New compilation Trax! Rarities is out December 9th via Cleopatra Records.
Thirty five years into a career that has encompassed synth pop, industrial metal, and politically charged alternative metal, it is without doubt that Al Jourgensen, and his creation Ministry, is one of the most influential artists to have ever strummed a guitar or programmed a synth in anger.
Over thirteen albums, Al and his ever changing crew have explored taboo themes and combined disparate sounds with a blatant disregard for convention and conservatism. Consistently creating a disturbing and challenging noise, Al has served as integral inspiration for artists ranging from Trent Reznor to Marilyn Manson to Rob Zombie.
We are delighted to premiere ‘Seeing Red’ from Minstry’s upcoming rarities compilation album Trax! Rarities. The album is a double LP of rare tracks and alternate versions from Ministry’s extensive back catalogue and from various Al Jourgensen side projects printed on exquisite clear vinyl. Included is the super rare Revolting Cocks track ‘Drums Along The Carbide!’.
This is an essential look into the development of one of the definitive musicians of the last forty years. Pre-order the collection via Bandcamp.
Trax! Rarities album artwork:
Check out the track list below:
1. Ministry – Never Asked For Nothing (Detroit 7.10.82)
2. Ministry – Love Change (Detroit 7.10.82)
3. Ministry – What Is The Reason (Detroit 7.10.82)
4. Ministry – America (Detroit 7.10.82)
1. Ministry – Same Old Madness (1982 Demo)
2. Ministry – Game Is Over (1983 Demo)
3. Ministry – Let’s Be Happy (1983 Demo)
4. Ministry – Same Old Scene (1983 Demo)
5. Ministry – Wait (1983 Demo)
1. Ministry – I See Red
2. Ministry – Self Annoyed
3. Revolting Cocks – Fish In Cold Water
4. Revolting Cocks – (Let’s Get) Physical (Banned Version)
1. PTP – Show Me Your Spine
2. Pailhead – Don’t Stand In Line (Dub Mix)
3. Revolting Cocks – Drums Along The Carbide
4. 1000 Homo DJs – Supernaut (Dub Remix)
Enjoy the video for Ministry classic ‘Stigmata’ below:
Photo credit: Brian Shanley
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