MINISTRY today unveils the complete playthrough for new track “Alert Level”, partnering with GuitarWorld.com for the video exclusive that features guitarist Cesar Soto running through the instrumentals of the provocative new track.
The “Alert Level” playthrough also marks the final installment in MINISTRY’s limited “Riff Of The Week” series—archived on the band’s official social media pages—that features Soto providing guitar guides to several fan favorites in the band’s catalog, from With Sympathy’s “Effigy” to “Hero” off Psalm 69 and more.
“Alert Level” was released April 24 through Nuclear Blast Records and is the first new material from MINISTRY mastermind Al Jourgensen in two years. It comes with a timely message as America—and the global population—faces epidemics, environmental crises, political corruption and one of the biggest elections of our lifetimes. The track will be included on MINISTRY’s upcoming 15th full-length release. See the lyric video, created by Agent Ogden, here:
Fans are still encouraged to be a part of the larger conversation posed by “Alert Level” by answering the song’s central question, “How concerned are you?” in brief videos uploaded to their social media profiles with the hashtag #MinistryAlertLevel. The band has been sharing the responses on official social media pages. The campaign has been well-received, answered by
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