Ministry Are Already Almost Done With A Follow-Up To “Moral Hygiene”

Ministry previously announced that their new album “Moral Hygiene“ will be released on October 1 and now it looks like a follow-up is already in the works. During a recent interview with Loudwire, frontman Al Jourgensen revealed that he is almost done with another new Ministry album and a new Lard album.

Jourgensen said the following about working on new music during the pandemic:

“I felt like Jack Nicholson in The Shining before I got crazy and tried to axe my girlfriend — ‘All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy…’

Seriously though, there was nothing to do. We took weekends off, but for 52 weeks we just kept recording and we wound up with this album and also finished up a new Lard album. We haven’t had a Lard album in forever and I’m still waiting on some tracks from Jello [Biafra]. We recorded here, then [Jello recorded] vocals in San Francisco and sent them back.

We also started working on a new Ministry record [to be released after Moral Hygiene] that we’re almost done with. Until we can go on tour, I just keep working. What else am I going to do? If I stay in the studio, the local crime rate stays down.”

Rock/Metal Musicians Pay Tribute To The Late Joey Jordison (Ex-Slipknot)

As previously reported, Joey Jordison (ex-Slipknot) has sadly passed away at the age of 46. A number of musicians have since taken to social media to pay tribute to the legendary drummer. You can see some of their posts below:

Slipknot:

Metallica:

Wednesday 13 (Murderdolls):

Kyle Konkiel (Vimic, Bad Wolves)

Jamey Jasta (Hatebreed):

Zach Myers (Shinedown):

Papa Roach:

Matt Heafy (Trivium):

Andy Biersack (Black Veil Brides):

Michael Amott (Arch Enemy):

Mark Hunter (Chimaira):

The Agonist:

Sinsaenum:

Rob Zombie:

John 5 (Rob Zombie, etc.):

Robb Flynn (Machine Head):

Scott Ian (Anthrax):

Serj Tankian (System Of A Down):

Daron Malakian (System Of A Down):

Gary Holt (Exodus):

Mushroomhead:

Pantera:

Brian Fair (Shadows Fall):

Perry Farrell (Jane’s Addiction):

Otep:

Dave Lombardo (ex-Slayer):

Ben Thatcher (Royal Blood):

Mike Portnoy (ex-Dream Theater):

Richard Shaw (Cradle Of Filth):

Al Jourgensen (Ministry):

Ministry Share “Unity Mix” Of “Good Trouble”

Ministry have released a special “Unity Mix” of their latest single “Good Trouble“ in honor of the late John Lewis. This version of the track features Arabian Prince (N.W.A.).

Frontman Al Jourgensen commented:

“If you look at the Emancipation Proclamation of 1863 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965, it took 100 years to actually make the unwritten Jim Crow laws of segregation illegal. And it’s now taken another 50 years to bring these issues to the forefront of consciousness again. Seeing the grassroots movements springing up in 2020 and continuing today, coupled with the legacy and loss of John Lewis, I thought it was time to put a voice to that. Human beings deserve the right to be human beings and seeing this massive groundswell fighting for equal rights inspired this song.”

Arabian Prince continued:

“Working with Al is always a blast, but this song is special as the powerful message must be magnified and spread across the globe. Just to read the words of John Lewis on video will be something I will remember forever. Thanks Al for allowing me to bless this song.”

Guitarist Cesar Soto added:

“All the riffs that you hear in ‘Good Trouble‘ were inspired by a reconnection that I’ve had not only with myself, but a reconnection with the universe through sobriety. Mix that with a country that was falling apart during a pandemic, and a home studio, and you have a winning formula and endless riffs. The song definitely means a lot to me and I can connect with it because I am a product of racial inequality. Being Latino, I’ve dealt with racism and still deal with racism, so I have a strong connection with the song.”

The original version of “Good Trouble” will appear on Ministry’s new album “Moral Hygiene,” which is set to be released on October 1.

Ministry Reveal Live Lineup For Fall Tour

Ministry’s live lineup for their fall tour with Helmet and Front Line Assembly has officially been revealed. In addition to frontman Al Jourgensen, the band will feature: guitarist Cesar Soto, guitarist Monte Pittman (ex-Madonna, ex-Prong), bassist Paul D’Amour (ex-Tool), keyboardist John Bechdel (ex-Fear Factory), and drummer Roy Mayorga (Stone Sour, HELLYEAH). In other news, the group have also confirmed that they will be performing some new material from their upcoming album.

Tour Dates:

10/03 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
10/04 Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
10/06 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
10/08 Buffalo, NY – Buffalo Riverworks
10/09 Cleveland, OH – Agora Theatre
10/10 Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre
10/11 Detroit, MI – Royal Oak Music Theatre
10/14 Boston, MA – House of Blues
10/15 Huntington, NY – The Paramount
10/16 Montclair, NJ – Wellmont Theatre
10/17 Philadelphia, PA – Franklin Music Hall
10/19 Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
10/20 Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore
10/21 Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live
10/23 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Live! (no Helmet)
10/24 Houston, TX – House of Blues
10/25 San Antonio, TX – Aztec Theater
10/28 Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren
10/29 Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
10/30 San Diego, CA – House of Blues
10/31 San Francisco, CA – The Warfield Theatre
11/02 Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
11/03 Seattle, WA – Showbox Sodo

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”