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MINISTRY – releases ‘Twilight Zone’ music video

Today, MINISTRY releases a surreal and provocative new music video for the track ‘Twilight Zone’ from the band’s upcoming album, »AmeriKKKant«, due out March 9 (Nuclear Blast). Building upon the themes of the song, the ‘Twilight Zone’ video takes the viewer on a macabre excursion through the current U.S. news media climate of misinformation, corporate propaganda and hypocritical slander.
“We are in completely uncharted territory now,” said MINISTRY’s Al Jourgensen“witnessing the unraveling of what was once a functional democracy. Our government is under attack. Our planet is under attack. It’s time for a major reboot.”
Click here to check out the ‘Twilight Zone’ video:

The video was filmed last December just outside of Los Angeles and features MINISTRY guitarists Sin Quirin and Cesar SotoTony Campos (FEAR FACTORY, STATIC X) on bass, keyboardist John Bechdel (KILLING JOKE, FEAR FACTORY), live scratcher DJ Swamp (BECK, THE CRYSTAL METHOD), and Derek Abrams on drums. Guest appearances are made by Gray Wolf,President of American Indian Movement (AIM), the internationally renowned and idiosyncratic Lord of the Cello, and an army of MINISTRY supporters who participated in the band’s PledgeMusic »AmeriKKKant« pre-order campaign.

The ‘Twilight Zone’ video was produced by Chris Roth and Steve Roth for The Other House production company, the same group that produced Jourgensen’s previous music video, ‘I’m Invisible’ for his 2016 SURGICAL METH MACHINE release. Chris Roth also directed the ‘Twilight Zone’ video with Steve Roth as Director of Photography and editor. The Other House has produced a wide array of broadcast design projects for Revolt TV, Nike’s Kobe 8 System, MTV, Aol.RISE, the Syfy Network, VH-1, CNN, PBS, “The Profit” on CNBC, the 2017 Emmy Awards and many more.

Said Chris Roth“I’m a life-long fan of the band and very politically active. Not only was this an opportunity to collaborate creatively once again with the one and only Al Jourgensen, but also an outlet for much of my pent up aggression and frustration regarding the current state of politics in our country.”

MINISTRY‘s new album »AmeriKKKant« will be released on March 9 and you can pre-order it here:

“Ayreon Universe” new live video ‘Valley of the Queens’

Music Theories Recordings/Mascot Label Group will be releasing ‘Ayreon Universe – The Best of Ayreon Live’ on 30 March and are proud to present the second full live video for ‘Valley of the Queens’.

On 15, 16, 17 September 2017, Ayreon played live for the first time ever, bringing together 16 guest singers and 11 Musicians, playing 28 songs with performances by Floor Jansen (Nightwish), Damian Wilson (Headspace), Hansi Kursch (Blind Guardian), Tommy Karevik (Kamelot), Anneke Van Giersbergen (Vuur), Marco Hietala (Nightwish), Jonas Renkse (Katatonia), Edward Reekers (Kayak) and many more.

Arjen Lucassen is thrilled to reveal the new live video for ‘Valley of the Queens’ which features Floor Jansen (Nightwish), Marcela Bovio (MaYaN) and Anneke Van Giersbergen (Vuur) on vocals as well asJeroen Goossens on flute, Maaike Peterse on Cello, Ferry Duijsens (Guitar) and Joost van den Broek(Keyboards).

Talking about the song he says. “Here is the second full video track of the upcoming Ayreon Universe DVD/Bluray. The first track we showed you was the bombastic ‘Everybody Dies’, so as a contrast here is a very intimate ballad called Valley of the Queens. Man… even though I’ve seen this a million times by now, I still get goosebumps hearing these lovely three ladies sing… enjoy!”

Ayreon Universe – The Best of Ayreon Live’ will be available on 3LP + MP3, 3LP + MP3, 2CD, 5 disc Earbook, plus 2DVD and Blu-ray with 90 minutes of exclusive behind the scenes footage and interviews with the whole cast.

ABINCHOVA release lyric video

ABINCHOVA – who recently played a few gigs with Eluveitie in Japan – just released the lyric video for the new single “Gestaltenwandler” – check it out below:

The song is taken from the upcoming album “Weltenwanderer”, which will hit the stores on March 30th and will be released via Massacre Records. The new album was mixed by Tommy Vetterli (Coroner) and mastered by Dan Suter, and is available for pre-order here:

Whether it’s homicidal straw dolls, mysterious shapeshifters or songwriters gone mad, ABINCHOVA keep exploring the Swiss mythology and turn old stories into catchy metal songs!
You can look forward to even heavier riffs und more epic melodies, with ABINCHOVA’s characteristic instruments – like the violin and keyboard – still being present.


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