While MINISTRY’s studio albums certainly show why the group is considered a stylistic trailblazer, it is on the concert stage that Ministry takes things to a whole other level. And as evidenced by fans that packed venues to catch the group one final time on their worldwide “C U LaTouR 2008,” the Al Jourgensen-led band was slaying crowds up ’til the final note. For those unenlightened souls who don’t take our word on this, feast your eyes and ears on the new double-disc DVD set, Adios…Puta Madres, to be released on May 26 in North America, on May 22 in Europe, and accompanies the audio release of the same title, out tomorrow, March 31, 2009, on Jourgensen’s own 13th Planet Records.
The double DVD disc Adios…Puta Madres is distinguished by secondary titles: the Adios…Puta Madres/En Vivo? disc contains 15 live performance tracks, and Adios…Puta Madres/Fuchi Requiem is a 45-minute on-the-road “rockumentary” that follows the band from rehearsals all the way to their final shows in Europe. Backstage bits, interviews, and live footage abound, while the DVD contains some extra tracks not on the live CD.