Ministry Release “Everyday (Is Halloween) – The Lost Mixes” EP

Ministry are celebrating Halloween by digitally releasing a new EP titled “Everyday (Is Halloween) – The Lost Mixes.” A vinyl pressing will also be available on November 20. Here’s the track listing:

01. “Everyday (Is Halloween)” (Dirt mix)
02. “Everyday (Is Halloween)” (Dirt dub)
03. “Playground”
04. “I See Red” (instrumental version)

Stabbing Westward Release New Covers EP “Hallowed Hymns”

Stabbing Westward have released a new covers EP titled “Hallowed Hymns.“ The effort features the following tracks:

01. “Burn” (The Cure cover)
02. “Every Day Is Halloween” (Ministry cover)
03. “The Killing Moon” (Echo & The Bunnymen cover)
04. “Burn” (The Cure cover)(Devil’s Night Mix)

Christopher Hall commented:

“2020 has been a shit year. We were supposed to release our new album and tour the U.S. to support it. But clearly that’s not happening. We know Halloween is different this year with no parties and no Trick or Treating so we wanted to give fans something special …. something that will help tie you over until we can release some new music.

We picked these three tracks because, for us, they represent the feeling of Halloween and they were very important songs during our early musical stages. If there were ever two bands that I would say most influenced Walter and I to form Stabbing Westward it would be Ministry and The Cure.

From the earliest days of Ministry’s ‘With Sympathy‘ through the evolution of ‘Twitch‘, they were the band that opened our minds and hearts to industrial music. To be able to reimagine these songs as Stabbing Westward while still trying to pay homage to the brilliance of the original versions was a terrifyingly fun adventure.

We have been working on the album so hard for so long that it was really a joy to take a break and explore all these tracks had to offer. As often as you listen to your favorite songs it’s a totally different experience to take one apart and see how it was built.

It gave me such an immense appreciation for what these amazing artists created—especially the Ministry track knowing how primitive the gear was that Al Jourgensen had to work with back then with none of the modern tools we take for granted today.

He literally created new techniques in the studio that we still use today. He was light years ahead of his time. We hope you enjoy listening to these tracks as much as we have enjoyed recording them.”

You can purchase “Hallowed Hymns” on Bandcamp and keep an eye out for Stabbing Westward’s new album “Wasteland” in 2021.

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 Team Up With Puck Hcky For New Merch Collection

Ministry have teamed up with hockey-themed brand Puck Hcky for a new merch collection. You can see what they have to offer HERE. Puck Hcky CEO Matt Marini said the following about the collaboration:

“We are so excited and proud to launch the new Ministry X Puck Hcky collection. Ministry has been one of our favorite bands for a long, long time… Plus the fact that Al [Jourgensen] is a huge hockey fan just ties it all together perfectly! We hope you all enjoy the collaboration as much as we enjoy bringing it to you!”

Ministry Announce Rescheduled Dates For U.S. Tour With KMFDM & Front Line Assembly

Ministry have postponed their U.S. tour with KMFDM and Front Line Assembly due to the coronavirus pandemic. The trek is now scheduled to take place next year.

Ministry commented:

“Ministry will be rescheduling the upcoming Industrial Strength Tour due to ongoing restrictions regarding social gathering. The tour will now kick off March 31, 2021, hitting all the same markets with an additional date in Salt Lake City. KMFDM and Front Line Assembly remain on the lineup.

Original tickets will be honored for the new show dates in 2021; or, ticketholders can receive refunds at the point of purchase. For the Dallas show date only, original ticketholders have been automatically refunded and will need to repurchase tickets for the new 2021 date, starting today at https://ministrygasmonkey.eventbrite.com/

As previously reported, Ministry will be celebrating the 30th anniversary of “The Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Taste“ on this run. Here’s the new dates:

03/31 Seattle, WA – Showbox Sodo
04/01 Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
04/02 Missoula, MT – Wilma Theatre
04/03 Salt Lake City, UT – The Union
04/04 Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
04/06 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
04/08 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
04/09 Detroit, MI – Royal Oak Music Theatre
04/10 Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre
04/11 Niagara Falls, NY – Rapids Theatre
04/12 Cleveland, OH – Agora Theatre
04/14 Boston, MA – House of Blues
04/15 Huntington, NY – The Paramount
04/16 Montclair, NJ – The Wellmont
04/17 Philadelphia, PA – Franklin Music Hall
04/18 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
04/20 Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
04/21 Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live
04/23 Houston, TX – House of Blues
04/24 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Live!
04/25 San Antonio, TX – Aztec Theater
04/27 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
04/28 Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren
04/29 San Diego, CA – House of Blues
04/30 Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
05/01 San Francisco, CA – The Warfield Theatre

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 Working On New Album

It looks like Ministry are working on a new album. The band said the following about that:

“Until further notice…we’ll be quarantined in the studio making a new record. 👽”