Ministry Premiere New Video For “Git Up Get Out ‘N Vote”

There is only 14 more days until the 2020 presidential election and Ministry are getting ready by releasing a new video for their song “Git Up Get Out ‘N Vote.” That track is from the band’s 2012 album “Relapse.” With this news, Al Jourgensen has also released a “Soundtrack To Your Election” playlist. You can find that HERE. More surprises are also being planned for the next two Tuesdays as well.

David Ellefson (Megadeth) Premieres Video For Cover Of Cheap Trick‘s “Auf Wiedersehen“ Featuring Ministry, Anthrax, And Crobot Members

David Ellefson (Megadeth) has premiered a video for his cover of Cheap Trick‘s “Auf Wiedersehen.“ The track, which features Ministry’s Al Jourgensen, Anthrax’s Charlie Benante, and Crobot’s Brandon Yeagley, is from Ellefson‘s new covers album “No Cover,“ which will be released on November 20.

Static-X Premiere “Dead Souls” Music Video

Static-X have premiered a new video for their song “Dead Souls.“ The track, which features Ministry‘s Al Jourgensen, is from the band’s latest album “Project Regeneration, Vol. 1.“ Tony Campos commented:

“This song has become one of my favorite tracks on the record. We had no intention on doing a video for it initially, but it came out so good, we had to do it. I’m so grateful to Al Jourgensen for singing on the track with Wayne. Ministry was a big influence on us, and I know Wayne would’ve been just as stoked as I am to have Al sing on one of our records. I think the video fits the song really well. It’s dark, creepy, with just a touch of humor.”

Ministry Premiere New Song “Alert Level”

Ministry have premiered a new song titled “Alert Level.” This track will appear on the band’s upcoming album.

Al Jourgensen commented:

“We finished the song in January and it sounded great during rehearsals for our Australia/Japan tour dates, before we went into quarantine.

The original plan was to finish the new record before the July ‘Industrial Strength’ U.S. tour so we could have an Election Day release, but in lieu of the circumstances—and how relevant the song feels for these bizarre times—we decided to release ‘Alert Level’ now.”

Ministry are also asking fans to answer the question “How concerned are you?” with a 30 second video. You can share your response with #MinistryAlertLevel and the band will choose the most meaningful ones to share. Jourgensen said the following about that:

“Considering that this song features the question, ‘How concerned are you?’ I’ll be interested to see how folks answer it themselves.”

Jourgensen also recently discussed “Alert Level” on Bill Burr’s “Monday Morning Podcast.”

In other news, Ministry have also launched a website to get their fans registered to vote.

Ministry, Tenacious D, Stitched Up Heart, Etc. Members Added To Second Annual “Above Ground” Benefit Concert

More artists have been added to the second annual “Above Ground” benefit concert. The event will take place at The Fonda Theatre in Hollywood on September 16 and the updated lineup includes: Dave Navarro (Jane’s Addiction), Billy Idol, Billy Morrison (Billy Idol), Steve Stevens (Billy Idol), Jack Black (Tenacious D), Al Jourgensen (Ministry), Gavin Rossdale (Bush), Perry Farrell (Jane’s Addiction), Juliette Lewis, Steve Vai, Mike Garson (David Bowie), Brad Wilk (Prophets Of Rage/Rage Against The Machine), Billy Duffy (The Cult), Wayne Kramer (MC5), Carmine Rojas (David Bowie), Chris Chaney (Jane’s Addiction), Franky Perez (Deadland Ritual), Twiggy, Dave Kushner (Velvet Revolver), Mixi Demner (Stitched Up Heart), Jason Christopher (Prong), Etty Lauy Farrell (Kind Heaven Orchestra), Erik Eldenius (Billy Idol), Paul Trudeau (Billy Idol), Donovan Leitch, and Julie Mintz. As previously reported, the all-star band will be playing David Bowie’s “The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars” and The Stooges’ self-titled debut album in full. Profits will be donated to MusiCares.

Ministry, L.A. Guns, Etc. Members To Guest On David Hasselhoff’s New Album

David Hasselhoff has revealed the details for his new album “Open Your Eyes.” The effort will be released on September 27 and it will feature a number of guests including Al Jourgensen (Ministry), Tracii Guns (L.A. Guns), Tyler Bates (ex-Marilyn Manson), Steve Stevens (Billy Idol), etc. The record will include covers of Neil Diamond’s “Sweet Caroline,” The Lords Of The New Church’s “Open Your Eyes,” Modern English’s “I Melt With You”, Echo & The Bunnymen’s “Lips Like Sugar,” David Bowie’s “Heroes,” etc.

“Open Your Eyes” Track Listing:

01. “Open Your Eyes” (feat. James Williamson)
02. “Head On” (feat. Elliot Easton)
03. “I Melt With You” (feat. Steve Stevens)
04. “Lips Like Sugar” (feat. A Flock Of Seagulls)
05. “Heroes” (feat. Tyler Bates)
06. “Here I Go Again” (feat. Tracii Guns)
07. “Jump In My Car” (feat. Todd Rundgren)
08. “Rhinestone Cowboy” (feat. Charlie Daniels)
09. “If You Could Read My Mind” (feat. Ava Cherry)
10. “Sugar, Sugar” (feat. Steve Cropper)
11. “Mit 66 Jahren” (feat. Patrick Moraz) [Cd Only]
12. “Sweet Caroline” (feat. Al Jourgensen)
13. “That’s Life”

Ministry Recruit Former Tool Bassist Paul D’Amour

Ministry have announced the addition of former Tool bassist Paul D’Amour to their lineup. He will be taking over for Tony Campos, who is leaving the group to focus on Static-X.

Frontman Al Jourgensen told Revolver the following about meeting D’Amour in 1992:

“I used to live with Timothy Leary, and he had given me these bottles of liquid LSD to bring on tour. I’d put two drops in my bottle of whiskey that I’d bring onstage. I’d drink about half the bottle during a show. So we were on Lollapalooza in ’92, I think it was San Francisco, and when we came offstage there were these two guys who were like, ‘Great show, dude!’

So I gave them my bottle of Bushmills, but I forgot that I had put LSD in it. So they drank it and they were tripping balls for, like, two or three days. They didn’t know what was going on and they were freaking out. They were ready to call suicidal hotlines. It turned out to be Paul and Maynard from Tool! … But he actually thanked me for that moment because he said it really got Tool going into being a psychedelic band. Pretty cosmic, right?”

D’Amour is already in the studio working on new Ministry material and he will be taking the stage with the band during their upcoming European/UK tour.

Ministry’s Al Jourgensen Hits The Studio With Kill The Noise

Ministry’s Al Jourgensen and Kill The Noise have hit the studio together to work on an “exciting project.” This is just the latest venture for Jourgensen, who is also working on a new Ministry album, a new live release, and possible Lard and Revolting Cocks reunions.

[via The PRP]

Watch New Video For Al Jourgensen (Ministry) & Beauty In Chaos’ Cover Of T. Rex’s “20th Century Boy”

Ministry frontman Al Jourgensen is featured on Beauty In Chaos‘ cover of T. Rex‘s “20th Century Boy” and the accompanying music video. You can check that out below. The track appears on Beauty In Chaos’ album “Finding Beautiy In Chaos,” which also features guest appearances from Ice-T (Body Count), Robin Zander (Cheap Trick), Michael Anthrony (Chickenfoot/ex-Van Halen), etc.

[via Cvlt Nation]

Ministry To Hit The Studio In January

During a recent interview with Consequence Of Sound, Al Jourgensen confirmed that Ministry are planning to hit the studio on January 1 to begin recording their new album. On top of that, he also said that he may be making new music with Revolting Cocks and Lard (his side project with former Dead Kennedys frontman Jello Biafra).

Jourgensen said the following:

“This [fall] tour pretty much closes out our touring on ‘AmeriKKKant’, and then we immediately, as of the first of the year, go into starting to record the new Ministry record. I have a studio in my house that is currently under construction to make it ready for next year. So when I go back, we’ll go right into production on a new Ministry record and just record for, like, the next six months — very similar to what we did for [1988’s] ‘[The Land Of] Rape And Honey’ — and just record a bunch.”

He also added that the recording may take awhile due to him getting “sidetracked” with Lard and Revolting Cocks:

“My neighbor right down the street is Gary Numan, so we may hook up together on some stuff. We just talked about that the other day. That may happen, so who knows, it may take a full year, maybe two years before the Ministry record comes out, but we start recording January 1st.”

As for his plans with Lard, he said:

“I have a feeling that next year, me and Jello Biafra are gonna do a couple of Lard songs. As a matter of fact, it’s not a feeling. I know that as a fact. So, we’re gonna kind of resurrect that.”