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Ministry performing at the 2017 Hellfest.
As of 2020, the discography of American Industrial metal band Ministry, which was founded and is fronted by Al Jourgensen, consists of the following: 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. Several tracks spanning from 1981 to 1994 in studio, live and cover formats have remained unreleased by the band.
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.
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.
|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|
|2020||"Alert Level"||—||—||—||—||—||Non-album single|
|"—" denotes releases that did not chart.|
|Circa 1981||"First True Love Affair"||Jimmy Ross cover, performed live at Huey's in IL||Cover/Live|
|Circa 1982||"The Urge To Run Away"||Live at Misfits in Chicago||Live|
|Circa 1983||"Hardman"||Live at the Palladium in LA||Live|
|Circa 1983||"So So Life"||Performed on the 1983 tour.||Live|
|Circa 1984||"Do You Even Like It?"||Performed on the 1984 tour.||Live|
|Circa 1984||"Ricky's Hand"||Fad Gadget cover performed on the 1984 and 1986 tours.||Cover/Live|
|Circa 1986||"The Eyes of Christ"||Live at Medusa's in IL||Live|
|Circa 1986||"Thrill Kill Kult"||Live at Medusa's in IL||Live|
|Circa 1986||"The Angel (Remix)"||Re-Recorded Version, Performed on some 1986 and 1987 shows.||Remix|
|Circa 1987||"Ingrate"||Part of the original tracklist for The Land of Rape and Honey, but isn't on the final version.||Studio|
|Circa 1987||"I'm Sick"||Part of the original tracklist for The Land of Rape and Honey, but isn't on the final version.||Studio|
|Circa 1994||"Midnight Cowboy"||Fred Neil cover, performed live at Bridge Benefit VIII at the Shoreline Amphitheater.||Cover/Live|
|1982||"Same Old Madness"||Jim Nash||non-album single|
|1983||"Revenge"||Tim Pope||With Sympathy|
|1985||"Over the Shoulder"||Peter Christopherson||Twitch|
|1988||"Stigmata"||Benjamin Stokes and Eric Zimmerman||The Land Of Rape|
|"The Land of Rape and Honey"||H-Gun Labs and Dead Battery Productions|
|1989||"Burning Inside"||Benjamin Stokes and Eric Zimmerman||The Mind Is A Terrible|
Thing To Taste
|1991||"Jesus Built My Hotrod" (with Gibby Haynes)||Paul Elledge||Psalm 69|
|1993||"Just One Fix"|
|1995||"Lay Lady Lay"||Paul Elledge||Filth Pig|
|1999||"Bad Blood"||Benjamin Stokes||Dark Side Of The Spoon|
|2001||"What About Us?"||Jeffrey Kinart||Greatest Fits|
|2004||"No W"||Houses Of The Mole|
|2006||"LiesLiesLies"||Zach Passero||Rio Grande Blood|
|2013||"Last Sucker"||The Last Sucker|
|"PermaWar"||Zach Passero||From Beer To Eternity|
|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|
|"(Every Day 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|
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