Surgical Meth Machine

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Surgical Meth Machine
Surgical Meth Machine album cover.jpg
Studio album by
Surgical Meth Machine
ReleasedApril 15, 2016 (2016-04-15)
GenreIndustrial metal, speed metal, psychedelic rock
LabelNuclear Blast
ProducerAl Jourgensen, Sam D’Ambruoso
Singles from Surgical Meth Machine
  1. "Tragic Alert"
    Released: February 27, 2016
  2. "I'm Invisible"
    Released: April 2, 2016
  3. "I Don't Wanna"
    Released: April 11, 2016

Surgical Meth Machine is an industrial metal album by Al Jourgensen's project of the same name. It was released on April 15, 2016. The album was conceived by Jourgensen and engineer Sam D'Ambruoso as a tribute to the late guitarist Mike Scaccia, who Jourgensen called "probably the best shredder guitar player who walked this planet"[1] – to this end, the project was planned to resemble the song "Side FX Include Mikey's Middle Finger (TV 4)" from From Beer to Eternity, with all songs clocking over at least 220 beats per minute.[2] The project changed direction, however, when Jourgensen moved from Texas to California and got a medical marijuana card; according to Jourgensen, after this, "the record seemed to slow down considerably."[1]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Surgical Meth Machine except track 8 by Deborah Smith, Gerald V. Casale, Mark Mothersbaugh and Susan Schmidt.[3]

1."I'm Sensitive"4:10
2."Tragic Alert"3:36
3."I Want More"3:51
4."Rich People Problems"3:06
5."I Don't Wanna" (feat. Jello Biafra)3:19
6."Smash and Grab"2:49
8."Gates of Steel" (Devo cover[4])2:46
10."Just Go Home"2:51
11."Just Keep Going"1:03
12."I'm Invisible"5:01


  • Al Jourgensen – lead vocals, guitars, bass
  • Sammy D'Ambruoso – rhythm guitar, programming, engineer, vocals
  • Betty X, Jello Biafra and Sabina Koenig – additional vocals
  • Steve Davis – management
  • Dave Donnelly – mastering
  • Eric Lothrop – photography
  • Ben Garcia – artwork


  1. ^ a b SURGICAL METH MACHINE - Al Jourgensen On Working With Sam D'Ambruoso (INTERVEW). March 14, 2016 – via YouTube.
  2. ^ Graham Hartmann (February 26, 2015). "Al Jourgensen Announces New Project Surgical Meth Machine". Loudwire.
  3. ^ Discogs. "Surgical Meth Machine – Surgical Meth Machine". Discogs. Retrieved 7 June 2016.
  4. ^ Ohanesian, Liz (April 12, 2016). "To Get His Weed Card, Ministry's Al Jourgensen Said He Was Invisible — and It Worked". LA Weekly. Retrieved April 17, 2016.