Industrial band Ministry have just announced a new “visual history book,” which will include an exclusive acoustic 7″ single of their hit track “(Every Day Is) Halloween” featuring Dave Navarro. The book entitled Ministry: Prescripture features an introduction by Jello Biafra and exclusive quotes from members of Smashing Pumpkins, NWA, Ramones, Nine Inch Nails, Tool, Megadeth,Slayer, Jane’s Addiction, Rammstein, The Flaming Lips, Devo, Anthrax, Death Grips, Bauhaus and GWAR.
“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,” Navarro explained in a press release.” 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.”
“(Every Day Is) Halloween,” was originally released as a single in 1984, and was considered the band’s “comeback,” song after their departure from Arista Records. It was their first single for the Wax Trax! label.
The band’s lead vocalist Al Jourgensen has collaborated with Navarro several times, with the two joining Billy Duffy, Billy Morrison, Erik Eldenius and Jeordie White earlier this week at the Above Ground benefit concert. The two were also joined by Chris Connelly for Ministry’s performance at the Fonda last December.
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