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Ministry

Country of origin:
United States
Location:
Chicago, Illinois (early), El Paso, Texas (later)
Status:
Active
Formed in:
1981
Genre:
New Wave (early), Industrial/Electronic (mid), Industrial Rock/Metal (later)
Lyrical themes:
Love (early); Politics, Drugs, Religion, Humor (later)
Current label:
Nuclear Blast
Years active:
1981-2008, 2011-2013, 2014-present
Ministry played their final concert at the Tripod in Dublin, Ireland on 19 July 2008 and split-up later that year. They announced a reunion on 7 August 2011. Devastated to continue on without guitarist Mike Scaccia, Ministry split-up once again after they released their new album From Beer to Eternity in September 2013. However, they reunited in 2014.

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Current Al Jourgensen Vocals, Guitars, Programming, Keyboards (1981-2008, 2011-2013, 2014-present) See also: Surgical Meth Machine, Buck Satan and the 666 Shooters, Dubweiser, ex-1000 Homo DJs, ex-Acid Horse, ex-Lard, ex-Pailhead, ex-PTP, ex-Revolting Cocks, ex-Special Affect Sinhue Quirin Guitars, Bass (2006-2008), Guitars (2014-present) See also: 3 Headed Snake, ex-Tactics, ex-American Head Charge, ex-Revamp, ex-Revolting Cocks, ex-Society 1, ex-Lords of Acid (live) Tony Campos Bass (2007-2008, 2011-2013, 2014-2015, 2017-present) See also: Asesino, Fear Factory, Cavalera Conspiracy (live), Attika 7, Buck Satan and the 666 Shooters, Max & Iggor Cavalera, Static-X, ex-Brujeria, ex-Dia de los Muertos, ex-Possessed, ex-Prong, ex-Soulfly, ex-Agony (live), ex-Attika John Bechdel Keyboards (2007-2008, 2011-2013, 2014-present) See also: Ascension of the Watchers, ex-Prong, ex-Fear Factory (live), ex-Murder, Inc., ex-Killing Joke (live) Cesar Soto Guitars (2015-present) See also: 3 Headed Snake, The Sixth, Years of Cold, ex-237, ex-Pissing Razors Derek Abrams Drums (2018-present) See also: 3 Headed Snake DJ Swamp Turntables (2018-present) See also: DJ Swamp Past Lamont Welton Bass (1981) Marty Sorenson Bass (1981-1983) Stephen George Drums (1981-1984) John Davis Keyboards (1981-1983) Paul Taylor Keyboards (1981) See also: ex-Titanium Black Brad Hallen Bass (1982-1986) Mark Pothier Keyboards (1982-1983) Robert Roberts Keyboards (1982-1983) Walter Turbitt Guitars (1983) Doug Chamberlin Keyboards (1983-1984) Patty Marsh Keyboards, Vocals (1983-1986) Paul Barker Bass, Keyboards, Programming, Vocals (1986-2003) See also: U.S.S.A, Puscifer (live), ex-Acid Horse, ex-Lard, ex-Lead Into Gold, ex-Pailhead, ex-Pigface, ex-Pink Anvil, ex-PTP, ex-Revolting Cocks, ex-The Blackouts Bill Rieflin Drums, Programming (1986-1995) See also: King Crimson, Robyn Hitchcock and the Venus 3, The Humans, The Minus 5, ex-1000 Homo DJs, ex-Acid Horse, ex-KMFDM, ex-Lard, ex-Pigface, ex-Revolting Cocks, ex-Swans, ex-Sweet 75, ex-Ten Seconds, ex-The Blackouts, ex-The Telepaths, ex-The Tupperwares, ex-R.E.M. (live) Jeff Ward Drums (1988) (R.I.P. 1993) See also: ex-Hammeron, ex-Lard, ex-Low Pop Suicide, ex-Nine Inch Nails, ex-Pigface, ex-Revolting Cocks Chris Connelly Keyboards, Vocals (1988-1993) See also: Chris Connelly, The High Confessions, ex-Acid Horse, ex-Chris Connelly and The Bells, ex-Everyoned, ex-Finitribe, ex-Lab Report, ex-Murder, Inc., ex-Pigface, ex-PTP, ex-Revolting Cocks, ex-The Damage Manual, ex-The Love Interest Mike Scaccia Guitars (1989-1996, 2002-2007, 2011-2012), Bass (2004) (R.I.P. 2012) See also: ex-Blohole, ex-Rigor Mortis, ex-1000 Homo DJs, ex-Revolting Cocks, ex-Spectrum (USA) William Tucker Guitars (1990) (R.I.P. 1999) See also: ex-Chemlab, ex-Chris Connelly, ex-My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult, ex-Pigface Michael Balch Keyboards, Programming (1991-1993) See also: ex-Front Line Assembly, ex-Pigface Louis Svitek Guitars (1992-2003) See also: ex-Lost Cause, ex-Mayhem Inc., ex-MindFunk, ex-M.O.D., ex-Zoetrope, ex-Pigface, ex-The Infamous Howie Beno Programming (1992) Gibby Haynes Vocals (1992) See also: Butthole Surfers, Gibby Haynes and His Problem, ex-P, ex-The Jack Officers Rey Washam Drums, Percussion, Programming (1995-1999, 2003) See also: ex-Scratch Acid, ex-Tad Zlatko Hukić Guitars (1996-1999) See also: Marz Max Brody Drums, Percussion, Programming, Saxophone (2003-2004) Adam Grossman Guitars (2003) See also: Skrew, ex-Angkor Wat Kol Marshall Keyboards (2003-2004) See also: ex-King Diamond John Monte Bass (2004) See also: ex-Chemical Waste, The Spyderz, ex-M.O.D., ex-MindFunk, ex-Sun Red Sun, ex-Dragpipe, ex-Handful Of Dust, ex-Human Waste Project Eddy Garcia Bass (2004-2005) See also: Pissing Razors, Speed Razor, ex-Overkill (live) Rick Valles Guitars (2004-2005) See also: ex-Pissing Razors Bryan Kehoe Guitars (2004) Tommy Victor Guitars, Bass (2005-2008), Vocals (backing) (2007), Guitars (2011-2013) See also: Danzig, Prong, ex-Tapeworm Paul Vincent Raven Bass, Keyboards, Guitars, Drums, Programming, Vocals (2006-2007) (R.I.P. 2007) See also: ex-Godflesh, ex-Prong, ex-Killing Joke, ex-Mob Research, ex-Murder Inc., ex-Pigface, ex-Smartyr, ex-Zilch Aaron Rossi Drums (2007-2008, 2011-2013, 2014-2016) See also: Taipan, ex-Prong, ex-Shelter Burton C. Bell Vocals (lead) (2007-2008) See also: Fear Factory, Ascension of the Watchers, ex-Geezer, ex-City of Fire Jimmy DeGrasso Drums (2008) See also: Killing Machine, F5, ex-MD.45, ex-Megadeth, ex-Suicidal Tendencies, ex-Dokken (live), ex-Alice Cooper, ex-Black Star Riders, ex-David Lee Roth, ex-Fiona, ex-Hail!, ex-Mama's Boys, ex-O'2L, ex-Ratt, ex-Talas, ex-White Lion, ex-Y&T, ex-Ronnie Montrose (live), ex-Stone Sour (live) Casey Orr Bass, Keyboards (2012-2013) See also: ex-Blohole, ex-Rigor Mortis, ex-X-Cops, The Hellions, Wizards of Gore, ex-Gwar, ex-Warbeast, ex-Warlock, ex-Texas Metal Alliance (live), ex-Burden Brothers, ex-The Scaccianators, ex-REO Speedealer (live) Monte Pittman Guitars (2014-2015) See also: Monte Pittman, Madonna (live), ex-Prong, ex-Insanity, ex-Myra Mains, ex-The Citizen Vein, ex-Adam Lambert (live) Mandi Martyr Bass (2016) Jason Christopher Bass, Vocals (2016-2017) See also: Prong, ex-Onceover, ex-Sebastian Bach, ex-Stone Sour (live) Roy Mayorga Drums (2016-2017) See also: ex-Amebix, Mothra, Stone Sour, ex-Ozzy Osbourne, ex-Soulfly, ex-Sepultura (live), ex-Crisis, ex-ABLOOM, ex-Ankla, ex-Black President, ex-Maggott SS, ex-Medication, ex-Nausea, ex-Pale Demons, ex-Thorn, ex-Onesidezero (live), ex-Shelter (live) Current (Live) Burton C. Bell Vocals (2018-present) See also: Fear Factory, Ascension of the Watchers, ex-Geezer, ex-City of Fire Past (Live) Roland Barker Keyboards, Saxophone (1986, 1992-1993) Nivek Ogre Keyboards, Vocals, Guitars (1988-1990) See also: OhGr, Skinny Puppy, ex-Download, ex-Hilt, ex-Pigface, ex-PTP, ex-Revolting Cocks, ex-Rx, ex-KMFDM (live) Martin Aktins Drums (1989-1990) See also: Pigface, ex-Killing Joke, ex-Murder, Inc., ex-Public Image Ltd, ex-The Damage Manual, ex-℞ Terry "Tezz" Roberts Guitars (1990) See also: Broken Bones, Discharge, ex-Agnostic Front, ex-Battalion of Saints, ex-Lard, ex-Murphy's Law, ex-U.K. Subs Jello Biafra Vocals (1990) See also: Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine, ex-Brujeria, ex-Melvins, ex-1000 Homo DJs, ex-Dead Kennedys, ex-Lard, ex-Pigface, ex-The No WTO Combo, ex-The WitchTrials, ex-Tumor Circus Joe Kelly Vocals (1990) Duane Buford Keyboards (1995-1999) Darrell James Keyboards (2003, 2004) John Monte Bass (2004-2005) See also: ex-Chemical Waste, The Spyderz, ex-M.O.D., ex-MindFunk, ex-Sun Red Sun, ex-Dragpipe, ex-Handful Of Dust, ex-Human Waste Project Joey Jordison Drums (2006) See also: Sinsaenum, ex-Modifidious, Vimic, ex-Metallica (live), ex-Satyricon (live), ex-Anal Blast, ex-Hellpig, ex-Murderdolls, ex-Roadrunner United, ex-Scar the Martyr, ex-Slipknot, ex-The Have Nots, ex-Body Pit (live), ex-Korn (live), ex-Rob Zombie (live) Sinhue Quirin Guitars (2012-2013) See also: 3 Headed Snake, ex-Tactics, ex-American Head Charge, ex-Revamp, ex-Revolting Cocks, ex-Society 1, ex-Lords of Acid (live) Thomas Holtgreve Drums (2017) Derek Abrams Drums (2017, 2018) See also: 3 Headed Snake DJ Swamp Turntables (2017-2018) See also: DJ Swamp Al Jourgensen Vocals, Guitars, Programming, Keyboards (1981-2008, 2011-2013, 2014-present) See also: Surgical Meth Machine, Buck Satan and the 666 Shooters, Dubweiser, ex-1000 Homo DJs, ex-Acid Horse, ex-Lard, ex-Pailhead, ex-PTP, ex-Revolting Cocks, ex-Special Affect Sinhue Quirin Guitars, Bass (2006-2008), Guitars (2014-present) See also: 3 Headed Snake, ex-Tactics, ex-American Head Charge, ex-Revamp, ex-Revolting Cocks, ex-Society 1, ex-Lords of Acid (live) Tony Campos Bass (2007-2008, 2011-2013, 2014-2015, 2017-present) See also: Asesino, Fear Factory, Cavalera Conspiracy (live), Attika 7, Buck Satan and the 666 Shooters, Max & Iggor Cavalera, Static-X, ex-Brujeria, ex-Dia de los Muertos, ex-Possessed, ex-Prong, ex-Soulfly, ex-Agony (live), ex-Attika John Bechdel Keyboards (2007-2008, 2011-2013, 2014-present) See also: Ascension of the Watchers, ex-Prong, ex-Fear Factory (live), ex-Murder, Inc., ex-Killing Joke (live) Cesar Soto Guitars (2015-present) See also: 3 Headed Snake, The Sixth, Years of Cold, ex-237, ex-Pissing Razors Derek Abrams Drums (2018-present) See also: 3 Headed Snake DJ Swamp Turntables (2018-present) See also: DJ Swamp Lamont Welton Bass (1981) Marty Sorenson Bass (1981-1983) Stephen George Drums (1981-1984) John Davis Keyboards (1981-1983) Paul Taylor Keyboards (1981) See also: ex-Titanium Black Brad Hallen Bass (1982-1986) Mark Pothier Keyboards (1982-1983) Robert Roberts Keyboards (1982-1983) Walter Turbitt Guitars (1983) Doug Chamberlin Keyboards (1983-1984) Patty Marsh Keyboards, Vocals (1983-1986) Paul Barker Bass, Keyboards, Programming, Vocals (1986-2003) See also: U.S.S.A, Puscifer (live), ex-Acid Horse, ex-Lard, ex-Lead Into Gold, ex-Pailhead, ex-Pigface, ex-Pink Anvil, ex-PTP, ex-Revolting Cocks, ex-The Blackouts Bill Rieflin Drums, Programming (1986-1995) See also: King Crimson, Robyn Hitchcock and the Venus 3, The Humans, The Minus 5, ex-1000 Homo DJs, ex-Acid Horse, ex-KMFDM, ex-Lard, ex-Pigface, ex-Revolting Cocks, ex-Swans, ex-Sweet 75, ex-Ten Seconds, ex-The Blackouts, ex-The Telepaths, ex-The Tupperwares, ex-R.E.M. (live) Jeff Ward Drums (1988) (R.I.P. 1993) See also: ex-Hammeron, ex-Lard, ex-Low Pop Suicide, ex-Nine Inch Nails, ex-Pigface, ex-Revolting Cocks Chris Connelly Keyboards, Vocals (1988-1993) See also: Chris Connelly, The High Confessions, ex-Acid Horse, ex-Chris Connelly and The Bells, ex-Everyoned, ex-Finitribe, ex-Lab Report, ex-Murder, Inc., ex-Pigface, ex-PTP, ex-Revolting Cocks, ex-The Damage Manual, ex-The Love Interest Mike Scaccia Guitars (1989-1996, 2002-2007, 2011-2012), Bass (2004) (R.I.P. 2012) See also: ex-Blohole, ex-Rigor Mortis, ex-1000 Homo DJs, ex-Revolting Cocks, ex-Spectrum (USA) William Tucker Guitars (1990) (R.I.P. 1999) See also: ex-Chemlab, ex-Chris Connelly, ex-My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult, ex-Pigface Michael Balch Keyboards, Programming (1991-1993) See also: ex-Front Line Assembly, ex-Pigface Louis Svitek Guitars (1992-2003) See also: ex-Lost Cause, ex-Mayhem Inc., ex-MindFunk, ex-M.O.D., ex-Zoetrope, ex-Pigface, ex-The Infamous Howie Beno Programming (1992) Gibby Haynes Vocals (1992) See also: Butthole Surfers, Gibby Haynes and His Problem, ex-P, ex-The Jack Officers Rey Washam Drums, Percussion, Programming (1995-1999, 2003) See also: ex-Scratch Acid, ex-Tad Zlatko Hukić Guitars (1996-1999) See also: Marz Max Brody Drums, Percussion, Programming, Saxophone (2003-2004) Adam Grossman Guitars (2003) See also: Skrew, ex-Angkor Wat Kol Marshall Keyboards (2003-2004) See also: ex-King Diamond John Monte Bass (2004) See also: ex-Chemical Waste, The Spyderz, ex-M.O.D., ex-MindFunk, ex-Sun Red Sun, ex-Dragpipe, ex-Handful Of Dust, ex-Human Waste Project Eddy Garcia Bass (2004-2005) See also: Pissing Razors, Speed Razor, ex-Overkill (live) Rick Valles Guitars (2004-2005) See also: ex-Pissing Razors Bryan Kehoe Guitars (2004) Tommy Victor Guitars, Bass (2005-2008), Vocals (backing) (2007), Guitars (2011-2013) See also: Danzig, Prong, ex-Tapeworm Paul Vincent Raven Bass, Keyboards, Guitars, Drums, Programming, Vocals (2006-2007) (R.I.P. 2007) See also: ex-Godflesh, ex-Prong, ex-Killing Joke, ex-Mob Research, ex-Murder Inc., ex-Pigface, ex-Smartyr, ex-Zilch Aaron Rossi Drums (2007-2008, 2011-2013, 2014-2016) See also: Taipan, ex-Prong, ex-Shelter Burton C. Bell Vocals (lead) (2007-2008) See also: Fear Factory, Ascension of the Watchers, ex-Geezer, ex-City of Fire Jimmy DeGrasso Drums (2008) See also: Killing Machine, F5, ex-MD.45, ex-Megadeth, ex-Suicidal Tendencies, ex-Dokken (live), ex-Alice Cooper, ex-Black Star Riders, ex-David Lee Roth, ex-Fiona, ex-Hail!, ex-Mama's Boys, ex-O'2L, ex-Ratt, ex-Talas, ex-White Lion, ex-Y&T, ex-Ronnie Montrose (live), ex-Stone Sour (live) Casey Orr Bass, Keyboards (2012-2013) See also: ex-Blohole, ex-Rigor Mortis, ex-X-Cops, The Hellions, Wizards of Gore, ex-Gwar, ex-Warbeast, ex-Warlock, ex-Texas Metal Alliance (live), ex-Burden Brothers, ex-The Scaccianators, ex-REO Speedealer (live) Monte Pittman Guitars (2014-2015) See also: Monte Pittman, Madonna (live), ex-Prong, ex-Insanity, ex-Myra Mains, ex-The Citizen Vein, ex-Adam Lambert (live) Mandi Martyr Bass (2016) Jason Christopher Bass, Vocals (2016-2017) See also: Prong, ex-Onceover, ex-Sebastian Bach, ex-Stone Sour (live) Roy Mayorga Drums (2016-2017) See also: ex-Amebix, Mothra, Stone Sour, ex-Ozzy Osbourne, ex-Soulfly, ex-Sepultura (live), ex-Crisis, ex-ABLOOM, ex-Ankla, ex-Black President, ex-Maggott SS, ex-Medication, ex-Nausea, ex-Pale Demons, ex-Thorn, ex-Onesidezero (live), ex-Shelter (live) Current Burton C. Bell Vocals (2018-present) See also: Fear Factory, Ascension of the Watchers, ex-Geezer, ex-City of Fire Past Roland Barker Keyboards, Saxophone (1986, 1992-1993) Nivek Ogre Keyboards, Vocals, Guitars (1988-1990) See also: OhGr, Skinny Puppy, ex-Download, ex-Hilt, ex-Pigface, ex-PTP, ex-Revolting Cocks, ex-Rx, ex-KMFDM (live) Martin Aktins Drums (1989-1990) See also: Pigface, ex-Killing Joke, ex-Murder, Inc., ex-Public Image Ltd, ex-The Damage Manual, ex-℞ Terry "Tezz" Roberts Guitars (1990) See also: Broken Bones, Discharge, ex-Agnostic Front, ex-Battalion of Saints, ex-Lard, ex-Murphy's Law, ex-U.K. Subs Jello Biafra Vocals (1990) See also: Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine, ex-Brujeria, ex-Melvins, ex-1000 Homo DJs, ex-Dead Kennedys, ex-Lard, ex-Pigface, ex-The No WTO Combo, ex-The WitchTrials, ex-Tumor Circus Joe Kelly Vocals (1990) Duane Buford Keyboards (1995-1999) Darrell James Keyboards (2003, 2004) John Monte Bass (2004-2005) See also: ex-Chemical Waste, The Spyderz, ex-M.O.D., ex-MindFunk, ex-Sun Red Sun, ex-Dragpipe, ex-Handful Of Dust, ex-Human Waste Project Joey Jordison Drums (2006) See also: Sinsaenum, ex-Modifidious, Vimic, ex-Metallica (live), ex-Satyricon (live), ex-Anal Blast, ex-Hellpig, ex-Murderdolls, ex-Roadrunner United, ex-Scar the Martyr, ex-Slipknot, ex-The Have Nots, ex-Body Pit (live), ex-Korn (live), ex-Rob Zombie (live) Sinhue Quirin Guitars (2012-2013) See also: 3 Headed Snake, ex-Tactics, ex-American Head Charge, ex-Revamp, ex-Revolting Cocks, ex-Society 1, ex-Lords of Acid (live) Thomas Holtgreve Drums (2017) Derek Abrams Drums (2017, 2018) See also: 3 Headed Snake DJ Swamp Turntables (2017-2018) See also: DJ Swamp Added by: chaossphere Modified by: MXDeathroll Added on: 2006-03-07 18:20:37 Last modified on: 2019-02-15 18:14:12