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Ministry Releases 16th Studio Album HOPIUMFORTHEMASSES



Ministry’s 16th studio album HOPIUMFORTHEMASSES is out today via Nuclear Blast Records and streaming on all networks. After months of teasing album singles and videos for “Goddamn White Trash,” plus “Just Stop Oil,” and “B.D.E.” the six-time GRAMMY® Award-nominated multiplatinum act also has another new track out today with “New Religion.”

 

See the music video for “New Religion” HERE




 

Says band founder and leader Al Jourgensen of the track, “All traditional faiths seem to pale in comparison to our new ‘Deity’ Media.”

 

Over the course of the album’s nine tracks, Jourgensen is righteously cantankerous as ever about a f***ed 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 frontman Pepper Keenan.

 

Says media of the album:

 

“If Al Jourgensen did not exist, we would have to invent him. A perennially essential antidote to political stupidity and dim-witted mainstream thinking, Uncle Al is one of heavy music's greatest subversives … Jourgensen's ability to entertain the hell out of like-minded miscreants, while firing nails into the hearts of the corrupt and the moronic remains undimmed.” —Blabbermouth

 

“No matter what era of Ministry you might be a fan of, there's really something for everyone here. There's a bit of the early 80's club-inspired synth-pop first wave, a really nice dose of heavy guitars from Ministry's 90's sounds and a natural progression from 2021's vastly underrated Morale Hygiene. … [Al Jourgensen’s] work feels more invigorated than ever.” —Metal Injection

 

“This is Ministry’s best record since we were all young and good-looking.” —Classic Rock Magazine

 

The most arena-ready album from Ministry in decades.” —Glide Magazine


HOPIUMFORTHEMASSES is now available in three vinyl variants, a CD jewelcase and via 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).

 

Buy HOPIUMFORTHEMASSES HERE

 

Find HOPIUMFORTHEMASSES exclusive merchandise and Red Splatter LP at: https://ministryofficial.store/

 

Tracklist for HOPIUMFORTHEMASSES:

  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

 

Ministry is now playing the new songs live on the band’s Spring 2024 tour, which kicked off February 27, supported by Gary Numan and Front Line Assembly. It runs through April 5 with tickets and VIP upgrades available now.

 

VIP upgrades are available and include:

  • Meet and Greet with Al Jourgensen

  • Ministry Back Patch

  • VIP Silkscreen Poster

  • Souvenir VIP Laminate w Lanyard

  • Crowd Free Merch Shopping.

 

MINISTRY SPRING 2024 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR

Joined By Gary Numan & Front Line Assembly

 

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

 

Ministry will also appear at Cruel World Festival on May 11 performing tracks from With Sympathy and Twitch.

 

For tickets and more information, visit www.ministryband.com/tour

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