Ministry has shared a new video and single ‘Alert Level’! This is the first new music from the band since the critically acclaimed 2018 album AmeriKKKant (Nuclear Blast). Ministry is working on their new album, their 15th, with more info coming soon. The song is actually a call to arms of fans, asking them to check on their peers in this perilous time. The track also has a new lyric video, created by Agent Ogden, which you can watch right now!
Regarding “Alert Level,” Al Jourgensen says, “We finished the song in January and it sounded great during rehearsals for our Australia/Japan tour dates, before we went into quarantine. The original plan was to finish the new record before the July ‘Industrial Strength’ US tour so we could have an Election Day release, but in lieu of the circumstances—and how relevant the song feels for these bizarre times—we decided to release ‘Alert Level’ now. Considering that this song features the question ‘How concerned are you?’ I’ll be interested to see how folks answer it themselves.”
Hear Jourgensen discuss more about ‘Alert Level’ on Bill Burr’s latest episode of his “Monday Morning Podcast”: https://billburr.com/monday-morning-podcast-4-20-20/
With the release of “Alert Level,” fans are asked to be a part of the larger conversation by answering the question posed by the song’s central message, “How concerned are you?” Fans should upload videos, 30 seconds or less, to their social media profiles with the hashtag #MinistryAlertLevel. All the members of Ministry will be watching from home and selecting the videos most meaningful to them, which will be later shared.
Ministry also encourages fans to voice their concerns by voting in the upcoming 2020 elections and has partnered with Head Count to help voters to become registered in time. More info can be found here: http://ministryband.com/vote
‘Alert Level’ will be included on Ministry’s upcoming 15th full-length release and the follow-up to the acclaimed 2018 record, “AmeriKKKant,” which was a return to form for the industrial juggernaut and garnered international tour dates, a collaboration with Wax Trax! and a support slot on Slayer’s final tour.
Credits for ‘Alert Level’ include:
Al Jourgensen – vocals/guitar/keys
Cesar Soto – guitar/bass
Dan Cleary – bass
Roy Mayorga – drums
Arabian Prince – scratch
Michael Rozon – keys, drum programming
Liz Walton, Chad & Jill Smith – backup vocals
Engineered by Michael Rozon
Mixed by Al Jourgensen & Michael Rozon
Produced by Al Jourgensen
Mastered by DNA Mastering