Ministry releases music video for “Victims of a Clown”

Ministry Victims of a Clown video pic
Like a mid-20th century funhouse gone mad, Ministry's official video for the track “Victims of a Clown” is a relentless hallucinogenic ride through images of creepy clowns roaming circuses where there are no exits, men parading in ghoulish gas masks, psychological messaging, physical reality bending and nightmarish suburbia. And then there's DJ Swamp's couture.

Watch the video in full below.

“Victims of a Clown” was produced and directed by Chris Roth and Steve Roth of The Other House Productions, the same team that created Ministry's surreal and provocative “Twilight Zone” video, as well as “I'm Invisible” for Jourgensen's side project, Surgical Meth Machine.
“For the "Victims of a Clown" video, we strived for a drastic stylistic departure from "Twilight Zone"”, said Chris Roth. “This video is a much more raw, down-and-dirty, crunchy graphic art film”.
Filmed in Los Angeles late last year, the entire video was shot exclusively with handheld cameras and the band was lit with extreme rapid flash lighting that limited the final palette of the video to only three colours - black, white and red. “The end result”, Steve Roth added, “is very powerful. Loaded with raw energy and power”.

American industrial colossus Ministry are very pleased to announce a run of UK and Ireland tour dates for July 2018, which will take the group across seven different cities – from Rock City, Nottingham on 17th July to Northern Ireland and Ireland, culminating at SWX, Bristol on 25th July.

Dark and atmospheric singer-songwriter Chelsea Wolfe will be joining Ministry on the road as special guests. Chelsea Wolfe is already lined-up to play with Ministry throughout the USA and Canada this March and April.

UK & Ireland Live Dates 2018:
17.07.18 UK Nottingham @ Rock City
18.07.18 UK Glasgow @ O2 ABC
20.07.18 UK Manchester @ Albert Hall
21.07.18 UK London @ The Forum
23.07.18 UK Belfast @ Limelight
24.07.18 IRE Dublin @ Tivoli
25.07.18 UK Bristol @ SWX

Get tickets here.

Acclaimed pioneer of industrial music Al Jourgensen and his band Ministry have already released their hard-hitting and highly anticipated new album “AmeriKKKant”, on March 9th, 2018, via Nuclear Blast. Get the new album here.

Nort American Tour Dates 2018:
2018-04-05  Lincoln, NE (Boubon Theatre) US
2018-04-07  Chicago, IL (Riviera Theatre) US
2018-04-08  Milwaukee, WI (Turner Hall Ballroom) US
2018-04-10  Cincinnati, OH (Bogart's) US
2018-04-11  Grand Rapids, MI (20 Monroe Live) US
2018-04-12  Indianapolis, IN (Egyptian Room) US
2018-04-14  Toronto (Opera House) CA
2018-04-15  Montreal (MTelus) CA
2018-04-17  Boston, MA (Royale) US
2018-04-18  Portland, ME (Aura) US
2018-04-19  Huntington, NY (Paramount Theatre) US
2018-04-21  Montclair, NJ (Wellmont Theatre) US
2018-04-22  Buffalo, NY (Town Ballroom) US
2018-04-23  Baltimore, MD (Rams Head Live) US
2018-04-25  Atmanta, GA (Center Stage) US
2018-04-26  Orlando, FL (Hard Rock Live) US
2018-04-28  Austin, TX (Levitation Festival) US

European Festivals 2018:
2018-07-11  Vivero (Resurrection Fest) ES
2018-08-08  Jaromer (Brutal Assault) CZ
2018-08-10  Kortrijk (Alcatraz Metal Festival) BE
2018-08-11  Hildesheim (M’era Luna) DE