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Ministry

Formed: 1981 in Chicago, IL
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Disbanded: 2013
Genre: Other, Pop/Rock
Group Members: Paul Barker, Al Jourgensen, Bill Rieflin
Biography: Until Nine Inch Nails crossed over to the mainstream, Ministry did more than any other band to popularize industrial dance music, injecting large doses of punky, over-the-top aggression and roaring heavy metal guitar riffs that helped their music find favor with metal and alternative audiences outside ...Read full biography
The Land of Rape and Honey
Released: 1988
Label: Wounded Bird
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The Land of Rape and Honey represented Ministry's stylistic breakthrough, combining assaultive percussion, samples, synths, and (sometimes) crunching guitars with distorted, barking vocals. For all the ...Read full review
The Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Taste
Released: 1989
Label: Sire/Warner Bros.
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In what many consider to be Ministry's peak, the band creates another wonderful album to follow The Land of Rape and Honey. Fusing thrash guitars with excellent synth and percussion work, Ministry lay ...Read full review
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