One of the most important contemporary musicains.
He started Ministry as a synthpop band but soon changed to electonic body music under influence of industrial music. When electronic body music bands started to adopt denser synth sounds in late 1980s, AJ instead incorporated thrashmetal-influenced guitar riff, creating the brilliant genre Industrial-Metal. After three albums, however, he abandoned the genre and went to other some obsucure fields.
Al Jourgensen sounds like northern European but he is a Cuban. Jourgensen is his stepfather's family name.