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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.

This week’s new releases: David Byrne’s ‘American Utopia,’ plus new Erasure, Ministry

This week’s new releases: David Byrne’s ‘American Utopia,’ plus new Erasure, Ministry

Record Rack: A round-up of the week’s new albums, expanded reissues and/or box sets, appearing each Monday on Slicing Up Eyeballs. All releases due out this Friday unless noted. This week’s new releases include titles from David Byrne of the Talking Heads, Erasure and Ministry.

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.

Listen: Peter Hook, Ministry cover Captain Beyond’s ‘Dancing Madly Backwards’ for split 12″

Listen: Peter Hook, Ministry cover Captain Beyond’s ‘Dancing Madly Backwards’ for split 12″

Peter Hook and Ministry have each covered “Dancing Madly Backwards” — a 1972 song by Captain Beyond, a psychedelic hard-rock act that featured members of Iron Butterfly and Deep Purple  — for a split 12-inch single out this month on Cleopatra Records. Hear both versions, and the original, here.

Ministry touring U.S. with Death Grips, promises to play 3 songs off ‘Psalm 69’

Ministry touring U.S. with Death Grips, promises to play 3 songs off ‘Psalm 69’

Ministry will support the release this fall of its 14th studio album AmeriKKKant by co-headlining a U.S. tour with electro-industrial hip-hop duo Death Grips, a trek that will open Oct. 13 in Worcester, Mass., and keep the two groups on the road through Nov. 11 in Dallas, Texas. See full dates here.

Listen: Ministry releases (mostly) full show from ‘In Case You Didn’t Feel Like Showing Up’

Listen: Ministry releases (mostly) full show from ‘In Case You Didn’t Feel Like Showing Up’

Ministry has released a new live album on Bandcamp — with a vinyl edition following in September — that, while not advertised as such, is taken from the same 1990 concert that spawned the six-song In Case You Didn’t Feel Like Showing Up live album and companion home video release.

Pay $10,000 for Ministry’s new ‘AmeriKKKant’ and Al Jourgensen will remix your song

Pay $10,000 for Ministry’s new ‘AmeriKKKant’ and Al Jourgensen will remix your song

Ministry will release their 14th studio album this fall, a collection called AmeriKKKant that is available for pre-order now via PledgeMusic in a variety of bundles that top out at $10,000 — a price that’ll get one of your own songs remixed and given “that Ministry sound” by Al Jourgensen himself.

New Order, Nine Inch Nails, Jawbreaker, X, Ministry and more playing Chicago’s Riot Fest

New Order, Nine Inch Nails, Jawbreaker, X, Ministry and more playing Chicago’s Riot Fest

Chicago’s Riot Fest this morning unveiled the lineup for its three-day September festival, which will be headlined by Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age and a reunited Jawbreaker. Also on the bill: New Order, Ministry, Dinosaur Jr, X, Bad Brains, Buzzcocks, GBH, Fishbone and Alice Bag.

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: Ministry’s Uncle Al Jourgensen submits to the ‘120 X-Ray’ — 1990

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: Ministry’s Uncle Al Jourgensen submits to the ‘120 X-Ray’ — 1990

For this week’s installment of “120 Minutes” Rewind, we queue up the Jan. 7, 1990, edition of “120 Minutes” for this near 4-minute “120 X-Ray” segment on Ministry. Intro’d by Dave Kendall, the “X-Ray” features bandleader Al Jourgensen about two months after the release of The Mind is a Terrible Thing to Taste.

‘Without Sympathy’: Al Jourgensen, Wax Trax! celebrated in L.A. photo/art exhibit

‘Without Sympathy’: Al Jourgensen, Wax Trax! celebrated in L.A. photo/art exhibit

On the eve of the Record Store Day release of a new Wax Trax! Records box set, the Lethal Amounts Gallery in Los Angeles will celebrate Ministry mastermind Al Jourgensen and his labelmates on the highly influential Chicago imprint via a new photo exhibit called “Without Sympathy: The Visceral Journey of Al Jourgensen.”