Industrial metal veterans MINISTRY debuted a new song called "Antifa" during their May 27 appearance at this year's edition of the "Blackest Of The Black" festival, which took place May 26-27 at Oak Canyon Park in Silverado, California. Fan-filmed video footage of the performance can be seen below.
"Antifa" is expected to be included on MINISTRY's next studio album, which will tentatively arrive this fall. The disc will feature guest appearances by DJ Swamp (Beck), Burton C. Bell (FEAR FACTORY), Arabian Prince (N.W.A.) and Lord Of The Cello.
Fans can pre-order the album now from PledgeMusic, where they can find a number of different pledge options, including opportunities to have their name listed among the album credits, get a copy of a signed lyric sheet, a personalized signed signature Al Jourgensen guitar, a vinyl test pressing, a happy birthday message delivered as an MP3 file, various merch options and more, all at staggered pricing.
In 2016, Jourgensen announced plans to record a new MINISTRY studio album to follow 2013's "From Beer To Eternity", despite previously saying there would be no further MINISTRY records after the death of longtime guitarist Mike Scaccia in 2012.
Jourgensen's side project SURGICAL METH MACHINE released its self-titled debut album in April 2016 via Nuclear Blast. The CD was recorded primarily at Jourgensen's home studio in Burbank, California with his longtime engineer Sam D'Ambruoso.