Burning Inside (song)

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"Burning Inside"
Single by Ministry
from the album The Mind Is a Terrible Thing to Taste
B-side "Thieves"
ReleasedNovember 7, 1989
Format 12" vinyl
Genre Alternative metal [1]
Label Sire, Warner Bros.
Songwriter(s) Al Jourgensen, Paul Barker, Bill Rieflin, Chris Connelly
Producer(s) Hypo Luxa, Hermes Pan
Ministry singles chronology
"Burning Inside"
"Jesus Built My Hotrod"
Music video
“Burning Inside” on YouTube

"Burning Inside" is a song by American rock band Ministry. It was released as the sole single from the band's 1989 album The Mind Is a Terrible Thing to Taste . The band Burning Inside named themselves after this song.


The song is featured in the intro movie of the video game Scarface: The World Is Yours .

Track listing

1."Burning Inside" (12" Remix)6:45
2."Thieves" (12" Remix)5:33
3."Smothered Hope" (Skinny Puppy cover; live with Nivek Ogre)5:00



A video for the song was released in late 1989 and became a hit on MTV's 120 Minutes . The video features the band's live show with the infamous steel fence used on the 1989-1990 tour and later a live version of the song featured on In Case You Didn't Feel Like Showing Up . Also shown in the video are a chaotic audience, a few people on fire, and the band performing onstage.


The singles cover appears to depict People's Liberation Army soldiers, with one individual holding Mao's red book.



Additional personnel


The song was covered in 2000 by the industrial metal band Static-X, featuring Burton C. Bell of Fear Factory. [2] [ citation needed ] The cover was featured on the soundtrack to The Crow: Salvation . [3]


  1. Terich, Jeff; Blyweiss, Adam (October 3, 2012). "10 Essential Alternative Metal Singles". Treblezine. Retrieved December 26, 2018.
  2. Mancini, Rob (October 28, 1999). "Static-X Lines Up Tracks For "Scream,""Crow" Sequels". MTV . Viacom . Retrieved October 26, 2017.
  3. "Crow: Salvation [Soundtrack] - Original Soundtrack". AllMusic . Retrieved May 29, 2014.