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Ministry announce European and UK tour dates

Posted in Metal, Misc., News with tags , , on 7th July 2018 by izaforestspirit

The industrial metal band Ministry will be playing several shows in The U.K. and other parts of Europe this summer. The European leg of their AmeriKKKant tour will start at Resurrection Fest in Viveiro, Spain on 11th July 2018.

Chelsea Wolfe will be supporting them for all the U.K. dates. In other places they will be joined by special guests Grave Pleasures and Converge.

The full schedule can be seen below:

11.07.18 Spain Viveiro @ Resurrection
12.07.18 France Bordeaux @ Rocher de Palmer
13.07.18 France Paris @ Elysée Montmartre
14.07.18 Netherlands Eindhoven @ Dynamo Metal Fest
15.07.18 Belgium Dour @ Dour Fest
27.07.18 Hungary Szekesfehervar @ Fezen Festival
28.07.18 Germany Buchenberg @ Rock The King
30.07.18 Germany München @ Backstage
31.07.18 Italy Segrate (MI) @ Circolo Magnolia Open Air
01.08.18 Italy Rome @ Villa Ada
03.08.18 Switzerland Zürich @ Dynamo
04.08.18 Switzerland Geneve @ l’Usine
06.08.18 Germany Wiesbaden @ Schlachthof
07.08.18 Germany Nürnberg @ Löwensaal
08.08.18 Germany Leipzig @ Täubchenthal
10.08.18 Czech Rep Jaromer @ Brutal Assault
11.08.18 Germany Hildesheim @ Mera Luna
12.08.18 Belgium Kortrijk @ Alcatraz
14.08.18 Germany Köln @ Essigfabrik
15.08.18 Germany Saarbrücken @ Garage
17.08.18 France Saint Nolff @ Motocultor


UK and Ireland Tour
17.07.18 England Nottingham @ Rock City
18.07.18 Scotland Glasgow @ O2 ABC
20.07.18 England Manchester @ Albert Hall
21.07.18 England London @ The Forum
23.07.18 North Ireland Belfast @ Limelight
24.07.18 Ireland Dublin @ Tivoli
25.07.18 England Bristol @ SWX

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For more details visit:

http://ministryband.com
https://www.facebook.com/WeAreMinistry/

 

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Ministry – AmeriKKKant

Posted in CD, Metal with tags , on 14th March 2018 by izaforestspirit

Ministry
AmeriKKKant
Released 9th March 2018
Industrial Metal
Released via Nuclear Blast Records

Ministry doesn’t need much of an introduction. They have been a part of the industrial metal scene since the early ‘80s and they have gone through several changes over the years. They even split up a few times only to re-unite again a few years later. Now Uncle Al and his motley crew are back with another politically themed album – ‘AmeriKKKant’.

The first track I Know Words is essentially just ambient noise with some distorted samples from speeches by Donald Trump. It sets the scene well enough but other than that it doesn’t really offer much. I was actually tempted to skip it after the first few seconds. Luckily the one that follows it, Twilight Zone is a much better song, possibly the closest Ministry has come to recreating their old “classic” sound from the ‘The Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Taste’ and ‘Psalm 69’ -eras. The harmonica works a treat as do the gritty, eerie-sounding rhythmic guitars. This is the Ministry that I was hoping to hear!

As usual with Ministry, they like to make a statement and this album is no exception. In here the themes include: US politics, gun violence, ANTIFA and the Ku Klux Klan. Victims of A Clown caught my attention due to the use of turntables in addition to the other instruments. Apparently their current line-up also includes a DJ. Luckily the turntable noise is mostly in the background and it seems to suit the overall tone of the music. The angry, thrash metal-esque We’re Tired of It is one of the highlights, despite being the shortest song on here. It gives the record a much needed boost, an extra shot of adrenaline to keep going…

In summary, ‘AmeriKKKant’ is a creepy album which leaves the listener with a sense of dread, some confusion and anger. I guess that must be how a lot of Americans feel at the moment… Sadly with only a handful of memorable songs, it’s hardly a Ministry masterpiece. It’s not bad but they can do so much better.

3/5

Iza Raittila

Ministry reveal new album details

Posted in Metal, News, Studio Report with tags , , , on 12th December 2017 by izaforestspirit

Good news for fans of the well renowned industrial metal band Ministry.  They have recently announced that their new album will be entitled ‘AmeriKKKant’. The themes for this release have been inspired by current political situation in The USA.

You can check out the artwork and track- listing below:

Ministry - AmeriKKKant

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 04:56
8. Game Over
9. AmeriKKKa

‘AmeriKKKant’ is scheduled to hit the shops worldwide on 9th March 2018 via Nuclear Blast Records.

In the meantime here’s their new video for the track ‘ANTIFA’:

For more information visit:

https://www.facebook.com/WeAreMinistry/

http://ministryband.com/

Al Jourgensen’s new project Surgical Meth Machine

Posted in Metal, News, Uncategorized with tags , , , , on 14th February 2016 by izaforestspirit

Ministry frontman Al Jourgensen has recently launched a new project called Surgical Meth Machine. The band’s music has been described as ‘industrial speed metal’ and Mr. Jourgensen stated that their songs have an average speed of 220bpm and “are not for the faint of heart”. The self-titled debut album is due to hit the shops on 15th April 2016 via Nuclear Blast Records.

The track-listing will be as follows:

1. I’m Sensitive
2. Tragic Alert
3. I Want More
4. Rich People Problems
5. I Don’t Wanna
6. Smash And Grab
7. Unlistenable
8. Gates Of Steel
9. Spudnik
10. Just Go Home
11. Just Keep Going
12. I’m Invisible

Check out the cover art below:

http://www.nuclearblast.de/en/label/music/band/about/4199926.surgical-meth-machine.html

https://www.facebook.com/surgicalmethmachine/

DevilDriver to support Ministry in the UK

Posted in News with tags , , , , on 20th January 2016 by Pieni

DevilDriver have finished their 7th studio album, “Trust No One”, which is set to be released on May 13th via Napalm Records. In order to promote it in the UK, the Californian groove metal band will hit the road in support of Ministry in August:

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Ministry and DevilDriver on the same bill , that’s a fucking concert worth showing up to! Al is a close and dear friend and Ministry is an iconic band for me and helped form my youth , I look forward to sharing the stage with one of the most legendary frontmen of all time! Thanks for having us aboard Al, let’s give em HELL!”, says Dez Fafara.

Pre-orders for “Trust No One” will be available shortly and tour dates announced soon.

facebook.com/devildriver

Ministry release new video for “PremaWar”.

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on 20th August 2013 by izaforestspirit

The American industrial metal band Ministry have released a video for their latest single ‘PremaWar’ taken from the upcoming album ‘From Beers to Eternity‘.
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Check out the video here, at this location or down below.

The new album will be out on 6th September 2013 (Europe) and 10th September in the U.S.A.

Ministry online:

http://www.facebook.com/Ministry