Remember when Ministry were supposed to play Download Festival back in March (yep, we’re still hurting too), well, you may not have known, but the band were working on a brand new song to play for fans and over the weekend, it dropped!
Frontman Al Jourgensen revealed the track titled ‘Alert Level (Quarantined Mix)‘ comes from a yet-to-be-announced album and he wanted it to be released as an anthem for the US Election, but this dreaded coronavirus got in the way:
“We finished the song in January and it sounded great during rehearsals for our Australia/Japan tour dates, before we went into quarantine. The original plan was to finish the new record before the July ‘Industrial Strength’ US tour so we could have an Election Day release, but in lieu of the circumstances—and how relevant the song feels for these bizarre times—we decided to release ‘Alert Level’ now. Considering that this song features the question ‘How concerned are you?’ I’ll be interested to see how folks answer it themselves.”
Take a listen below!