Ministry is an American industrial rock band from Chicago, Illinois, currently consisting of Al Jourgensen, John Bechdel, Sin Quirin, Aaron Rossi, Casey Orr and Cesar Soto.
Formed in 1981, the band released their debut album, ‘With Sympathy’ in 1981, and but it wasn’t until the 1990s, and in particular the release of ‘Psalm 69: The Way To Succeed And The Way To Suck Eggs’, in 1992, that the band gained mainstream success. The band split in 2008, but reunited in 2011, with the album ‘Relapse’ in 2012, followed by ‘From Beer to Eternity’ in 2013.
Ministry are set to release brand new album, 'AmeriKKKant', in March 2018 - catch them on the AmeriKKKant Tour of North America in the spring and then in the UK in July, alongside Chelsea Wolfe.
Mon 12th Mar 2018
[Insert witty jibe about Ministry saying they’d break up, only to return a few years later.]
Great, now that’s out of the way we can start talking about album 14 from Al Jourgensen’s industrial institution, ‘AmeriKKKant’. Its title, a play on words relating to the state of affairs in the US right now, has been lovingly nicked from Ice Cube’s classic ‘AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted’. There’s a 28 year gap between those two records, yet the joke still lands.