November 12, 2023

Corporate greed. Sharky politicians. Climate out-of-control. Questionable government interests. All of it comes to a head in Al Jourgensen’s latest diatribe against the system, Just Stop Oil. The brand new track – from Ministry’s upcoming 16th studio album HOPIUMFORTHEMASSES – is shared today alongside a visually stimulating music video that begs for action for the benefit of our collective future.


 Says Jourgensen of the track: “Ministry approves this message and the movement behind it. ENOUGH is ENOUGH!”

See the video for Just Stop Oil below.

Just Stop Oil‘ follows the release of earlier single Goddamn White Trash, both anchor tracks from HOPIUMFORTHEMASSES (out March 1, 2024 on Nuclear Blast Records) that give a preview of the state of mind of creator and band leader Al Jourgensen who is cantankerous as ever about a fucked up world ripe for a boot up its ass. Like always, he’s merely looking around at the same dumpster fire we all are, but he’s got a microphone and uses it well to rage on about the state of the world.

Joined by Ministry‘s current frontline of musicians – John Bechdel (keyboards), Monte Pittman and Cesar Soto (guitars), Roy Mayorga (drums) and Paul D’Amour (bass) – HOPIUMFORTHEMASSES also has a slew of special guest contributors including Gogol Bordello’s Eugene Hutz, long-time collaborator and Lard companion Jello Biafra and Corrosion of Conformity front man Pepper Keenan.

HOPEFORTHEMASSES

  1. B.D.E.
  2. Goddamn White Trash***
  3. Just Stop Oil
  4. Aryan Embarrassment**
  5. TV Song 1/6 Edition
  6. New Religion
  7. It’s Not Pretty
  8. Cult of Suffering*
  9. Ricky’s Hand

*Featuring Eugene Hütz (Gogol Bordello) 
**Featuring Jello Biafra
***Featuring Pepper Keenan

HOPIUMFORTHEMASSES will be available in three vinyl variants, a CD jewelcase and digital/streaming platforms. The vinyl variants include: green with yellow splatter (in stores everywhere); blue with pink splatter (Nuclear Blast exclusive); red with white splatter (band/tour exclusive).

The release of HOPIUMFORTHEMASSES follows Ministry’s acclaimed 2021 album Moral Hygiene that kickstarted another era for the band. The critically acclaimed LP wound up on year-end lists from the likes of Consequence of Sound and Loudwire, as the band continued to sell out venues coast-to-coast on the Industrial Strength tour.

MINISTRY SPRING 2024 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR
Joined By Gary Numan & Front Line Assembly

February 2024
27  San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield
29  Eugene, OR @ McDonald Theatre
 
March 2024
1    Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
2    Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo
3    Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
5    Calgary, AB @ Palace Theatre
6    Edmonton, AB @ Midway Music Hall
8    Winnipeg, MB @ Burton Cummings Theatre
9    Minneapolis, MN @ The Fillmore
10  Madison, WI @ The Sylvee
12  Columbus, OH @ Kemba Live
13  Detroit, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theater
14  Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom
16  Toronto, ON @ History
17  Montreal, QC @ MTelus
18  Boston, MA @ Roadrunner
19  New York, NY @ Terminal 5
20  Bethlehem, PA @ Wind Creek Casino
22  Cherokee, NC @ Harrah’s Cherokee
23  Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live
24  Tampa, FL @ Jannus Landing
26  Birmingham, AL @ Avondale
27  Biloxi, MS @ Hard Rock Casino Biloxi***
29  Houston, TX @ House of Blues
30  Dallas, TX @ The Factory
31  Tulsa, OK @ Tulsa Theater
 
April 2024
2    Denver, CO @ Mission Ballroom
4    Las Vegas, NV @ The Theater at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas
5    Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre
 
***Front Line Assembly is not appearing

ABOUT MINISTRY

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 2021 album Moral Hygiene marked a new creative era of Jourgensen and the band. Ministry‘s 16th studio album, HOPIUMFORTHEMASSES, will be released on March 1st 2024 via Nuclear Blast Records.


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