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Ministry Unleash New Video for ‘Ghouldiggers’

Al Jourgensen
13th Planet

Industrial metal legends Ministry have just released their second music video from the band’s latest album, ‘Relapse.’ After the unveiling of the ’99 Percenters’ video, frontman Al Jourgensen goes back into the realm of Alfred Hitchcock’s ‘Vertigo’ for Ministry’s video for ‘Ghouldiggers.’

The beginning of the video showcases a monologue by none other that Al Jourgensen, who shares his profound philosophy about the music industry — of course using comparisons that are purely Jourgensen-esque. “You know, they say it takes a whole pack of wolves to take down a moose, cuz one-on-one, that moose would smack them down. It’s like being in the music business — you got your managers, your ex-managers, your ex-bandmates, your ex-labels, your ex-wives, your lawyers, your tax attorneys … hell, that sound more like a pack of hyenas to me.”

Jourgensen continues, “You know, I was once told by an ex-manager, “Son, you’re worth more dead than alive. Cuz when you’re dead, we can sell you off in pieces.” That’s the way it works around here. You don’t believe me? Why don’t you try asking Jim Morrison, or Jimi Hendrix, or Janis Joplin, or Kurt Cobain, or Amy Winehouse? I’m pretty sure they’re gonna take my side of the story. Sometimes I think they’re the lucky ones. They don’t have to deal with these douchebags — cuz they’re already dead … but I’m not dead yet!”

The rest of the animated video complements ‘Ghouldiggers’ perfectly, as Ministry delivers a powerful sound that keeps things heavy and interesting, yet simple. This video is a must-see for any Ministry fan. If you’re an Al Jourgensen fanatic, get ready to play this video on repeat as the frontman’s words invade your mind. For more Jourgensen gold, check out our in-depth interview with the industrial icon.

Check out Ministry’s ‘Ghouldiggers’ video in the player below.

Ministry, ‘Ghouldiggers’

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