As we know, Ministry is gearing up for their 23-date “The Industrial Strength Tour” with support from special guests Helmet and Front Line Assembly which sees the industrial metal veterans celebrating both their 40th year as a band and the 30-year anniversary of The Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Taste.

Well, the band’s new 15th studio album Moral Hygiene is also en route (out on October 1st via Nuclear Blast Records), and today the band has unveiled a Dean Karr-directed video for the new single, “Search And Destroy,” a cover of The Stooges classic.

Accompanying Ministry founder and frontman Al Jourgensen (vocals, guitar) on the tour will be Roy Mayorga (drums), Paul D’Amour (bass), Cesar Soto (guitar), Monte Pittman (guitar) and John Bechdel (keyboards).

Regarding the new track, Jourgensen shares: “We rehearsed it and the song was perfect but the show was running late and by the time we got on stage, I was in half time and singing the lyrics twice as slow. Fortunately, Billy and Dave Navarro are professionals and they realized what was going on and sort of covered for me but I felt horrible. Billy thought it actually sounded really good in half-time so he came to me with the idea of going into the studio and recording it that way. And I figured I owed him one.”

Moral Hygiene Track Listing:

1. Alert Level
2. Good Trouble
3. Sabotage Is Sex
4. Disinformation
5. Search and Destroy
6. Believe Me
7. Broken System
8. We Shall Resist
9. Death Toll
10. TV Song #6 (Right Around The Corner Mix)

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“The Industrial Strength Tour” Dates (w/ Helmet & Front Line Assembly):

10/03 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
10/04 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre SOLD OUT
10/06 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue SOLD OUT
10/08 – Buffalo, NY @ Buffalo Riverworks
10/09 – Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre
10/10 – Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre  SOLD OUT
10/11 – Detroit, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
10/14 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
10/15 – Huntington, NY @ The Paramount
10/16 – Montclair, NJ @ Wellmont Theatre
10/17 – Philadelphia, PA @ Franklin Music Hall
10/19 – Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
10/20 – Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore
10/21 – Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live
10/23 – Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live!***
10/24 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues
10/25 – San Antonio, TX @ Aztec Theater
10/28 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren
10/29 – Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues SOLD OUT
10/30 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues SOLD OUT
10/31 – San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield Theatre
11/02 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater SOLD OUT
11/03 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox Sodo SOLD OUT

***indicates a date where Helmet will not be appearing

Artwork for “Search and Destroy” by Ministry
Artwork for “Alert Level” by Ministry
Artwork for ‘Moral Hygiene’ by Ministry

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