In a new interview with Metal Hammer, Ministry frontman Al Jourgensen discussed health problems that plagued his body for the better part of the last two years. "I'd been throwing up blood for the last 3 tours and like an idiot I didn't think there was anything wrong," stated Al. "So I came back, [off tour] and it got better for a couple weeks. Then in March 2010 I went into a seizure and bled-out 65% of my body and they had to take me by ambulance to the ICU where I flatlined. I was dead. I couldn’t hold down food and I just didn’t know what was wrong. I spent a week in ICU where they gave me a 100% blood transfusion. After a tour I had [an ulcer] burst right over a main artery in my stomach, They found 13 of them from my esophagus to my intestines which had scarred over, which explains why I'd been puking for years."
Regarding the new album, Al stated "While I was working on [the Buck Satan record], me and Mike Scaccia from Rigor Mortis fucked around to pass the time and we had like, 5,6,7 songs and I didn't really want to do anything with them but Mikey was like, 'dude these songs are awesome.' They weren't country, they were more like Ministry. So he's coming by in September and Tommy Victor's coming by in October with Tony Campos and we're gona finish up and put out another Ministry album by Christmas called 'Relapse.'"