Catch Ministry and Death Grips Live at Terminal 5 on Tuesday Night

October 13th, 2017

Chicago’s Ministry began as a New Wave synth-pop act prior to becoming industrial-metal pioneers in the early ’80s, before the likes of Nine Inch Nails. The band—founding member Al Jourgensen (vocals and guitar) joined by Cesar Soto (guitar), Derek Abrams (drums), Jason Christopher (bass and vocals), John Bechdel (keys) and Sin Quirin (guitar)—went on hiatus around turn of the century, but otherwise Ministry (above, doing “Hail to His Majesty (Peasants)”) have remained busy touring and recording. Their most recent album, From Beer to Eternity (stream it above), came out in 2013, but with their 14th studio album, AmeriKKKant, due to arrive next spring, Ministry are out on the road, touring the country with Death Grips (below, doing “Guillotine”)—Stefan Burnett (vocals), Andy Morin (keys) and Zach Hill (drums). The Sacramento, Calif., experimental hip-hop trio’s fifth full-length release, Bottomless Pit (stream it below), came out last year. “Everything sounds so precise, crisp, hard-hitting and indomitable,” said AllMusic. “For that exact reason, Bottomless Pit is an ideal effort for longtime fans and newcomers alike. Needless to say, whatever the type of listener, it won’t be forgotten.” Ministry and Death Grips come to NYC next week for a pair of shows. Monday at Brooklyn Steel is already sold out, but some tickets still remain to see these two on Tuesday at Terminal 5.