched into a personal tirade of Mr Maddah online.
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