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Ministry Visual History Book ‘Ministry: Prescripture’ Set For December Release


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An officially backed Ministry visual history book titled ‘Ministry: Prescripture‘ has been announced for a December 06th release date. Author Aaron Tanner oversaw the project, which will be published by Melodic Virtue. It will feature over 200 pages of rare and unseen photos, artwork and more spanning the band’s entire career.

The material for the book comes from the personal collection of the band’s linchpin Al Jourgensen as well current and former members of the outfit. Visual artists Brian Shanley and Paul Elledge also contributed.

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Jello Biafra provides an introduction to the book while quotes from members of the following bands are also featured:

Smashing Pumpkins
ZZ Top
Cheap Trick
N.W.A.
Ramones
Nine Inch Nails
Tool
Megadeth
AFI
Slayer
Jane’s Addiction
Rammstein
The Flaming Lips
Devo
Butthole Surfers
Static-X
Anthrax
White Zombie
Death Grips
Bauhaus
Killing Joke
High On Fire
GWAR,
Einstürzende Neubauten
Revolting Cocks

A 7″ featuring the studio version of an acoustic performance of “(Every Day Is) Halloween” which sports a guest appearance from Jane’s Addiction guitarist Dave Navarro is also included with select editions. Pre-orders for the limited edition book are available now at this location. Furthermore, an advance look at it can be found over at rollingstone.com.

Meanwhile, Navarro offered his thoughts on the band as follows:

“There have always been bands full of angst, rage, anger, drama, and theatrics. It was Ministry who first came along at the dawn of the industrial movement, who combined these things so seamlessly, that the audience was about to have its first immersive experience. Not only were the shows a visceral experience, but lyrically, Al was preaching the truth on top of the finely crafted sound of this new musical tonality of aggression and machinery.

Loud and aggressive, yes, but also painstakingly put together as a symphonic experience. Al is the real deal. Who we see and hear on stage is who he is; it’s his truth that resonates with so many. Truths that make the disenfranchised feel included and truths that make the common man wish to be among the disenfranchised.”

You can catch the band out this fall with Slayer, Primus and Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals at the following shows:

11/01 Pensacola, FL – Vinyl Music Hall (Ministry only)
11/02 Asheville, NC – Explore Asheville Arena
11/03 Raleigh, NC – PNC Arena
11/05 Salem, VA – Salem Civic Center
11/06 Hershey, PA – Giant Center
11/08 Springfield, MA – Mass Mutual Center
11/09 New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
11/11 Louisville, KY – KFC Yum Center
11/12 Columbus, OH – Nationwide Arena
11/13 Flint, MI – The Machine Shop (Ministry only)
11/14 Moline, IL – TaxSlayer Arena
11/16 Sioux Falls, SD – Denny Sanford Center
11/17 Fargo, ND – Fargodome
11/18 Omaha, NE – CHI Health Center
11/19 Lawrence, KS – Granada Theatre (Ministry only)
11/20 Colorado Springs, CO – Broadmore Arena
11/22 Billings, MT – Rimrock Arena
11/23 Garden City, ID – Revolution Concert House (feat. Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals)
11/24 Spokane, WA – Spokane Arena
11/26 Oakland, CA – Oracle Arena
11/27 Las Vegas, NV – MGM Arena
11/29 Inglewood, CA – The Forum
11/30 Inglewood, CA – The Forum

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