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Live album by
ReleasedMarch 19, 2002 (CD)
April 9, 2002 (DVD/VHS)
RecordedApril–July 1996
GenreIndustrial metal
ProducerHypo Luxa, Hermes Pan
Ministry chronology
Greatest Fits
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide1.5/5 stars[2]

Sphinctour is a live CD/DVD/VHS release by the industrial metal band Ministry released in 2002. It contains various tracks recorded on their 1996 world tour in support of the album Filth Pig. The album title is a play on the word sphincter.

Track listing

1."Psalm 69" (Elysée Montmartre, Paris)5:04
2."Crumbs" (Congress Center, Stuttgart)3:54
3."Reload" (Convention Center, Albuquerque)2:33
4."Filth Pig" (Varsity Arena, Toronto)6:30
5."So What" (The Warfield, San Francisco)9:45
6."Just One Fix" (Aragon Ballroom, Chicago)4:38
7."N.W.O." (Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles)6:04
8."Hero" (Gaswerk, Hamburg)2:38
9."Thieves" (Mercer Arena, Seattle)5:14
10."Scarecrow" (Jesolo Beach Festival, Venice)7:56
11."Lava" (Dour Festival, Brussels)8:43
12."The Fall" (Brixton Academy, London)8:02
13."Stigmata" (Roseland Ballroom, New York)9:14
  • Track 5 and 13 not included on CD releases

Album release

The original objective of Sphinctour was as a home video release, though a CD version was also made. There are no discernible differences audio-wise from the DVD, although, like their In Case You Didn't Feel Like Showing Up release, two tracks were omitted from the CD release. In addition, the DVD features the song Happy Dust as the intro and outro.



Additional personnel

  • Tom Baker - mastering
  • Paul Elledge - image and design

Video personnel


  1. ^ Henderson, Alex. "Sphinctour - Ministry". Allmusic.
  2. ^ Brackett, Nathan; Christian Hoard (2004). The Rolling Stone Album Guide. New York City, New York: Simon and Schuster. p. 545. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8.