“Tony’s replacing Raven because we’ve gone through hell over the last weeks and I know Tony and Raven got along great and Raven would have loved it,” Jourgensen told Headbangersblog.com.
For the C U LaTouR, Jourgensen will be joined by singer Burton C. Bell (Fear Factory, Ascension of the Watchers), guitarists Tommy Victor (Prong) and Sin Quirin (Revolting Cocks), keyboardist John Bechdel (Prong, Ascension of the Watchers, False Icons) and bassist Tony Campos (Static-X). Campos will be taking the place of recently departed Ministry and Killing Joke Paul Raven, who died of a heart attack on October 20 in Geneva, Switzerland.
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MINISTRY mainman Al Jourgensen and members of KILLING JOKE have commented on the passing of bassist Paul Raven, who was found dead yesterday (Saturday, October 20) in a private home in a small French village on the Swiss border.
Stated Jourgensen: "I am in total shock. The world of music is a sadder, emptier place. Not only was Raven an extraordinary talent, but one of my closest dearest friends. Our condolences and prayers go to his immediate family. He will be truly missed by artists, musicians and his fans the world over.
"The one consolation is knowing Raven's already hooked up with the right people and started a new project in the After Life.
"God's speed, Raven. Rest in peace, you fucking pirate."
MINISTRY Mainman On PAUL RAVEN's Passing: 'I Am In Total Shock' - Oct. 21, 2007
Al Jourgensen (Ministry)