Ministry (band)

American industrial metal band

Ministry is an American industrial metal band from Chicago, Illinois. It was started in 1981 by musician Al Jourgensen. After 27 years and 11 albums, Al disbanded the group in 2008. However, the band reformed in 2011 for a new album and tour.

Ministry performing live at the 2008 Sweden Rock Festival.
Background information
OriginChicago, Illinois, United States
GenresSynthpop, EBM (early), industrial metal, thrash metal (later)
Years active1981–2008, 2011–present
LabelsWax Trax!, Arista, Sire, Warner Bros., Sanctuary, 13th Planet, Megaforce
MembersAl Jourgensen
Mike Scaccia
John Bechdel
Sin Quirin
Aaron Rossi
Casey Orr