Ministry Announces Visual History Book With Details Shared Exclusively On Rolling Stone

Ministry: Prescripture     Includes Anecdotes From Members Of Smashing Pumpkins,    ZZ Top, Cheap Trick, NWA, Ramones, Nine Inch Nails & More    Plus "(Every Day Is) Halloween (Acoustic)” 7-Inch    Released December 6    With Pre-Orders Starting Today    Catch Ministry On Tour This Fall    Including The Last Dates Of Slayer’s Farewell World Tour

Ministry: Prescripture

Includes Anecdotes From Members Of Smashing Pumpkins,

ZZ Top, Cheap Trick, NWA, Ramones, Nine Inch Nails & More

Plus "(Every Day Is) Halloween (Acoustic)” 7-Inch

Released December 6

With Pre-Orders Starting Today

Catch Ministry On Tour This Fall

Including The Last Dates Of Slayer’s Farewell World Tour

"He’s fearless. He’s funny. He’s a diehard hockey fan. I love this man. Complete original. Can’t wait to have his book on my coffee table to make company nervous.”    -  Bill Burr    "There have always been bands full of angst, rage, anger, drama, and theatrics. It was Ministry who first came along at the dawn of the industrial movement, who combined these things so seamlessly, that the audience was about to have its first immersive experience. Not only were the shows a visceral experience, but lyrically, Al was preaching the truth on top of the finely crafted sound of this new musical tonality of aggression and machinery. Loud and aggressive, yes, but also painstakingly put together as a symphonic experience. Al is the real deal. Who we see and hear on stage is who he is; it's his truth that resonates with so many. Truths that make the disenfranchised feel included and truths that make the common man wish to be among the disenfranchised.”    -  Dave Navarro, Jane’s Addiction   A new fully authorized visual history book,     Ministry: Prescripture,   by author  Aaron Tanner  has been announced today via  Rolling Stone . Published by  Melodic Virtue , the book is in a  limited-edition run of 2,000 copies  and contains over 200 pages of rare and unseen photos, artwork and other ephemera that spans  Ministry’s  entire career. Melodic Virtue raided  Uncle Al’s  personal collection of behind-the-scenes artifacts and have supplemented those items with contributions from band members past and present along with visual artists, Brian Shanley and Paul Elledge. Pre-order the book starting today  here  and read more about via Rolling Stone  here .  Founded in 1981 by  Al Jourgensen, Ministry  has never stopped evolving.  Jourgensen’s  constant experimentation and stylistic variation has morphed the band from its synth-pop origins to the industrial juggernaut of today, as explored in the book.

"He’s fearless. He’s funny. He’s a diehard hockey fan. I love this man. Complete original. Can’t wait to have his book on my coffee table to make company nervous.” - Bill Burr

"There have always been bands full of angst, rage, anger, drama, and theatrics. It was Ministry who first came along at the dawn of the industrial movement, who combined these things so seamlessly, that the audience was about to have its first immersive experience. Not only were the shows a visceral experience, but lyrically, Al was preaching the truth on top of the finely crafted sound of this new musical tonality of aggression and machinery. Loud and aggressive, yes, but also painstakingly put together as a symphonic experience. Al is the real deal. Who we see and hear on stage is who he is; it's his truth that resonates with so many. Truths that make the disenfranchised feel included and truths that make the common man wish to be among the disenfranchised.” - Dave Navarro, Jane’s Addiction

A new fully authorized visual history book, Ministry: Prescripture, by author Aaron Tanner has been announced today via Rolling Stone. Published by Melodic Virtue, the book is in a limited-edition run of 2,000 copies and contains over 200 pages of rare and unseen photos, artwork and other ephemera that spans Ministry’s entire career. Melodic Virtue raided Uncle Al’s personal collection of behind-the-scenes artifacts and have supplemented those items with contributions from band members past and present along with visual artists, Brian Shanley and Paul Elledge. Pre-order the book starting today here and read more about via Rolling Stone here.

Founded in 1981 by Al Jourgensen, Ministry has never stopped evolving. Jourgensen’s constant experimentation and stylistic variation has morphed the band from its synth-pop origins to the industrial juggernaut of today, as explored in the book.

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It features an introduction by  Jello Biafra  and exclusive quotes from members of  Smashing Pumpkins, ZZ Top ,  Cheap Trick ,  NWA ,  Ramones ,  Nine Inch Nails ,  Tool ,  Megadeth ,  AFI ,  Slayer ,  Jane’s Addiction ,  Rammstein ,  The Flaming Lips ,  Devo ,  Butthole Surfers ,  Static-X ,  Anthrax ,  White Zombie ,  Death Grips ,  Bauhaus ,  Killing Joke ,  High on Fire ,  GWAR ,  Einstürzende Neubauten ,  Revolting Cocks , and many more.  Various packages are available for pre-order and include copies  autographed by Al Jourgensen  and the author, Aaron Tanner as well as a 7” of the studio version of " (Every Day Is) Halloween (Acoustic) ” featuring  Dave Navarro (Jane’s Addiction) .

It features an introduction by Jello Biafra and exclusive quotes from members of Smashing Pumpkins, ZZ Top, Cheap Trick, NWA, Ramones, Nine Inch Nails, Tool, Megadeth, AFI, Slayer, Jane’s Addiction, Rammstein, The Flaming Lips, Devo, Butthole Surfers, Static-X, Anthrax, White Zombie, Death Grips, Bauhaus, Killing Joke, High on Fire, GWAR, Einstürzende Neubauten, Revolting Cocks, and many more.

Various packages are available for pre-order and include copies autographed by Al Jourgensen and the author, Aaron Tanner as well as a 7” of the studio version of "(Every Day Is) Halloween (Acoustic)” featuring Dave Navarro (Jane’s Addiction).

PRE-ORDER LINK:    https://www.melodicvirtue.com/collections/ministry     FULL DIGITAL PROMO AVAILABLE ON OCT 8TH UPON REQUEST    LIMITED-RUN OF 2000    9" X 9" casebound, pages TBD    PUBLISHED: December 6, 2019    PRE-ORDER: September 18, 2019    ISBN: 978-0-578-56212-4    Ministry  will also join  Slayer  on the thrash metal band’s final dates of its  Farewell World Tour . Kicking off  November 2  in  Asheville, NC  and wrapping up in  Los Angeles  on  November 30 ,  “The Final Campaign”  is the seventh and last leg of Slayer’s goodbye tour.  Ministry  will appear on all 18 dates alongside additional support acts Primus and Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals. In addition,  Ministry  has several headlining dates on the trek. Find all ticketing info at  www.ministryband.com .   NOVEMBER    1 Vinyl Music Hall, Pensacola, FL *   2 Explore Asheville Arena, Asheville, NC   3 PNC Arena, Raleigh, NC   5 Salem Civic Center, Salem, VA   6 Giant Center, Hershey, PA   8 Mass Mutual Center, Springfield, MA   9 Madison Square Garden, New York, NY  11 KFC Yum! Center, Louisville, KY  12 Nationwide Arena, Columbus, OH  13 The Machine Shop, Flint, MI*  14 TaxSlayer Arena, Moline, IL  15 Denny Sanford Premier Center, Sioux Falls, SD  17 Fargodome, Fargo, ND  18 CHI Health Center, Omaha, NE  19 Granada Theatre, Lawrence, KS*  20 Broadmore World Arena, Colorado Springs, CO  22 First Interstate Arena at MetraPark, Billings, MT  23 Revolution Concert House, Garden City, ID*  24 Spokane Arena, Spokane, WA  26 Oracle Arena, Oakland, CA  27 Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, NV  30 The Forum, Los Angeles, CA   *Ministry Headlining Date    ABOUT MINISTRY   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 stylized 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. After an indefinite hiatus in 2013, Ministry’s latest album, 2018’s  AmeriKKKant , continues to reflect Jourgensen’s views on the frightening state of society and politics. With the latest lineup featuring Sin Quirin and Cesar Soto on guitars, John Bechdel (Killing Joke) on keys, Derek Abrams on drums and the newly appointed Paul D’Amour (Tool) on bass, Ministry continues touring and recording in 2019 with new music and a few more surprises planned.  Website:  www.ministryband.com   Facebook:  www.Facebook.com/WeAreMinistry   Twitter:  www.Twitter.com/WeAreMinistry   Instagram:  www.Instagram.com/WeAreMinistry    ABOUT AARON TANNER   Aaron Tanner has been creating memorable design work for well-known acts for over 15 years. His diverse client roster includes Ween, PIXIES, Explosions in the Sky, Face to Face, and pet celebs Lil BUB and Doug The Pug. A musician and life-long fan of music and the arts, Tanner’s design work has won numerous national awards and has been recognized by several prestigious international design publications. He also volunteers at universities to help mentor future designers.

PRE-ORDER LINK: https://www.melodicvirtue.com/collections/ministry

FULL DIGITAL PROMO AVAILABLE ON OCT 8TH UPON REQUEST

LIMITED-RUN OF 2000

9" X 9" casebound, pages TBD

PUBLISHED: December 6, 2019

PRE-ORDER: September 18, 2019

ISBN: 978-0-578-56212-4

Ministry will also join Slayer on the thrash metal band’s final dates of its Farewell World Tour. Kicking off November 2 in Asheville, NC and wrapping up in Los Angeles on November 30, “The Final Campaign” is the seventh and last leg of Slayer’s goodbye tour. Ministry will appear on all 18 dates alongside additional support acts Primus and Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals. In addition, Ministry has several headlining dates on the trek. Find all ticketing info at www.ministryband.com.

NOVEMBER

1 Vinyl Music Hall, Pensacola, FL *

2 Explore Asheville Arena, Asheville, NC

3 PNC Arena, Raleigh, NC

5 Salem Civic Center, Salem, VA

6 Giant Center, Hershey, PA

8 Mass Mutual Center, Springfield, MA

9 Madison Square Garden, New York, NY

11 KFC Yum! Center, Louisville, KY

12 Nationwide Arena, Columbus, OH

13 The Machine Shop, Flint, MI*

14 TaxSlayer Arena, Moline, IL

15 Denny Sanford Premier Center, Sioux Falls, SD

17 Fargodome, Fargo, ND

18 CHI Health Center, Omaha, NE

19 Granada Theatre, Lawrence, KS*

20 Broadmore World Arena, Colorado Springs, CO

22 First Interstate Arena at MetraPark, Billings, MT

23 Revolution Concert House, Garden City, ID*

24 Spokane Arena, Spokane, WA

26 Oracle Arena, Oakland, CA

27 Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, NV

30 The Forum, Los Angeles, CA

*Ministry Headlining Date

ABOUT MINISTRY

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 stylized 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. After an indefinite hiatus in 2013, Ministry’s latest album, 2018’s AmeriKKKant, continues to reflect Jourgensen’s views on the frightening state of society and politics. With the latest lineup featuring Sin Quirin and Cesar Soto on guitars, John Bechdel (Killing Joke) on keys, Derek Abrams on drums and the newly appointed Paul D’Amour (Tool) on bass, Ministry continues touring and recording in 2019 with new music and a few more surprises planned.

Website: www.ministryband.com

Facebook: www.Facebook.com/WeAreMinistry

Twitter: www.Twitter.com/WeAreMinistry

Instagram: www.Instagram.com/WeAreMinistry

ABOUT AARON TANNER

Aaron Tanner has been creating memorable design work for well-known acts for over 15 years. His diverse client roster includes Ween, PIXIES, Explosions in the Sky, Face to Face, and pet celebs Lil BUB and Doug The Pug. A musician and life-long fan of music and the arts, Tanner’s design work has won numerous national awards and has been recognized by several prestigious international design publications. He also volunteers at universities to help mentor future designers.

VIDEO: Ministry - "AmeriKKKant" In Stores Today

VIDEO:  Al Jourgensen Briefly Sums up the New AmeriKKKant Tracks
North American Tour Kicks off May 22

 

At long last, the day has arrived when  MINISTRY 's provocateur-in-chief  Al Jourgensen  - never one to shy away from making political statements - can share with the world the fruits of what started as what he thought was a bad, bad dream on November 9, 2016...the day the world woke up to find that Donald J. Trump had been elected President of the United States.  Ministry's  AmeriKKKant  is in stores today.   In this " release day video ," Al provides one last look at what we can expect from the new album.  According to Al, the album's lead-off track "Twilight Zone," harkens back to the chilling moment of realization:  "How did this happen??"  "Victims of a Clown" looks at us, American citizens, we who were about to be led by a man with no intellectual curiosity or emphathy.  "TV 5/4 Chan" looks at Trump's followers who get wrapped up in their little soundbites for TV, put out their own "fake news," and then crawl back into the hole they came from.  "We're Tired of It," "Antifa," and "Wargasm" make up a trilogy that screams "We're not snowflakes!  We're not going to be led around by the nose, we're going to stand up for ourselves!"  The next track, "Game Over," illustrates the realization of the "new reality" of what happened, how we got caught in Trump's BS.  "AmeriKKKant" closes the album with a look at the journey of what's been going on, what brought us to the place where we, the American people, would vote for a man like Trump.    MINISTRY  hits the road with a brand new concert tour on March 22 at the House of Blues in Anaheim, CA. The full itinerary is below.    MARCH  22  House of Blues, Anaheim, CA 23  Ventura Theatre, Ventura, CA 24  Brooklyn Bowl, Las Vegas, NV 26  Ace of Spades, Sacramento, CA 28  Roseland Theatre, Portland, OR 29  Vogue Theatre, Vancouver, BC  CANADA 31  Union Hall, Edmonton, AB  CANADA    APRIL   1  Palace Theatre, Calgary, AB  CANADA  3  Wilma Theatre, Missoula, MT  5  Bourbon Theatre, Lincoln, NE  7  Riviera Theatre, Chicago, IL  8  Turner Hall Ballroom, Milwaukee, WI 10  Bogart's, Cincinnati, OH 11  20 Monroe Live, Grand Rapids, MI 12  Egyptian Room, Indianapolis, IN 14  Opera House, Toronto, ON  CANADA 15  MTelus, Montreal, QC  CANADA 17  Royale, Boston, MA 18  Aura, Portland, ME 19  Paramount Theatre, Huntington, NY 21  Wellmont Theatre, Montclair, NJ 22  Town Ballroom, Buffalo, NY 23  Rams Head Live, Baltimore, MD 25  Center Stage, Atlanta, GA 26  Hard Rock Live, Orlando, FL 28  Levitation Festival, Austin, TX  Missed the previous videos? Check them out, here: ' Antifa ':  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTkywyKV-9U  ' Wargasm ':  https://youtu.be/uJSrQQMbp2k   #1 - Al deconstructs the song 'Antifa':  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZormHXjp8M  #2 - Al about signing to Nuclear Blast:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2qwXgiDrtuw  #3 - Al's political predictions for 2018:  https://youtu.be/FzpnOKgyR1I  #4 - Al talks about sexual harassment:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EnQuwU-bgSM  #5 - Al talks about the songwriting process:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RbYS9_8-swk  #6 - Why it is the right time for a Ministry album:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ToPyVcMeOk8  #7 - Should Trump be empeached or jailed?  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUPLmk72b7w      

At long last, the day has arrived when MINISTRY's provocateur-in-chief Al Jourgensen - never one to shy away from making political statements - can share with the world the fruits of what started as what he thought was a bad, bad dream on November 9, 2016...the day the world woke up to find that Donald J. Trump had been elected President of the United States.  Ministry's AmeriKKKant is in stores today.
 
In this "release day video," Al provides one last look at what we can expect from the new album.  According to Al, the album's lead-off track "Twilight Zone," harkens back to the chilling moment of realization:  "How did this happen??"  "Victims of a Clown" looks at us, American citizens, we who were about to be led by a man with no intellectual curiosity or emphathy.  "TV 5/4 Chan" looks at Trump's followers who get wrapped up in their little soundbites for TV, put out their own "fake news," and then crawl back into the hole they came from.  "We're Tired of It," "Antifa," and "Wargasm" make up a trilogy that screams "We're not snowflakes!  We're not going to be led around by the nose, we're going to stand up for ourselves!"  The next track, "Game Over," illustrates the realization of the "new reality" of what happened, how we got caught in Trump's BS.  "AmeriKKKant" closes the album with a look at the journey of what's been going on, what brought us to the place where we, the American people, would vote for a man like Trump.
 
MINISTRY hits the road with a brand new concert tour on March 22 at the House of Blues in Anaheim, CA. The full itinerary is below.
 
MARCH
22  House of Blues, Anaheim, CA
23  Ventura Theatre, Ventura, CA
24  Brooklyn Bowl, Las Vegas, NV
26  Ace of Spades, Sacramento, CA
28  Roseland Theatre, Portland, OR
29  Vogue Theatre, Vancouver, BC  CANADA
31  Union Hall, Edmonton, AB  CANADA
 
APRIL
 1  Palace Theatre, Calgary, AB  CANADA
 3  Wilma Theatre, Missoula, MT
 5  Bourbon Theatre, Lincoln, NE
 7  Riviera Theatre, Chicago, IL
 8  Turner Hall Ballroom, Milwaukee, WI
10  Bogart's, Cincinnati, OH
11  20 Monroe Live, Grand Rapids, MI
12  Egyptian Room, Indianapolis, IN
14  Opera House, Toronto, ON  CANADA
15  MTelus, Montreal, QC  CANADA
17  Royale, Boston, MA
18  Aura, Portland, ME
19  Paramount Theatre, Huntington, NY
21  Wellmont Theatre, Montclair, NJ
22  Town Ballroom, Buffalo, NY
23  Rams Head Live, Baltimore, MD
25  Center Stage, Atlanta, GA
26  Hard Rock Live, Orlando, FL
28  Levitation Festival, Austin, TX

Missed the previous videos? Check them out, here:
'Antifa': https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTkywyKV-9U
'Wargasm': https://youtu.be/uJSrQQMbp2k 
#1 - Al deconstructs the song 'Antifa': https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZormHXjp8M
#2 - Al about signing to Nuclear Blast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2qwXgiDrtuw
#3 - Al's political predictions for 2018: https://youtu.be/FzpnOKgyR1I
#4 - Al talks about sexual harassment:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EnQuwU-bgSM
#5 - Al talks about the songwriting process: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RbYS9_8-swk
#6 - Why it is the right time for a Ministry album: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ToPyVcMeOk8
#7 - Should Trump be empeached or jailed? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUPLmk72b7w  

 

Order your physical or digital copy of  AmeriKKKant   via  Nuclear Blast or  Pledgemusic.com .   

Order your physical or digital copy ofAmeriKKKant via Nuclear Blastor Pledgemusic.com.