Lard is the combined musical might of Jello Biafra (Dead Kennedys) doing vocals, Al Jourgensen (Ministry) on guitars, Paul Barker (Ministry) on bass, and Jeff Ward (Ministry, Nine Inch Nails) on drums. The music is aggressive and driven to hit political themes with an undertone of humor.
The band saw the bulk of its activity from 1988 till roughly 2007. Since then, the band has been mainly on hiatus with occasional live performances in the California area of the United States. Most of these performances are usually near San Francisco where Jello resides and focuses on his own record label.
There have been rumors that a new album would see the light of day, but these have been both confirmed and denied since they first surfaced in 2009. The rumors might become truth as Al Jourgensen has moved to California in 2014. Those that know Al and his side projects know to never write off one of the creations he is a part of, they play a part in his creative mind and never seem to ever truly die.