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Ministry Unveil Their Next Album HOPIUMFORTHEMASSES, Stream Single “Goddamn White Trash” Feat. Pepper Keenan


Industrial metal powerhouse and contrarian motherfuckers Ministry are back and they’re bringing a new slate of tracks into this world with the March 2024 release of their 16th studio effort, titled HOPIUMFORTHEMASSES.

To commemorate the occasion, the band dropped the album’s first single and accompanying music video for “Goddamn White Trash,” which features none other than Corrosion of Conformity frontman Pepper Keenan. The track was previously featured during the band’s headline tour earlier this year.

According to Ministry frontman Al Jourgensen, the album as a whole is a rebuke of what’s been going on in recent years as a “fellow passenger’ through this life.

“Just like you or anybody else, I’m simply a passenger in this lifetime. I’m watching social changes, political changes, and economic changes, and I comment on them because I do have a First Amendment right. A lot of people say artists and athletes should shut up and play ball. No, I’m on this trip too. If I see something, I say something. That reflects on where each album goes. Instead of staying sedentary and singing about broken relationships, inner turmoil, or whatever is hurting this week, I comment on what’s going on from the perspective of a fellow passenger.”

HOPIUMFORTHEMASSES will be available in three vinyl variants, a CD jewelcase, and digitally on various streaming platforms when it’s released on March 1, 2024 via Nuclear Blast Records. You can preorder your copy now, or see the band play live at any of the tour dates listed below.


1. B.D.E. 
2. Goddamn White Trash*** 
3. Just Stop Oil 
4. Aryan Embarrassment** 
5. TV Song 1/6 Edition 
6. New Religion 
7. It’s Not Pretty 
8. Cult of Suffering* 
9. Ricky’s Hand 

*Featuring Eugene Hütz (Gogol Bordello) 
**Featuring Jello Biafra 
***Featuring Pepper Keenan

Ministry Unveil Their Next Album HOPIUMFORTHEMASSES, Stream Single “Goddamn White Trash” Feat. Pepper Keenan

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August 2023 

24 Dallas, TX @ Dos Equis Pavilion 
26 Tampa, FL @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
27 West Palm Beach, FL @ iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre
29 Raleigh, NC @ Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
30 Virginia Beach, VA @ Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater 

September 2023 

1 Tinley Park, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
2 Des Moines, IA @ Wells Fargo Arena 
5 Clarkston, MI @ Pine Knob Music Theatre 
6 Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage 
8 Scranton, PA @ The Pavilion at Montage Mountain
9 Wantagh, NY @ Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
10 Hartford, CT @ XFINITY Theatre 
12 Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena 
13 Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center 
15 Bonner Springs, KS @ Azura Amphitheater 
16 Englewood, CO @ Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre 
19 Ridgefield, WA @ RV Inn Style Resorts Amphitheater
20 Auburn, WA @ White River Amphitheatre 
22 Concord, CA @ Concord Pavillion 
23 Anaheim, CA @ HONDA Center 
24 Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Pavilion

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