Ministry Unleashes Trippy New DIY Video For Single
From Acclaimed 15th Studio Album Moral Hygiene
Out Now Via Nuclear Blast Records
Featured On Many Best Of 2021 Lists,
Moral Hygiene Offers Al Jourgensen’s Pensive Perspective On Societal Ills & A Warning For The Future
New Songs Will Be Debuted On Upcoming 35-Date
Industrial Strength Tour, Kicking Off March 2 &
Also Celebrating 30 Years Of
The Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Taste
The Melvins & Corrosion Of Conformity
Join As Special Guests; Tickets On Sale Now
Just weeks after Ministry’s latest album Moral Hygiene was added to many “best of 2021” year-end lists, including Loudwire, Consequence Of Sound, Punk News and XS Rock (where it was ranked the #1 album of the year), Al Jourgensen and co. are sharing the latest taste of the record with the new track “Believe Me” alongside a warped psychedelic video that will have viewers questioning just what to think or feel (a clear nod to the times we are living in now).
The video was a departure from the two previously released professional videos from the album and became a total DIY effort, with each of the band members (also including drummer Roy Mayora, guitarists Cesar Soto and Monte Pittman, bassist Paul D’Amour and keyboardist John Bechdel) gearing up for the upcoming tour at home and purchasing an inexpensive green screen to contribute their parts to the performance footage that was then melded together. Ministry hopes to encourage other artists to do the same during these difficult times when budgets are tight and still have fun with the creative process.
See the video for “Believe Me” here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?
Moral Hygiene is Ministry’s 15th studio album and features some of the project’s strongest and most inspired material to date. It features the creative masterwork of founder and creator Al Jourgensen who spent the pandemic pause ruminating on the new world we as a society have found ourselves in – while pondering just what we are going to do about it.
Stream Moral Hygiene here: http://nblast.de/
The 10 tracks are a follow-up to 2018’s lauded AmeriKKKant and put forth Jourgensen’s societal manifesto and plea for civilization to get back to a set of standards that lives up to and embraces our humanity.
Previous singles have included “Alert Level” (sounding the alarm on the state society is in), “Good Trouble” (a rallying cry to fight for human rights in homage to Civil Rights leader John Lewis), “Disinformation” (the dangers of consuming mass media without critical thinking) and “Search And Destroy” (the unique take on The Stooges classic). The latter features guitar virtuoso Billy Morrison (Billy Idol/Royal Machines) who is also heavily featured on a number of songs on the album. The record also includes a collaboration with Jello Biafra (Jourgensen’s cohort in side project LARD) on “Sabotage Is Sex.”
Moral Hygiene is available now through Nuclear Blast Records in CD, vinyl and digital download formats at the following links:
Record label store: https://label.nuclearblast.
Ministry will debut new songs from Moral Hygiene on the upcoming Industrial Strength Tour, kicking off March 2, alongside celebrating the 30th anniversary of seminal album The Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Taste. Special guests The Melvins and Corrosion Of Conformity will share the stage nightly as the tour’s special guests. Due to overwhelming demand, Ministry added 13 new dates with the tour now running through April 18. The full schedule is below with tickets on sale now.
2 Columbus, OH @ Express Live!
4 Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
5 Cincinnati, OH @ Madison Theatre
6 Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage
8 Huntington, NY @ The Paramount
9 Philadelphia, PA @ Franklin Music Hall
11 New Haven, CT @ College Street Music Hall
12 Montclair, NJ @ The Wellmont Theater
13 Portland, ME @ State Theatre
15 Boston, MA @ House of Blues
16 Buffalo, NY @ Buffalo Riverworks
18 Raleigh, NC @ The Ritz
19 Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
20 Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel
22 Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
23 Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live
24 New Orleans, LA @ Fillmore*
26 Dallas, TX @ Amplified Life
27 Austin, TX @ Emo’s
28 San Antonio, TX @ Aztec Theater
29 Houston, TX @ House of Blues
31 Chicago, IL @ Riviera
1 Cleveland, OH @ The Agora
2 Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
3 Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Hall
5 St Paul, MN @ Palace
6 Kansas City, MO @ Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland
7 Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
9 Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
10 Denver, CO @ Mission Ballroom
12 Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren
13 Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
14 San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
16 San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield
18 Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo
*Indicates a date The Melvins are not performing
For tickets and more information, visit www.ministryband.com/tour.
Born in 1981 in Chicago, Ministry has been the lifetime passion project of founder Al Jourgensen, considered to be the pioneer of industrial music. In its early days, Ministry was identifiable by its heavy synth-pop material in line with the new sounds and technology that were being developed in the ‘80s. Ministry’s output began with four 12” singles on Wax Trax! Records in 1981 before the first LP With Sympathy in 1983 via Arista Records. As time progressed however, so did Ministry, quickly developing a harsher, and more stylized sound that the band soon became infamous for on seminal albums Twitch (1986), The Land of Rape and Honey (1988), and The Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Taste (1989). With the release of Psalm 69: The Way to Succeed and The Way to Suck Eggs (1992), Ministry hit an all-time high in the mainstream musical realm and received its first Grammy nomination. In total, Ministry has been nominated for a Grammy award six times. Eight more albums would follow before an indefinite break in 2013, only to be unearthed again in 2018 with AmeriKKKant, continuing to reflect Jourgensen’s views on the frightening state of society and politics. The band’s latest effort, Moral Hygiene, came out October 1, 2021 on Nuclear Blast Records, ahead of upcoming tours planned for 2022.
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