Tag: Al Jourgensen

Ministry’s Industrial Strength Tour delayed a 3rd time, opening acts shuffled again

Ministry’s Industrial Strength Tour delayed a 3rd time, opening acts shuffled again

Ministry’s Industrial Strength Tour has been been rescheduled for a third time due to the pandemic, moving from summer 2020 to spring 2021 to fall 2021 and, now, spring 2022.

Ministry’s Industrial Strength Tour delayed again, with Helmet replacing KMFDM

Ministry’s Industrial Strength Tour delayed again, with Helmet replacing KMFDM

Ministry’s Industrial Strength Tour has been been rescheduled for a second time due to the COVID-19 pandemic, moving from summer 2020 to spring 2021 and now fall 2021, this time with Helmet joining Front Line Assembly as openers rather than KMFDM. See the new dates right here.

Hear Ministry’s 2 ‘lost mixes’ of ‘Everyday (Is Halloween)’ and unreleased B-sides

Hear Ministry’s 2 ‘lost mixes’ of ‘Everyday (Is Halloween)’ and unreleased B-sides

Cleopatra Records today digitally released two newly unearthed and previously unreleased mixes of Ministry’s classic 1985 single “Everyday (Is Halloween),” along with thepreviously unreleased song “Playground” and an unissued instrumental version of “I See Red.” Hear the whole thing right here.

Ministry unearths 2 ‘lost mixes’ of ‘Everyday (Is Halloween)’ for new 12-inch

Ministry unearths 2 ‘lost mixes’ of ‘Everyday (Is Halloween)’ for new 12-inch

Cleopatra Records next month will release a new 12-inch vinyl single featuring a pair of newly unearthed and previously unreleased mixes of Ministry’s classic 1985 single “Everyday (Is Halloween),” with another previously unreleased song on the B-side. Full details and tracklist right here.

Ministry debuts new song ‘Alert Level’ off upcoming 15th studio album

Ministry debuts new song ‘Alert Level’ off upcoming 15th studio album

Ministry this week premiered a new song called “Alert Level” off the band’s upcoming 15th studio album that Al Jourgensen and Co. had begun recording earlier this year before the coronavirus pandemic disrupted the music industry and all manner of daily life. Hear the new song right here.

Bill Rieflin, drummer for Ministry, Pigface, RevCo and R.E.M., dead at 59

Bill Rieflin, drummer for Ministry, Pigface, RevCo and R.E.M., dead at 59

Bill Rieflin, the thunderous drummer who made his name in Chicago’s late-’80s/early-’90s industrial scene pounding out beats for Ministry, Revolting Cocks, Pigface and more before manning the kit for R.E.M. over the last eight years of that band’s career, died on Tuesday of cancer, according to former bandmates. He was 59.

Ministry’s Industrial Strength Tour to feature KMFDM and Front Line Assembly

Ministry’s Industrial Strength Tour to feature KMFDM and Front Line Assembly

Ministry will celebrate the 30th anniversary of The Mind Is a Terrible Thing to Taste this summer by recreating that album’s famed tour, enlisting original opener KMFDM and fellow heavyweight Front Line Assembly — and possibly a chained-link fence — for the Industrial Strength Tour. Full dates right here.

Watch the trailer for ‘The History of Industrial Music: The Chicago Way’ documentary

Watch the trailer for ‘The History of Industrial Music: The Chicago Way’ documentary

Hot on the heels of the well-received Wax Trax! Records documentary comes a broader look at Chicago’s role in the development of industrial music in the 1980s and ’90s, a film that backers are hoping fans of the genre can help get completed via a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign. Watch the trailer right here.

Watch: Ministry delivers late-’80s, early-’90s ‘Wax Trax!-era’ set on Record Store Day

Watch: Ministry delivers late-’80s, early-’90s ‘Wax Trax!-era’ set on Record Store Day

Ministry performed the first of six special Record Store Day-related sets in Chicago on Saturday night, with frontman Al Jourgensen enlisting old bandmate Chris Connelly to help perform what was billed as a “Wax Trax!-era” set that largely focused on the band’s late-’80s, early-’90s albums. Video and setlist here.

How to get free tickets to Ministry’s Wax Trax!-era performances around Record Store Day

How to get free tickets to Ministry’s Wax Trax!-era performances around Record Store Day

As we reported last month, Vans is sponsoring a half-dozen special Record Store Day-related screenings of the “Industrial Accident: The Story of Wax Trax! Records” in April that will include a panel discussion and a “Wax Trax!-era” live set by Ministry. And many of you have asked how to get tickets.

Ministry to play Wax Trax!-era set at special screenings of ‘Industrial Accident’ documentary

Ministry to play Wax Trax!-era set at special screenings of ‘Industrial Accident’ documentary

To celebrate the Record Store Day release of the “Industrial Accident: The Story of Wax Trax! Records” documentary and its soundtrack, Vans will sponsor a half-dozen screening events in North America that will include a panel discussion and a “Wax Trax!-era” live set by Ministry.

Dave Navarro, Chris Connelly join Ministry for first ‘(Everyday Is) Halloween’ performance in 30 years

Dave Navarro, Chris Connelly join Ministry for first ‘(Everyday Is) Halloween’ performance in 30 years

Ministry is wrapping up its fall tour with concerts last night and tonight in Los Angeles, and has pulled out something of a shocker: Al Jourgensen brought Chris Connelly and Dave Navarro onstage last night to perform “(Everyday Is) Halloween” in concert for the first time in more than 30 years.

Watch: Chris Connelly joins Ministry on stage for first time in 15 years to sing ‘So What’

Watch: Chris Connelly joins Ministry on stage for first time in 15 years to sing ‘So What’

Chris Connelly re-joined Ministry on stage in Chicago tonight for the first time in 15 years, reprising his memorable vocal to “So What” alongside Al Jourgensen in a performance that the band streamed live on Facebook — and which you can watch in its entirety right here.

Ministry announces release of ‘AmeriKKKant,’ North American tour — hear 1st single ‘Antifa’

Ministry announces release of ‘AmeriKKKant,’ North American tour — hear 1st single ‘Antifa’

Industrial-metal giants Ministry this week announced they’ll release AmeriKKKant, their 14th studio album, in March, then hit the road for a 26-date North American tour to promote the record — which is preceded by first single “Antifa,” the music video for which you can watch right here. Check out the full tour dates, too.