Tag: Ministry

Nine Inch Nails unveils U.S. tour — including “one night only” with Ministry, Nitzer Ebb

Nine Inch Nails unveils U.S. tour — including “one night only” with Ministry, Nitzer Ebb

Nine Inch Nails announced a limited number of U.S. concerts this spring and fall, including a “one night only” hometown gig with special guests Ministry and Nitzer Ebb.

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.

Stabbing Westward covers The Cure, Ministry, Echo & The Bunnymen on new EP

Stabbing Westward covers The Cure, Ministry, Echo & The Bunnymen on new EP

Industrial rockers Stabbing Westward have released a new Halloween-themed EP called Hallowed Hymns that features new covers of The Cure’s “Burn” — two versions, in fact — as well as Ministry’s “(Every Day Is) Halloween” and Echo & The Bunnymen’s “The Killing Moon.” Listen to the new EP 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’s Industrial Strength Tour with KMFDM and Front Line Assembly moved to 2021

Ministry’s Industrial Strength Tour with KMFDM and Front Line Assembly moved to 2021

Ministry’s Industrial Strength Tour with KMFDM and Front Line Assembly — a celebration of the 30th anniversary of The Mind Is a Terrible Thing to Taste and that album’s famed tour — has been moved from summer 2020 to spring 2021 due to ongoing restrictions on crowd sizes in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Watch: Strangeways Radio + Slicing Up Eyeballs’ Alt.Rewind: Week of May 1, 2020

Watch: Strangeways Radio + Slicing Up Eyeballs’ Alt.Rewind: Week of May 1, 2020

Our good friends at Strangeways Radio are putting together a week-in-review video series — newly rechristened Alt. Rewind — that will recap the news posted at Slicing Up Eyeballs and on the Strangeways site throughout the preceding week, hosted by Velvet Rebel. Watch the latest installment 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.

Watch: Strangeways Radio + Slicing Up Eyeballs’ Week in Review: March 21-27, 2020

Watch: Strangeways Radio + Slicing Up Eyeballs’ Week in Review: March 21-27, 2020

Check out the latest installment right here — this week’s episode features items on Depeche Mode, Paul Weller, Missing Persons, Bill Rieflin of Ministry and R.E.M., Cold Cave and more.
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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.

Watch: Strangeways Radio + Slicing Up Eyeballs’ Week in Review: Jan. 13-17, 2020

Watch: Strangeways Radio + Slicing Up Eyeballs’ Week in Review: Jan. 13-17, 2020

Our good friends at Strangeways Radio are putting together a new week-in-review video that will recap the news posted at Slicing Up Eyeballs and on the Strangeways site throughout the preceding week, hosted by Velvet Rebel. This week’s episode features news about Depeche Mode, The House of Love, Boomtown Rats and more.

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.