Ministry debut “Sabotage Is Sex” music video featuring Jello Biafra

Author Jad - 2.3.2022

Ministry have premiered a music video for their track “Sabotage Is Sex“. That song can be found on the pioneering industrial metal band’s 15th studio album “Moral Hygiene” and features a guest spot from frequent collaborator Jello Biafra. Joel Smith directed the video for the song, while Ministry frontman Al Jourgensen had the following to say:

Jello and I have been friends and music collaborators for decades. I had no idea he’d never done a video before and I’m honored to pop that creative cherry for him on “Sabotage Is Sex”. It’s crazy how tech savvy we’ve all gotten yet somehow it all seems very punk rock to shoot a video at home with just an iPhone. Who knows, maybe one day there will be a Lard video?”

Both Jourgensen and Biafra of course have collaborated together over the years in their side project Lard and have been hinting at a return of that project for some time now. Speaking of this video, Biafra added:

My compliments to the chef!! Not like any other Ministry video either. It’s amazing what can be done dirt cheap in your bedroom, with some kool found footage and a few clever ideas. Two phones, two takes and my work is done. Fun! I knew there’d finally come a day where I could bust out those Fez hats kids stole from their parents, and threw at Dead Kennedys on our ‘85 FrankenChrist tour.

This week will see Ministry launch their previously delayed The Industrial Strength Tour with Melvins and Corrosion Of Conformity opening. Ministry will in part be celebrating the 30th anniversary of their 1989 gold-certified album “The Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Taste” on that trek. See below for the dates:

03/02 Columbus, OH – Express Live!
03/04 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
03/05 Cincinnati, OH – Madison Theater
03/06 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
03/08 Huntington, NY – The Paramount
03/09 Philadelphia, PA – Franklin Music Hall
03/11 New Haven, CT – College Street Music Hall
03/12 Montclair, NJ – Wellmont Theater
03/13 Portland, ME – State Theatre
03/15 Boston, MA – House of Blues
03/16 Buffalo, NY – Buffalo Riverworks
03/18 Raleigh, NC – The Ritz
03/19 Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
03/20 Ashville, NC – Orange Peel
03/22 Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
03/23 Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live
03/24 New Orleans, LA – Fillmore (no Melvins)
03/26 Dallas, TX – Amplified Life
03/27 Austin, TX – Emo’s
03/28 San Antonio, TX – Aztec Theater
03/29 Houston, TX – House of Blues
03/31 Chicago, IL – Riviera
04/01 Cleveland, OH – The Agora
04/02 Milwaukee, WI – The Rage
04/03 Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Music Hall
04/05 St Paul, MN – Palace
04/06 Kansas City, MO – Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland
04/07 Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
04/09 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
04/10 Denver, CO – Mission Ballroom
04/12 Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren
04/13 Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
04/14 San Diego, CA – House of Blues
04/16 San Francisco, CA – Warfield
04/18 Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo