Pound of Flesh is an alternative electronic hard rock band based in Chicago featuring, former member of Ministry, Darrell James.
In 2000, Pound of Flesh debuted with Red & Black. It received critical acclaim and support from 250+ radio stations
across the US and charted within the top five of several of those stations. While touring regionally in support of Red & Black, Darrell had the great fortune to be introduced to the legendary Al Jourgensen of Ministry fame. Jourgensen subsequently came on board to produce POF’s next record. Soon thereafter, Jourgensen asked if he would be interested in playing keyboards during Ministry’s 2003 “Fornicatour.” Darrell agreed, and Jourgensen loved his creative contribution so much he asked him to stay on for Ministry’s 2004 “Evil Doer” tour.
Additionally, Darrell’s keyboard and programming work can be heard on Ministry’s Rantology and Rio Grande Blood as well as the Revolting Cocks Cocked and Loaded.
In 2008, Darrell started collaborating with keyboardist Steven McIntosh on new material.
In 2012, POF released the album “Pill” through their DIY label “Drakeraven Entertainment” and recruited guitarist Alan Stehman, bassist Jack Curylo, and drummer Jarek “Jerry” Lukomski.
In 2014, POF went back into the studio to record the EP ‘Pills”. It was the difference between Pill, performed mostly by Darrell, and the live performances, which had brought in the influences and energy of new members, which moved the members to record new material as well as rerecording tracks as a band. Pills was released on November 21, 2014 through Drakeraven Entertainment and distributed worldwide through WuLi Records and INGrooves Music Group.
In support of Pills, POF filmed the first video to promote the EP with the first single titled ‘One Time Offer’ that was directed by Steve with cinematography by E3 Photograghy.
The last few years have been very productive – performing regionally, writing, and recording new material.
The Shylock is back for his Pound of Flesh.
We will all pay the price…