Ministry announces 16th album ‘Hopiumforthemasses’ coming March 1, 2024 – First single + video for ‘Goddamn White Trash’ released today

Ministry announces 16th album 'Hopiumforthemasses' coming March 1, 2024 - First single + video for 'Goddamn White Trash' released today
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(Photo by Derick Smith) Ministry is set to release its 16th album, “Hopiumforthemasses”, on March 1, 2024, through Nuclear Blast Records. Today, we are given the first taste of the new material with the official release of “Goddamn White Trash”. This track, featuring Pepper Keenan, initially made its debut during Ministry’s headline tour earlier this year.

Watch the video for “Goddamn White Trash”, directed by Dean Karr, here:

The album consists of nine tracks and, as usual, passionately addresses the state of the world. “Just like you or anybody else, I’m simply a passenger in this lifetime,” says Jourgensen. “I’m observing social changes, political shifts, and economic fluctuations, and I comment on them because I have a First Amendment right. Contrary to those who say artists and athletes should remain silent and just perform, I’m on this journey too. If I see something, I say something. This approach shapes the direction of each album. Instead of remaining static and singing about broken relationships, inner turmoil, or the pain of the week, I comment on what’s happening from the perspective of a fellow passenger.”

For this new album, Jourgensen is joined by Ministry’s current line-up of musicians — John Bechdel on keyboards, Monte Pittman and Cesar Soto on guitars, Roy Mayorga on drums, and Paul D’Amour on bass. The album also features a host of special guest contributors, including Gogol Bordello’s Eugene Hutz, long-time collaborator and Lard companion Jello Biafra, and Corrosion of Conformity frontman Pepper Keenan.

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