Added several interviews and articles over the past few days including an interview with Al before the start of the Twitch tour, an interview with Al claiming a permenent move to Europe after the Twitch tour, an obit for Jeff Ward/announcement for a benefit show along with several others. Enjoy.
Quite a few updates on the tour page.
Firstly, finally confirmed all of the dates for the 1995 tour. This was the Big Day Out tour through Austrailia and Japan.
Also, previously we only listed shows as having being recorded or not. I've changed the way the site notes shows that were taped. We now list all shows that were taped, but differentiate whether or not they've made their way into circulation.
Another upgrade for you this time. The last version of I See Red we had up on the site, and the only available version at the time, was pretty rough. It was from a practice session from the Twitch tour, and was of pretty poor quality with songs from With Sympathy bleeding through. A while back, I was lucky enough to get another 90 minutes from these rehersal sessions, with several more takes of most songs. This version is from the same sessions as the first, but is much clearer with no bleed-over. Still quite a bit of static, but I tried several filters and just couldn't remove it all. The best part about this version by far is the exchange between Al and Bill Rieflin at the end. It's up on the sound page.
The last download was of pretty rough quality, so I thought this one would be an upgrade of a past song. On the sound page is a recording of Smothered Hope from the Boston 1990 show. This is a much cleaner recording than the Merriville show, and of course feature Ogre of Skinny Puppy on vocals. Enjoy.
Epitaph Records and Suicide Girls are teaming up to release a compilation CD. The compilation is created by Dave Ogilvie (Skinny Puppy, NIN) and the tracklisting is as follows:
01. Ministry Every Day Is Halloween
02. Gene Loves Jezebel Desire
03. Echo & The Bunnymen With A Hip
04. Alkaline Trio Lucretia My Reflection
05. The Cult She Sells Sanctuary
06. Bauhaus Shes In Parties
07. The Cure One Hundred Years
08. Killing Joke Love Like Blood
09. Skinny Puppy VX Gas Attack
10. Siouxsie & The Banshees Cities In Dust
11. Love and Rockets It Could Be Sunshine
12. Nine Inch Nails The Wretched
13. Nitzer Ebb Murderous
14. Joy Division Shes Lost Control
15. Atmosphere Dont Know How Much
This compilation will be out on September 27, 2005. More details are posted at this news entry from Epitaph themselves.
I just received the answers to a set of interview questions I sent off to John Soroka. John played keyboards on the later dates on the 1984 tour, and left the band shortly before the recording of Twitch. Read and Enjoy. Many thanks to John for helping out!
RaNtologY, a 15-track compilation of Ministry material, will be released on September 27, 2005, on Sanctuary Records. This upcoming release includes remixes and alt mixes of tracks such as No W, NWO, Jesus Built My Hotrod, Stigmata, and many more.
Also included on this release will be Bloodlines and a new track, titled "The Great Satan".
On August 15th 2005, you may purchase this compilation through the Ministry eStore. The official site will also have snippets from the album starting August 5th 2005.