After several headlining tours of North America with the likes of such acts as CHELSEA WOLFE and DEATH GRIPS, MINISTRY will continue to support their critically acclaimed album “AmeriKKKant” with a full U.S. tour this November / December. Joining the American industrial juggernaut are new wave of synthwave cessations CARPENTER BRUT.
Today, the band has released a visualizer for the track ‘AmeriKKKa’ in anticipation for that tour, watch it here:
“So much great music has been inspired by MINISTRY – NINE INCH NAILS, MARILYN MANSON, ROB / WHITE ZOMBIE, KMFDM – RAMMSTEIN! Back full circle to MINISTRY’s own influences, like the reborn KILLING JOKE. But there’s still only one Al. No one really does this now except MINISTRY. Somehow, in spite of himself, the Hunter Thompson of Rock is still cranking out really good music and state of the art sound. Is it Trump? The world burning like Rome? I feel another trilogy coming on. This whole assault of an album really feels like it was made in a bunker, with you know who pacing all over his pillbox; half crazy to attack or be annihilated, just to get our whole Trumpamuck nightmare over with. Then what’s around the corner?” – Jello Biafra
Tickets on sale now via http://www.MinistryBand.com. Confirmed dates are as follows:
MINISTRY + CARPENTER BRUT
21.11. USA San Francisco, CA – Warfield Theatre
23.11. USA Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
24.11. USA Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium
27.11. USA Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theatre
29.11. USA Joliet, IL – The Forge
30.11. USA Cleveland, OH – Agora Theatre
01.12. USA Detroit, MI – The Majestic Theatre
02.12. CDN Toronto, ON – Rebel
04.12. USA Rochester, NY – Anthology
05.12. USA Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
06.12. USA New York, NY – Irving Plaza
07.12. USA New York, NY – Irving Plaza
08.12. USA Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
10.12. USA Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel
11.12. USA Memphis, TN – The New Daisy Theatre
12.12. USA Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill
13.12. USA Houston, TX – House of Blues
14.12. USA San Antonio, TX – Aztec Theater
16.12. USA Phoenix, AZ – Marquee Theatre
18.12. USA San Diego, CA – House of Blues
20.12. USA Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda Theatre
21.12. USA Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda Theatre
Produced by Al Jourgensen, recorded at Caribou Studios in Burbank, CA and with striking artwork created by Mister Sam Shearon, the psychedelic, politically influenced and very much in-your-face »AmeriKKKant«’s nine tracks are rooted in Jourgensen’s unadulterated anger for what’s happening in America today: the waning respect for the U.S. Constitution, the growing acceptance of one’s opinions replacing facts, the decline of our leaders’ sense of morals, ethics and personal responsibility to the country and to their constituents, and the mad man in the White House.
More on »AmeriKKKant«:
#1 – Al deconstructs the song ‘Antifa’: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZormHXjp8M
#2 – Al about signing to Nuclear Blast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2qwXgiDrtuw
#3 – Al’s political predictions for 2018: https://youtu.be/FzpnOKgyR1I
#4 – Al talks about sexual harassment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EnQuwU-bgSM
#5 – Al talks about the songwriting process: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RbYS9_8-swk
#6 – Why it is the right time for a MINISTRY album: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ToPyVcMeOk8
#7 – Should Trump be impeached or jailed? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUPLmk72b7w
For decades, the powerhouse of psychotic sound that is MINISTRY has overcome millions with releases such as »Filth Pig«, »The Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Taste«, »Psalm 69«, »From Beer To Eternity«, and a flood of others. Since the 80s, founder Al Jourgensen, has been combining elements of synth pop, punk, metal and even dub in a way that is instantly recognizable and has influenced many other bands.
With timeless classics such as ‘Just One Fix’, ‘Thieves’ and ‘Jesus Built My Hotrod’, MINISTRY are one of a kind musical pioneers.
With six Grammy nominations to date, over 3 million records sold, more than 2,000 live performances, and movie soundtrack work on Hurt Locker, Artificial Intelligence, Matrix, Robo Cop and SAW, MINISTRY has been contributing to the music industry for over three decades.