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Formed: 1981
From: El Paso, TX, United States
Last Known Status: Regrouped

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Below is our complete Ministry news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Ministry Reschedules Tour Dates With KMFDM

Due to ongoing restrictions regarding social gathering amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Ministry will be rescheduling the July and August dates of the upcoming Industrial Strength Tour, originally scheduled to begin July 1. The new dates will kick off March 31, 2021 in Seattle and run through May 1, 2021 in San Francisco, hitting all the previously announced markets with an additional date added for Salt Lake City (on sale date TBA).

The tour’s special guests KMFDM and Front Line Assembly remain on the lineup for this one-of-a-kind celebration that honours the 30th anniversary of Ministry’s revolutionary album, The Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Taste.

Original tickets will be honoured for the new show dates in 2021; or, ticket holders can receive refunds at the point of purchase. For the Dallas show date only, original ticket holders have been automatically refunded and will need to repurchase tickets for the new 2021 date, starting today, here. More...

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Ministry Posts New Single Online

With a new US election on the horizon and America still on the brink, Ministry’s Al Jourgensen has re-entered the studio to create his missives that will become material for a to-be-announced new album on Nuclear Blast Records. The first taste comes today with bold new track "Alert Level" accompanied by a provocative lyric video, created by Agent Ogden.

See the "Alert Level" lyric video below.

The song is the first new material from Jourgensen in two years and has a timely message as America—and the global population—face epidemics, environmental crises, political corruption and one of the biggest US elections of our lifetimes.

Regarding "Alert Level" Jourgensen says:
“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’ US 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. Considering that this song features the question ‘How concerned are you?’ I’ll be interested to see how folks answer it themselves.”

With the release of "Alert Level" fans are asked to be a part of the larger conversation by answering the question posed by the song’s central message, “How concerned are you?” Fans should upload videos, 30 seconds or less, to their social media profiles with the hashtag #MinistryAlertLevel. All the members of Ministry will be watching from home and selecting the videos most meaningful to them, which will be later shared. More...

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Slayer Announces Final Run Of Tour Dates

On Saturday, November 2, 2019, Slayer - Tom Araya/bass and vocals, Kerry King/guitars, Gary Holt/guitars, and Paul Bostaph/drums - will set off on The Final Campaign, the seventh and final leg of its farewell world tour. This last hurrah will start at the ExploreAsheville Arena in Asheville, NC, and see the band taking its goodbye bow at the Los Angeles Forum on Saturday, November 30. Accompanying Slayer for this last ride are Primus, Ministry and Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals performing a vulgar display of Pantera, who will support on all dates. Tickets go on sale this Friday, July 12 at 10AM local; limited VIP packages will be available.

Slayer's Final World Tour began on May 10, 2018 with the band's intention to play as many places as possible, to make it easy for the fans to see one last Slayer show and say goodbye. By the time the 18-month trek wraps on November 30, the band will have completed seven tour legs plus a series of one-off major summer festivals, performing more than 140 shows in 30-countries and 40 U.S. states. More...

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Nova Rock: Timetable And Festival App Revealed

Austrias' biggest rock and metal summer festival Nova Rock is about to celebrate its 15th anniversary this year. This year's edition will once again take place in the Pannonia Fields nearby the small village of Nickelsdorf, from June 13th through June 16th 2019.

The recently revealed timetable can be seen HERE

Also available now is the official Nova Rock festival app for iOS and Android.

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Slipknot, Slayer, Etc. Confirmed For Nova Rock

Austrias' biggest rock and metal summer festival Nova Rock is about to celebrate its 15th anniversary this year. 2019's edition will once again take place in the Pannonia Fields nearby the small village of Nickelsdorf, from June 13th through June 16th 2019, including the following so far confirmed metal related bands:

Slipknot, Slayer (final show in Austria), Amon Amarth, In Flames, Behemoth, Testament, Anthrax, Lamb Of God, Children Of Bodom, Rob Zombie, Slash Feat. Myles Kennedy, Sabaton, Godsmack, I Prevail, Amaranth, The Amity Affliction, Ministry, Within Temptation, Powerwolf, While She Sleeps, Bad Wolves, Dropkick Murphys, Trivium, Beartooth, Tesseract, Fever 333, Puddle Of Mudd, Papa Roach, All Faces Down, Infected Rain, Inglorious.

Tickets for the four days lasting festival can be ordered online HERE.

New this year for a safe and comfy stay at the camp ground: The "Grrrls Camping Area" which is only accessible for girls. Free registrations for this area are now open HERE.

Some festival trailers for the event can be streamed below:

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Ministry Announces European Tour Dates

Industrial metal legends Ministry will continue to support their critically acclaimed album "AmeriKKKant" and have announced an extensive tour which includes four UK dates, and a stretch throughout mainland Europe.

Catch the band's politically-charged live set on one of the below dates:

MINISTRY - EU/UK Summer 2019
16.06. AT Nickelsdorf - Novarock
17.06. DE Lindau - Club Vaudeville
18.06. FR Strasbourg - Laiterie
20.06. FR Clisson - Hellfest / Knotfest
22.06. BE Dessel - Graspop
23.06. NL Nijmegen - Doornroosje
25.06. NO Oslo - Vulkan Arena
26.06. DK Aarhus - Voxhall
27.06. DE Hannover - Pavillon
30.06. DE Berlin - Huxleys
02.07. UK Bristol - SWX
03.07. UK Glasgow - SWG3
04.07. UK Birmingham - O2 Institute
06.07. UK London - O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
07.07. FR Paris - La Machine du Moulin Rouge
09.07. DE Bochum @ Matrix
10.07. CZ Prague - Roxy
11.07. HU Budapest - A38
12.07. RO Timisoara - Rock la Mures
13.07. SK Kosice - Collosseum Club
15.07. LVA Riga - Melna Piektdiena w/ Dying Fetus
16.07. ES Tallinn - Rock Cafe w/ Dying Fetus
17.07. FI Tampere - Pakkahuone w/ Dying Fetus
19.07. SE Gävle - Gefle Metal Festival

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Ministry Posts Visualizer Video Online

Industrial-metal legends Ministry will continue to support their critically acclaimed album "AmeriKKKant" with a full U.S. tour later this November, supported by synth-wave sensations Carpenter Brut. In anticipation of the trek the band has released a visualiser for the track "We're Tired Of It," below.

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 US 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.

The tour dates are as follows: More...

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Ministry Brings Madness And Mayhem To Bristol

With over thirty years of music, drugs and resistance under their belts, industrial pioneers Ministry, led by charismatic and enigmatic frontman Al Jourgensen, have accumilated a catalogue of a quality the likes of which most bands would kill for. They have never been one to rest on their laurels however and their live shows are very much in the moment, both in terms of their music and the general climate the world finds itself in. With their first album in six years, "AmeriKKKant" out now, the band once again has a lot to say. Donald Trump fans, stop reading now!

Opening the initial shows on their trek across the United Kingdom is singer songwriter, Chelsea Wolfe. I had heard much about her but not her music, which was introduced to me with the visceral opening number, "Carrion Flowers." Wolfe's music is powerful, haunting, reminiscent of several but all of its own.

Cloaked in darkness, Chelsea and her band continued to promote latest album, "Hiss Spun" by performing such new songs as "Spun," "Vex" and "16 Psyche," they received a very warm reception from a crowd who expect to see the unexpected and unconventional, given the headliners. Some older compositions such as "Dragged Out," "Demons" and "Feral Love" were also brought out, before closing with another song from the latest release, this time, "Scrape." Chelsea Wolfe is a law unto herself, stirring up images of Siouxsie Sioux, Kate Bush and Bjork, trapped together in an iron maiden. A true artist who must be heard to be believed. More...

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Monument Of Misanthropy To Open Brutal Assault 23

Monument Of Misanthropy announce they will be performing with Suicidal Tendencies at the warm-up party of this year's edition of Brutal Assault Festival in Jaroměř, Czech Republic. The warm-up party will take place on Tuesday, August 7, 2018. Root, Gride and Beast Within The Sound will join them as support acts.

Time schedule for Tuesday August 7: More...

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Ministry Announce North American Tour

Ministry announce the dates for a fall U.S. tour together with Carpenter Brut and Igorrr as support acts. Below's where the trek will hit:

11/21 San Francisco, CA – The Warfield
11/23 Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
11/24 Denver, CO – Fillmore
11/27 Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theatre
11/29 Joliet, IL – The Forge
11/30 Cleveland, OH – Agora Theatre
12/01 Detroit, MI – Majestic Theater
12/02 Toronto, ON – Rebel
12/04 Rochester, NY – Anthology
12/05 Washington, DC – Fillmore
12/06 New York, NY – Irving Plaza
12/07 New York, NY – Irving Plaza
12/08 Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
12/10 Asheville, NC – Orange Peel
12/11 Memphis, TN – New Daisy Theater
12/12 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey
12/13 Houston, TX – House of Blues Houston
12/14 San Antonio, TX – Aztec Theater
12/16 Phoenix, AZ – Marquee
12/18 San Diego, CA – House of Blues San Diego
12/20 Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda
12/21 Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda

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Ministry Premiere New Music Video “Twilight Zone”


Ministry premiere a music video for their newly released single “Twilight Zone“. Chris Roth produced the clip. The group are gearing up for the March 09th release of their new effort “AmeriKKKant” on Nuclear Blast.

States Ministry frontman Al Jourgensen:

“We are in completely uncharted territory now, witnessing the unraveling of what was once a functional democracy. Our government is under attack. Our planet is under attack. It’s time for a major reboot.”

Ministry will soon be out on this headlining tour with Chelsea Wolfe: More...

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Ministry Premiere New Song & Video "Wargasm"

A brand new Ministry track entitled “Wargasm” can he streamed below. The song features a guest spot from Burton C. Bell of Fear Factory. You can find it on Ministry‘s upcoming album, “AmeriKKKant“, out March 09th via Nuclear Blast.

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Ministry Discusses New Album Songwriting

On November 9, 2016, Ministry's Al Jourgensen woke up and said, "It's time to make a f*cking album."

When six-time Grammy-nominated Jourgensen had released the final album of his blistering Bush-era trilogy - Houses of the Mole, Rio Grande Blood, and The Last Sucker - where he just railled against George Dubya, he realized that it's not about the candidate. "I always knew this, but on that album it really hit home that we're all suckers."

With the upcoming, politically-charged "AmeriKKKant," he wanted to focus on why we would elect someone like Donald Trump, rather than have the songs be about the current administration. "That's more interesting than who the fuck's in charge," he adds, "Even the ruling class overlords don't know who's in charge. As a society, we're not pulling our weight. Our value and morality systems are completely out the window, it's become all about a monetary system, what every action is based on. You make bad mistakes as a human being when you're chasing the green dragon, the almighty dollar. When that's the motivating factor in our actions, we end up with someone like Trump. And that's what I wanted to comment on with this record." More...

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Ministry Frontman Discusses Sexual Harassment

In the latest in a series of videos posted online by Nuclear Blast, Ministry frontman and founder Al Jourgensen has weighed in on the high profile claims of sexual harassment. Like former U.S. Senator Al Franken, Jourgensen admits he's done things that he's not proud of. "But you grow, you learn, you listen," he says. Jourgensen has taken an objective look at some of his actions from the past that he didn't consider sexist at the time, but, today's raised awareness has given him a fresh perspective.

"Now it's time for the men to buck up and start thinking," he says. "We've slated our society to be exploitative and men have been rewarded by this system, but now, we're starting to think.

"It's not going to be an overnight thing, but at least start thinking. 'Ok, I remember this party back, maybe 10 years ago where I did...yeah...I see that that was weird, I can see where I could have possibly weirded someone out...' just that is a step forward. Just for a man to think 'you know what? That was fucked up.' That's a step forward and that's where we need to be and that's what these discussions that are happening right now are doing...hopefully." More...

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Ministry Frontman Makes 2018 Predictions

Ministry frontman Al Jourgensen has been featured in a new video, wherein he makes predictions for the new year. For 2018, Jourgensen forecasts giant political upheaval and geopolitical stress which has been set up in 2017 by the "orange shitgibbon" himself. According to Jourgensen, 2016 and 2017 were similar to having a puss-filled boil or pimple on the country. "We have to get 2017 and 2016 off of us," he states, "and 2018 is going to be the popping of the pimple. It's going to be a rough year, but it's going to be a necessary year for the progression of the human race.

"The majority should rule the democracy and right now, the majority does not rule."

Also happening in 2018 will be Ministry's new album, "AmeriKKKant," the psychedelic, politically influenced album rooted in Jourgensen's unadulterated anger for what's happening in America today. (March 9, Nuclear Blast Records.) More...

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Ministry Frontman Explains "Antifa" Track

Ministry frontman Al Jourgensen has posted a video online describing the band's controversial new single, "Antifa." You can check it out below. The single will feature on the group's upcoming new album, "AmeriKKKant," which will be released through Nuclear Blast Records on March 9th and will be promoted by a lengthy tour of North America with Chelsea Wolfe, which you can find below.

AmeriKKKant tracklist:
1. I Know Words
2. Twilight Zone
3. Victims of a Clown
4. TV5/4Chan
5. We’re Tired of It
6. Wargasm
7. Antifa
8. Game Over
9. AmeriKKKa More...

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Ministry Posts New Music Video Online

Hot off the heels of today's announcement that their new album, "Amerikkkant" will be released on March 9th 2018 and that a full North American tour with Chelsea Wolfe will take place in March, industrial metal legends Ministry has posted a new music video online for the song, "Antifa." You can check it out below. The song has been played throughout the band's tours this year, including at European festival appearances such as Graspop Metal Meeting and Resurrection Fest.

The track listing for "Amerikkkant" is as follows:

1. I Know Words
2. Twilight Zone
3. Victims of a Dlown
4. TV5/4Chan
5. We’re Tired of It
6. Wargasm
7. Antifa
8. Game Over
9. AmeriKKKa More...

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Ministry Reveals New Album Details

Industrial metal legends Ministry has announced that their brand new studio album, "Amerikkant," their first since 2013's, "From Beer To Eternity," will be released on March 9 through Nuclear Blast Records.

"This album, ‘AmeriKKKant,’" said Jourgensen, "will provide FEMA-type relief for the devastation ‘Hurricane Cheeto’ has brought upon us."

Produced by Al Jourgensen, recorded at Caribou Studios in Burbank, CA between January and May this year, 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.

AmeriKKKant track listing:

1. I Know Words
2. Twilight Zone
3. Victims of a Dlown
4. TV5/4Chan
5. We’re Tired of It
6. Wargasm
7. Antifa
8. Game Over
9. AmeriKKKa More...

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Ministry Signs With Nuclear Blast Records

Ground-breaking industrial metal pioneers, Ministry, has signed a worldwide deal with Nuclear Blast Records. The band recently wrapped up recording the new album "AmeriKKKant," which is tentatively scheduled for release during the first quarter of 2018. More details to be announced shortly.

“This album, ‘AmeriKKKant’," stated mastermind Al Jourgensen. "Will provide FEMA type relief for the devastation 'Hurricane Cheeto' has brought upon us.”

For decades, the powerhouse of psychotic sound that is Ministry has won over 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 is a one of a kind musical pioneer.

Ministry has some USA tour dates scheduled across the autumn with Death Grips. See them live at these venues: More...

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Graspop Metal Meeting 2017: Day Two

After one hell of an opening day and a second night of camping, those attending this year's edition of the Graspop Metal Meeting festival had by now settled into the routine and were ready for another day. Once again, the day promised a mix of legendary names, young blood and cult favourites (or perhaps in the case of one Norwegian act, that should be "kvlt" favourites.)

Following a delay and miscomunication, I was unfortunately unable to catch Axel Rudi Pell and so my second full day at Graspop opened with a trip to Main Stage 2, which was being graced by Devildriver. Though they're not the biggest metal band of recent memory, performing at ten past one in the afternoon was something of a surprise. This did not deter the group from playing with full force and intensity and getting so many rockers' Saturday off to a great start. Frontman Dez Fafara was able to interact very well with the crowd and the high energy the group displayed at the very least impressed those in the audience who are not fans of Devildriver and delighted those who came to see them intentionally. More...

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