A synth pop group from the early 80's that ended up going in a completely different direction, becoming one of the greatest Industrial metal bands ever by the late 80's and early 90's. Trent Reznor from Nine Inch Nails would later rip them off when he created the Broken album.
Highly influential Industrial Metal act, with the core members being Al Jourgenson and Paul Barker. During the early 80's, it was just Al, and he was ripping off bands like Depeche Mode
. Around 1986, though, he decided to go for a darker synth style. Then Barker joined and the rest as they say is history. Very active during the '80s and early '90s, but then they took a break. Recently Barker has left the band, but Jourgenson backed by a new band, is making music more frequently again. Their lyrics often attack politicians and religious fanatics.
Ministry's best albums are The Mind is a Terrible Thing to Taste, Filth Pig, and Psalm 69.
Ministry are the very definition of a band that has gone through major evolution.
correction: Reznor did not rip off Al Jourgensen's style. In fact, Reznor and Al Jourgensen paired up to cover a Black Sabbath track (Supernaut) in 1994.
The group ''1000 Homo DJs'' was formed by members of NIN and Ministry. The name was created because of a comment by one of the band members made in previous years.
"Only a 1000 Homo DJs would play this record."
A full explanation can be found at www.ministry.nu