American industrial colossus Ministry are very pleased to announce a run of UK and Ireland tour dates for July, which will take the group across seven different cities – from Rock City, Nottingham on the 17th to Northern Ireland and Ireland, culminating at SWX, Bristol on the 25th. Dark and atmospheric singer-songwriter Chelsea Wolfe will be joining Ministry on the road as special guests. Chelsea Wolfe is already lined-up to play with Ministry throughout the USA and Canada this March and April.
Acclaimed pioneer of industrial music Al Jourgensen and his band Ministry are also currently prepping for the release of their hard-hitting and highly anticipated new album, AmeriKKKant, which will be released on March 9 via Nuclear Blast. AmeriKKKant was produced by Al Jourgensen - recorded at Caribou Studios in Burbank, CA between January and May 2017 and with striking artwork created by Mister Sam Shearon. The psychedelic, politically influenced and very much in-your-face 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 that mad man in the White House.
Al Jourgensen has returned with a no-punches pulled statement. Society and politics have taken a turn for the insane and frightening in the United States and across the globe, leaving much inspiration and frustration for Ministry to draw from – and Al is pissed off. He recalls his shock whilst witnessing everything around him during the recent US election process, waking on the morning of November 9 2016 proclaiming: “We are making a fuckin’ album - right now.”
Initially coming into existence in 1981, Ministry was to be a lifetime passion project for Al but the true outlook of Ministry as well as Jourgensen's other projects is far more fluid than just one specific genre. With AmeriKKKant the band is prepared to release a record that is socially relevant and sonically effective, Jourgensen states “I’ve spoken my piece on the societal conditions that would elect such a blithering idiot. It’s not an anti-Trump album, it’s like a- ‘Did you pay attention in school? Does anybody have any intellectual curiosity anymore?’- album. [It’s] basically just holding up a mirror to ourselves and saying: ‘Look at this, is this what you really want to be?’
17.07.18 UK Nottingham @ Rock City
18.07.18 UK Glasgow @ O2 ABC
20.07.18 UK Manchester @ Albert Hall
21.07.18 UK London @ The Forum
23.07.18 UK Belfast @ Limelight
24.07.18 IRE Dublin @ Tivoli
25.07.18 UK Bristol @ SWX