Tag: Ministry

Ministry, Wax Trax! labelmates collected on 7CD/1LP ‘Trax Box!’ for Record Store Day

Ministry, Wax Trax! labelmates collected on 7CD/1LP ‘Trax Box!’ for Record Store Day

A trove of early Wax Trax! Records material from Ministry, Revolting Cocks, Pailhead, 1,000 Homo DJs, PTP and Acid Horse — including previously unreleased tracks and demos — will be compiled on a limited-edition 7CD/1LP box set to be released for Record Store Day next month in both the U.S. and the U.K.

Al Jourgensen debuts unreleased ‘With Sympathy’-era Ministry song ‘Anything For You’

Al Jourgensen debuts unreleased ‘With Sympathy’-era Ministry song ‘Anything For You’

Just a couple months after the unreleased “Same Old Madness” was included on the reissue of Ministry’s classic Twelve Inch Singles, another early With Sympathy-era track is seeing the light of day — this time courtesy of bandleader Al Jourgensen, who has famously distanced himself from his band’s early synthpop days.

New releases: Pixies, Ministry, Red Lorry Yellow Lorry, Yo La Tengo, Love and Rockets

New releases: Pixies, Ministry, Red Lorry Yellow Lorry, Yo La Tengo, Love and Rockets

This week’s new releases include expanded reissues of the Pixies’ “Doolittle” and Yo La Tengo’s “Painful,” a box set of Red Lorry Yellow Lorry recordings from 1982 to 1987, a vinyl reissue of MInistry’s “Twelve Inch Singles,” a collection of Boris Blank’s output and a Blondie vinyl box set.

New releases: Shellac, James, Ministry, Scruffy the Cat, New Model Army

New releases: Shellac, James, Ministry, Scruffy the Cat, New Model Army

This week’s releases include a brand-new album from Steve Albini’s Shellac, the belated U.S. release of James’ new studio album, a reissue of MInistry’s ‘Twelve Inch Singles,’ a collection of unreleased Scruffy the Cat material, and the U.S. release of New Model Army’s latest record.

Ministry’s ‘Same Old Madness’ finally released on ‘Twelve Inch Singles 1981-1984’ reissue

Ministry’s ‘Same Old Madness’ finally released on ‘Twelve Inch Singles 1981-1984’ reissue

One of Ministry’s earliest tracks — the oft-bootlegged “Same Old Madness,” which was recorded in 1982 and even has a video, but never was released — finally sees the official light of day on an expanded 2CD reissue of Al Jourgensen and Co.’s classic Wax Trax!-era compilation Twelve Inch Singles 1981-1984.

New releases: Midge Ure, Marc Almond, Ministry, Durutti Column, The Gun Club

New releases: Midge Ure, Marc Almond, Ministry, Durutti Column, The Gun Club

This week’s new releases include a brand-new studio album from Ultravox’s Midge Ure, a recording of a new stage production from Marc Almond, a new Ministry live album and film, a two-disc version of the new Durutti Column album and a CD reissue of The Gun Club’s ‘Fire of Love.’

Watch Al Jourgensen moonlight as a TV weatherman ahead of new Ministry tour, live album

Watch Al Jourgensen moonlight as a TV weatherman ahead of new Ministry tour, live album

Now that he’s out of rehab, Ministry mastermind Al Jourgensen’s getting back to the business of being Al Jourgensen, and that means putting out a live album. getting the band back for a new tour and, last but not least, trying his hand at being a TV weatherman.

New releases: The Clash, Ministry, Kim Gordon, Boomtown Rats, Juliana Hatfield

New releases: The Clash, Ministry, Kim Gordon, Boomtown Rats, Juliana Hatfield

This week’s new releases include two different box sets and a new best-of from The Clash, plus Ministry’s farewell album, new music from Sonic Youth’s Kim Gordon and Juliana Hatfield of Blake Babies, a new Boomtown Rats best-of and a compilation of Rank & File’s first two albums.

New releases: The Suburbs, Ministry, Tears For Fears, The Godfathers, Bad Manners

New releases: The Suburbs, Ministry, Tears For Fears, The Godfathers, Bad Manners

This week’s new releases include the first Suburbs album in 27 years, the U.S. release of Ministry’s new live album, a new best-of from Tears For Fears, a super-limited pressing of The Godfathers’ reunion album ‘Jukebox Fury’ on red vinyl, and a collection of rarities from ska act Bad Manners.

Vintage Video: Ministry at First Avenue, 1983 — watch full ‘With Sympathy’-era set

Vintage Video: Ministry at First Avenue, 1983 — watch full ‘With Sympathy’-era set

For this week’s this installment of Vintage Video, we travel back 30 years to a kinder, gentler time, an era before Al Jourgensen discovered speed metal and riddled his face with tattoos and piercings, and was, instead, simply content to rock a sharp hat, sing in a faux British accent and craft some high-grade early-’80s synthpop.

Al Jourgensen chronicles ‘Caddyshack’-like campaign against ‘thug gang’ of raccoons

Al Jourgensen chronicles ‘Caddyshack’-like campaign against ‘thug gang’ of raccoons

On Friday, Ministry debuted the video for new single “PermaWar,” and while bandleader Al Jourgensen gave the clip a cursory plug on his recently launched Facebook page, he was preoccupied with something far more pressing: a “Caddyshack”-like battle against a “thug gang of asshole raccoons.”

Video: Ministry, ‘PermaWar’ — first single off farewell album ‘From Beer to Eternity’

Video: Ministry, ‘PermaWar’ — first single off farewell album ‘From Beer to Eternity’

Ministry today debuted the music video for “PermaWar,” the first single off the industrial-metal act’s forthcoming album From Beer to Eternity — which Al Jourgensen has announced will be the band’s last. The album is due out Sept. 10, and will also be available in a “mini-coffin” box set.

New releases: Deacon Blue vinyl reissues, Ministry live DVD, ‘Acid Rain’ box set

New releases: Deacon Blue vinyl reissues, Ministry live DVD, ‘Acid Rain’ box set

This week’s new releases include 180-gram audiophile vinyl reissues of three albums from Scottish pop group Deacon Blue, the U.K. DVD version of MInistry’s new live set, and a five-disc box set called ‘Acid Rain: Definitive Original Acid & Deep House 1985-1991.’

New releases: Ministry live CD, plus Echo & The Bunnymen, Talking Heads on vinyl

New releases: Ministry live CD, plus Echo & The Bunnymen, Talking Heads on vinyl

This week’s new releases include a brand-new live album from Ministry (out this week in the U.K., but not until late August in the U.S.), plus new vinyl pressings of Echo & The Bunnymen’s first album ‘Crocodiles’ and ‘Fear of Music,’ the third album from Talking Heads.