MINISTRY have one more surprise planned for fans this year, announcing the act’s first-ever livestream to be hosted on streaming platform HITKOR. Featuring the full band and possible special guests, the show will take place on November 20 at 11pm GMT and will feature classic hits from the band’s 40-year history, as well as new tracks from latest album, Moral Hygiene, out now on Nuclear Blast Records.
The special streaming event will be available in more than 30 countries and was planned with European Ministry fans in mind after the band had to regrettably cancel a multi-country tour this autumn due to unforeseen circumstances.
Front man and creator of MINISTRY Al Jourgensen says,
“We never intended for Cleveland with NIN to be our last show this year. Due to circumstances beyond our control we had to cancel Europe but we didn’t want to end 2022 without one last show, and this will be one for the books.”
Tickets are on sale now and available only at HITKOR.com. LIVE tickets are $17.99 (to both stream live and watch on demand). ALL ACCESS passes are $19.99 and include the stream plus bonus, behind-the-scenes content prior to the main show, as well as an exclusive interview with MINISTRY.
Purchase tickets at: https://www.hitkor.com/shows/ministry-industrial-strength
In addition to creator and founder Al Jourgensen, MINISTRY’s full band will appear in the livestream show, including drummer Roy Mayorga (Stone Sour, Soulfly, Nausea), guitarists Cesar Soto (Man The Mute) and Monte Pittman (Madonna, Prong), bassist Paul D’Amour (Tool, Feersum Ennjin), and keyboardist John Bechdel (Killing Joke, Fear Factory).
As well as classic hits, some of the night’s set list will include material from Moral Hygiene, MINISTRY’s 15th studio album, that features some of the project’s strongest and most inspired material to date. It’s the creative masterwork of founder and creator 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.
The 10 tracks are a 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.
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.com/ministry-moralhygiene
Stream Moral Hygiene here: http://nblast.de/MinistryMoralHygiene
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 stylised 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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Photo Credit -Derick Smith