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|Origin||Chicago, Illinois, United States|
|Genres||Synthpop, EBM (early), industrial metal, thrash metal (later)|
|Years active||1981–2008, 2011–present|
|Labels||Wax Trax!, Arista, Sire, Warner Bros., Sanctuary, 13th Planet, Megaforce|
|Associated acts||Revolting Cocks, Lard, 1000 Homo DJs, PTP, Acid Horse, Lead Into Gold, Pailhead, Killing Joke, Slipknot, Fear Factory|
Ministry is an American industrial metal band from Chicago, Illinois. It was started in 1981 by musician Al Jourgensen. After 27 years and 11 albums, Al disbanded the group in 2008. However, the band reformed in 2011 for a new album and tour.