Buck Satan and the 666 Shooters is an American alternative country band, formed in 2011 by Ministry frontman Al Jourgensen, who uses the pseudonym Buck Satan. The initial lineup also featured Rick Nielsen of Cheap Trick and ex-Ministry members Tony Campos and Mike Scaccia. Various guest musicians will also serve as in-studio contributors to add fiddles, cellos, pedal steel guitars, mandolins, banjos and more to the eclectic mix. The band has the flavor of aggro Americana music, and Jourgensen has described the sound of the new project as “Heavy Western” and “Country Core.” Along with Buck Satan (Jourgensen), the 666 Shooters hail from Hell Paso (El Paso, Texas).
The band was formed after the death of the country singer Buck Owens, who inspired Jourgensen to start the project. Al Jourgensen also referred to band’s musical style as “heavy western” and “country-core”.
The band’s only studio album, Bikers Welcome Ladies Drink Free, was released in January 17, 2012, via 13th Planet Records.
The band’s guitarist, Mike Scaccia, died on December 23, 2012, due to a heart attack while performing onstage with Rigor Mortis.
The concept for Buck Satan came in the death of Jourgensen’s longtime country music hero, Buck Owens. Just prior to Owens’ death, the country musician “blessed” Buck Satan and the 666 Shooters, inspiring Jourgensen to give his all to the new Heavy Western music project.
Bikers Welcome! Ladies Drink Free’ Track Listing:
Quicker Than Liquor 3:10
2. Down The Drain 4:35
3. Drug Store Truck Drivin’ Man 4:31
4. Sleepless Nights and Bar Room Fights 3:00
5. Friend of the Devil 4:25
6. The Only Time I’m Sober Is When You’re Gone 3:21
7. Cheap Wine, Cheap Ramen 4:11
8. What’s Wrong With Me 4:19
9. Medication Nation 4:34
10. Ten Long Years In Texas 4:30
11. I Hate Every Bone In Your Body Except Mine 5:18
12. Take Me Away 4:37