The American rock metal band, Ministry, set the release date for its new album AmeriKKKant for March ninth of next year. The new album will be their first release from Nuclear Blast Records, and like a nuclear blast its boom will make waves around the globe. The band did not leave their fans just with an announcement today. Al Jourgensen, Ministry’s founder, released an official music video today titled, “Antifa.” One could say the video lays it on rather hard with the allusions to America’s current political moment.
The video begins as a distorted vocabulary lesson that details the video’s namesake. We learn that ‘antifa’ is short for ‘anti-fascist,’ but has been largely unknown in American culture until recently. The video moves onto a more classical take on the metal rock video, with its usual gargled vocals that conjure images of the universe leaking from Pandora’s Box; its fuzzy guitar and mean drums. Images of a man in V’s mask from V For Vendetta make the video’s point pretty clear: rise up. “What do we want?” Jourgensen asks in his megaphone voice. “Violence,” replies his audience. When do we want it, he asks. “Now!”
In Jourgensen’s own words, the album “will provide FEMA-type relief for the devastation ‘Hurricane Cheeto’ has brought upon us.”
Jourgensen produced the album and recorded it at Caribou Studios in Burbank, California. It took about five months—from January to May—and will be decorated with artwork by Mister Sam Shearon. The album’s nine songs will convey Jourgensen’s extreme dissatisfaction with current American politics. Watch the video below.
AmeriKKKant track listing:
1. I Know Words
2. Twilight Zone
3. Victims of a Clown
5. We’re Tired of It
8. Game Over