Photos © 2018 by: Roman Sobus
Biography: For decades, the powerhouse of psychotic sound that is MINISTRY has overcome millions with releases such as »Filth Pig«, »The Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Taste«, »Psalm 69«, »From Beer To Eternity«, and a flood of others. Since the 80s, founder Al Jourgensen, has been combining elements of synth pop, punk, metal and even dub in a way that is instantly recognizable and has influenced many other bands.
With timeless classics such as ‘Just One Fix’, ‘Thieves’, and ‘Jesus Built My Hotrod,’ MINISTRY are one of a kind musical pioneers. With six Grammy nominations to date, over 3 million records sold, more than 2,000 live performances, and movie soundtrack work on Hurt Locker, Artificial Intelligence, Matrix, Robo Cop and Saw, MINISTRY has been contributing to the music industry for over three decades.
Now, in 2017 MINISTRY has reunited, revamped its line-up, signed to Nuclear Blast Records, recently returned from a full world tour, and is now preparing to release their 14th studio album, »AmeriKKKant«, on 2018. Society and Politics have taken a turn for the insane and frightening in the United States and across the globe, leaving much inspiration and frustration for MINISTRY to draw from. Jourgensen remembers his shock while witnessing everyone and everything around him during the recent election process, and awoke on the morning of November 9th 2016 proclaiming: “We are making a fuckin’ album – right now.”