Live Review: Ministry @ Music Hall of Williamsburg — 4/15/19

Ministry 1 Ministry performs at the Music Hall of Williamsburg on April 15, 2019. (Photo by Andy Jillson)

Ministry found themselves in Brooklyn recently to celebrate the Chicago-based independent record store/label Wax Trax! Records — and to celebrate the release of the documentary film about the store/label, Industrial Accident: The Story of Wax Trax! Records.

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Preview: Ministry Plays Wax Trax! Set @ Music Hall of Williamsburg, 4/15/19

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Al Jourgensen fronts Ministry on stage. (Photo by Andy Jillson)

“Holy shit!!! What the fuck is this?!? Some kind of funky electronic heavy metal punk rock? This is the strangest music I have ever heard. I either hate this shit or this is my new favorite band. And what the hell is on the cover of the album?!?.”

You can ask yourself the same questions that 12-year-old me asked when you see Ministry perform their classic material at a Wax Trax! reunion show at the Music Hall of Williamsburg on Monday, April 15.

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Snapshots: Ministry @ The Fillmore Silver Spring — 12/5/18

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Ministry performs at The Fillmore Silver Spring on Dec. 5, 2018. (Photo by Paivi)

Industrial metalheads Ministry have been touring their AmeriKKKant album for so long, they swept back through the DC area for a second taste of it at The Fillmore Silver Spring recently. Paivi shot the show.

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Snapshots: Alien Weaponry @ The Fillmore Silver Spring — 12/5/18

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Alien Weaponry performs at The Fillmore Silver Spring on Dec. 5, 2018. (Photo by Paivi)

New Zealand trio Alien Weaponry opened for industrial legends Ministry on the younger band’s first North American tour ever at The Fillmore Silver Spring recently. Paivi was there to shoot the show.

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Snapshots: Ministry @ Rams Head Live — 4/23/18

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Al Jourgensen fronts Ministry at Rams Head Live on April 23, 2018. (Photo by Jason Nicholson)

There is nothing subtle about Ministry. From the start of their show at Rams Head Live in Baltimore on Monday, frontman Al Jourgensen and his motley crew took straight aim at President Donald Trump with songs from new album AmeriKKKant, released in March via Nuclear Blast. The resulting 15 songs of industrial metal satisfied the black-clad crowd in attendance to seek a salve to unspoken wounds.

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Snapshots: Ministry @ The Fillmore Silver Spring — 10/19/17

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Al Jourgensen fronts Ministry at The Fillmore Silver Spring on Oct. 19, 2017. (Photo by Paivi)

In the run-up to releasing new album AmeriKKKant via Nuclear Blast in March 2018, industrial metal giants Ministry destroyed The Fillmore Silver Spring on Thursday, Oct. 19 while on tour with Death Grips. Paivi was there to shoot the show.

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