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Ministry

Widely regarded as one of the pioneers in industrial metal, Ministry has gradually become more metal and less industrial, particularly when comparing an early album such as The Land Of Rape And Honey with their more recent releases. The true Ministry sound didn't materialize immediately, as With Sympathy is a synth/pop album, very unlike anything else the band did, and the followup Twitch really more early industrial than metal. By 1989 the trademark blend of metal and industrial was in place, as heard on A Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Taste, the bands' first big hit and still a favorite of many. The band (mostly a cadre of secondary musicians surrounding the core of Allen Jourgenson and Paul Barker) had its ups and downs over the years, with their popularity tailing off somewhat as the nineties came to an end. But Jourgenson rebounded, and with Barker no longer at his side, the 21st century version of Ministry seemed rejuvenated, with their recent releases such as Houses Of The Molé and Rio Grande Blood being every bit classic Ministry albums, with frequent nods to their past work without relapsing into rehashing old songs -- arguably the band's best works in quite some time.

Jourgenson stated that the band's 2007 album, The Last Sucker, essentially completes a trilogy of like-minded albums focusing on the Bush administration, woould be the last proper Ministry studio album, as he wished to pursue other interests. Eventually guitarist Mike Scaccia persuaded him to give it one more go, and so there will be at least one more album (currently scheduled for a March 2012 release), though Jourgenson insists that will really be the last.

Current Members

Allen Jourgensen

guitars/vocals/programming (Lard)

Sin Quirin

guitars (Society 1)

John Bechdel

keyboards

Aaron Rossi

drums (ex-Prong)

Former Members/Guests

Paul Barker

bass/programming (Lard)

Chris Connely

vocals

Mike Scaccia

guitars (ex-Rigor Mortis) RIP: December 22, 2012, heart disease, age 47

Louis Svitek

guitars (ex-Mindfunk, ex-M.O.D.)

Zlatko Hukic

guitars

Bryan Kehoe

guitars

Tommy Victor

guitars (Danzig, Prong)

John Monte

bass (ex-Mindfunk, ex-M.O.D.)

Paul Raven

bass (ex-Killing Joke, ex-Prong, guest for Treponem Pal) RIP: October 20, 2007, heart attack, age 46

Casey Orr

bass/keyboards (ex-Gwar, ex-Rigor Mortis, ex-Speedealer)

Tony Campos

bass (Asesino, Fear Factory, ex-Prong, ex-Soulfly, ex-Static-X)

Paul D'Amour

bass (ex-Tool)

Michael Balch

keyboards/programming

Max Brody

keyboards

Darryl James

keyboards

Howie Beno

programming

Stephen George

drums

William Rieflin

drums (Lard)

Rey Washam

drums

Max Brody

drums

Mark Baker

drums

Joey Jordison

drums (Murderdolls, Sinsaenum, ex-Slipknot, ex-Scar The Martyr)



Discography



With Sympathy  
1983 Arista
  1. Work For Love
  2. Do The Etawa
  3. I Wanted To Tell Her
  4. Say You're Sorry
  5. Here We Go
  6. Effigy
  7. Revenge
  8. She's Got A Cause
  9. Should Have Known Better
  • Allen Jourgensen
  • Paul D'Amour
  • Stephen George



Twitch  
1986 Sire
  1. Just Like You
  2. We Believe
  3. All Day Remix
  4. Where You At Now ? / Crash And Burn / Twitch (Version II)
  5. The Angel
  6. Over The Shoulder
  7. My Possession
  8. Over The Shoulder (12" Version)
  9. Isle Of Men (Version II)
  • Allen Jourgensen
  • Paul D'Amour



Twelve Inch Singles  
1987 Wax Trax!



The Land Of Rape And Honey  
1988 Sire
  1. Stigmata
  2. The missing
  3. Deity
  4. Golden dawn
  5. Destruction
  6. Hizbollah
  7. The land of rape and honey
  8. You know what you are
  9. I prefer
  10. Flashback
  11. Abortive
  • Allen Jourgensen
  • Paul Barker
  • Chris Connely
  • William Rieflin



The Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Taste  
1989 Sire
  1. Thieves
  2. Burning inside
  3. Never believe
  4. Cannibal song
  5. Breathe
  6. So what
  7. Test
  8. Faith collapsing
  9. Dream song
  • Allen Jourgensen
  • Paul Barker
  • William Rieflin



In Case You Didn't Feel Like Showing Up  LIVE
1990 Sire
  1. The missing
  2. Deity
  3. So what
  4. Burning inside
  5. Thieves
  6. Stigmata
  • Allen Jourgensen
  • Paul Barker
  • Chris Connely
  • William Rieflin



Psalm 69  
1992 Warner Bros.
  1. NWO
  2. Just One Fix
  3. TVII
  4. Jesus Built My Hot Rod
  5. Scarecrow
  6. Psalm 69
  7. Corrosion
  8. Grace
  • Allen Jourgensen
  • Paul Barker
  • Mike Scaccia
  • Louis Svitek
  • Michael Balch
  • Howie Beno
  • William Rieflin
1992 Readers' Album #6




Filth Pig  
1996 Warner Bros.
  1. Reload
  2. Filth Pig
  3. Lava
  4. Crumb
  5. Useless
  6. Dead Guy
  7. Game Show
  8. The Fall
  9. Lay Lady Lay
  10. Brick Windows
  • Allen Jourgensen
  • Paul Barker
  • Mike Scaccia
  • Louis Svitek
  • William Rieflin
  • Rey Washam
1996 Readers' Album #33





Dark Side Of The Spoon  
1999 Warner Bros.
  1. Supermanic Soul
  2. Whip And Chain
  3. Bad Blood
  4. Eureka Pile
  5. Step
  6. Nursing Home
  7. Kaif
  8. Vex & Siolence
  9. 10/10
  • Allen Jourgensen
  • Paul Barker
  • Louis Svitek
  • Zlatko Hukic
  • Rey Washam
1999 Readers' Album #68




Tapes Of Wrath  VIDEO
2000 Warner Bros.



Greatest Fits  COMPILATION
2001 Warner Bros.
  1. What About Us?
  2. Stigmata
  3. The Land Of Rape And Honey
  4. Thieves
  5. So What (live)
  6. N.W.O.
  7. Just One Fix
  8. Jesus Built My Hotrod
  9. Lay Lady Lay
  10. Supermanic Soul
  11. Bad Blood
  12. Supernaut



Sphinctour  LIVE
2002 Metal-Is
  1. Psalm 69
  2. Crumbs
  3. Reload
  4. Filth Pig
  5. Just 1 Fix
  6. N.W.O.
  7. Hero
  8. Thieves
  9. Scarecrow
  10. Lava
  11. The Fall
  • Allen Jourgensen
  • Paul Barker
  • Louis Svitek
  • Zlatko Hukic
  • Max Brody
  • Rey Washam



Sphinctour  VIDEO
2002 Sanctuary



Animositisomina  
2003 Sanctuary
  1. Animosity
  2. Unsung
  3. Piss
  4. Lockbox
  5. Broken
  6. The Light Pours Out Of Me
  7. Shove
  8. Impossible
  9. Stolen
  10. Leper
  • Allen Jourgensen
  • Paul Barker
  • Max Brody



Houses Of The Molé  
2004 Sanctuary
  1. No 'W'
  2. Waiting
  3. Worthless
  4. Wrong
  5. Warp City
  6. WTV
  7. World
  8. WKYJ
  9. Worm
  10. Psalm 23
  11. Walrus
  • Allen Jourgensen
  • Mike Scaccia
  • Bryan Kehoe
  • John Monte
  • Darryl James
  • Mark Baker
2004 Readers' Album #38





Rio Grande Blood  
2006 13th Planet
  1. Rio Grande Blood
  2. Senor Peligro
  3. Gangreen
  4. Fear (Is Big Business)
  5. Lies Lies Lies
  6. The Great Satan
  7. Yellow Cake
  8. Palestina
  9. Ass Clown
  10. Khyber Pass
  • Allen Jourgensen
  • Tommy Victor
  • Paul Raven
  • Mark Baker
2006 Readers' Album #49




The Last Sucker  
2007 13th Planet
  1. Let's Go
  2. Watch Yourself
  3. Life is Good
  4. The Dick Song
  5. The Last Sucker
  6. No Glory
  7. Death & Destruction
  8. Roadhouse Blues (Doors cover)
  9. Die in a Crash
  10. End of Days Part One
  11. End of Days Part Two
  • Allen Jourgensen
  • Mike Scaccia
  • Tommy Victor
  • Sin Quirin
  • Paul Raven
  • John Bechdel
  • Joey Jordison
2007 Readers' Album #56





Cover Up  
2008 13th Planet
  1. Under My Thumb
  2. Bang a Gong
  3. Radar Love
  4. Space Truckin'
  5. Black Betty
  6. Mississippi Queen
  7. Just Got Paid
  8. Roadhouse Blues
  9. Supernaut
  10. Lay Lady Lay
  11. What a Wonderful World



Adios ... Puta Madres  LIVE
2009 13th Planet
  1. Let's Go
  2. Watch Yourself
  3. Life is Good
  4. The Dick Song
  5. The Last Sucker
  6. No W
  7. Waiting
  8. Worthless
  9. Wrong
  10. Rio Grande Blood
  11. Senor Peligrio
  12. Lieslieslies
  13. Khyber Pass
  • Allen Jourgensen
  • Tommy Victor
  • Sin Quirin
  • Tony Campos
  • John Bechdel
  • Aaron Rossi



Adios ... Puta Madres  VIDEO
2009 13th Planet



The Last Dubber  
2009 13th Planet
  1. Let's Go (La Fin Du Monde Mix)
  2. Watch Yourself (The Clocks Strike Thirteen Mix)
  3. Life is Good (Neuroplasticity Mix)
  4. The Dick Song (Straight Outta Lincoln Mix)
  5. The Last Sucker (Icke Mix)
  6. No Glory (Sandpaper Condom Mix)
  7. Death & Destruction (A Vote of Non-Confidence Mix)
  8. Die In A Crash (Point of Impact Mix)
  9. End Of Days Part 1 (One Less Sparrow Mix)
  10. End Of Days Part 2 (Extreme Mayan Makeover Mix)
  11. Let's Go (Dawn of Oblivion Mix)
  12. The Last Sucker (Hardware Revamp Mix)



Mixxxes Of The Molé  
2010 13th Planet
  1. No W (Adrenalenema Mix)
  2. Waiting (Geiger Counter Mix)
  3. Worthless (Get to da Choppa Mix)
  4. Wrong (Blunt Force Drama Mix)
  5. Warp City (Gimp in the Box Mix)
  6. WTV (Boob Tube Mix)
  7. World (Globogasm Mix)
  8. WKYJ (YGWYPF)
  9. Worm (Locate Consume Repeat Mix)
  10. Walrus (The Pretty Mouth Mix)



Every Day Is Halloween - Greatest Tricks  
2010 Cleopatra
  1. Every Day is Halloween (2010 Evil Version)
  2. N.W.O.
  3. Jesus Built My Hotrod
  4. Stigmata
  5. Paint it Black (The Rolling Stones Cover)
  6. Khyber Pass
  7. Stranglehold (Ted Nugent Cover)
  8. Iron Man (Black Sabbath Cover)
  9. Thunderstruck (AC/DC Cover)
  10. Purple Haze (Jimi Hendrix Cover)
  11. Sharp Dressed Man (ZZ Top Cover)
  12. Rehab (Amy Winehouse Cover)
  13. Every Day is Halloween (Retro Electro Remix)



Undercover  
2010 13th Planet
  1. Iron Man
  2. Stranglehold
  3. N.W.O.
  4. Stigmata
  5. Purple Haze
  6. Paranoid
  7. Thunderstruck
  8. Sharp Dressed Man
  9. Jesus Built My Hotrod
  10. Rehab
  11. Every Day Is Halloween
  12. Paint It Black
  13. Khyber Pass
  14. Sweet Dreams



Relapse  
2012 13th Planet
  1. Ghouldiggers
  2. Double Tap
  3. FreeFall
  4. Kleptocracy
  5. United Forces
  6. 99 Percenter
  7. Relapse
  8. Weekend Warrior
  9. Git up Get Out 'n Vote
  10. Bloodlust
  11. Relapse Defibrillator Mix (Special Limited Edition)
  • Allen Jourgensen
  • Mike Scaccia
  • Tommy Victor
  • Casey Orr
  • Tony Campos
2012 Readers' Album #68




From Beer To Eternity  
2013 13th Planet
  1. Hail to His Majesty
  2. Punch in the Face
  3. PermaWar
  4. Perfect Storm
  5. Fairly Unbalanced
  6. The Horror
  7. Side FX Include Mikey's Middle Finger (T.V.4)
  8. Lesson Unlearned
  9. Thanx But No Thanx
  10. Change of Luck
  11. Enjoy the Quiet
  • Allen Jourgensen
  • Mike Scaccia
  • Sin Quirin
  • Tony Campos
  • Aaron Rossi



Enjoy The Quiet - Live At Wacken 2012  LIVE
2013 13th Planet
  1. Ghouldiggers
  2. No "W"
  3. Rio Grande Blood
  4. LiesLiesLies
  5. 99 Percenters
  6. Life Is Good
  7. Waiting
  8. Relapse
  9. New World Order (N.W.O.)
  10. Just One Fix
  11. Thieves
  • Allen Jourgensen
  • Mike Scaccia
  • Sin Quirin
  • Casey Orr
  • John Bechdel
  • Aaron Rossi



AmeriKKKant  
2018 Nuclear Blast
  1. I Know Words
  2. Twilight Zone
  3. Victims Of A Clown
  4. TV5/4Chan
  5. We're Tired Of It
  6. Wargasm
  7. Antifa
  8. Game Over
  9. AmeriKKKa





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