After several headlining tours of North America with the likes of such acts as CHEALSEA 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, below.
“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 www.MinistryBand.com. Confirmed dates are as follows:
MINISTRY, CARPENTER BRUT
11/21/2018 – San Francisco, CA – The Warfield
11/23/2018 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
11/24/2018 – Denver, CO – Fillmore
11/27/2018 – Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theatre
11/29/2018 – Joliet, IL – The Forge
11/30/2018 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Theatre
12/01/2018 – Detroit, MI – Majestic Theater
12/02/2018 – Toronto, ON – Rebel
12/04/2018 – Rochester, NY – Anthology
12/05/2018 – Washington, DC – Fillmore
12/06/2018 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza
12/07/2018 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza
12/08/2018 – Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
12/10/2018 – Asheville, NC – Orange Peel
12/11/2018 – Memphis, TN – New Daisy Theater
12/12/2018 – Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey
12/13/2018 – Houston, TX – House of Blues Houston
12/14/2018 – San Antonio, TX – Aztec Theater
12/16/2018 – Phoenix, AZ – Marquee
12/18/2018 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues San Diego
12/20/2018 – Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda
12/21/2018 – Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda
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 empeached 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.