Today, Ministry release a surreal and provocative new music video. Taken from the band‘s forthcoming album AmeriKKKant, the video for new track “Twilight Zone” takes the viewer on a macabre excursion through the current U.S. news media climate of misinformation, corporate propaganda and hypocritical slander.
Watch the video below.
“We are in completely uncharted territory now”, said Ministry‘s Al Jourgensen, “witnessing the unraveling of what was once a functional democracy. Our government is under attack. Our planet is under attack. It‘s time for a major reboot.”
Filmed last December just outside of Los Angeles, the video features Ministry guitarists Sin Quirin and Cesar Soto, Tony Campos (Fear Factory, Static X) on bass, keyboardist John Bechdel (Killing Joke, Fear Factory), live scratcher DJ Swamp (Beck, the Crystal Method) and Derek Abrams on drums. Guest appearances are made by Gray Wolf, President of American Indian Movement (AIM), the internationally renowned and idiosyncratic Lord of the Cello and an army of Ministry supporters who participated in the band’s PledgeMusic AmeriKKKant pre-order campaign.
The video was produced by Chris Roth and Steve Roth for The Other House production company, the same group that produced Jourgensen‘s previous music video, “I‘m Invisible” for his 2016 Surgical Meth Machine release. Chris Roth also took on director duties for the video, with Steve Roth supporting as Director of Photography and editor.
Chris Roth commented on the video: “I‘m a life-long fan of the band and very politically active. Not only was this an opportunity to collaborate creatively once again with the one and only Al Jourgensen, but also an outlet for much of my pent up aggression and frustration regarding the current state of politics in our country.”
AmeriKKKant will be in stores on March 9th via Nuclear Blast.