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Ministry’s final farewell: Live @ Irving Plaza (NYC), and the word from Sin Quirin

All photos: Lori Bally

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MP3: Ministry – N.W.O. from Psalm 69 – The Way to Succeed & the Way to Suck Eggs (1992)

Ministry @ Irving PlazaThat’s right folks. Ministry, pioneers of what came to be known as ‘industrial metal,’ is presumably finished. They’ve polished off their last North American tour, ‘C U LaTour,’ and are currently touring Europe until late July. There’s been some confusion over whether this was their last international tour, or their tour to end all tours.

But we’ve spoken with guitarist Sin Quirin (original guitarist of Revolting Cocks and Ministry guitarist since 2006), confirming that this is the last tour Ministry the band will ever do, and the album, The Last Sucker (released in September of 2008) the last full-length LP released.


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Your metal spring in Baltimore

Okay, okay.

I’ll be upfront – I know next to nothing about Metal. My boyfriend likes a bit of metal, so I can only recall names of CDs I see on our collective shelf. I can tell you what I like, but not really why. My credentials are next to none: I’ve seen Mastodon a handful of times. That’s it.

Anyway, from what little I know, early May is going to be pretty big for Metal lovers in Baltimore.

Meshuggah (Sweden) , Ministry (Chicago, Illinois) , Hemlock
April 26th
Rams Head Live

Baroness (Savannah, Georgia), Converge (one of my personal favorites –A.S.), Genghis Tron, and The Red Chord
May 1st

Pelican (Chicago/LA), Circa Survive, Thrice
May 6th
Rams Head Live

(videos and such after the jump)

Meshuggah – New Millenium Cynide Christ (the boyfriend’s fav. Meshuggah song)

The whole song, with a youtube fanboy video can be seen/heard here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZvPM9D4hws />
Ministry – Jesus Built My HotRod

Baroness – Wanderlust

Pelican’s Last.fm website with lots of streaming MP3s (no videos)

This is what happened in 2003 when Converge played the Ottobar: