Prepare for a riveting discussion as industrial powerhouse Ministry stirs controversy with the marketing campaign for their upcoming album, “HOPIUMFORTHEMASSES.” The provocations, orchestrated by Al Jourgensen and the band, specifically target online communities, such as incels and misogynists, who propagate toxic behavior. Their latest track, “B.D.E.,” takes a slow and groovy approach to criticize the prevalent mindset permeating both daily life and politics.
Addressing the inherent dangers of incel subcultures and the broader misogynistic tendencies in society, Ministry aims to shed light on these issues that often go unnoticed. In the band’s signature style, they confront these problems with a touch of sarcasm, challenging societal norms and sparking conversations.
Scheduled for release on March 1, 2024, via Nuclear Blast Records, “HOPIUMFORTHEMASSES” will be available in three vinyl variants, CD jewel case, and on various digital streaming platforms. The album features nine new tracks, boasting collaborations with notable guests, including Pepper Keenan of Corrosion of Conformity, Eugene Hütz of Gogol Bordello, and Jello Biafra, frontman of Dead Kennedys.
The tracklist for “HOPIUMFORTHEMASSES” includes intriguing titles like “Goddamn White Trash,” “Aryan Embarrassment,” and “Cult of Suffering.” Each track is set to deliver a unique musical experience and thought-provoking content.
To complement the album release, Ministry has also announced a North American tour for spring 2024, featuring Gary Numan and Front Line Assembly as supporting acts. The tour kicks off in San Francisco and spans multiple cities, promising an electrifying live experience for fans.
As the anticipation builds for “HOPIUMFORTHEMASSES,” Ministry invites fans to join the discourse and engage with their music, promising a captivating journey into the complexities of contemporary society.