MINISTRY mainman Al Jourgensen signed advance copies of the "Wicked Lake" soundtrack on Thursday, September 25 at the Virgin Megastore in Hollywood, California. A short interview with Jourgensen shot at the event has been posted at the Antiquiet web site.
The "Wicked Lake" soundtrack will arrive in stores on November 24, 2008 in conjunction with the film's October 7 DVD release.
The Grammy-nominated Jourgensen, who produced the soundtrack, wrote, scored and recorded the music at his 13th Planet studios early this year. While "Wicked Lake" is Jourgensen's debut scoring for a feature film, it's not his first foray into soundtracks, as he wrote and performed tracks for Steven Spielberg's "Artificial Intelligence: AI" (2001), Paul Verhoeven's "RoboCop" (1987) and "The Matrix" (1999) — the soundtrack captured a Grammy.
The "Wicked Lake" soundtrack offers 15 tracks, most from 13th Planet's stable of artists which includes MINISTRY, REVOLTING COCKS, PRONG, ASCENSION OF THE WATCHERS and FALSE ICONS. One gem is a previously unreleased MINISTRY track, "Cuz U R Next", one of the last songs written by the late Paul Raven with Jourgensen, and features Raven on bass. Also on the soundtrack are two REVOLTING COCKS tracks, the brand new "Hookerbot3000", and "Ten Million Ways to Die", from the 2006 "Cocked & Loaded" CD that features BUTTHOLE SURFERS' Gibby Haynes. In addition, MESHUGGAH's "Combustion" and THREAT SIGNAL's "As I Destruct" are featured. The complete track listing is below.
01. "Evading" - ASCENSION OF THE WATCHERS
02. "Residual Presence" - ASCENSION OF THE WATCHERS
03. "Experiment in Terror" - LAIKA & THE COSMONAUTS
04. "10 Million Ways to Die" - REVOLTING COCKS
05. "Hookerbot3000" - REVOLTING COCKS
06. "Bang A Gong" - MINISTRY & CO-CONSPIRATORS
07. "Radar Love" - MINISTRY & CO-CONSPIRATORS
08. "Decay" - FALSE ICONS
09. "Cuz U R Next" - MINISTRY
10. "Can't Stop the Bleeding" - PRONG
11. "No Justice" - PRONG
12. "Combustion" - MESHUGGAH
13. "As I Destruct" - THREAT SIGNAL
14. "Nobody Knows What Killer Looks Like" - HEMLOCK
15. "Khyber Pass [Wicked Instrumental]" - MINISTRY
"Wicked Lake", which Jourgensen described as "'Faster Pussycat Kill Kill' gone very, very bad," is the sordid supernatural tale of a group of four co-ed girls on a weekend getaway tailed by two clans of deranged male predatory perverts. The film was directed by Jourgensen's good friend, filmmaker Zach Passero. Passero, whose past feature credits include "The Big, Weird and Normal" and "Motel: Glimpse", directed MINISTRY's video "Lieslieslies" (2006) as well as hand-rendering the animated video "Fire Engine" for Jourgensen's side project, THE REVOLTING COCKS. Jourgensen and Passero first met on the set of MINISTRY's "No W" video at Sonic Ranch, TX in 2004.
"Zach is one of the most talented, driven young artists I've met in a long time," said Jourgensen. "We both have the same twisted penchant for dark humor, so it's a match made in horror hell."