Today, MINISTRY releases a surreal and provocative new music video for the track 'Twilight Zone' from the band’s upcoming album, AmeriKKKant, due out March 9 (Nuclear Blast). Building upon the themes of the song, the 'Twilight Zone' video takes the viewer on a macabre excursion through the current U.S. news media climate of misinformation, corporate propaganda and hypocritical slander.
The video was filmed last December just outside of Los Angeles and features MINISTRY guitarists Sin Quirin and Cesar Soto, Tony Campos (FEAR FACTORY, STATIC X) on bass, keyboardist John Bechdel (KILLING JOKE, FEAR FACTORY), live scratcher DJ Swamp (BECK, THE CRYSTAL METHOD), and Derek Abrams on drums. Guest appearances are made by Gray Wolf, President of American Indian Movement (AIM), the internationally renowned and idiosyncratic Lord of the Cello, and an army of MINISTRY supporters who participated in the band's PledgeMusic AmeriKKKant pre-order campaign. The 'Twilight Zone' video was produced by Chris Roth and Steve Roth for The Other House production company, the same group that produced Jourgensen’s previous music video, 'I’m Invisible' for his 2016 SURGICAL METH MACHINE release. Chris Roth also directed the 'Twilight Zone' video with Steve Roth as Director of Photography and editor. The Other House has produced a wide array of broadcast design projects for Revolt TV, Nike’s Kobe 8 System, MTV, Aol.RISE, the Syfy Network, VH-1, CNN, PBS, “The Profit” on CNBC, the 2017 Emmy Awards and many more. Said Chris Roth, “I’m a life-long fan of the band and very politically active. Not only was this an opportunity to collaborate creatively once again with the one and only Al Jourgensen, but also an outlet for much of my pent up aggression and frustration regarding the current state of politics in our country."
MINISTRY's provocateur-in-chief Al Jourgensen has assembled an ultra-cool number of all-star guest musicians for the band's 2018 North American tour that kicks off March 22 at the House of Blues in Anaheim, CA. The tour's guest line up will feature vocalist Burton C. Bell (FEAR FACTORY), drummer Joey Jordison (ex-SLIPKNOT, VIMIC), and live scratcher DJ Swamp (Beck, The Crystal Method), who will join long-time band members Sin Quirin and Cesar Soto on guitars, Tony Campos (FEAR FACTORY, STATIC-X) on bass, and keyboardist John Bechdel (KILLING JOKE, FEAR FACTORY). 22.03. USA Anaheim, CA - House of Blues 23.03. USA Ventura, CA - Ventura Theatre 24.03. USA Las Vegas, NV - Brooklyn Bowl 26.03. USA Sacramento, CA - Ace of Spades 28.03. USA Portland, OR - Roseland Theatre 29.03. CDN Vancouver, BC - Vogue Theatre 31.03. CDN Edmonton, AB - Union Hall 01.04. CDN Calgary, AB - Palace Theatre 03.04. USA Missoula, MT - Wilma Theatre 05.04. USA Lincoln, NE - Boubon Theatre 07.04. USA Chicago, IL - Riviera Theatre, 08.04. USA Milwaukee, WI - Turner Hall Ballroom 10.04. USA Cincinnati, OH - Bogart’s 11.04. USA Grand Rapids, MI - 20 Monroe Live 12.04. USA Indianapolis, IN - Egyptian Room 14.04. CDN Toronto, ON - Opera House 15.04. CDN Montreal, QC - MTelus 17.04. USA Boston, MA - Royale 18.04. USA Portland, ME - Aura 19.04. USA Huntington, NY - Paramount Theatre 21.04. USA Montclair, NJ - Wellmont Theatre 22.04. USA Buffalo, NY - Town Ballroom 23.04. USA Baltimore, MD - Rams Head Live 25.04. USA Atlanta, GA - Center Stage 26.04. USA Orlando, FL - Hard Rock Live 28.04. USA Austin, TX - Levitation Festival
Or catch the band in Europe on the following festivals: 11. - 13.07. E Vivero - Resurrection Fest 14.07. NL Eindhoven - Dynamo Metalfest 15.07. B Dour - Dour Festival 08. - 11.08. CZ Jaromer - Brutal Assault 10. - 12.08. B Kortrijk - Alcatraz Metal Festival 11./12.08. D Hildesheim - M’era Luna 17. - 19.08. F St. Nolff - Motocultor Festival