American industrial juggernaut Ministry, announces its new album AmeriKKKant, the band’s first release for Nuclear Blast Records (worldwide), due out March 9, 2018. In addition, the band’s Al Jourgensen is proud to release the album’s first single/ official music video, “Antifa,” that stands up to the political chaos that is currently going on in America and can be checked out here.
“This album, AmeriKKKant,” previously stated mastermind Al Jourgensen. “Will provide FEMA type relief for the devastation ‘Hurricane Cheeto’ has brought upon us.”
Produced by Al Jourgensen, recorded at Caribou Studios in Burbank, CA between January and May 2017, 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. You can pre-order your physical or digital copy today via Nuclear Blast or Pledgemusic.com.
To support the release of AmeriKKKant, Ministry will headline a five-week North American tour that kicks off March 22 with the enigmatic Chelsea Wolfe supporting. For all ticket purchasing info, go to this location. Confirmed tour dates are as follows:
Ministry, Chelsea Wolfe Tour Dates:
3/22/2018 Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
3/23/2018 Ventura, CA – Ventura Theatre
3/24/2018 Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl
3/26/2018 Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
3/28/2018 Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
3/29/2018 Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theater
3/31/2018 Edmonton, AB – Union Hall
4/01/2018 Calgary, AB – Palace Theater
4/03/2018 Missoula, MT – Wilma Theatre
4/05/2018 Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theatre
4/07/2018 Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre
4/08/2018 Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall Ballroom
4/10/2018 Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s
4/11/2018 Grand Rapids, MI – 20 Monroe Live
4/12/2018 Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room
4/14/2018 Toronto, ON – Opera House
4/15/2018 Montreal, QC – MTelus
4/17/2018 Boston, MA – Royale
4/18/2018 Portland, ME – Aura
4/19/2018 Huntington, NY – Paramount Theater
4/21/2018 Montclair, NJ – Wellmont Theatre
4/22/2018 Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom
4/23/2018 Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live
4/25/2018 Atlanta, GA – Center Stage
4/26/2018 Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live
4/28/2018 Austin, TX – Levitation Festival
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.