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Top 11 Influential Minds of Industrial Metal

on August 28, 2014, 3:00pm
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7. Al Jourgensen (Ministry)

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There is only one word to describe Al Jourgensen, and that is “bad”. Using Hustler Magazine as a platform to announce the end of industrial powerhouse Ministry, Jourgensen could not be more metal. As a founding member of both Ministry and Revolting Cocks, well, now he’s just being “cocky” — and rightfully so. Between a five year probation stay for drug charges and a near-limbless experience with a viper, Jourgensen continues forward, and atop that, his production credits are many; some big names include Nine Inch Nails and GWAR. There are reasons for him on this list that we have already named, but it stands above all that Al Jourgensen is first and foremost industrial metal’s highest-reigning bad ass. After all, he looks like a biker, and there are not many on this list that actually appear to be ready and willing to beat you to a bloody pulp.

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