A report on The Land of Rape and Honey

Third studio album by American industrial metal band Ministry, released on October 11, 1988, by Sire Records.

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Ministry at Hellfest in 2017. From left to right: Al Jourgensen, Jason Christopher and Cesar Soto. Keyboardist John Bechdel is in the background.

Ministry (band)

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American industrial metal band founded in Chicago, Illinois in 1981 by producer, singer and instrumentalist Al Jourgensen.

American industrial metal band founded in Chicago, Illinois in 1981 by producer, singer and instrumentalist Al Jourgensen.

Ministry at Hellfest in 2017. From left to right: Al Jourgensen, Jason Christopher and Cesar Soto. Keyboardist John Bechdel is in the background.
Ministry (Al Jourgensen and Stephen "Stevo" George) during the With Sympathy era
Ministry performing live at the 2006 M'era Luna Festival (Hildesheim, Germany)
Jourgensen and Bechdel (at the background) performing with Ministry at The Forum in 2019

Ministry attained commercial success in the late 1980s and early 1990s with three of their studio albums: The Land of Rape and Honey (1988), The Mind Is a Terrible Thing to Taste (1989) and Psalm 69 (1992).

Paul Barker

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Former bass guitarist, producer and engineer of the industrial metal band Ministry from 1986 to 2003.

Former bass guitarist, producer and engineer of the industrial metal band Ministry from 1986 to 2003.

Beginning as touring bassist for Ministry's 1986 Twitch tour, Barker collaborated with frontman Al Jourgensen and collectively released The Land of Rape and Honey in 1988.

Al Jourgensen (center) with Revolting Cocks

Industrial metal

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Fusion of heavy metal and industrial music, typically employing repeating metal guitar riffs, sampling, synthesizer or sequencer lines, and distorted vocals.

Fusion of heavy metal and industrial music, typically employing repeating metal guitar riffs, sampling, synthesizer or sequencer lines, and distorted vocals.

Al Jourgensen (center) with Revolting Cocks
Nine Inch Nails in concert, 2009
Rammstein Live at Madison Square Garden.

By the late 1980s industrial and heavy metal began to fuse into a common genre, with Godflesh's self-titled EP and Ministry's The Land of Rape and Honey at the forefront.

Jourgensen performing with Ministry at 2017's Hellfest

Al Jourgensen

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Cuban-American singer, musician and music producer.

Cuban-American singer, musician and music producer.

Jourgensen performing with Ministry at 2017's Hellfest
Jourgensen at the Astoria, London during 2004, promoting Houses of the Molé

Jourgensen's subsequent releases in the 1980s, most prominently Ministry's The Land of Rape and Honey (1988) and The Mind Is a Terrible Thing to Taste (1989), showcased his stylistic transition; in the early 1990s, he achieved mainstream success with Ministry's fifth studio album, Psalm 69: The Way to Succeed and the Way to Suck Eggs (1992).

1000 Homo DJs

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Side project of American industrial rock band Ministry.

Side project of American industrial rock band Ministry.

1000 Homo DJs began as a side project to release outtakes from Ministry's The Land of Rape and Honey.

Stigmata (song)

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Song by American industrial metal band Ministry.

Song by American industrial metal band Ministry.

Written by Al Jourgensen, it is the opening track and the only single released from their third studio album, 1988’s The Land of Rape and Honey.

Rieflin drumming with Robyn Hitchcock and the Venus 3 in 2009

Bill Rieflin

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American musician.

American musician.

Rieflin drumming with Robyn Hitchcock and the Venus 3 in 2009
Rieflin drumming behind R.E.M. on the band's final tour in 2008

Later, he participated in the creation of Ministry's album The Land of Rape and Honey, and was noted for his performance in the live video In Case You Didn't Feel Like Showing Up (alongside fellow drummer Martin Atkins).

Tisdale, circa 1928

Tisdale, Saskatchewan

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Business centre for the rich agricultural boreal forest area in central Saskatchewan, Canada.

Business centre for the rich agricultural boreal forest area in central Saskatchewan, Canada.

Tisdale, circa 1928

Due to the obvious alternate meaning, industrial metal band Ministry named their 1988 album The Land of Rape and Honey after seeing the motto on a Tisdale souvenir mug.