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In 2017 Ministry reunited, revamped its lineup, signed to Nuclear Blast Records, recently returned from a full world tour, and is now preparing to release their 14th studio album, AmeriKKKant.
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. Jourgensen remembers his shock while witnessing everyone and everything around him during the recent election process, and awoke on the morning of November 9th 2016 proclaiming: "We are making a fuckin' album — right now."
AmeriKKKant, like all Ministry projects, is an organic reflection of not just the band's talent and sounds, but of the society in which we all live and breathe. Jourgensen says "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?'"
With a new lineup, incredibly full sound, and some might say a return to the roots of Ministry, the band is prepared to release a record that is socially relevant and sonically effective. Fans can look forward to a hearty future for not just Ministry, but Surgical Meth Machine, and Revolting Cocks as well. There is simply too much insanity in this world for Jourgensen not to speak his mind and keep our senses alive with his vast array of decibels and visuals: "I'm afraid for the stupidity of not embracing nonsense. I think nonsense is a great escape from the rigors of being in life's hamster wheel."
|1. I Know Words|
|2. Twilight Zone|
|3. Victims Of A Clown|
|5. We're Tired Of It|
|8. Game Over|