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Ministry performing at the 2017 Hellfest.
As of 2018, the discography of Ministry—an American rock band founded and fronted by Al Jourgensen—consists of fourteen studio albums, eight live albums, fourteen compilation and remix albums, thirty singles, five video albums (including video versions of live albums) and twenty music videos.
Ministry is an American rock band founded in 1981 by Al Jourgensen in Chicago, Illinois. Originally a synth-pop outfit, Ministry's sound changed as they became one of the pioneers of industrial metal in the late 1980s. The band's lineup has frequently changed throughout its history, with the exception of Jourgensen who is the band's main producer, singer, songwriter, and instrumentalist. Notable musicians who have contributed to the band's studio or live activities include Paul Barker, Martin Atkins, Bill Rieflin, Chris Connelly, Nivek Ogre, Mike Scaccia, Rey Washam, Paul Raven, Tommy Victor, Roy Mayorga, John Bechdel, Jason Christopher, Tony Campos, Burton C. Bell and DJ Swamp.
Allen David Jourgensen is a Cuban-American singer-songwriter, musician and music producer. Closely related with the independent record label Wax Trax! Records, Jourgensen has an active musical career that spans four decades, and is best known as the frontman of the industrial rock band Ministry, which he founded in 1981 and of which he remains the only constant member. He was also primary musician of several Ministry-related projects, such as Revolting Cocks, Lard, Buck Satan and the 666 Shooters. He has also produced and/or recorded with numerous other artists, including The Reverend Horton Heat, Prong, Skinny Puppy, Front Line Assembly, The Blackouts, Alan Vega, Iggy Pop, Adrian Sherwood, Jello Biafra and others. Jourgensen is regarded as being one of the most prominent figures of industrial music,</ref> influencing numerous other groups and musicians, both in alternative and industrial-associated acts.
A compilation album comprises tracks, which may be previously released or unreleased, usually from several separate recordings by either one or several performers. If by one artist, then generally the tracks were not originally intended for release together as a single work, but may be collected together as a greatest hits album or box set. If from several performers, there may be a theme, topic, time period, or genre which links the tracks, or they may have been intended for release as a single work—such as a tribute album. When the tracks are by the same recording artist, the album may be referred to as a retrospective album or an anthology.
Formed in 1981, the band made their recording debut with the single "I’m Falling / Cold Life", released by Wax Trax! Records in the US and Situation Two in the UK, respectively.Signing a short-lived contract with Arista Records, the band released their debut studio album, With Sympathy , which hit the upper 90s in the Billboard 200, in May 1983. Following a departure from Arista, Ministry returned on Wax Trax!, where several singles—including the club hit "(Every Day Is) Halloween"—were released in 1984-85. After signing a deal with Sire Records in 1985, the band released the single “Over the Shoulder”, which was followed by the album Twitch in March 1986; co-produced by Jourgensen and Adrian Sherwood, Twitch hit No. 194 in the Billboard 200 and was regarded by profile commentators as a turning point in Ministry' artistic style.
"I’m Falling" and "Cold Life" are songs by American rock band Ministry. Written by Al Jourgensen, these were first released in 1981 by Wax Trax! Records, as the band's debut single. Initially featuring "I'm Falling" as the A-side, the single found success via its B-side, "Cold Life", which was chosen as the A-side on release in the UK. In 1985, during Ministry's short-lived return on Wax Trax!, the single was reissued with "Cold Life" as the A-side.
Wax Trax! Records is an American independent record label based in Chicago. It began as a record shop in Denver, Colorado, opened by life partners Jim Nash and Dannie Flesher, who sold the store in 1978 and moved to Chicago. In November of that year, they opened a store under the same name in the Lincoln Park neighborhood. During the 1980s and 1990s, the accompanying record label became a presence on the new wave and punk rock scenes in the city, and an outlet for European bands. The label was purchased in 1992 by TVT Records and was discontinued in 2001. In 2014, it was re-established by Julia Nash, daughter of co-founder Jim Nash.
Situation Two was a British independent record label founded in 1981 by Peter Kent as an offshoot of the Beggars Banquet label. At the time, Beggars Banquet releases were often distributed by WEA; to appeal to the indie audience and to get releases into the UK Indie Chart, Situation Two, as well as its sister label 4AD, were created.
In 1988-89, Ministry releases The Land of Rape and Honey and The Mind Is a Terrible Thing to Taste . Both positively received by music press, these two albums hit the upper 160s in the Billboard 200, and were certified gold by RIAA. During the tour in support of The Mind Is a Terrible Thing to Taste, the band recorded their debut live album, In Case You Didn't Feel Like Showing Up , released in 1990.
The Land of Rape and Honey is the third studio album by American industrial metal band Ministry, released on October 11, 1988 by Sire Records. The album marked a departure from the band's previous two synthpop and EBM records, expanding on several elements introduced in their preceding album Twitch. The less-commercial, industrial-laced collection of tracks incorporates elements of heavy metal such as fast electric guitar riffs, although only the album's first three songs use guitars extensively.
The Mind Is a Terrible Thing to Taste is the fourth studio album by American industrial metal band Ministry, released on November 14, 1989 by Sire Records. The music took a more hardcore, aggressively guitar-driven direction, with Jourgensen inspired by Stormtroopers of Death and Rigor Mortis to add thrash metal guitars to the album and subsequent Ministry releases. As with most of Ministry's work, the album's lyrics deal mainly with political corruption, cultural violence, environmental degradation, nuclear war, drug addiction, and insanity.
The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) is a trade organization that represents the recording industry in the United States. Its members consist of record labels and distributors, which the RIAA says "create, manufacture and/or distribute approximately 85% of all legally sold recorded music in the United States." The RIAA headquarters is in Washington, D.C.
|Year||Album details||Peak chart positions||Sales||Certifications|
| US ||CAN|| AUS || AUT || FRA || GER || NZ || NOR || SWE || SWI || UK |
|1988|| The Land of Rape and Honey ||164||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
US: 525,000+[ citation needed ]
|1989|| The Mind Is a Terrible Thing to Taste ||163||38||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
US: 587,000+[ citation needed ]
|1992|| Psalm 69: The Way to Succeed and the Way to Suck Eggs ||27||22||—||—||—||69||24||—||—||—||33|
US: 1,061,948+[ citation needed ]
|1996|| Filth Pig ||19||5||9||47||—||28||16||38||7||50||43|
|1999|| Dark Side of the Spoon ||92||—||—||—||—||57||—||—||51||—||85|
|2003|| Animositisomina ||157||—||—||—||125||93||—||—||—||—||186|
|2004|| Houses of the Molé ||—||—||—||—||162||—||—||—||—||—||135|
|2006||Rio Grande Blood||134||—||—||—||—||60||—||—||—||—||—|
|2007|| The Last Sucker ||130||—||—||—||—||95||—||—||—||—||—|
|2012|| Relapse ||193||—||—||—||—||72||—||—||56||99||—|
|2013|| From Beer to Eternity ||140||—||—||—||—||79||—||—||—||—||—|
|2018|| AmeriKKKant ||—||—||—||73||189||57||—||—||—||65||—|
|"—" denotes releases that did not chart.|
|1990|| In Case You Didn't Feel Like Showing Up ||—||—||US: 196,225|
|1995||Just Another Fix||21||—||US: 1,130[ citation needed ]|
|2002|| Sphinctour ||—||—||US: 12,113|
|2009|| Adios... Puta Madres ||—||—|
|2013||Enjoy the Quiet—Live at Wacken 2012||—||33|
|2014||Last Tangle in Paris / Live 2012 Defibrila Tour||—||—|
|2015|| Toronto 1986 |
|"—" denotes releases that did not chart.|
|1987|| Twelve Inch Singles (1981–1984) ||US: 113,646|
|2001|| Greatest Fits ||US: 89,283|
|2003|| Twitched (unauthorised release)|
|2004|| Early Trax ||US: 7,555|
| Side Trax ||US: 9,205|
|2005|| Rantology ||US: 12,868|
|2007|| Rio Grande Dub ||US: 9,750[ citation needed ]|
|2008|| Cover Up ||US: 1,400|
|2009|| The Last Dubber |
|2010|| MiXXXes of the Molé |
| Every Day Is Halloween: The Anthology |
| Undercover |
|2011||Very Best of Fixes and Remixes|
|Year||Song||Peak chart positions||Album|
| US Dance ||NZ||SWE|| UK |
|1981||"I'm Falling / Cold Life"||—||45||—||—||—||Non-album single|
|1983||"I Wanted to Tell Her"||—||13||35||—||—||With Sympathy|
|"Work for Love"||—||20||—||—||—|
|1985||"All Day"||—||—||—||—||—||Non-album single|
|"Nature of Love"||—||—||—||—||—|
|"(Every Day Is) Halloween"||—||—||—||—||—|
|"Over the Shoulder"||—||—||—||—||—||Twitch|
|1988||"Stigmata"||—||—||—||—||—||The Land of Rape and Honey|
|1989||"Burning Inside"||23||—||—||—||—||The Mind Is a Terrible Thing to Taste|
|1991||"Jesus Built My Hotrod"||19||34||—||—||—||Psalm 69: The Way to Succeed and the Way to Suck Eggs|
|1993||"Just One Fix"||—||—||—||—||—|
|1995||"The Fall"||—||18||—||46||53||Filth Pig|
|1996||"Lay Lady Lay"||—||—||—||—||128|
|1999||"Bad Blood"||—||—||—||—||—||Dark Side of the Spoon|
|2001||"What About Us?||—||—||—||—||—||Greatest Fits|
|2004||"No W"||—||—||—||—||—||Houses of the Molé|
|2008||"Keys to the City"||—||—||—||—||—||Non-album single|
|2013||"Permawar"||—||—||—||—||—||From Beer to Eternity|
|2017||"Dancing Madly Backwards"||—||—||—||—||—||Non-album single|
|"—" denotes releases that did not chart.|
|Circa 1981||"First True Love Affair"||Live at Huey's in IL|
|Circa 1982||"Dancing Alone"||Live at Misfits [ disambiguation needed ] in IL|
|Circa 1982||"Funkamental"||Live at Misfits [ disambiguation needed ] in IL|
|Circa 1982||"The Urge To Run Away"||Live at Misfits [ disambiguation needed ] in IL|
|Circa 1982||"Knowledge"||Live at Misfits [ disambiguation needed ] in IL|
|Circa 1982||"Le Stupide"||Live at Misfits [ disambiguation needed ] in IL|
|Circa 1983||"Hardman"||Live at the Palladium in LA|
|Circa 1983||"So So Life"|
|Circa 1984||"Do You Even Like It?"|
|Circa 1984||"Ricky's Hand"|
|Circa 1986||"The Eyes of Christ"||Live at Medusa's in IL|
|Circa 1986||"Thrill Kill Kult"||Live at Medusa's in IL|
Trax! Box is a 2015 compilation box set by American rock band Ministry. It collects the band’s 1980-1985 output on the Wax Trax! label, including all remixes, side projects and period rarities. This collection builds greatly upon the 2004 RykoDisc re-issues and adds dozens of previously unreleased tracks.
In Case You Didn't Feel Like Showing Up is a live album by American industrial metal band Ministry, released on September 4, 1990 by Sire Records.
Tapes of Wrath is a compilation of promotional videos by American industrial metal band Ministry and their side project Revolting Cocks. Available both in VHS and DVD format.
Sphinctour is a live CD/DVD/VHS release by the industrial metal band Ministry released in 2002. It contains various tracks recorded on their 1996 world tour in support of the album Filth Pig. The album title is a play on the word sphincter.
|1982||"Same Old Madness"||Jim Nash|
|1985||"Over the Shoulder"||Peter Christopherson|
|1988||"Stigmata"||Benjamin Stokes and Eric Zimmerman|
|"The Land of Rape and Honey"||H-Gun Labs and Dead Battery Productions|
|1989||"Burning Inside"||Benjamin Stokes and Eric Zimmerman|
|1991||"Jesus Built My Hotrod" (with Gibby Haynes)||Paul Elledge|
|1993||"Just One Fix"|
|1995||"Lay Lady Lay"||Paul Elledge|
|1999||"Bad Blood"||Benjamin Stokes|
|2001||"What About Us?"||Jeffrey Kinart|
|2018||"Wargasm" (Lyric Video)|
|"Twilight Zone"||Chris Roth|
|"Victims of a Clown"|
|"Just One Fix"||Totally Fucked Up||1993|
|"Psalm 69"||The River Wild||1994|
|"Jesus Built My Hotrod"||Exit to Eden|
|"Tonight We Murder"||Demon Knight||1995|
|"Stigmata"||Rumble in the Bronx|
|"Paisley"||Escape from L.A.|
|"Reload"||Speed 2: Cruise Control||1997|
|"(Everyday Is) Halloween"||The Black Bible||1998|
|"Just One Fix"||Urban Legend|
|"Bad Blood"||The Matrix: Music from the Motion Picture||1999|
|"Eureka Pile"||Universal Soldier: The Return|
|"Nursing Home"||Left Behind: The Movie||2000|
|"10/10"||Street Sk8r 2|
|"What About Us" and "Dead Practice"||A.I. Artificial Intelligence||2001|
|"Jesus Built My Hotrod"||Crusty Demons/Watchdogs||2003/2014|
|"No W"||Tony Hawk's Underground 2||2004|
|Need for Speed: Underground 2|
|"Bloodlines"||Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines|
|"Thieves" and "Waiting"||Murderball||2005|
|"The Light Pours Out of Me"||Alone in the Dark|
|"Señor Peligro" and "Burning Inside"||Scarface: The World Is Yours||2006|
|"Stigmata"||Tony Hawk's Project 8|
|"Fear (Is Big Business)"||Saw III|
|"Hero"||Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2||2007|
|"Life Is Good"||Saw IV|
|"Death and Destruction (Remix)"||Saw V||2008|
|"Bang a Gong", "Radar Love", "Cuz U R Next" and "Khyber Pass (Wicked Instrumental)"||The Wicked Soundtrack by Al Jourgensen|
|"NCIS Theme (Remix)"||NCIS: The Official TV Soundtrack||2009|
|"Stigmata" and "Thieves"||Brütal Legend|
|"Fear (Is Big Business)", "Palestina" and "Khyber Pass"||The Hurt Locker|
|"Just One Fix"||Hatchet II||2010|
|"N.W.O."||Need for Speed: The Run||2011|
ΚΕΦΑΛΗΞΘ is the fifth studio album by American industrial metal band Ministry, released on July 14, 1992 by Sire Records. It was produced by the band's official members, frontman Al Jourgensen and bassist Paul Barker, and was recorded from March 1991 to May 1992 in Chicago and Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. The album's title, initially intended to be The Tapes of Wrath, ended up being derived from Alister Crowley's The Book of Lies.
With Sympathy is the debut studio album by American rock band Ministry, released on February 10, 1983 by Arista Records. The group was formed in 1981 by lead singer and multi-instrumentalist Al Jourgensen, with drummer Stephen George being the most notable member of its initial lineup.
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