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Formed: 1981
From: El Paso, TX, United States
Last Known Status: Regrouped

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Below is our complete Ministry news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Ministry Posts New Music Video For "Ghouldiggers"

Ministry posted up a new music video for the track "Ghouldiggers." The song appears on the band's new LP "Relapse," which is available now through AFM Records. Metal Underground's full review of the release can be found at this location.

The band previously released the video for "99 Percenters," which can be viewed at this location.

Check out "Gouldiggers" here:

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Golden Gods Heavy Metal Curators Interviewed

Jamie of Hardrockchick.com interviewed the curators of the Golden Gods' History of Heavy Metal exhibit at the GRAMMY Museum in downtown LA. You can watch the interview below.

She also spoke with a number of artists on the black carpet about items they have featured in the GRAMMY Museum's History of Heavy Metal exhibit (or what of theirs should be in there). Interviews include: Machine Head, Quiet Riot, Twisted Sister, Ministry, Motorhead, Hatebreed, Black Label Society, Hellyeah, Halestorm, Dethklok, Adrenaline Mob, Evanescence, and Korn.

HardRockChick's GRAMMY Museum Black Carpet Interviews:

More interviews from the black carpet are also available from Metal Injection here.

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Ministry Posts New "Relapse" Studio Video

Ministry has posted the 11th installment online in the making-of video series for the band's newly released album "Relapse." You can check out the new video below. Ministry also commented on the video:

"Dateline Fall 2011 El Paso, TX: Deep in the heart of Texas, videographer Omar Mena treks Uncle Al and the boys as they put the finishing touches on tracking the new Ministry and descend into their own personal hell."

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"Fix: The Ministry Movie" To See Release In April

"Fix: The Ministry Movie" will be released on April 10th, 2012. The following press release was issued about the movie:

"Raw and uncompromising, FIX is the story of the rock band Ministry -- hard living in the fastest lane, told for every fan, or merely the morbidly curious, whomsoever wished that just for a few nights they might have an all access pass into the belly of the rock beast --a chance to go behind that locked door at the back of the bus, and hang out one-on-one with whatever's lurking there.

"Embedded during Ministry's entire SPHINCTOUR in 1996, director Doug Freel and a single camera captured the band poised to take on popular music's title of 'Next big coolest, hardest, most bad-ass, thing,' but Al Jourgensen's legendary drug abuse had him teetering at the very edge of insanity, all the while still at the helm and steering both the Ministry ship, and his own physical and mental health, straight into the rocks.

"What started as a commitment of filming for a few days turned into the shooting of fifty-two successive shows in thirteen different countries. Within the first few minutes of the finished piece, we see why the filmmakers felt compelled to stay on the tour as we too are drawn into the mayhem and the anarchic drama of life on the road with Ministry. It's like watching a car wreck in slow motion... It's hard to look away. More...

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Ministry Streaming Entire New Album

As we approach the official street date for the thirteenth album from industrial metal purveyors Ministry this Monday, March 26th, fans worldwide can stream all eleven tracks of the mutinous album via Metal Injection all weekend right here. The following press release was issued about the album:

"Following a dozen full-length releases over the past thirty years, and recently ending a four-year hiatus, from deep in the heart of Hell Paso Texas, Al Jourgensen’s Ministry rises against the political machine one more time with the release of 'Relapse,' the album boasting some of the band’s heaviest and fastest material in years, fueled by Jourgensen’s disgust at the world that surrounds us.

"The album strikes out with the no-holds-barred album opening track 'Ghouldiggers' aimed directly at the pitfalls of the industry he has survived over the years, from there segueing directly into one of the heaviest Ministry anthems in years with the crushing 'Double Tap' attack. Jourgensen has rallied with the Occupy Wall Street movement over the past year and recently released the riotous video for the raging '99 Percenters,' speaking out for the majority of the world’s oppressed populations against corporate corruption. More...

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Ministry Releases "99 Percenters" Video

Ministry madman Al Jourgensen is up to his old tricks and political ranting with the world debut of the video for "99 Percenters," the first single off the upcoming worldwide release of the band's "Relapse" album. Check out the video after the jump.

For "99 Percenters," Jourgensen teamed up with his native El Pasonian and co-conspirator, director and animator Zach Passero (Wicked Lake, Ministry, Lieslieslies, RevCo, Fire Engine). Says Jourgensen: “Hopefully this song and video will motivate people to take action against the Kleptocracy we find ourselves living in. I am in awe of the passion and motivation of the Occupy Wall Street movement and feel compelled to contribute what I can to inspire global citizens to continue to take to the streets in protest against the encroaching New World Order."

"Relapse," the upcoming release from Ministry, nears its official stateside CD release via AFM Records in conjunction with DisManic via E1 Distribution on "Metal Monday," March 26th, 2012. Ministry has the following upcoming tour dates:

6/17/2012 Ogden Theatre - Denver, CO
6/21/2012 Club Nokia - Los Angeles, CA
6/23/2012 Best Buy Theater - New York, NY
6/28/2012 The Vic Theatre - Chicago, IL
6/29/2012 The Vic Theatre - Chicago, IL More...

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Ministry Streaming New Track

Industrial metal giants Ministry are streaming the new song "99 Percenters." The song appears on the forthcoming LP "Relapse," which is due out on March 23, 2012 through AFM Records. Check out Metal Underground's latest interview with Al Jourgensen at this location.

The track listing for "Relapse" is as follows:

1. Ghouldiggers
2. Double Tap
3. FreeFall
4. Kleptocracy
5. United Forces
6. 99 Percenters
7. Relapse
8. Weekend Warrior
9. Git Up Get Out ‘n Vote
10. Bloodlust
11. Relapse Defibrillator Mix (Special Limited Edition)

Check out "99 Percenters" here:

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Ministry Posts More "Relapse" Making-Of Footage

Ministry has posted the 10th installment online of the band's "Relapse" album making-of video series, which can be viewed below. The band also commented:

"Uncle Al completely loses his mind as the final tracking and mixing of Relapse consumes very soul body...watch as El Paso videographer Omar Mena tracks the psychological demise our hero pirate pals they descend into further anarchy chaos."

The "Relapse" track listing is as follows:

1. Ghouldiggers
2. Double Tap
3. FreeFall
4. Kleptocracy
5. United Forces
6. 99 Percenters
7. Relapse
8. Weekend Warrior
9. Git Up Get Out ‘n Vote
10. Bloodlust
11. Relapse Defibrillator Mix (Special Limited Edition)

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Al Jourgenson Not Appearing At SXSW

Ministry has posted the following message online regarding reports that Al Jourgenson would be appearing at SXSW for a panel with Slipknot:

"Dearest Ministry Fans! Someone has erroneously issued a press release to media stating that Al Jourgensen will be attending SXSW and conducting a panel with Clown of Slipknot entitled 'Seeing Red Aesthetics & Visuals of Metal' scheduled for March 15th from 2:45 3:45 pm in Room 11AB at the Austin Convention Center.

"While 13th Planet supports both SXSW and Clown of Slipknot, no one ever contacted Al’s management to invite Al to participate in this panel, and Al WILL NOT BE attending SXSW nor participating in any panel of any kind whatsoever.

"Any notice or announcement of Al Jourgensen’s presence at SXSW or participation in any panel is FALSE." More...

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Ministry Streaming New Song "Double Tap"

Industrial metal giants Ministry are streaming the new song "Double Tap." The song appears on the forthcoming LP "Relapse," which is due out on March 23, 2012 through AFM Records. Check out Metal Underground's latest interview with Al Jourgensen at this location.

The track listing for "Relapse" is as follows:

1. Ghouldiggers
2. Double Tap
3. FreeFall
4. Kleptocracy
5. United Forces
6. 99 Percenters
7. Relapse
8. Weekend Warrior
9. Git Up Get Out ‘n Vote
10. Bloodlust
11. Relapse Defibrillator Mix (Special Limited Edition)

Check out "Double Tap" here:

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Ministry Announces European Tour Dates

Today, Ministry’s Al Jourgensen announced the European leg of the DeFiBriLaTouR in support of the upcoming new Ministry release "Relapse."

Ministry’s Touring Line-Up includes Al Jourgensen (Frontman/vox/guitars), Mike Scaccia (Ministry/Rigor Mortis) guitars, Casey Orr (Rigor Mortis) bass, John Bechdel (Ministry/Killing Joke/Fear Factory) keyboards, AAron Rossi (Ministry/RevCo) drums and Sin Quirin (Ministry/RevCo) guitars. Soulfly bassist Tony Campos is not performing due to scheduling conflicts.

Dates are as follows: More...

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Ministry Reveals "Relapse" Track Listing

Deep in the heart of Hell Paso Texas, Ministry’s Al Jourgensen re-opened the doors of his industrial compound studio in Fall 2011 and invited his favorite co-conspirators Mike Scaccia (Rigor Mortis), Tony Campos (Static X), Tommy Victor (Prong) and Casey Orr (Rigor Mortis/Gwar) to climb on board the Ministry pirate ship and de-construct and re-construct Jourgensen’s monsterpiece "Relapse."

Thirty years and twelve albums later, as well as a near-death experience in 2010, Jourgensen rises as a phoenix from the ashes with "Relapse" -- still angry, still political and very very pissed off. Relapsing back into the music industry after a four-year hiatus, Jourgensen launches his audio assault with “Ghouldiggers,” a no-holds-barred metal bullet aimed directly at the pitfalls of the industry he has survived. The following press release was issued about "Relapse:"

"Everything Jourgensen predicted on Houses of the Molé, Rio Grande Blood and The Last Sucker has transpired and as we approach the Mayan calendar of the End of Days in 2012, Jourgensen, re-invigorated by the global 99 Percenters and Occupy Wall Street movement, navigates through Relapse once again as a reluctant prophet accusing, dissecting, cajoling and exhorting greed, corruption and lies.

"Reaching back to his punk rock roots, Jourgensen and his MINISTRY pirates cover S.O.D’s 'United Forces' – a track written 20 years ago still relevant today as a call to arms for the unrighteous and to those who feel disenfranchised by the 'system' as it stands today.

"Sited as the driving force behind a cross-section of metal genres from industrial Nine Inch Nails to thrash artists Static X and Nu Metal’s Korn, Linkin Park, Slipknot, Limp Biskit, and receiving six Grammy Nominations for Best Metal Performance, Jourgensen returns with his greatest achievement to date with Relapse. Leave it to Jourgensen to make a comeback with a relapse. Check out video footage documenting the making of Relapse at this location."

The "Relapse" track listing is as follows:

1. Ghouldiggers
2. Double Tap
3. FreeFall
4. Kleptocracy
5. United Forces
6. 99 Percenters
7. Relapse
8. Weekend Warrior
9. Git Up Get Out ‘n Vote
10. Bloodlust
11. Relapse Defibrillator Mix (Special Limited Edition) More...

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Ministry Signs Worldwide Deal With AFM Records

AFM Records is proud to announce the worldwide signing of industrial veterans MINISTRY, one of the most innovative and legendary bands of our time. AFM will release Ministry's highly-anticipated comeback album Relapse in March. Prior to the album, MINISTRY will release a digital single, entitled “99%” on December 23rd, 2011 via the band's iTunes store.

Currently, Ministry mastermind Al Jourgensen is finalizing the last mixes on the new material. Al Jourgensen comments on the signing: "Our 13th Planet Record releases have been distributed in Europe via AFM through our partner Soulfood Music in Germany for several years now, and we have established a solid business relationship, so it made perfect sense to take the next step and have AFM Records come on board and be involved with the new Ministry release for worldwide and digital distribution. I’m pretty psyched about the collaboration, based on the response and enthusiasm I’ve received from AFM so far…"

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Ministry Posts More "Relapse" Studio Footage

Ministry has posted the fifth entry in a series of videos showcasing the making of the band's upcoming album "Relapse." Check out the new video below, or find the last episode here.

"Relapse" is due out on March 3rd, 2012. The band also commented on the new video clip:

"Uncle Al Gets 'Fuel' For the Ministry Pirates! Videographer Omar Mena risks life and limb as he accompanies Uncle Al on his journey to acquire a specific libation at the behest of the Ministry pirates.... Warning: This video contains graphic language and speeds not suitable for all audiences."

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Amon Amarth Confirms For Brutal Assault 2012

Swedish death metal giants Amon Amarth are the latest band to confirm an appearance at the Brutal Assault 2012 Festival. The festival will be held from August 9-11, 2012 at the Old Army Fortress in Josefov, Czech Republic.

Amon Amarth will join the following bands who had previously confirmed:

Arcturus
Arkona
Be'lakor
Cattle Decapitation
Converge
Dimmu Borgir
Dodheimsgard
General Surgery
Heathen
Heaven Shall Burn
Immortal
Incantation
Ministry
Moonspell
Norther
Paradise Lost
Protest The Hero
Sodom
Textures
The Black Dahlia Murder
Virus

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Wacken Open Air 2012 Sold Out

The organizers of Germany's Wacken Open Air festival have announced that next year's edition of the event, scheduled to take place between August 2nd - 4th in Wacken, Germany, has already sold out. A message from the organizers reads as follows:

"Amazing! Wacken is sold out for the seventh time in a row! For the seventh time in a row Wacken Open Air is sold out and never before in such a short time! All 75,000 tickets are sold. Thanx for your support, metalheads! A huge part of the billing is already announced including several special and exclusive shows as well as high-class acts. As every year we have made every effort to provide a terrific billing! And the announcements don´t stop. Via our online advent calendar at least one band will be announced every day during December. Together we will turn the 23. Wacken Open Air into a mega party!"

The currently confirmed bands are as follows: More...

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Ministry Posts New Album Making-Of Footage

Ministry is set to drop the new album "Relapse" through 13th Planet Records on March 3rd, 2012. The band has now posted a fourth making-of clip online for the album, which can be viewed below. You can also find the previously posted third video blog online by heading over to this location.

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Ministry Reveals New Album Release Date

Ministry has announced the release of a new album titled "Relapse" via 13th Planet Records on March 3rd, 2012. You can check out a making-of clip from the album's recording process below.

Ministry has also announced 2012 tour dates in support of "Relapse." Details are as follows:

June 17, 2012 - Denver Ogden Theatre
June 21, 2012 - Los Angeles Club Nokia
June 23, 2012 - New York Best Buy Nokia
June 28, 2012 - Chicago The Vic Theatre
June 29, 2012 - Chicago The Vic Theatre

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Opeth Confirmed For Wacken Open Air

Swedish progressive metal veterans Opeth have been confirmed as the latest band for next year's Wacken Open Air festival, which will take place from August 2nd - 4th in Wacken, Germany.

The lineup for the festival is now as follows:

Amon Amarth
Axel Rudi Pell
Cradle Of Filth
Dark Funeral
Endstille
Forbidden
Gamma Ray
Hammerfall
Henry Rollins (Spoken Word)
Machine Head
Ministry
Napalm Death
Opeth
Paradise Lost
Scorpions
Sick Of It All
Six Feet under
U.D.O.
Watain

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Machine Head Confirmed For Wacken 2012

American heavy metal oufit Machine Head has been confirmed as the latest band for Germany's largest metal festival, Wacken Open Air, which will take place between August 2nd - 4th in 2012. Machine Head will be releasing their new studio album, "Unto The Locust" on September 26th in Europe with a North American release date of September 27th to follow. This will be their first album since 2007's highly acclaimed, "The Blackening."

The Wacken lineup is now as follows:

Amon Amarth
Axel Rudi Pell
Cradle Of Filth
Dark Funeral
Endstille
Forbidden
Gamma Ray
Hammerfall
Henry Rollins (Spoken Word)
Machine Head
Ministry
Napalm Death
Paradise Lost
Scorpions
Sick Of It All
Six Feet under
U.D.O.
Watain

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