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Ministry’s ‘AmeriKKKant’ is in stores today.

Posted by Metal Riot on Friday, March 9, 2018 at 4:02 PM (PST)

 

At long last, the day has arrived when Ministry‘s provocateur-in-chief Al Jourgensen – never one to shy away from making political statements – can share with the world the fruits of what started as what he thought was a bad, bad dream on November 9, 2016…the day the world woke up to find that Donald J. Trump had been elected President of the United States.  Ministry’s AmeriKKKant is in stores today.

 

 In this “release day video,” Al provides one last look at what we can expect from the new album.  According to Al, the album’s lead-off track “Twilight Zone,” harkens back to the chilling moment of realization:  “How did this happen??”  “Victims of a Clown” looks at us, American citizens, we who were about to be led by a man with no intellectual curiosity or emphathy.  “TV 5/4 Chan” looks at Trump’s followers who get wrapped up in their little soundbites for TV, put out their own “fake news,” and then crawl back into the hole they came from.  “We’re Tired of It,” “Antifa,” and “Wargasm” make up a trilogy that screams “We’re not snowflakes!  We’re not going to be led around by the nose, we’re going to stand up for ourselves!”  The next track, “Game Over,” illustrates the realization of the “new reality” of what happened, how we got caught in Trump’s BS.  “AmeriKKKant” closes the album with a look at the journey of what’s been going on, what brought us to the place where we, the American people, would vote for a man like Trump.

MINISTRY – Song Topics on AmeriKKKant (OFFICIAL TRAILER)

The new Ministry album "AmeriKKKant" is out now! Watch as Al runs down all the song topics on the album and make sure to pick up your copy in physical, digital and streaming formats at http://www.nuclearblast.com/ministry-amerikkkant

Posted by Ministry on Thursday, March 8, 2018

Ministry hits the road with a brand new concert tour on March 22 at the House of Blues in Anaheim, CA. The full itinerary is below.
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Ministry release “Twilight Zone” music video

Posted by Metal Riot on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 4:46 PM (PST)

Today, Ministry releases a surreal and provocative new music video for the track “Twilight Zone” from the band’s upcoming album, AmeriKKKant, due out March 9 (Nuclear Blast).  Building upon the themes of the song, the “Twilight Zone” video takes the viewer on a macabre excursion through the current U.S. news media climate of misinformation, corporate propaganda and hypocritical slander.  “We are in completely uncharted territory now,” said Ministry’s Al Jourgensen, “witnessing the unraveling of what was once a functional democracy.  Our government is under attack.  Our planet is under attack.  It’s time for a major reboot.” Click HERE to check out the “Twilight Zone” video.

 

The video was filmed last December just outside of Los Angeles and features Ministry guitarists Sin Quirin and Cesar Soto, Tony Campos (Fear Factory, Static X) on bass, keyboardist John Bechdel (Killing Joke, Fear Factory), live scratcher DJ Swamp (Beck, the Crystal Method), and Derek Abrams on drums.  Guest appearances are made by Gray Wolf, President of American Indian Movement (AIM), the internationally renowned and idiosyncratic Lord of the Cello, and an army of Ministry supporters who participated in the band’s PledgeMusic AmeriKKKant pre-order campaign.

 

The “Twilight Zone” video was produced by Chris Roth and Steve Roth for The Other House production company, the same group that produced Jourgensen’s previous music video, “I’m Invisible” for his 2016 Surgical Meth Machine release.  Chris Roth also directed the “Twilight Zone” video with Steve Roth as Director of Photography and editor.  The Other House has produced a wide array of broadcast design projects for Revolt TV, Nike’s Kobe 8 System, MTV, Aol.RISE, the Syfy Network, VH-1, CNN, PBS, “The Profit” on CNBC, the 2017 Emmy Awards and many more.

 

Said Chris Roth, “I’m a life-long fan of the band and very politically active.  Not only was this an opportunity to collaborate creatively once again with the one and only Al Jourgensen, but also an outlet for much of my pent up aggression and frustration regarding the current state of politics in our country.”

 

Ministry kicks off its North American tour on March 22 at the House of Blues in Anaheim, CA. Complete dates are accessible HERE.

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“You may not know what this flavor is now, because it’s a whole different ball
game.” – Dez Fafara

Coal Chamber are back in 2015 with 4th long player Rivals, an imaginative plunge through their signature dark grooves, spastic screams and oddball twists and turns that is an exciting return to the scene. Arguably their heaviest record yet, Rivals finds the once splintered band conquering demons, looking forward instead of back and all about kicking ass. Pre order HERE.

It was great to talk to workaholic Dez Fafara, fresh back from Mexico City, about his career, nu metal haters, the B52’s, falling in love with music and much more.

Check it out below and get Loco!

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Coal Chamber and Ministry team up on aggro new single

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Monday, April 13, 2015 at 7:41 PM (PST)

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Coal Chamber are the ghouls of Nu Metal Groove and Ministry are the most undead of Industrial Metal hybrid Bands (with all due respect to departed guitarist Mike Scaccia). The pairing of the Dez and Al friendship on wax is a song called “Suffer In Silence” that has the rolling wall of intimidating groove that made Nu Metal so popular but here any cheezy elements are more of a camp, as the witty style of Coal Chamber paints a story of midnight walks and Al Jourgensen brings his persona and karma to bear down on the track like the old pro he is. Hell or high water, this was gonna rock in some way.

I like Coal Chamber best when they have this sort of dry drum production with just good crunchy guitar and some effected vocals, I believe. Most people prefer their second album Chamber Music, my least favorite (except for the Peter Gabriel cover with Ozzy).

Check out the collaboration with Al Jourgesen  BELOW.

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The upcoming feature film, “The Bridge,” brings together a cast of iconic rock musicians, some of whom will make their film debut:  Joe Elliott of Def Leppard, Al Jourgensen of Ministry, Joey Santiago of the Pixies, Eddie Ojeda of Twisted Sister, Tiny Biuso of Doyle (ex-Misfit)/TSOL, Rick Warwick of Black Star Riders/Thin Lizzy, and Sin Quirin of Ministry.  Director/writer Bobby Field, with producers Denise Bohdan and Jason Gurvitz, announce the launch of their campaign for the film on Indiegogo, the world’s largest crowd funding platform.

Fans can contribute to the altruistic endeavor at www.buildthebridgecampaign.com

 

Driven by its powerful original soundtrack, and written by Bobby Field, a musician and actor in his own right, “The Bridge” tells the story of a small town musical prodigy who must free himself from the shadows of his past to find love, hope and friendship that could lead him to the musical expression he never thought possible.

The campaign will  benefit The Fender Music Foundation, and Fender Musical Instruments Corporation’s Entertainment Marketing division will be providing key products for the actual filming.  Partnerships with other well-known music corporations will be announced soon.

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The 1:11 chainsaw to the zombie chic’s gut makes this whole experience worth it alone, but damn…Cannibal Corpse have done it again. A Skeletal Domain, their 13th LP, is the highest charting Billboard record in Cannibal’s gory history, landing at #32 in the Top 200 Chart for first week numbers. Remember, this is extreme death metal. There is a lot of pop and other crap to contend with and the Cannibal boys have done us proud.

Shit, I need to nap more often. I swear, I passed out and woke up in a stupor to late news of an impending Ministry “From Beer to EternaTour” (congrats to insanely great drummer AAaron Rossi on the impending birth of his kid) and a NEW Cannibal video!

If you can’t get enough of a desperate survivor going h.a.m. on some unruly undead, “Kill or Become” is for you.

Click HERE to watch it! “Fire up the chainsaaaawwwwwwwwwww”

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You aint gonna sell every fanboy on the latter day line ups of great bands. I know not everyone is ever going to accept Guns N Roses or Smashing  Pumpkins as they are today, though both are still great bands. I can holler about how great current Stratovarius or how cool the 2014 live line up of Prong is or even Danzig (ha, a double tommy victor shout out), but some chuckleheads will still only desire the original or most “classic” era.This is only appropriate in the case of the Misfits, folks. I don’t even mind the current incarnation of Slayer and think Tom and Kerry found the most perfect people to be in the band if it wasn’t gonna be Jeff and Dave (I’m also giddy with excitement about Lombardo playing with legendary political punk assault team Amen).

That said, perhaps the greatest sin of all is when people crap on the latter day works of the great industrial metal giants Ministry. The band survived like radiated cockroaches through so many twists and turns over the years, never beating to anyone else’s drum. There are many, many great Ministry songs written post Psalm 69. Grow up, people. If you missed out on Uncle Al’s anti George Bush trilogy or the gulch heat awesome sauce satire of Houses of The Mole, let alone “Ghouldiggers” from Relapse (easilly one of Al’s most powerful music industry lampooning songs of all time), you should be on suicide watch cuz the snob thing aint workin’ out so cute for ya anymore.

The final Ministry live touring outfit of Al, guitar speed-blazer Mike Scaccia (R.I.P.), theatrical fan fave Sin Qurin, big man Casey Orr on bass and the hellfire drumming of aaron Rossi, was a force of fucking reckoning I’m honored to say I got to witness in their live glory.“Last Tangle in Paris,” an artistic collaboration between UDR Music and 13th Planet Records, Inc., is set for a July 8 North American release and will be available in 2-CD and DVD digipak, BluRay and 2-CD Amaray, 2 X vinyl Gatefold 160 gram configurations, digital audio and video, and as a simple CD
package. Al Jourgensen is a true ringmaster, a roadshow of karma and philosophy married to tattoos, clouds of smoke and a cheshire grin.

Click HERE for more and some footage.

MinistryLogoChicago industrial metal band Ministry have released a video for the song “PermaWar” off of their upcoming album From Beer to Eternity.  The band began recording the album in December of 2012 at Jourgensen’s 13th Planet in El Paso, Texas however during the recording process guitarist Mike Scaccia passed away while playing a life show in Dallas due to a heart attack. Upon returning from the funeral of Scaccia, Jourgensen and Sammy D’Ambruoso (engineer and co-producer) locked themselves in the studio to finish the album. The album is set for release on September 6th on 13th Planet Records.

You can see the video here.

Jourgensen said the following about recording the album: “There was no choice, During the tracking sessions, Mikey was smiling and going, ‘You know what, Al? This is by far and away the best Ministry album we’ve ever done together. This is awesome. I’m super proud of ‘From Beer To Eternity’, because it’s my tribute to Mikey’s incredible talent, and I feel it honors him and all of the years we spent together making music.”

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Reunited industrial metal pioneers Ministry have posted the third in a series of webisodes featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the making of their upcoming album Relapse. At the end of the footage, the band mentions a March 3, 2012 release date for the album. You can click here to watch it.

Relapse is the follow-up to 2007’s The Last Sucker. Ministry split up in 2009 before mainman Al Jourgensen decided to reform the band this year.

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Ministry post second webisode from the studio

Posted by Metal Dude on Saturday, November 12, 2011 at 7:16 AM (PST)

Reunited industrial metal pioneers Ministry have posted the second in a series of webisodes featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the making of their upcoming album Relapse. You can click here to watch it.

Relapse is the follow-up to 2007’s The Last Sucker. Ministry split up in 2009 before mainman Al Jourgensen decided to reform the band this year.

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Ministry post making of “Relapse” webisode

Posted by Metal Dude on Sunday, November 6, 2011 at 6:38 AM (PST)

Reunited industrial metal pioneers Ministry have posted the first in a series of webisodes featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the making of their upcoming album Relapse. You can click here to watch it.

Relapse is the follow-up to 2007’s The Last Sucker. Ministry split up in 2009 before mainman Al Jourgensen decided to reform the band this year.

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Soulfly announce new bassist Tony Campos

Posted by Ehrila on Thursday, June 30, 2011 at 2:36 PM (PST)

Soulfly_TourPhoenix, Arizona natives Soulfly announced that metal veteran Tony Campos (Static-X, Prong, Ministry) will replace their former bassist Bobby Burns.

Tony Campos will be performing his first show with the band at a Belgian festival on July 31st.

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Apparently, the makers of “The Fix” don’t know you have to pay the person you are making a movie about. “Fix: The Ministry Movie” centers around Ministry‘s 1996 SphincTour and was filmed by Doug Freel at that time.

Frontman Al Jourgensen comments: “The bottom line is this, it boils down to breach of contract in a lot of different ways. I’m sole registered owner of the trademark Ministry, the name Ministry, the brand Ministry, everything Ministry. In any contract signed throughout the history of the filming of this, it was understood and in writing and approved and signed by everyone that I would have final cut approval of this film being shown anywhere, let alone being released. I never got that.”

Click here to read more.

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Posted by Lucas Riot on Wednesday, July 14, 2010 at 11:16 PM (PST)
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