Remember your first time hearing System Of A Down? Yeah, me too. Kids React! published a video showing children's initial reactions to the group. Relive the thrill of horror and excitement that your body never knew possible until listening to SOAD.
To quote the kid at 1:40, we would have to agree that it's "AWWWEEESOMEEEE."
Rumors surrounding a new Tool album have been circulating for months, and over this past weekend, those rumors have finally been confirmed. In a Facebook post, Tool confirmed the band is currently in the studio recording the first full-length album from the group since 2006's 10,000 Days.
This isn't the first time that Tool has taken to social media to fuel the album rumors. Last month, Tool frontman, Maynard James Keenum announced via Twitter that he “Started getting music files from the boys w the word FINAL in the title a few months ago after 11 years of begging. Words & Melodies 100% DONE on all but 1. Someday we’ll track them. Long way from the finish line, but at least we’re closer.” The tweets have since been deleted from Keenum's account.
No official release date has been confirmed at this time, but fans can expect the band to periodically share bits and pieces from their studio sessions.
"We are very excited to announce what is sure to be welcome news for both fans of TOOL and prog-metal enthusiasts in general" the post reads. "After all the years of writing and arranging (and re-arranging) at the band’s loft, I can at this time officially report that the guys have moved into a major studio where the recording process for the next album is about to begin in earnest."
Five Finger Death Punch drops new album ‘And Justice For None.' North American Tour with Breaking Benjamin.
Special Guests include 3X GRAMMY Award-nominees Northing More and Bad Wolves
Five Finger Death Punch will be releasing their much awaited seventh full-length studio album And Justice For None on May 18. This highly anticipated album will be available for physical pre-order today as a Standard CD (13 tracks), Deluxe CD (13 tracks + 3 bonus tracks + Deluxe artwork), Vinyl (13 tracks + 3 bonus tracks + Deluxe gatefold artwork). There will also be available a variety of new CD/merchandise bundles. You can pre-order a digital copy of the album And Justice For None on April 6th here. On top of this great news, fans will be delighted to hear that anyone who pre-orders the new album will receive an exclusive ticket pre-sale code for Five Finger Death Punch’s 32-date North American tour co-headlined with Breaking Benjamin.
It is exciting news to hear about Five Finger Death Punch co-headlining with Breaking Benjamin! This North American Tour will include special guests like 3X GRAMMY Award-nominees Northing More and Bad Wolves. You can find the music of these amazing artists hitting #1 on the mainstream, Rock and Metal charts in multiple countries around the world with their cover of The Cranberries’ “Zombie.” Their video of “Zombie” has garnered more than 15 million views in 2 weeks. The track has reached 3.2m streams and hit #3 on Spotify’s Viral Global Top 50, as well as #4 on Spotify’s Viral US Top 50. “Zombie” will be part of the band’s debut album Disobey that’s scheduled to be released on May 18th. There is much excitement surrounding this album, as the Rolling Stone described the song, “Bad Wolves’ interpretation of “Zombie” is moody like the Cranberries’, though the instrumentation sounds clearer and more cutting.”
The North American Tour will be held in a summer amphitheater, co-produced by Live Nation and Frank Production. It will begin on July 16th, 2018 in Seattle, WA, and they will visit 32 North American cities. Last week, Live Nation’s Ticket to Rock program announced select dates for this exciting tour. Today, all dates are now available and VIP presale begins today at 12:00PM EST. Fan Club members have access to the presale tomorrow, March 14 at 10:00 AM EST. Tickets will go on-sale to the general public beginning Friday, March 16 at 10:00AM at LiveNation.com. Please take a look at the world premiere morsel of Five Finger Death Punch’s new album in this exclusive tour trailer here. For tickets, VIP offerings, and more info on this much-anticipated tour, please visit here.
“When I’m asked for a tour quote I’m always scratching my head… Is there anything to add?” says Five Finger Death Punch guitarist Zoltan Bathory. “We are putting together 2018’s biggest Hard rock tour of the Summer; where even the first band on the bill has a massive hit single around the world. There will be fire, there will be lights and it’s going to be loud. An experience you just can’t download, you have to be there. We all get about 80 summers in our lifetimes, so make them count.”
“This is the type of tour package that is all too rare nowadays,” remarks Larry Frank, Owner Frank Productions/Live Nation. “Five Finger Death Punch, Breaking Benjamin, Nothing More, and Bad Wolves is the kind of tour that keeps music alive and exciting and at the same time introduces the audience to newer bands that will become the next generation of arena rock acts.”
The bands are not neglecting this opportunity to support a good cause, and the fans who purchase a ticket to the tour will be donating $0.50 from each ticket sold to two charity organizations chosen by each co-headliner. Five Finger Death Punch has chosen C.O.P.S-Concerns of Police Survivors, an organization whose mission is to “rebuild the devastated lives of survivors and co-workers affected by line of duty deaths through partnership with law enforcement and the community.” Breaking Benjamin has chosen Prevent Child Abuse America, whose mission is to “prevent the abuse and neglect of our nation’s children.”
Another exciting news is that the singles of these bands have all entered the U.S. Top Ten Rock Chart: Five Finger Death Punch (“Gone Away,” #6), Breaking Benjamin (“Red Cold River, #4), and Nothing More (“Do You Really Want It?”, #7). Bad Wolves is following hard on their heels with “Zombie” at #14.
Five Finger Death Punch’s current single, “Gone Away” (their new version of The Offspring’s 1997 hit single) has received over 7 million streams since its debut, over 15 million video views on YouTube and topped iTunes rock and metal charts globally. This single is rising up the charts, reaching #6 this week. Check out the official video for “Gone Away” and the lyric video.
Five Finger Death Punch + Breaking Benjamin Summer Tour Dates
* -5fdp & Bad Wolves only/** -5fdp, Breaking Benjamin & Bad Wolves only
7/16/18 - White River Amphitheatre - Seattle, WA **
7/18/18 - Spokane Arena - Spokane, WA **
7/20/18 - Taco Bell Arena - Boise, ID
7/21/18 - USANA Amphitheatre - Salt Lake City, UT
7/24/18 - Shoreline Amphitheatre - San Francisco, CA
7/25/18 - Mattress Firm Amphitheatre - San Diego, CA
7/27/18 - FivePoint Amphitheater - Irvine, CA
7/29/18 - Isleta Amphitheater - Albuquerque, NM **
8/1/18 - Austin360 Amphitheater - Austin, TX
8/3/18 - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion - Houston, TX **
8/4/18 - Starplex Pavilion - Dallas, TX
8/6/18 - BankPlus Amphitheater at Snowden Grove - Southaven, MS
8/7/18 - Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre - St. Louis, MO
8/9/18 - Heritage Park Amphitheatre - Simpsonville, SC
8/11/18 - MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre - Tampa, FL
8/12/18 - Verizon Amphitheatre - Atlanta, GA
8/14/18 - KeyBank Pavilion - Pittsburgh, PA
8/15/18 - BB&T Pavilion - Camden, NJ
8/17/18 - The Pavilion at Montage Mountain - Scranton, PA
8/18/18 - Xfinity Center - Boston, MA
8/20/18 - Budweiser Stage - Toronto, ON
8/22/18 - Lakeview Amphitheater - Syracuse, NY **
8/24/18 - Jiffy Lube Live - Bristow, VA
8/25/18 - PNC Bank Arts Center - Holmdel, NJ **
8/28/18 - Riverbend Music Center - Cincinnati, OH
8/29/18 - Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre - Chicago, IL
8/31/18 - Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center - Indianapolis, IN **
9/1/18 - DTE Energy Music Theatre - Detroit, MI
9/3/18 - Darien Lake Amphitheater - Darien Center, NY
9/6/18 - Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater - Wantagh, NY **
9/7/18 - XFINITY Theatre - Hartford, CT
9/9/18 - Blossom Music Center - Cleveland, OH **
Previously Announced 5FDP Spring Festival Dates
4/20/18 – KUPD’s UFEST -Temple, AZ
4/21/18 – Las Rageous – Las Vegas, NV
4/27/18 – Welcome to Rockville – Jacksonville, FL
4/28/18 – Fort Rock Fest – Sunrise, FL
5/5/18 – Carolina Rebellion – Concord, NC
Previously Announced 5FDP / Shinedown Spring US Tour Dates
5/6/18 – Bridgestone Arena – Nashville, TN
5/8/18 – Rupp Arena – Lexington, KY
5/10/18 – BOK Center – Tulsa, OK
5/11/18 – Westfair Amphitheatre – Council Bluffs, IA
5/12/18 - Eagles Ballroom - Milwaukee, WI *
5/14/18 - Salem Civic Center - Salem, VA
5/16/18 - Legacy Arena - Birmingham, AL
5/17/18 - Ford Center- Evansville, IN
5/18/18 - Mark of the Quad - Moline, IL
5/20/18 - Alerus Center - Grand Forks, ND
5/30/18 - Casper Events Center - Casper, WY
The Arctic Monkeys have announced a North American tour! The tour embarks May 5th with a date at LA's Hollywood Forever Cemetery. The British rock band is also headliner Delaware's Firefly Festival, followed by nine more concerts in the U.S. and Canada. The unnamed tour will also find itself in Boston on July 27th at the TD Garden. Tickets for the new North American shows go on sale Friday, March 16th at 10 a.m.
The band’s last release was AM in 2013. During the AM tour, the band played 150 shows across the globe. Following that, the group went on hiatus. Alex Turner released his second LP with the Last Of The Shadow Puppet, titled Everything You've Come To Expect in 2016. It's been a few years but needless to say, we are extremely excited to have them back in the scene!
Arctic Monkeys Tour Dates
May 5 - Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Forever Cemetery
June 14-17 - Dover, DE @ Firefly Festival
June 16 - Raleigh, NC @ Red Hat Amphitheater
June 18 - Nashville, TN @ Ascend Amphitheater
June 19 - Atlanta, GA @ Coca Cola Roxy Theatre
July 24 - Queens, NY @ Forest Hills Stadium
July 27 - Boston, MA @ TD Garden
July 28 - Washington, DC @ The Anthem
July 31 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Petersen Events center
August 1 - Detroit, MI @ Masonic Temple Theatre
August 5 - Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
Mushroomhead is gearing up for a bustling tour this spring. Unfortunately, it will be happening with or without Jeffrey Hatrix (aka Jeffrey Nothing), who is a co-founder of the band.
"I am coming to you today with a heavy heart to announce that I am leaving Mushroomhead," Hatrix expressed in a statement. "It is a decision that I did not make easily, but one I made for reasons that are best for me as an artist and musician at this juncture in my career."
Hatrix thanked “the craziest, fucking loyal and amazing fans” for the “once in a lifetime privilege” of receiving such devotion and appreciation.
This isn't the bands first lineup change. In 2015, former vocalist Waylon Reavis left the band. Jackie LaPonza joined as a touring member in recent years, providing vocals for the band. Nonetheless, drummer Steve “Skinny” Felton will be the lone member from the initial crew that kick started the band in 1993. With Hatrix’s departure, J. Mann will assume lone vocal duties.
There will be a one-off show March 17th at Music Lynxx in Mentor-on-the-Lake, Ohio before commencing with their tour schedule in April. Dates for the tour can be seen below.
April 27 - Flint, Mich. @ *THE MACHINE SHOP
April 28 - Traverse City, Mich. @ *GROUND ZERO
April 29 - Covington, Ky. @ *MADISON LIVE
April 30 - Pittsburgh, Pa. @ *REX THEATRE
May 1 - Rochester, N.Y. @ *MONTAGE MUSIC
May 3 - Waterford, N.Y. @ *CHROME
May 4 - Providence, R.I. @ *FETE MUSIC HALL
May 5 - Easton, Pa. @ *ONE CENTRE SQUARE
May 6 - Louisville, Ky. @ *TRIXIES
May 7 - St. Louis, Mo. @ *FUBAR
May 8 - Texarkana, Ark. @ *SHOOTERS
May 9 - Little Rock, Ark. @ *REVOLUTION
May 10 - Houston, Texas @ *SCOUT BAR
May 11 - Dallas, Texas @ *TREES
May 12 - San Antonio, Texas @ *THE ROCK BOX
May 13 - Lubbock, Texas @ *JAKE’S BACKROOM
May 15 - Mesa, Ariz. @ *CLUB RED
May 16 - San Diego, Calif. @ *BRICK BY BRICK
May 19 - Seattle, Wash. @ *STUDIO SEVEN
May 20 - Jerome, Idaho @ *DIAMONDZ CENTER
May 22 - Ft. Collins, Colo. @ *HODI’S HALF NOTE
May 23 - Denver, Colo. @ *THE ORIENTAL THEATRE
May 24 - Colorado Springs, Colo. @ *BLACK SHEEP
May 25 - Lincoln, Neb. @ *ROYAL GROVE
May 26 - Waterloo, Iowa @ *SPICOLI’S
May 27 - Minneapolis, Minn. @ *CABOOZE
May 29 - Joliet, Ill. @ *THE FORGE
May 30 - Madison, Wis. @ *THE ANNEX
May 31 - Sturtevant, Wis. @ *ROUTE 20
June 1 - Cleveland, Ohio @ *THE ODEON
June 2 - Pipestem, W.V. @ *PIPESTEM
Late night tweets from Axl Rose to Tim Cook .. do I smell an album?
Holy hell guys, Axl Rose was up late on Twitter last night and absolutely threw down the gauntlet to Apple CEO, Tim Cook. Look for yourself.
With no f*cking context. Just BOOM. Look, if you ever scrolled through the GNR vocalists Twitter, it's quite obvious that he isn't a fan of Trump. And I know Apple is kind of sketchy with the whole alleged forcing customers to upgrade devices and the forbidden city of Sweatshops, but you know, for some reason, Tim Cook just doesn't seem like the President #45 kind of guy on the outside. So where's the beef, Axl?
Essentially, this lead me to believe two things: Either Axl Rose is some U.S. Politics Whisperer or their is a new Guns N' Roses album is in the works. You can probably guess which one of the two it is but to keep things fair, we must test both hypotheses.
Hypothesis 1: Axl Rose = Political Insider
Lets rewind back to November 9, 2017; the last time Rose tweeted in 2017. Prior to that, he had tweeted a whopping twenty-two times in the year. After that he went off the grid until January 4, marking his triumphant return to the Twitter machine.
And from then, he has just been on a run dragging the White House down to the ground.
Definitely not a political expert, but he is definitely not afraid to flex that First Amendment right.
Hypothesis 2: Gun N' Roses are or have been in the studio recording a new album.
Why else would Axl Rose randomly send a out a late night hate-tweet at the CEO of Apple? Because his iPhone froze? No, probably something to do with oh I don't know, say a contract or agreement over an album or streaming rights? Welcome to the new millennium Guns N' Roses. Vinyl might be making a comeback but streaming remains king of the music industry for the time being.
It has been widely reported that Slash has been spotted in the studio, there has been little speculation about a new GNR album but I think it's safe to say that the cat is out of the bag and we are on to you Guns N' Roses.
The Front Bottoms announced 'Ann EP' and tour on Monday and this picture describes how we're feeling more than words can.
'Ann EP' consists of revamped old songs and holds a special place in long time fan's hearts, but sparks excitement for the new ones as well.
The Front Bottoms are known for their unique, lightweight but honest rock n roll and 'Ann EP' is bound to be the summer anthem for us all.
And as if an EP wasn't enough, The Front Bottoms will also hit the road with Kevin Devine and An Horse(on select dates).
Check out the list of dates down below!
AVENGED SEVENFOLD & PROPHETS OF RAGE;
Upper Pavilion Tickets:
Newest Album: The Stage (2016);
Gif: "The Stage World Tour Recap" (March 02, 2018).
Prophets of Rage:
Newest Album: Prophets of Rage (2017);
Gif: "UnFuck The World" (June 1st, 2017).
Newest Album: Got Your Six (2015);
Gif: "Gone Away" (Dec. 21, 2017).
Newest Album: Ember (Pre-Order for 2018);
Gif: "Red Cold River" (Dec. 21, 2017).
Newest Album: When Legends Rise (Pre-Order for 2018);
Gif: "Bulletproof" (Feb. 28, 2018).
Newest Album: Attention Attention (Pre-Order for 2018);
Gif: "How Did You Love" (Oct. 04, 2016).
Newest Album: The Satanic WarlockAcid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser (2016);
Gif: "Get Your Boots On!" (Nov. 15, 2016).
Newest Album: Heaven Upside Down (2017);
Gif: "Kill4Me" (Nov. 13, 2017).
Albuquerque, NM - Isleta Amphitheater
Avenged Sevenfold with Prophets of Rage - August 19
Five Finger Death Punch & Breaking Benjamin - July 29
Godsmack & Shinedown - August 6
Boston, MA - Xfinity Center
Avenged Sevenfold with Prophets of Rage - July 22
Five Finger Death Punch & Breaking Benjamin - August 18
Godsmack & Shinedown - August 25
Rob Zombie & Marilyn Manson - August 8
Bristow, VA - Jiffy Lube Live
Avenged Sevenfold with Prophets of Rage - August 1
Five Finger Death Punch & Breaking Benjamin - August 24
Godsmack & Shinedown - August 19
Rob Zombie & Marilyn Manson - July 21
Burgettstown, PA - KeyBank Pavilion
Avenged Sevenfold with Prophets of Rage - August 3
Five Finger Death Punch & Breaking Benjamin - August 14
Godsmack & Shinedown - August 28
Rob Zombie & Marilyn Manson - July 25
Camden, NJ - BB&T Pavilion
Five Finger Death Punch & Breaking Benjamin - August 15
Godsmack & Shinedown - August 26
MMR*B*Q 2018 - May 19
Rob Zombie & Marilyn Manson - August 9
Chicago, IL - Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Avenged Sevenfold with Prophets of Rage - August 11
Five Finger Death Punch & Breaking Benjamin - August 29
Godsmack & Shinedown - July 27
Rob Zombie & Marilyn Manson - July 15
Cleveland, OH - Blossom Music Center
Avenged Sevenfold with Prophets of Rage - August 6
Five Finger Death Punch & Breaking Benjamin - September 9
Rob Zombie & Marilyn Manson - July 17
Dallas, TX - Starplex Pavilion
Avenged Sevenfold with Prophets of Rage - September 1
Five Finger Death Punch & Breaking Benjamin - August 4
Godsmack & Shinedown - August 12
Rob Zombie & Marilyn Manson - August 16
Detroit, MI - DTE Energy Music Theatre
Avenged Sevenfold with Prophets of Rage - August 7
Five Finger Death Punch & Breaking Benjamin - September 1
Godsmack & Shinedown - July 22
Rob Zombie & Marilyn Manson - July 11
Hartford, CT - XFINITY Theatre
Avenged Sevenfold with Prophets of Rage - July 26
Five Finger Death Punch & Breaking Benjamin - September 7
Godsmack & Shinedown - August 24
Rob Zombie & Marilyn Manson - August 11
Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center
Avenged Sevenfold with Prophets of Rage - July 31
Five Finger Death Punch & Breaking Benjamin - August 25
Godsmack & Shinedown - September 1
Rob Zombie & Marilyn Manson - July 24
Houston, TX - The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion presented by Huntsman
Avenged Sevenfold with Prophets of Rage - September 2
Five Finger Death Punch & Breaking Benjamin - August 3
Godsmack & Shinedown - August 11
Rob Zombie & Marilyn Manson - August 18
Indianapolis, IN - Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
Avenged Sevenfold with Prophets of Rage - August 12
Five Finger Death Punch & Breaking Benjamin - August 31
Godsmack & Shinedown - July 28
Rob Zombie & Marilyn Manson - July 18
Irvine, CA - FivePoint Amphitheatre
Five Finger Death Punch & Breaking Benjamin - July 27
Godsmack & Shinedown - August 4
Rob Zombie & Marilyn Manson - August 29
Salt Lake City, UT - USANA Amphitheatre
Avenged Sevenfold with Prophets of Rage - August 28
Five Finger Death Punch & Breaking Benjamin - July 21
Godsmack & Shinedown - August 2
Rob Zombie & Marilyn Manson - August 22
San Diego, CA - Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
Avenged Sevenfold with Prophets of Rage - August 21
Five Finger Death Punch & Breaking Benjamin - July 25
Rob Zombie & Marilyn Manson - August 24
Scranton, PA - The Pavilion at Montage Mountain
Godsmack & Shinedown - August 31
Five Finger Death Punch & Breaking Benjamin - August 17
Slayer - July 31
Wantagh, NY - Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
Avenged Sevenfold with Prophets of Rage - July 25
Five Finger Death Punch & Breaking Benjamin - September 6
Godsmack & Shinedown - September 2
Rob Zombie & Marilyn Manson - August 7
Avenged are continuing touring in support of their late-2016 release, The Stage, which includes the Grammy-nominated title track for Best Hard Rock Song. Prophets of Rage is a supergroup consisting of members of both Rage Against the Machine and Cypress Hill who will be hitting the road in support of their self-titled record. Veterans Three Days Grace will be opening the bill to promote their new release, Outsider, which drops this Friday, March 9th.
All dates can be found below. Deathbat Nation members get the first crack at tickets with the presale beginning at 10 AM EST on Wednesday, March 7th followed by the Live Nation/Ticketmaster presale on at 10 AM EST on Thursday, March 8th. General public on-sale begins at 10 AM EST on Friday, March 8th at Live Nation and Ticketmaster outlets.
July 22 - Mansfield, Mass. @ Xfinity Center
July 25 - Wantagh, N.Y. @ Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
July 26 - Hartford, Ct. @ The XFINITY Theatre
July 31 - Holmdel, N.J. @ P.N.C. Bank Arts Center
Aug. 1 - Bristow, Va. @ Jiffy Lube Live
Aug. 3 - Pittsburgh, Pa. @ KeyBank Pavilion
Aug. 4 - Cincinnati, Ohio @ Riverbend Music Center
Aug. 6 - Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio @ Blossom Music Center
Aug. 7 - Detroit, Mich. @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
Aug. 9 - Toronto, Ontario @ Budweiser Stage
Aug. 11 - Chicago, Ill. @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Aug. 12 - Noblesville, Ind. @ Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
Aug. 16 - Phoenix, Ariz. @ Ak-Chin Pavilion
Aug. 17 - Las Vegas, Nev. @ T-Mobile Arena
Aug. 19 - Albuquerque, N.M. @ Isleta Amphitheater
Aug. 21 - San Diego, Calif. @ Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
Aug. 22 - Los Angeles, Calif. @ The Forum
Aug. 24 - Concord, Calif. @ Concord Pavilion
Aug. 28 - Salt Lake City, Utah @ USANA Amphitheatre
Aug. 30 - Denver, Colo. @ Pepsi Center
Sept. 1 - Dallas, Texas @ Starplex Pavilion
Sept. 2 - Houston, Texas @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Additionally, Live Nation has brought back a summer ticket promotion, Ticket to Rock, which gives you tickets to 3 shows for $59 or 4 shows for $69. You really can't go wrong with this deal as you can see Rob Zombie/Marilyn Manson, Five Finger Death Punch/Breaking Benjamin and Godsmack/Shinedown in addition to the Avenged Sevenfold/Prophets of Rage show for practically the cost of a single show.
HeadrushTV will certainly be covering this tour as it progress and will be there for the kickoff of the tour in Mansfield, MA on July 22nd. Stay tuned to HeadrushTV for the latest news on the tour!
Against a skyline of intruding jet planes, AmeriKKKant's album artwork portrays the New York Statue of Liberty shunning her face in shame gripping the Constitution decimated by bullets. What would be of Ministry if not benevolent (synonym: philanthropic), bold and rebellious?
Ministry is the lifetime project of Cuban-American vocalist and founder Al Jourgensen, who is credited for pioneering industrial metal by producing Ministry's third studio album, 'The Land of Rape and Honey' (1988), via Sire Records. In 1981, Ministry initiated their career signing with WaxTrax Records, "A Chicago label dedicated to industrial music." According to the sub-genre industrial metal records, other pioneering artists at the time included Faith No More (1979), Metallica (1981), Danzig (1987), Godflesh (1988) and Nine Inch Nails (1988), while later on: Fear Factory (1989) and Korn (1993).
Al is admired as a role model and an adamant political activist. In a recent (12.20.17) interview with Rolling Stone the headline announces, "Al Jourgensen on new Trump-Era LP" while the sub-headline reads: "Metal pioneer looks back on nearly four decades of music and radical politics."
Commenting to the Rolling Stone, emphasizing altruism within the power of one's artistic platform and famous for leaking discrepancies in politics; Al jokes: ""Here we go again. I have to do another anti-fascist record. Hello? Anybody out there?"
On the Ministry biography records, Al is described as: "well read and articulate on subjects ranging from politics to alien conspiracies to American history to his beloved Chicago Blackhawks / Bulls / White Sox / Bears."
Additionally, the idea for AmeriKKKant was first developed on November 9th, 2016, more commonly remembered as the day after the last U.S. Presidential Elections (09.08.16); [Al] proclaiming, "We are making a f*cking album - right now."
Current members include guitarists Sin Quirin & Cesar Soto, bassist Tony Campos (Fear Factory, Static X), keyboardist John Bechdel (Killing Joke, Fear Factory, live scratcher DJ Shadow (Beck, The Crystal Method) and drummer Derek Abrams.
Thank you, "Twilight Zone" and Ministry; Literal tears were racing down my cheeks. You'll hear a warped, "Make America Great Again" transition to a floating TV remote, golf ball, a police baton and bullet in comedic yet sorrowful alignment with a deep, beautiful string solo by guest artist Lord of the Cello, scratched soulfully by DJ Shadow.
As the drums kick in, the police barricades Ministry behind a barbed wire fence, political media footage is intercut across TV displays; Al 's lyrics are first muted as if speaking through an Anonymous filter. Feelings hit close to the heart when Al breaks into a solo with the harmonica.
Also according to press, the anarchist-clad audience members in the music videos are an "army of Ministry supporters who participated in the band's PledgeMusic pre-order campaign."
Around the 6:20Min mark, you'll encounter an ayahuasca-inspired trip at a campfire amongst the wild, with nature protector Gray Wolf, (President of the American Indian Movement.
Produced by Chris Roth and Steve Roth from The Other House, the glossy and modern VFX homage to the band's 80's and 90's film-era glitch editing is outstanding and phenomenal. Chris comments in the MV press, "I'm a life-long fan of the band and very politically active. This was - an outlet for much of my pent up aggression and frustration regarding the current state of politics in our country."
"Twilight Zone" Lyrics
"I remember waking up on November 9, 2016 and feeling a little bit nauseous
It felt like descending into a bottomless pit on a high speed rail
Careening head first into the unknown;
Disgusted and depressed
We know the world is just a mess
Distortion of reality
The truth is under arrest;
This is the Twilight Zone;
Confusion and consent
Has always been their intent
Destruction of society
Unless we dissent."
In this video, Al explains, "As a society, we're not pulling our weight. The value system and morality system is completely out the window, it's all about the monetary system. It's what every action is based on and it's not cool. You make bad mistakes as a human being when you're chasing the green dragon - the almighty dollar; and when that's the motivating factor in your actions, that's why we end up with people like Trump."
Ministry's album Psalm 69 (1991) features "N.W.O." dedicated to George H.W. Bush while the album Houses of the Molé (2004) released "No W" regarding the reign of former's son, George W. Bush.
"Death power and sex
These are the things that we do best
Which country wants it next;"
"Antifa is coming for you they won’t survive
We’re not snowflakes we are the Antifa"
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
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
August Burns Red
Black Veil Brides
Bring Me The Horizon
Bullet For My Valentine
Children Of Bodom
Coheed And Cambria
Crown The Empire
Death From Above 1979
Faith No More
Fitz And The Tantrums
Five Finger Death Punch
Florence + The Machine
From Ashes To New
In This Moment
Lamb Of God
Memphis May Fire
Motionless In White
Of Mice & Men
Taking Back Sunday
The Devil Wears Prada