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Ministry

CountryUnited States
Formed1981, Chicago, Illinois (early), El Paso, Texas (later)
GenresIndustrial Metal, New Wave, Synthpop, Industrial, Electronic
LabelsAFM Records

Line-up (members)

  • Al Jourgensen : Vocals, Guitars, Programming, Keyboards (1981-2008, 2011-2013, 2014-)
  • Sinhue Quirin : Guitars, Bass (2007-2008), Guitars (2014-)
  • Cesar Soto : Guitars (2015-)
  • Tony Campos : Bass (2007-2008, 2011-2013, 2014-)
  • Aaron Rossi : Drums (2007-2008, 2011-2013, 2014-)
  • John Bechdel : Keyboards (2007-2008, 2011-2013, 2014-)

Former members

  • Marty Sorenson : Bass (1981-1983)
  • Lamont Welton : Bass (1981)
  • Stephen George : Drums (1981-1984)
  • John Davis : Keyboards (1981-1983)
  • Paul Taylor : Keyboards (1981)
  • Brad Hallen : Bass (1982-1986)
  • Mark Pothier : Keyboards (1982-1983)
  • Robert Roberts : Keyboards (1982-1983)
  • Walter Turbitt : Guitars (1983)
  • Doug Chamberlin : Keyboards (1983-1984)
  • Patty Marsh : Keyboards, Vocals (1983-1986)
  • Paul Barker : Bass, Keyboards, Programming, Vocals (1986-2003)
  • Bill Rieflin : Drums, Programming (1986-1995)
  • Jeff Ward : Drums (1988) (R.I.P. 1993)
  • Chris Connelly : Keyboards, Vocals (1988-1993)
  • Mike Scaccia : Guitars (1989-1996, 2002-2007, 2011-2012), Bass (2004) (R.I.P. 2012)
  • William Tucker : Guitars (1990) (R.I.P. 1999)
  • Michael Balch : Keyboards, Programming (1991-1993)
  • Louis Svitek : Guitars (1992-2003)
  • Howie Beno : Programming (1992)
  • Gibby Haynes : Vocals (1992)
  • Rey Washam : Drums, Percussion, Programming (1995-1999, 2003)
  • Zlatko Hukic : Guitars (1996-1999)
  • Max Brody : Drums, Percussion, Programming, Saxophone (2003-2004)
  • Adam Grossman : Guitars (2003)
  • Kol Marshall : Keyboards (2003-2004)
  • John Monte : Bass (2004)
  • Eddy Garcia : Bass (2004-2005)
  • Bryan Kehoe : Guitars (2004)
  • Rick Valles : Guitars (2004-2005)
  • Tommy Victor : Guitars, Bass (2005-2008), Backing Vocals (2007), Guitars (2011-2013)
  • Paul Vincent Raven : Bass, Keyboards, Guitars, Drums, Programming, Vocals (2006-2007) (R.I.P. 2007)
  • Joey Jordison : Drums (2006-2007)
  • Burton C. Bell : Lead Vocals (2007-2008)
  • Jimmy DeGrasso : Drums (2008)
  • Casey Orr : Bass (2012-2013)
  • Monte Pittman : Guitars (2014-2015)
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Ministry Discography

Album title Type Released Rating Votes Reviews
(1981) Single - 0 0
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(1982) Single - 0 0
(1983) Single - 0 0
(1983) Single - 0 0
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Ministry - With Sympathy (1983) collection wish list Studio - 0 0
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(1985) Single - 0 0
Ministry - Twitch (1986) collection wish list Studio - 0 0
(1987) collection wish list Compilation - 0 0
Ministry - The Land of Rape and Honey (1988) collection wish list Studio - 0 0
(1988) Single - 0 0
Ministry - The Mind Is a Terrible Thing to Taste (1989) collection wish list Studio - 0 0
(1989) Single - 0 0
(1990) Single - 0 0
(1990) collection wish list Live - 0 0
(1991) Single - 0 0
(1992) Single - 0 0
Ministry - ΚΕΦΑΛΗΞΘ (1992) collection wish list Studio - 0 0
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(1993) Single - 0 0
(1994) collection wish list Live - 0 0
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(1996) Single - 0 0
Ministry - Filth Pig (1996) collection wish list Studio - 0 0
(1996) Single - 0 0
Ministry - Dark Side of the Spoon (1999) collection wish list Studio - 0 0
(1999) Single - 0 0
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(2001) Single - 0 0
(2001) collection wish list Compilation - 0 0
(2002) Single - 0 0
(2002) collection wish list Live - 0 0
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(2003) Single - 0 0
Ministry - Animositisomina (2003) collection wish list Studio - 0 0
(2004) Single - 0 0
(2004) collection wish list Compilation - 0 0
Ministry - Houses of the Molé (2004) collection wish list Studio - 0 0
(2004) collection wish list Compilation - 0 0
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Ministry - Rio Grande Blood (2006) collection wish list Studio - 0 0
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Ministry - The Last Sucker (2007) collection wish list Studio - 0 0
(2008) collection wish list Compilation - 0 0
(2009) collection wish list Live - 0 0
(2009) collection wish list Video - 0 0
(2009) Single - 0 0
(2009) collection wish list Compilation - 0 0
(2010) Single - 0 0
(2010) Single - 0 0
(2010) collection wish list Compilation - 0 0
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(2011) Single - 0 0
(2011) collection wish list Compilation - 0 0
(2011) Single - 0 0
(2011) Single - 0 0
(2012) Single - 0 0
Ministry - Relapse (2012) collection wish list Studio - 0 0
(2013) Single - 0 0
(2013) collection wish list Boxed set - 0 0
Ministry - From Beer to Eternity (2013) collection wish list Studio - 0 0
(2014) collection wish list Live - 0 0
(2015) collection wish list Live - 0 0
(2015) collection wish list Compilation - 0 0
(2016) Single - 0 0
Additional notes
Ministry played their final concert at the Tripod in Dublin, Ireland on 19 July 2008, and split-up later that year. They announced a reunion on 7 August 2011. Devastated to continue on without guitarist Mike Scaccia, Ministry split-up once again after they released their new album "From Beer to Eternity" in September 2013. However, they reunited in 2014, again.

Ministry have been regarded as one of the pioneers of the industrial rock/metal genre along with others like Skinny Puppy, Front Line Assembly, Godflesh, Pitchshifter, Nine Inch Nails and Tackhead who all had a more "extreme" approach on the industrial metal genre.

Al Jourgensen got the band name from the B Movie titled "Ministry of Fear."

Al Jourgensen goes by a number of pseudonyms which include Alain Jourgensen, Alien Jourgensen, Hypo Luxa (his alias as a music producer), Dog, Alien Dog Star and Buck Satan.

The band started playing new wave style music (coming from the demise from Al Jourgensen's first band Special Affect.) Over time, during the early 1980s, Ministry had evolved to what is now industrial music.

In 1989, with the album "The Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Taste," Ministry began to incorporate