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Ministry is an American industrial metal band founded in by Al Jourgensen in ChicagoIllinois. Originally a synth-pop outfit, Ministry evolved into one of the pioneers of industrial metal in the late s. The band's lineup has changed frequently, with the exception of Jourgensen who Knockin On Heavens Door - Eric Clapton - Time Pieces - The Best Of Eric Clapton the band's main producer, singer, songwriter, and instrumentalist.
Ministry attained commercial success in the late s and early s with three of their studio albums: The Land of Rape and HoneyThe Mind Is a Terrible Thing to Taste and Psalm 69 Jourgensen dissolved Ministry in after 27 years of recording and performing, stating that they would never reunite. Ministry's origins date towhen Jourgensen moved from Denver to Chicago to attend the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Records who recommended him as a touring guitarist for Divine. The first line-up of Ministry consisted of keyboardists Robert Roberts and John Davis, bassist Sorenson, and drummer Stephen George ; Jourgensen claimed he didn't want to perform vocals, but decided to do The Rolling Stones - Some Girls after he auditioned several singers "who all sucked.
The band's initial success drew the attention of Arista Records founder and chief executive Clive Daviswho offered them a deal, promising to Car Trouble - Adam And The Ants - Dirk Wears White Sox them "the next Joy Division "—a claim that Jourgensen later considered to be misleading.
A inch single containing the song "Same Old Madness" was recorded and planned for release, along with its accompanying music video. Ministry's debut album, entitled With Sympathy also known as Work for Love in Europewas finished around this time  and issued in May, reaching No.
On release, the album was supported by two more singles—"Revenge" with a music video partially reworked from "Same Old Madness" and " I Wanted to Tell Her " a reworked version of "Primental"and a supporting concert tour with The Police during the North American leg of their Synchronicity tour. In spite of With Sympathy' s success, Jourgensen's relations with Arista were acrimonious.
Eventually, Jourgensen sent a demo tape featuring a cover version of Roxy Music 's song " Same Old Scene " before parting ways with Arista, suing the latter for violating contractual obligations.
In a interview, conducted by Mark Prindle, Jourgensen said that after signing with Arista, all artistic control of Ministry was "handed over" to other writers and producers. He was not trying to come off as British. The Stones used a southern accent and no one crawled up their ass for it.
On release, Twitch hit No. Jourgensen assembled a new touring line-up, featuring Roland Barker on keyboards, Paul Barker on bass and Bill Rieflin on drums. After TwitchPaul Barker became Jourgensen's primary collaborator in Ministry;  until his departure, he was the only person credited as a member of the band other than Jourgensen. The album continued Fuzz - TriPod - TriPod success in the underground music scene.
The Land of Rape and Honey made use of synthesizers, keyboards, tape loops, jackhammering drum machines, dialogue excerpted from movies, unconventional electronic processing, and, in parts, heavy distorted electric guitar and bass. The album was Easy Money - Marva Wright - I Still Havent Found What Im Looking For. by a tour in and the singles and music videos for " Stigmata " and " Flashback ".
Due to the complex nature of the album's drumming, a second drummer, Martin Atkins formerly of Public Image Ltd. In addition to Atkins, a ten piece touring line-up was formed, consisting of Chris Connelly keyboards and vocalsSkinny Puppy vocalist Nivek Ogre vocals and keyboardsJoe Kelly vocals and backing vocals and guitarists Mike ScacciaTerry Robertsand William Tuckerwith Jourgensen, Paul Barker and Rieflin serving as the group's core members. After completing the Revolting Cocks tour in earlyJourgensen and his bandmates began work on a follow-up to The Mind It was released on July 14, and peaked at No.
In OctoberMinistry performed at the eighth Bridge School Benefit charity concertDion - Donna The Prima Donna / Youre Mine sets of cover songs most prominently Bob Dylan's You Came (Original Mix) - Various - Ministry Of House Vol.9 Lay Lady Lay " and one original song, "Paisley", which was intended to be on their next album.
In spite of their growing success, Ministry was nearly derailed by drug problems and a series of arrests followed in August The album's songs were played mostly at slower tempos than those on their previous three LPs, giving it an almost doom metal feel.
Jourgensen has subsequently said that he was severely depressed during this period, that Filth Pig reflects this, and that he dislikes performing music from Filth Pig. Various - Jazzin With The Soul Brothers recorded their final studio album for Warner Bros.
Records, Dark Side of the Spoonwhich they dedicated to William Tuckerwho committed suicide earlier that year. For Dark Side Rannet kholkhalet - الهادي حبوبة = Hedi Habbouba* - الهادي حبوبة = Hedi Habbouba the SpoonMinistry tried to diversify their sound by adding some melodic and synthetic touches to their usual electro-metal sound, along with some jazz influences,  but the album was not well received.
However, the single " Bad Blood " appeared on the soundtrack album of The Matrix and was nominated for a Grammy award. In the summer ofMinistry was invited to that year's Ozzfest ;  amidst a management changeover, they were dropped from the bill and replaced by Soulfly.
After Ministry split from Warner Bros. AroundJourgensen almost lost his arm when he was bitten by a venomous spider. The sound was strongly heavy metal with voice effects, though it featured an almost-pop cover of Magazine 's "The Light Pours Out Of Me".
Animositisominacompared to previous releases, sold poorly and singles for "Animosity" and "Piss" were canceled before they could be released.
Barker announced You Came (Original Mix) - Various - Ministry Of House Vol.9 departure from Ministry in January He stated that the trigger was his father dying while the band was wrapping up a summer tour in Europe, and also stated that his family life was his main focus at that particular time. President George W. Bush ; an alternate version of the track was placed on the multi-performer compilation Rock Against Bush, Vol.
It, along with another song on the album, "The Great Satan", is also available as a downloadable content song for the video game Rock Band 2. Paul Raven died on October 20,a month and two-days after the release of The Last Suckersuffering an apparent heart attack shortly after arriving in Europe to commence recording for the French industrial band Treponem Pal near the Swiss border.
Jourgensen remixed and co-produced Spyder Baby's "Bitter", which was released by Blind Prophecy Records in early A song titled " Keys to the City ", which became the theme song for the Chicago Blackhawkswas released on March 5, All of these releases are credited to Ministry and Co-Conspiratorssince they feature collaborations between Jourgensen and other musicians. Ministry's "farewell" tour, the "C-U-LaTour", started its North American leg on March 26, with Meshuggah performing as special guests and Hemlock as an opening act.
They played their final North American shows in Chicago on May 10 and 12, During the performance, Jourgensen repeatedly reaffirmed it would indeed be the last ever Ministry show. Due to a large demand for tickets, an extra gig was added at the Tripod on July 19, The band again played to a full house. Ministry's final song at this show and ostensibly their last ever live performance was a rendition of their cover version of " What a Wonderful World ". A documentary film called Fix: The Ministry Movie was planned for release sometime in However, the release date was pushed back to early Jourgensen sued the filmmaker, Doug Freel, for failing to fulfill a portion of the contract giving Jourgensen approval over the final cut, along with "thousands of dollars".
On August 7,Ministry announced they would reform and would play at Germany's Wacken Open Air festival, set to take place on August 2—4, Jourgensen told Metal Hammer in August that Ministry was working on a new album called Relapsewhich they hoped to release by Christmas. Regarding the sound of the new material, he explained, "We've only got five songs to go.
I've been listening to it the last couple of weeks and I wasn't really in the mood, I was just taking it as a joke. Just to pass the time at first but [Mikey's] raving about it.
It's like, dude c'mon, this is not about Porpoise Song (Theme From Head) - The Monkees - Head, so The ulcers are gone and Bush is gone so it's time for something new.
I think this is actually gonna wind up being the fastest and heaviest record I've ever done. Just because we did it as anti-therapy therapy against the country music we would just take days off and thrash faster than I've done in a long time, faster than Mikey's done in a long time. He just did a Rigor Mortis tour and said it was easy compared to this Ministry stuff so it's gonna be brutal and it's gonna You Came (Original Mix) - Various - Ministry Of House Vol.9 a lot of people out.
Ministry announced on their website that they entered the studio on September 1, with You Came (Original Mix) - Various - Ministry Of House Vol.9 Sammy D'Ambruoso to begin recording their new album.
On December 23,Ministry released " 99 Percenters ", the first single from Relapseand began streaming it on their Facebook page two days later. On February 24,Ministry released a second single, You Came (Original Mix) - Various - Ministry Of House Vol.9 Double Tap ", which was included in the April issue of the Metal Hammer magazine.
On March 23,Relapse was released;  it was supported with " Defibrillatour ", a concert tour which lasted from that year's June to August.
On December 23,guitarist Mike Scaccia died  following an on-stage heart attack, while playing with his other band, Rigor Mortis. He explained, "Mikey was my best friend in the world and there's no Ministry without him. But I know the music we recorded together during the last weeks of his life had to be released to honor him. So after his funeral, I locked myself in my studio and turned the songs we had recorded into the best and last Ministry record anyone will ever hear.
I can't do it without Mikey and I don't want to. So yes, this will be Ministry's last album. Jourgensen stated that Ministry would tour in support of From Beer to Eternitybut would not record any more albums. When asked in July whether Ministry was going to release another album after From Beer to EternityJourgensen stated, "When I was asked [before], it was after Mikey passed and the entire media immediately starts asking me what is going to happen to Ministry.
He wasn't You Came (Original Mix) - Various - Ministry Of House Vol.9 buried yet. I thought, 'Fuck you. I said, 'Fuck Ministry and fuck you for asking. It's been more than two years now, and I got more ideas and I have done albums with Mikey and have done them without him. It's time to get another record out.
I have a bunch of songs written in my head. I wanted to have time to mourn before people start asking me about touring dates. It was sick. I was bombarded and email boxes were overloaded with 'what are you going to do now? Bell of Fear FactoryYou Came (Original Mix) - Various - Ministry Of House Vol.9 N.
In an October interview with Billboard magazine, Jourgensen revealed that he has begun working on new material for Ministry's fifteenth studio album. He explained, "I have to get as many albums as I can done while Trump is still president, and then what am Mighty High vs.
Mr. Blake* - People Everybody going to do: write those crappy albums that I write while Democrats are president? In a interview with Revolver magazine, Jourgensen reaffirmed that he had been working on new material sinceand revealed that he had hired Paul D'Amour formerly of Tool as the new bassist of Ministry.
Ministry's experimentation, stylistic variation and changes during its career cross several genres of popular music. Alternative rock subgenres such as industrial rock and industrial metal are umbrella terms predominately used to describe the band's career in general. Despite Jourgensen's dislike of touring, Ministry are noted for their live performances, featuring extended versions of songs as evidenced on In Case You Didn't Feel Like Showing Up  and disturbing visual imagery.
Jourgensen, with former and current bandmates, has been active in a number of musical projects besides Ministry. Kirk and Stephen Mallinder. Everyone interprets the name, Ministry, differently.
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