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MINISTRY Currently Recording A New "Arena Rock" Album

This and the next one might also be the last ones.


Ministry just put out their Moral Hygiene record in October 2021, and they're already back in the studio working on even more new material. Ministry frontman Al Jourgensen said in an interview with Metal Edge that the band is currently recording an "arena rock" album, and that it could be one of the final Ministry records.

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"We have eight songs recorded right now, and even my engineer went, 'This is total arena rock, dude.' And I really feel like after that one, we have one more in us, which would be our 19th album. I don't think I'm gonna hit 20, but I'm pretty certain we're gonna have 19 by the time we're done. So we'll see. I mean, who knows, man? The world is just in such a state of fucking flux. You don't know what's gonna happen next fucking week. But this new record, it's fun stuff."

Jourgensen clarifies that it's not exactly a Mötley Crüe-style/hair metal arena rock record, but more of an arena rock record in terms of size and catchiness.

"…when I say arena rock, I don't mean that this album's going to be a hair-band fucking album. I mean, it's Ministry, right? I'm just saying that the chord progressions and the sound of it is just much more… we don't go off on eclectic tangents as much. These are hard-hitting beats that are in your face, and that you could visualize 20,000 people knowing the lyrics to the songs and chanting along. So the music lends itself more towards a larger stadium atmosphere."

Ministry is currently out on the road with Melvins and Corrosion Of Conformity.

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3/2 Columbus, OH @ Express Live!
3/4 Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
3/5 Cincinnati, OH @ Madison Theatre
3/6 Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage
3/8 Huntington, NY @ The Paramount
3/9 Philadelphia, PA @ Franklin Music Hall
3/11 New Haven, CT @ College Street Music Hall
3/12 Montclair, NJ @ The Wellmont Theater
3/13 Portland, ME @ State Theatre
3/15 Boston, MA @ House of Blues
3/16 Buffalo, NY @ Buffalo Riverworks
3/18 Raleigh, NC @ The Ritz
3/19 Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
3/20 Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel
3/22 Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
3/23 Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live
3/24 New Orleans, LA @ Fillmore (no Melvins)
3/26 Dallas, TX @ Amplified Life
3/27 Austin, TX @ Emo's
3/28 San Antonio, TX @ Aztec Theater
3/29 Houston, TX @ House of Blues
3/31 Chicago, IL @ Riviera
4/1 Cleveland, OH @ The Agora
4/2 Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
4/3 Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Hall
4/5 St Paul, MN @ Palace
4/6 Kansas City, MO @ Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland
4/7 Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
4/9 Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
4/10 Denver, CO @ Mission Ballroom
4/12 Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren
4/13 Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
4/14 San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
4/16 San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield
4/18 Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo

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