Ministry frontman Al Jourgensen has been working with DJ/producer Kill The Noise on what they describe as an ‘exciting project.’ Jacob Stanczak, known professionally as Kill the Noise, is an American DJ and record producer from Rochester, New York who has performed at Coachella, EDC, Lollapalooza and Hardfest.
Ministry frontman Al Jourgensen, together with LA-based Beauty in Chaos unveiled their new video for “20th Century Boy.” This is one of 14 tracks found on the debut album Finding Beauty in Chaos. The album features nearly 80 minutes of music, curated by guitarist Michael Ciravolo on deluxe CD and limited-edition heavy weight, colored vinyl.
Ministry’s album AmeriKKant, was released in March 2018 and featured heavy allusions to the current US political landscape. The band is currently on the road supporting their latest record, AmeriKKKant. While it featured many lyrics that discussed Trump’s shortcomings, Jourgensen stated that it was not an “anti-Trump,” record, but rather an allegory for how the nation elected him. The video “AmeriKKKa” features colorful images, including The Statue of Liberty set amongst floating televisions with the message, “Do Not Stay Tuned” – the message clear as we watch footage of soldiers march by and fireworks morph into a nuclear cloud.
Jourgensen stated that the band is seeking to put out as much music as they can during the so-called Trump-era. He says, “I have to get as many albums as I can done while Trump is still president,” Jourgensen elaborated. “And then what am I going to do: write those crappy albums that I write while Democrats are president?”
Jourgensen says, “The last album was not an anti-Trump album, it was like the “how we got here” album. It kind of touched on what I was talking about with the [self-titled Surgical Meth Machine] album, how society has changed so drastically since social media because ubiquitous,” Jourgensen explained. “And in a Black Mirror, Charlie Brooker kind of way, examining the ramifications and permutations of what that entails. Trump is the perfect byproduct of the society we’ve created…”