Nine Inch Nails Reveal Opening Acts For Upcoming U.S. Tour

Nine Inch Nails have revealed the opening acts that will be joining them on their upcoming U.S. tour. They include: Ministry, Boy Harsher, 100 gecs, Yves Tumor, and Nitzer Ebb.

Tour Dates:

04/28 Raleigh, NC – Red Hat Amphitheater (with Boy Harsher)
04/30 Atlanta, GA – Shaky Knees Festival
05/01 Franklin, TN – FirstBank Amphitheater (with Boy Harsher)
05/22 Daytona Beach, FL – Welcome To Rockville
05/24 Philadelphia, PA – The Met (with 100 gecs)
05/25 Philadelphia, PA – The Met (with 100 gecs)
05/27 Boston, MA – Boston Calling
09/02 Denver, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheater (with Yves Tumor)
09/03 Denver, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheater (with Yves Tumor)
09/07 Troutdale, OR – Edgefield (with Yves Tumor)
09/09 Bend, OR – Hayden Homes Amphitheater (with Yves Tumor)
09/11 Berkeley, CA – Greek Theatre (with Yves Tumor)
09/15 Las Vegas, NV – Zappos Theater (with Yves Tumor)
09/16-18 Los Angeles, CA – Primavera Sound
09/22 Louisville, KY – Louder Than Life
09/24 Cleveland, OH – Blossom Music Center (with Ministry and Nitzer Ebb)

Wednesday 13 To Replace 3TEETH On Ministry & The 69 Eyes’ Upcoming European/UK Tour

3TEETH have dropped off their upcoming European/UK tour with Ministry and The 69 Eyes. Wednesday 13 will now be taking their place.

Tour Dates:

10/28 Dortmund, GER – FZW
10/29 Limburg, BEL – Sinners Day Festival (Ministry only)
10/30 Tilburg, NET – O13
10/31 Frankfurt, GER – Batschkapp
11/02 London, UK – O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire (no Wednesday 13)
11/03 Glasgow, UK – SWG3 TV Studio (no Wednesday 13)
11/04 Dublin, IRE – National Stadium
11/05 Manchester, UK – Damnation Festival (Ministry only)
11/07 Paris, FRA – Elysee Montmartre
11/08 Rennes, FRA – Antipode
11/09 Bilbao, SPA – Santana 27
11/11 Madrid, SPA – But
11/12 Murcia, SPA – Gamma
11/13 Barcelona, SPA – Razzmatazz
11/14 Lyon, FRA – Transbordeur
11/16 Zurich, SWI – Komplex
11/17 Munchen, GER – Muffathalle
11/18 Milan, ITA – Fabrique
11/19 Ljubljana, SLO – Kino Siska
11/21 Budapest, HUN – Barba Negra
11/22 Prague, CZE – Forum Karlin
11/23 Warsaw, POL – Progresja
11/24 Berlin, GER – Huxleys
11/26 Hamburg, GER – Gruenspan
11/27 Roskilde, DEN – Gimle
11/28 Oslo, NOR – Rockefeller
11/29 Stockholm, SWE – Fallan
12/01 Helsinki, FIN – Black Box

Rammstein, Faith No More, Agnostic Front, Etc. Members Cover The Beatles’ “Come Together” To Raise Money For Ukraine

Christian Petke (COP International) and John Fryer have recruited members of Rammstein, Faith No More, Agnostic Front, Stabbing Westward, Revolting Cocks, Gravity Kills, and more for a cover of The Beatles‘ “Come Together.“ The track, which was recorded under the name Lifeline International, was released to raise money for Ukraine, which is currently subject to an unprovoked invasion by Russia. Fans can purchase the track on Bandcamp.

Here’s a full list of contributors:

  • Chris Connelly (Ministry, Revolting Cocks, Pigface, The Joy Thieves, Black Needle Noise)
  • Billy Gould (Faith No More, Brujeria, Wayne Kramer/MC5)
  • Richard Kruspe (Rammstein)
  • Jeff Scheel (Gravity Kills)
  • Christopher Hall & Walter Flakus (Stabbing Westward)
  • Mark Hockings (Mesh, blackcarburning)
  • Rodney Orpheus (The Cassandra Complex)
  • Roger Miret (Agnostic Front)
  • Geno Lenardo (Filter)
  • Lisa K (Basement Jaxx, The Bellrays, The Crystal Method)
  • Matt Walker (Filter, Smashing Pumpkins, Garbage, Morrissey)
  • The Hardkiss (Award-Winning Ukrainian Band)
  • Lukas Rossi (Winner, Rock Star: Supernova)
  • Ginny Luke (Britney Spears, Black Eyed Peas, Will.I.Am, Foo Fighters, Snoop Dogg, Dave Matthews Band, Stevie Wonder)
  • John Vaughn (TV and Movie Scores)
  • Talon Majors
  • Eric Tomes (Awaiting Eli)
  • Mari Kattman (Mari Kattman, Helix)
  • Th3Count & SLam/Stephen Lam (Deathline International)
  • Diana Noir (Junksista)
  • Dan Milligan & James Scott (The Joy Thieves, The Burying Kind)
  • Ania Tarnowska (I Ya Toyah, The Joy Thieves)
  • Yvette Winkler (Vaselyne, Black Needle Noise)
  • Jim Semonik (Red Lokust)
  • Steven Archer (Stoneburner, Ego Likeness)
  • Tom Berger (Johnny Tupolev)
  • Joe Virus (Solemn Assembly)
  • James & Michelle Perry (Ashes Fallen)
  • Sean Hazebruck (Sick Jokes)
  • GW Childs IV (GW Childs IV)

Petke and Fryer commented:

“Several weeks ago, a humanitarian catastrophe of colossal proportions began to unfold before our very eyes. Like millions of others around the world, my friend John Fryer and I found ourselves overwhelmed with waves of shock, intense anger, and profound sadness as we watched the horrific events in Eastern Europe.

The day the Ukrainian invasion began, our hearts began to ache, and they haven’t stopped since. They are hurting for everyone whose lives and well-being are being endangered; from the victims of the bombings to the thousands of Russians protestors who have already been arrested, to the millions of displaced people, to the inexperienced Russian conscripts who find themselves being used as ‘cannon fodder’ in a war they never wanted.

From those intense feelings, an idea was born. An idea that was inspired by Bob Geldof’s Live Aid concerts in the ’80s, and fed by our intense desire to be able to actively help our brothers and sisters in Ukraine and Eastern Europe.

The end result is ‘Come Together (We Will Stop You)‘ by Lifeline International; a cover of ‘Come Together‘ by The Beatles, featuring performances from current and former members of bands such as Faith No More, Stabbing Westward, Rammstein, Filter, The Hardkiss (Ukraine), Revolting Cocks, Pigface, The Joy Thieves, Agnostic Front, Basement Jaxx, Gravity Kills, The Cassandra Complex, Mesh, blackcarburning, Deathline International, Vaselyne, and Black Needle Noise to raise money and awareness for the people of Ukraine and Eastern Europe.

Our number one goal for ‘Come Together (We Will Stop You)‘ is to directly and quickly help the people who need it the most. One of the most crucial parts of that process is ensuring that every last dollar that we raise is used properly, which is why we have chosen to donate 100% of the proceeds to UNICEF. Not only are they a long-standing organization that people already know and trust, but they are famously transparent when it comes to the money that passes through their organization. We have been in touch with them, and we’re pleased to report that we can designate every last dollar raised specifically for the people of Ukraine and Eastern Europe.

Keeping this affordable is also important to us, so the minimum donation is only $1. But because the cause is so important, we are actively encouraging everyone to donate up to their comfort level.

Let’s ALL ‘Come Together‘ and show the people of Ukraine and Eastern Europe that we hear them and that we truly care.

Christian and John”

Ministry Announce European/UK Tour With The 69 Eyes & 3TEETH

Ministry have announced a headlining European/UK tour. The 69 Eyes and 3TEETH will serve as support.

Tour Dates:

10/28 Dortmund, GER – FZW
10/29 Limburg, BEL – Sinners Day Festival (Ministry only)
10/30 Tilburg, NET – O13
10/31 Frankfurt, GER – Batschkapp
11/02 London, UK – O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
11/03 Glasgow, UK – SWG3 TV Studio
11/04 Dublin, IRE – National Stadium
11/05 Manchester, UK – Damnation Festival (Ministry only)
11/07 Paris, FRA – Elysee Montmartre
11/08 Rennes, FRA – Antipode
11/09 Bilbao, SPA – Santana 27
11/11 Madrid, SPA – But
11/12 Murcia, SPA – Gamma
11/13 Barcelona, SPA – Razzmatazz
11/14 Lyon, FRA – Transbordeur
11/16 Zurich, SWI – Komplex
11/17 Munchen, GER – Muffathalle
11/18 Milan, ITA – Fabrique
11/19 Ljubljana, SLO – Kino Siska
11/21 Budapest, HUN – Barba Negra
11/22 Prague, CZE – Forum Karlin
11/23 Warsaw, POL – Progresja
11/24 Berlin, GER – Huxleys
11/26 Hamburg, GER – Gruenspan
11/27 Roskilde, DEN – Gimle
11/28 Oslo, NOR – Rockefeller
11/29 Stockholm, SWE – Fallan
12/01 Helsinki, FIN – Black Box

Nine Inch Nails, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Slipknot, Etc. Set For 2022 Louder Than Life Festival

The lineup has been revealed for this year’s Louder Than Life festival. The event will take place at the Highland Festival Grounds at Kentucky Expo Center in Louisville, KY on September 22-25 and it will feature the following:

September 22: Nine Inch Nails, Evanescence, Bring Me The Horizon, Halestorm, Tenacious D, Yungblud, Highly Suspect, Ministry, Nothing More, Baroness, Spiritbox, Apocalyptica, Dorothy, Don Broco, New Years Day, Lilith Czar, Plush, Maggie Lindemann, Taipei Houston, Oxymorrons, The Dead Deads, Mothica, Superbloom, and Eva Under Fire.

September 23: Slipknot, Shinedown, Lamb Of God, Mastodon, In This Moment, Meshuggah, Clutch, Jinjer, GWAR, In Flames, Helmet, Crown The Empire, Poorstacy, Amigo The Devil, DED, All Good Things, Vended, Mike’s Dead, If I Die First, Orbit Culture, The Luka State, Ego Kill Talent, The Native Howl, and Archetypes Collide.

September 24: KISS, Rob Zombie, Alice Cooper, Chevelle, Ghostemane, Jerry Cantrell, Dance Gavin Dance, Body Count, Theory Of A Deadman, Sevendust, Mammoth WVH, We Came As Romans, Airbourne, Cherry Bombs, Ill Niño, Tetrarch, Nita Strauss, Against The Current, Wargasm, Trash Boat, Shaman’s Harvest, Solence, Dropout Kings, and Bloodywood.

September 25: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Alice In Chains, Incubus, Papa Roach, Architects, The Pretty Reckless, Bad Religion, Action Bronson, Jelly Roll, The Struts, Dirty Honey, Anti-Flag, The Joy Formidable, Bayside, Royal & The Serpent, Carolesdaughter, The Warning, Crown Lands, Radkey, The Mysterines, Aeir, The Alive, and As You Were.

Ministry “Have Eight Songs Recorded” For Upcoming “Arena Rock” Album

During a recent interview with Metal Edge, Ministry’s Al Jourgensen offered an update on the band’s upcoming “arena rock” album. According to him, the band already “have eight songs recorded.”

Jourgensen said the following:

“We have eight songs recorded right now, and even my engineer went, ‘This is total arena rock, dude.’ And I really feel like after that one, we have one more in us, which would be our 19th album. I don’t think I’m gonna hit 20, but I’m pretty certain we’re gonna have 19 by the time we’re done. So we’ll see. I mean, who knows, man? The world is just in such a state of fucking flux. You don’t know what’s gonna happen next fucking week. But this new record, it’s fun stuff.”

He continued when asked if he listened to arena rock or hair metal in the 1980s:

“No, not at all. I didn’t know any of… to this day, outside of ‘Girls, Girls, Girls’ or something, I couldn’t even name you a Mötley Crüe song. That’s not something that I would listen to. I’m sure it’s really great and all that, but when I say arena rock, I don’t mean that this album’s going to be a hair-band fucking album. I mean, it’s Ministry, right? I’m just saying that the chord progressions and the sound of it is just much more… we don’t go off on eclectic tangents as much. These are hard-hitting beats that are in your face, and that you could visualize 20,000 people knowing the lyrics to the songs and chanting along. So the music lends itself more towards a larger stadium atmosphere.”

Ministry Premiere Music Video For “Sabotage Is Sex” Featuring Jello Biafra

Ministry have premiered a new video for their song “Sabotage Is Sex.” The track , which features Jello Biafra, is from the band’s latest album “Moral Hygiene.”

Al Jourgensen commented:

“Jello and I have been friends and music collaborators for decades. I had no idea he’d never done a video before and I’m honored to pop that creative cherry for him on ‘Sabotage Is Sex.’ It’s crazy how tech savvy we’ve all gotten yet somehow it all seems very punk rock to shoot a video at home with just an iPhone. Who knows, maybe one day there will be a Lard video?”

Biafra added:

“My compliments to the chef!! Not like any other Ministry video either. It’s amazing what can be done dirt cheap in your bedroom, with some kool found footage and a few clever ideas. Two phones, two takes and my work is done. Fun! I knew there’d finally come a day where I could bust out those Fez hats kids stole from their parents, and threw at Dead Kennedys on our ‘85 FrankenChrist tour.”

Nine Inch Nails Announce U.S. Tour

Nine Inch Nails have announced a headlining U.S. tour. Here’s the dates:

04/28 Raleigh, NC – Red Hat Amphitheater
04/30 Atlanta, GA – Shaky Knees Festival
05/01 Franklin, TN – FirstBank Amphitheater
09/02 Denver, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheater
09/03 Denver, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheater
09/07 Troutdale, OR – Edgefield
09/09 Bend, OR – Hayden Homes Amphitheater
09/11 Berkeley, CA – Greek Theatre
09/15 Las Vegas, NV – Zappos Theater
09/16-18 Los Angeles, CA – Primavera Sound
09/24 Cleveland, OH – Blossom Music Center (feat. Ministry and Nitzer Ebb)

At The Gates To Perform “Slaughter Of The Soul” In Full During 2022 Damnation Festival

At The Gates have announced that they will be performing “Slaughter Of The Soul” in its entirety during the 2022 Damnation Festival. That event will be held at the BEC Arena in Manchester, UK on November 5 and it will also feature: Ministry, Converge, Pig Destroyer, Destruction, Wolves In The Throne Room, Despised Icon, Elder, Pallbearer, Full Of Hell, Green Lung, We Lost The Sea, Toxic Holocaust, Bell Witch & Aerial Ruin, and Irist.