First industrial aggro pioneers Ministry reunite. Now, the band has inked a record deal with AFM Records. It’s a worldwide deal and AFM plans to release the band’s “comeback” album ‘Relapse’ in March.

A digital single ’99%’ is due to land at iTunes on Friday (Dec. 23). Now you know what to get the Ministry fan in your life for Christmas! No need to stand in long lines at the mall when you can nab a digital copy of the song with one click of the mouse just two days before.

Ministry head honcho Al Jourgensen is currently finishing the mixes on new material. In a statement, he expressed excitement at this new business partnership:

“Our 13th Planet Record releases have been distributed in Europe via AFM through our partner Soulfood Music in Germany for several years now, and we have established a solid business relationship, so it made perfect sense to take the next step and have AFM Records come on board and be involved with the new Ministry release for worldwide and digital distribution. I’m pretty psyched about the collaboration, based on the response and enthusiasm I’ve received from AFM so far.”

Congrats to both parties! The news of this signing only further cements the fact that Ministry is indeed back.

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