MINISTRY shares new song 'Just Stop Oil' from upcoming 'Hopiumforthemasses' album
Corporate greed. Sharky politicians. Climate out of control. Questionable government interests. All of it comes to a head in Al Jourgensen‘s latest diatribe against the system, “Just Stop Oil”. The brand-new track — from MINISTRY‘s upcoming 16th studio album “Hopiumforthemasses” — is shared today alongside a visually stimulating music video that begs for action for the benefit of our collective future.
Watch “Just Stop Oil” below.
Says Jourgensen of the track: “MINISTRY approves this message and the movement behind it. ENOUGH is ENOUGH!”
“Just Stop Oil” follows the release of earlier single “Goddamn White Trash”, both anchor tracks from “Hopiumforthemasses” (out March 1, 2024 on Nuclear Blast Records) that give a preview of the state of mind of Jourgensen who is cantankerous as ever about a fucked up world ripe for a boot up its ass. Like always, he’s merely looking around at the same dumpster fire we all are, but he’s got a microphone and uses it well to rage on about the state of the world.
A fan-filmed video of one of the performances of “Goddamn White Trash” can be seen below.
Over the course of nine tracks, Jourgensen is righteously cantankerous as ever about a fucked up world ripe for a boot up its ass. Like always, he’s merely looking around at the same dumpster fire we all are, but he’s got a microphone and uses it well to rage on about the state of the world.
“Just like you or anybody else, I’m simply a passenger in this lifetime,” says Jourgensen. “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.”
Joined by MINISTRY‘s current frontline of musicians — John Bechdel (keyboards),Monte Pittman and Cesar Soto (guitars),Roy Mayorga (drums) and Paul D’Amour (bass) — “Hopiumforthemasses” also has a slew of special guest contributors including GOGOL BORDELLO‘s Eugene Hutz, longtime collaborator and LARD companion Jello Biafra and Keenan.
“Hopiumforthemasses” track listing:
02. Goddamn White Trash***
03. Just Stop Oil
04. Aryan Embarrassment**
05. TV Song 1/6 Edition
06. New Religion
07. It’s Not Pretty
08. Cult of Suffering*
09. Ricky’s Hand
* Featuring Eugene Hütz (GOGOL BORDELLO)
** Featuring Jello Biafra
***Featuring Pepper Keenan
“Hopiumforthemasses” will be available in three vinyl variants, a CD jewelcase and digital/streaming platforms. The vinyl variants include: green with yellow splatter (in stores everywhere); blue with pink splatter (nuclear blast exclusive); red with white splatter (band/tour exclusive).