Ministry announce new album ‘Moral Hygiene’; share “Good Trouble”

Industrial metal legends Ministry have officially announced their 15th full-length album titled ‘Moral Hygiene,’ which drops on October 1st, 2021 through Nuclear Blast Records (pre-order). For a first taste of the upcoming LP, check out new video single “Good Trouble,” which was inspired by late congressman John Lewis and the BLM protests, below.

Regarding the upcoming record, a press release says, “With some of Ministry’s strongest and most inspired material to date, the 10 tracks are a follow-up to 2018’s lauded AmeriKKKant and put forth Jourgensen’s societal manifesto and plea for civilization to get back to a set of standards that lives up to and embraces our humanity.

Mainman Al Jourgensen comments, “The good thing about literally taking a year off from any social activity or touring is that you really get to sit back and get an overview of things as they are happening, as opposed to being caught up in the moment. And what I saw with how we handled several public crises – from the pandemic to racial injustice to who we vote in to lead our country – is that times are changing, and society needed to change to get away from the idea that has permeated us of take care of yourself, fuck everything else. Now more than ever we need moral hygiene. It consumed me as I wrote this album. It’s not some pious term. It’s what we have to return to in order to function as the human species on this planet. And I’m proud to have had such great guests on this album to help cement that message like Billy Morrison, Jello Biafra and Arabian Prince.

The presser adds, “In conjunction with today’s album announcement, the latest track “Good Trouble” is also released. The song, inspired by the 2020 Black Lives Matter protests and the activist work of the late Congressman John Lewis, is accompanied by a new video that includes sampling from last year’s demonstrations in Los Angeles as captured by Jourgensen and his partner Liz Walton.


See Ministry on tour:

October 2021:
3 Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
4 Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre SOLD OUT
6 Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue SOLD OUT
8 Buffalo, NY @ Buffalo Riverworks
9 Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre
10 Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre SOLD OUT
11 Detroit, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
14 Boston, MA @ House of Blues [TIX]
15 Huntington, NY @ The Paramount [TIX]
16 Montclair, NJ @ Wellmont Theatre [TIX]
17 Philadelphia, PA @ Franklin Music Hall [TIX]
19 Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle [TIX]
20 Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore [TIX]
21 Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live [TIX]
23 Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live!***
24 Houston, TX @ House of Blues [TIX]
25 San Antonio, TX @ Aztec Theater [TIX]
28 Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren [TIX]
29 Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues [TIX]
30 San Diego, CA @ House of Blues SOLD OUT [Re-Sale TIX]
31 San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield Theatre

November 2021:
2 Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater SOLD OUT
3 Seattle, WA @ Showbox Sodo SOLD OUT

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